Stan Lee Media sues Marvel

by Weathermanon March 20, 2007
Stand Lee Media, the company formerly headed by Marvel Editor Emeritus Stan Lee, has filled a $5 billion lawsuit again Marvel Entertainment on the basis of “co-ownership” of all properties created by Stan Lee whe nhe was creatign for Marvel. Stan Lee himself is not a part of Stan Lee Media, having severed all ties […]

Ghibli Announces "Ponyo" as Miyazaki’s Next Picture

by on March 20, 2007
Hayao Miyazaki’s next film has been announced as Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on a Cliff), Variety reports. The new feature will get a summer 2008 release via Toho Producer Studio Ghibli says the film, about a goldfish princess who wants to become human, will eschew any use of CG, with Miyazaki giving it […]

Alan Burnett to Write "Superman/Batman" in June

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
The latest DC Comics advance solicitation information for June 2007 has been released, and reveals that Alan Burnett will be writing a six-part story arc for Superman/Batman. Superman/Batman #37 will begin “Torment,” which promises to “challenge Batman’s and Superman’s very souls.” Burnett has served as writer and producer for Batman the Animated Series, Superman the […]

Anime Network to Televise American Anime Awards

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
ADV has announced that the Anime Network will be airing its “all access” coverage of this year’s American Anime Awards, held at the 2007 New York Comic Con in February. The coverage will be aired on March 23 (broadcast) and April 5 (Video on Demand).

NY Times Profiles Amy Poehler

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
The New York Times has profiled actress and comedian Amy Poehler (registration required) and her ascent through Hollywood. The article closes with her upcoming projects, one of which is the animated show The Mighty B on Nickelodeon where Poehler plays the title character, “a girl she described as “superoptimistic and a super spaz.”

Former DreamWorks Animators Move to Imagi

by on March 19, 2007
In what they see as a key step toward establishing itself as a full-scale animation house, Imagi Studios has hired a quartet of Hollywood’s leading animators, Daily Variety reports. The company, which produced the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie to be released this weekend, picked Cecil Kramer, formerly of DreamWorks Animation, to head the […]

‘Love*Com’ TV Anime Coming to Tokyo Broadcasting This April

by on March 19, 2007
A television anime based on Aya Nakahara’s popular shoujo manga “Love*Com – Lovely Complex” is scheduled for release this spring. The romantic comedy of the mutually-supportive relationship between unusually tall girl Risa Koizumi and her vertically-challenged companion Atsushi Otoni was published by Shueisha from September 2001 to December 2006, and a hit live-action movie debuted […]

Japan Gets New ‘Armored Trooper VOTOMS’ Anime This Summer

by on March 19, 2007
A new animated chapter in the Armored Trooper VOTOMS saga is planned for Japanese release this summer. The original Armored Trooper VOTOMS TV series was broadcast from April 1983 to March 1984, and followed by four hit OVA anime sequels. Directed by Ryousuke Takahashi and animated by Sunrise, Armored Trooper VOTOMS is still counted among […]

Peter Pan Platinum Edition: Faith and Trust and a Little Bit of Digital Remastering

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
According to one of the special features on Disney’s Peter Pan Platinum Edition, Walt Disney took on the title role in a school production of the original J.M. Barrie stage play. During the climactic duel scene, Disney was hoisted aloft by a block and tackle system, only to end up sailing into the audience. Despite […]

Batfink Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson March 18, 2007 reports that all 100 Batfink cartoons will be coming to DVD on June 19 from Shout! Factory. All 100 toons will be featured in a four disc box set.