Marvel Posts "Invincible Iron Man" Trailer and Screenshots

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2006
Marvel has posted a trailer and several screenshots of the Invincible Iron Man direct-to-video movie coming in January, 2007. The trailer is in Flash format. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

"Law of Ueki": A Gift from the Sky and I Wanna Return It

by on November 29, 2006
If there’s one thing that hasn’t been represented well in animation, it’s recycling. Sure, there was Captain Planet, and a bunch of anime have recycling jokes sprinkled here and there. But recycling as a main plot point? I guess that’s where The Law of Ueki comes into play. As Ueki continues his pursuit of making […]

Clamp Profiled in NY Times

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2006
The New York Times has profiled Clamp, the Japanese four-woman manga studio that has produced some of manga and anime’s biggest recent hits, including Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, and Tsubasa (registration required). The article examines the studio’s manga output, the differences between the American and Japanese comic system, and why there seem to be more women […]

Seasoned Spirits – "Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig" Vol 7

by on November 28, 2006
And hereby ends the second season of the animated “Ghost in the Shell” with the DVD release of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG Volume 7 – and complex is an appropriate word for those who have not been following the current story arc. I heartily recommend for those in such circumstances […] Interviews Voice Actor Crawford Wilson (UPDATED Nov 27)

by Ed Liuon November 27, 2006
The fan site has posted part 1 of an interview with Crawford Wilson, the voice actor who plays “Jet” on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Wilson discusses his character and how his one-episode role turned into something more substantial in the second season. (UPDATED Nov 27, 2006): has posted part 2 of the […]

Schedule and Programming for Animation Show 3 Announced

by Ed Liuon November 27, 2006
A partial program and schedule has been released for Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt’s third Animation Show film festival. The festival scheduling will work differently than it has in the past, switching to concert-style screenings in specific cities for a few days rather than a traditional art-house theatrical run. (via Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew)

NY Times on Animating Trial of the Chicago Eight

by Ed Liuon November 27, 2006
The New York Times has a feature article on Chicago 10, a documentary directed by Brett Morgen (On the Ropes, The Kid Stays in the Picture) that will use animation mixed in with other film and audio sources (registration required). The documentary will chronicle the trial of the Chicago 8 in December 1969, where the […]

"Last Unicorn" 25th Anniversary DVD Announced

by Ed Liuon November 27, 2006 is reporting that a 25th Anniversary Edition DVD of The Last Unicorn will be released on February 6, 2007. The movie — based on the novel of the same name by Peter S. Beagle, who also wrote the screenplay — stars Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, and Rene Auberjonois in a fantasy adventure […]

"Looney Tunes Golden Collection" Vol. 4: I Tawt I Taw a Great Batch of Cartoons!

by SB20xxon November 27, 2006
There’s a day each year that I look forward to. No, it’s not Christmas, nor my birthday, nor New Year’s, nor any of those other holidays. It’s the release of the annual Looney Tunes Golden Collection, which has been a yearly tradition since 2003. Being that Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies are some of my […]

"The Flintstones" Season 6: A Yabba-Dabba-DVD Release for the Final Season

by on November 26, 2006
It seems like yesterday I saw the first season of The Flintstones on DVD in the store. The packaging has certainly changed from its initial releases (slimmer cases and no plastic slip cover), but the content is still all here: a full season of one of the most popular cartoons to come out of Hanna-Barbera […]