Toshio Suzuki on Ghibli’s "Ponyo"

by Ed Liuon October 11, 2007
Producer Toshio Suzuki was interviewed by the Ghibli Channel about the production of Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on a Cliff), the latest Hayao Miyazaki movie in currently in production at Studio Ghibli. Suzuki describes some of the challenges in working with Miyazaki as the film takes shape.

"Tokko" Vol. 3: That’s It?!

by SB20xxon October 11, 2007
There’s nothing more unsatisfying and frustrating than a bad ending. I’m not talking about endings where someone dies or there’s a tragedy. That kind of thing can be necessary for good drama. I’m talking about incomplete endings, the kind where you get mad at the screen because you’re thinking, “I spent all this money and […]

Steven Spielberg on "Transformers" Sequels and "Tintin"

by Ed Liuon October 10, 2007 was able to speak with director Steven Spielberg on the set of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and had a chance to speak to him about several of his other film projects. Regarding sequels to the summer hit Transformers movie, Spielberg stated that lead actor Shia LaBeouf is signed for […]

Bandai Visual Announces "MS IGLOO" Vol. 2

by SB20xxon October 9, 2007
The second volume of Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO has been announced by Bandai Visual; it will be released on 1/8/08 for $49.99 and runs 85 minutes. [Source: ]

Pop Japan Travel Adds Creators of "Vampire Hunter D" to Cold Steel Tour

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2007
Pop Japan Travel, a tour agency dedicated to pop-culture themed tours of Japan, has announced two additions to its “Cold Steel Tour.” The first is a visit to Studio Pierrot, which produces the hit anime series Bleach and Naruto, and was also responsible for several other popular anime series such as Fushigi Yugi and Yu […]

Schulz Family Upset by Upcoming Biography of "Peanuts" Creator

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2007
The New York Times is reporting that several of Charles M. Schulz’s family is upset over Schulz and Peanuts, an upcoming biography by David Michaelis which often depicts the creator of the Peanuts comic strip as a depressed and cold individual constantly pursuing women (free registration required). Schulz’s son Monte and daughter Amy Schulz Johnson […]

ERBZine Reports Pixar Meeting for "John Carter of Mars"

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2007
ERBZine, an on-line publication dedicated to the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, is reporting that several representatives from Pixar Animation Studios visited the Edgar Rice Burroughs archives in pre-production for a film project based on the John Carter of Mars series of science fiction novels. The article names Pixar employees Jim Morris, Andrew Stanton, and […]

Aaron McGruder on "Boondocks" Season 2

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts is reporting on a press session with Aaron McGruder, creator of The Boondocks newspaper strip and animated series, about the second season of the show. McGruder speaks about why the delays in getting the second season on the air, his take on the controversies which the first season generated, lessons learned in […]

Bandai Visual Announces New December Titles Including "Super Robot Wars"

by SB20xxon October 9, 2007
Bandai Visual will release two DVDs on 12/11/07 for $39.98 each: * Freedom vol. 3: 25 min. (HD-DVD) * Super Robot Wars: Original Generation – Divine Wars: 48 min. (DVD) [Source: RightStuf ]

PR: Meet the Creators of "Vampire Hunter D" On Pop Japan Travel’s Cold Steel Tour

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MEET THE CREATORS OF “VAMPIRE HUNTER D” AND VISIT THE HOME OF NARUTO & BLEACH ON POP JAPAN TRAVEL’S COLD STEEL TOUR Pop Japan Travel is thrilled to announce the addition of two anime legends to our Cold Steel Tour: a visit to Studio Pierrot, producers of the “Bleach” and “Naruto” anime, and a meeting […]