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 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 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.
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 […]
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.
Shochiku has picked up worldwide distribution rights to Fumihiko Sori’s forthcoming CG feature, Vexville, Variety reports. The company will release the movie in the summer of 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 […]
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).
An article in the Independent Online Edition profiles Chinese cartoonist Song Yang, whose Bad Girl comic is spreading to a variety of other media, including animation and advertising. The comic’s heroine, Little P, reflects life in China’s cities, focusing on fashion and the latest mobile phones. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)
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.”