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Greg Weisman on New "Spider-Man" Toon and "Gargoyles" Spin-Off Comic

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2007
Comic Book Resources has posted an interview with Greg Weisman about his work on the recently announced Spider-Man animated series, which will premiere on the Kids WB next year, and also about his Gargoyles and Gargoyles: Bad Guys spin-off comics from Slave Labor Graphics. Weisman discusses the approach he will take to the famous web-spinner, […]

Animeonline.com posts Blood+ Interview

by Weathermanon March 9, 2007
Animeonline.com has posted an interview with the Japanese director of the Blood+ television show, Junichi Fujisaku. Blood+ debuts on March 11th at 12:30 am on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. http:https://www.animeonline.com/index.php…&ent_id=100750

Strong Consumer Reaction to the Death of Captain America

by Weathermanon March 9, 2007
After the news of Captain America’s death broke and was picked up by over 150 national news outlets, retailers quickly sold out of all available copies of Captain America #25. A second printing is being shipped out by Diamond Memphis right now to satisfy demand for the title. Many retailers have also recorded an up […]

Spielberg to Produce "Tintin" Feature Film

by Maxie Zeuson March 9, 2007
Steven Spielberg will produce a feature film based on the Tintin comic books, says The Hollywood Reporter. There is no word yet on whether the film will be live action or animated.

Nick Orders More "SpongeBob," Three New Series

by Maxie Zeuson March 9, 2007
Nickelodeon has ordered thirteen new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and twenty episodes of The Fairly OddParents for the 2008 season, the network said yesterday. Sibling network Nick Jr. has picked up a new season of Dora the Explorer, which will include fourteen new episodes and three hour-long television movies. Nickelodeon also says it has ordered […]

Disney Returning to Tradition with "Frog Princess"

by Maxie Zeuson March 9, 2007
Walt Disney has officially announced its return to theatrical 2-D animation in the form of The Frog Princess, Variety reports. The film will be directed by John Musker and Ron Clements and have music by Randy Newman. The story will be set in New Orleans and tell the story of an African-American girl named Maddy. […]

"Flushed Away" Floats Atop DVD Seller Charts

by Maxie Zeuson March 9, 2007
Flushed Away continued to hold the top spot among DVD sellers one week after its sales debut, according to Video Business Online. Cinderalla: A Twist in Time fell to tenth place, and Open Season slipped to eleventh. Cars held steady at number 16. New releases this week were unimpressive, with Land Before Time XII: The […]

"Kodocha" Vol. 11: The Seventy-Seven Pitfalls of a Writer

by MCSarahon March 9, 2007
Sana Kurada is not your typical sixth grader. She is busier than any adult, managing school and a blossoming acting career, and in this volume she takes a stab at becoming a published writer. All of this, and her family just went bankrupt! But, despite all of her hardships, Sana remains a pillar of goofy […]

Geena Davis Pushes Entertainment Gender Equality with "See Jane" Organization

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2007
Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis spoke at the National Conference for Media Reform about her new organization “See Jane,” dedicated to increase female cast members and reduce gender stereotyping in media aimed at children. The Democracy Now! website has posted a transcript and streaming video of her address, where she takes many classic cartoons to task […]

Joe D’Ambrosia and Tom Teves on "Blood+"

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2007
Newsarama.com’s Animated Shorts has posted a brief interview with Joe D’Ambrosia and Tom Teves, the US story editors for Blood+. The pair discuss how the new series differs from the prequel movie Blood, the Last Vampire and who the supporting cast will be in the series. Other news in the column includes an appearance by […]