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"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.

"Vexville" Getting Summer 2007 Release

by Maxie Zeuson March 20, 2007
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.

Alan Burnett to Write "Superman/Batman" in June

by Ed Liuon March 19, 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 […]

Anime Network to Televise American Anime Awards

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
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).

Song Yang Aims for "Bad Girl" to be Chinese Cartoon Icon

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
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)

NY Times Profiles Amy Poehler

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
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.”