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More Details on Hayao Miyazaki’s "Ponyo on a Cliff"

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2007
Nausicaa.net has posted a few more details about Ponyo on a Cliff, Hayao Miyazaki’s next animated film currently scheduled for release in the summer of 2008. The movie will supposedly feature parent/child relationships as a central theme of the film, and was inspired by the elder Miyazaki’s musings on his contentious relationship with his son […]

"Witchblade Anime" Preview from Wizard World Los Angeles

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2007
At last weekend’s Wizard World Los Angeles comic convention, representatives from Studio Gonzo, FUNimation, and Top Cow comics gave audiences the first look at the English dubbed Witchblade anime, and also a preview of the Witchblade manga titles coming later this year. In addition to the sneak preview, the panel participants also detailed how this […]

Aardman Plans For "Shaun the Sheep" DVDs

by Grant Whiteon March 21, 2007
Currently airing across the globe, Aardman Animation’s Shaun the Sheep series focuses on the adventures of the Wallace & Gromit co-star. Aardman Licensing Co-ordinator Gabrielle Stackpool has announced that the show will see its first DVD released in the UK in September, Shaun the Sheep: Shape Up With Shaun, containing 8 episodes. A further 8 […]

Mike Mignola’s "Busiest Year Ever" as Hellboy Hits Comics, Film, and Animation

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2007
Newsarama.com has interviewed Mike Mignola on the many different Hellboy-related projects coming out this year, including new Hellboy/BPRD-related comic books, the sequel to the 2004 live-action movie, and the Hellboy Animated direct-to-video movies. Mignola discusses the plans for each and how they differ from each other.

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 […]