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Animated Shorts Interviews Bruce Timm (UPDATED with Part 2)

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2007
Newsarama.com’s Animated Shorts column has posted part 1 of an interview with Bruce Timm, discussing his early career in animation with Filmation, Don Bluth, Ralph Bakshi, and the early days of Batman. UPDATED March 20, 2007: Part 2 of the interview has been posted, where Timm discusses the new direct-to-video movies coming soon. Timm discusses […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Support Shyamalan’s Live-Action Version

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2007
A brief notice on SciFi Wire quotes the co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender supporting the live-action movie version to be written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko both expressed great enthusiasm for the project and Shyamalan’s work in particular, and stated that it was, “too soon to comment […]

WFMU Pays Tribute to Walter Tetley, Voice of Sherman (of "& Mr. Peabody")

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2007
The weblog of Jersey City radio station WFMU has posted a lengthy appreciation of voice actor Walter Tetley, whose career began in radio and then extended to being Sherman of the “Sherman and Mr. Peabody” segments of Rocky & Bullwinkle. Tetley was born with a rare hormonal disorder that prevented the full effects of puberty, […]

Dark Horse to publish "Dirty Pair" novels starting in June, 2007

by Weathermanon March 20, 2007
Dark Horse Books has announced the publishing of the original Dirty Pair writings as a eight book set that will begin in June, 2007. Originally published in SF Magajin by Haruka Takachiho the stories spawned a number of related properties including a television show, two Original Video Animation(OVA) series, two OVA features, a feature film […]

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 […]

"300" seizes its glory for a second weekend

by Weathermanon March 20, 2007
For the second weekend running 300, the live-action adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel of the same name directed by Zack Snyder, has taken the box office crown, taking in $31 million for the three day period. While that represents a 56% fall off from the pervious weekend, the film has now grossed over $127 […]

Australian ABC Acquires "Alien Clones From Outer Space"

by Grant Whiteon March 20, 2007
Australian network ABC Kids have acquired SupperTime Entertainment/Telescreen BV’s Alien Clones From Outer Space, C21Media reports. The network has picked up 52 eleven minute episodes.

Norwegian NRK Gains Quartet Of CCI Entertainment Shows

by Grant Whiteon March 20, 2007
Norwegian network NRK have acquired four cartoons produced by CCI Entertainment, C21Media reports. Included are Harry and His Bucket Full Of Dinosaurs, Erky Perky and Ghost Trackers.

Ghibli Announces "Ponyo" as Miyazaki’s Next Picture

by Maxie Zeuson 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 […]

"Guardian of the Sacred Spirit" Coming to TV

by Maxie Zeuson March 20, 2007
Dentsu is developing a series based on Nahoko Uehashi’s Guardian of the Sacred Spirit, Variety reports. The 26-episode animated series will be based on the first two books in the seven-book line. Production I.G. will produce; Kenji Kamiyama will direct and Gato Asao will handle character design.