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Marjane Satrapi Talks "Persepolis" at Cannes Film Festival

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2007
Author and graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi has been interviewed by the International Herald Tribune at the Cannes Film Festival, where the animated version of her memoir Persepolis opened to good reviews recently. The graphic novel and animated movie cover Satrapi’s girlhood in Iran during the years of the Islamic Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. (via […]

Dark Horse’s Jeremy Barlow on "Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures" Comics

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2007
Series editor Jeremy Barlow has been interviewed about the Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures comic book series, based on the animated shorts by Genndy Tartakovsky on Cartoon Network. Barlow details the target audience for the comics, which restrictions come from Lucasfilm and which are self-imposed, and past and upcoming plot elements. A three page preview […]

4Kids On Demand With Cox/Bresnan

by Grant Whiteon May 23, 2007
US cable providers Cox Communications and Bresnan Communications have added 4Kids to their On Demand services, C21Media reports. Series on offer through the service include Sonic X and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Comingsoon.net interview Satoshi Kon

by Weathermanon May 22, 2007
Comingsoon.net has posted an interview with renowned anime creator Satshi Kon. Noted for such films and television shows as Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue and Paranoia Agent, Kon is interviewed about his upcoming movie, Paprika. Paprika will be debuting in theatres in New York on May 25th and Los Angles on June 1st. [source: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=20417 via […]

Japan creates new "Nobel Prize" for foreign manga

by Weathermanon May 22, 2007
Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Aso has announced the creation of a new official Japanese government prize for the best foreign manga. Nominations will come from members of the general public worldwide as well as the companies that publish the productions. The winner of the award will be judged by a panel consisting of Michiko Satonaka […]

"Cars" Video Game A Huge Success

by on May 21, 2007
THQ has announced that their title Cars: the Game, based upon the hit Disney/Pixar film Cars, has sold extremely well on all the systems the game is available for. The #2 overall best selling game in 2006 will soon be featured on PlayStation 2’s and PlayStation Portable’s “Greatest Hits” label, XBox 360’s “Platinum Hits” label, […]

PR: Disney/Pixar Cars Video Game from THQ Crosses the Finish Line to Sales Milestone

by on May 21, 2007
Disney/Pixar Cars Video Game from THQ Crosses the Finish Line to Prestigious Sales Milestones Cars Joins PlayStation®2 System and PSP® System “Greatest Hits,” Microsoft Xbox® “Platinum Hits” and Nintendo GameCube™ “Players Choice” Collections THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that the Cars video game based on the Disney/Pixar film has achieved yet another major sales milestone […]

NY Times on the Faith-Based Mockery of "Moral Orel"

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2007
The New York Times has taken a look at Adult Swim’s Moral Orel (registration required), a stop-motion animated satire of religious hypocrisy that is often described as a parody of the classic Davey & Goliath TV show. The article describes how creator Dino Stamatopoulos views the show, the unsurprising backlash from conservative Christian organizations, and […]

"GunBuster" Aims for the Top and Nails It

by on May 19, 2007
Fans of certain classic anime can often be heard wondering, “Where’s the DVD already?!” One show long on that list has finally crossed the Pacific. The names Gainax and Anno Hideaki are popularly associated with the milestone anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. However back when Anno was looking for his first project and Gainax was […]

"Superfriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show" Coming to DVD (Updated May 18)

by Dan Collinson May 18, 2007
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the long awaited Superfriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show will be coming to DVD on August 7th. The two disc set will contain eight half-hour shows with each show containing 2 episodes, with the exception of “Bride of Darkseid”, and “Darkseid’s Golden Trap.” A total of 14 classic episodes, as well as […]