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Iger Says No "Song of the South" on DVD

by Ed Liuon April 18, 2006
A post on writer Mark Evanier’s weblog notes that the Walt Disney Company will not release Song of the South on DVD at this time, according to comments made by Disney CEO Robert Iger at last month’s Disney shareholders’ meeting. Evanier links to a site hosting an audio recording of the entire meeting for those […]

Comedy Central, You ********!

by Maxie Zeuson April 18, 2006
I never thought I’d say this, but here goes: I miss the censorship battles of the 1970s. That’s Muhammad holding the salmon helmet. On the left. See him? We don’t either. Back in the days when CBS was cutting explosions from The Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Show, animators only had to worry that a bit of necessary […]

"Basilisk" Preview: Romantic Tragedy Meets Ninja Action

by Karl Olsonon April 17, 2006
You know, ninjas really seem to be coming back into vogue lately. We’ve got everything from Naruto to 2×2 Shinobuden (aka Ninja Nonsense) coming into the states, and it’s all being fairly well received (probably an understatement in the case of Naruto). As such, I’m not really surprised that Basilisk has turned up in America. […]

Alex Toth Artbook Coming from Jeff Parker

by Ed Liuon April 17, 2006
Comic book writer/artist Jeff Parker has stated on his weblog that he will be publishing a special art book collecting pieces by Alex Toth, the artist and animator behind the designs of Space Ghost, Birdman, and many other iconic cartoon characters from the 60’s and 70’s. Parker states that the book will be composed of […]

IGN Interviews "Minoriteam" Creators

by Ed Liuon April 17, 2006
IGN has interviewed Todd James, Peter Girardi, and Adam De La Peña about Minoriteam, their new animated series on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The team discusses the origins of the show and how it ended up on Adult Swim, the influence of famed comic book artist Jack Kirby on the look of the show, and […]

"G.I. Joe Declassified" to Present Scarlett’s Origins

by Ed Liuon April 17, 2006
A press release from Devil’s Due Publishing has announced G.I. Joe Scarlett: Declassified, a 48-page, one-shot comic book that will present the origins of G.I. Joe’s counter-intelligence agent. The comic will be written by Mike O’Sullivan with artwork by Phil Noto and is scheduled for release in July with a cover price of $4.95.

"Fat Albert" Volume 3 Pushed Back

by Dan Collinson April 17, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Volume 3 of Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids has been moved from a May 2 release to May 30. Volume 3 features the last 12 toons of the original TV series as well as a CD containing the music from the episodes. There are also plans for The New Fat Albert […]

Matt Wayne Talks to Newsarama about Final "JLU" Episodes

by Ed Liuon April 17, 2006
Matt Wayne has shared some thoughts on the final episodes of Justice League Unlimited with Newsarama.com’s Michael San Giacomo. Wayne discusses the final three episodes of the show (with no spoilers beyond plot synopses); possible new DC animated projects in JLU-continuity; some future projects, including the Hellboy animated movie; and some of his favorite characters […]

CLAMP to Attend Seoul Cartoon and Animation Festival

by Benon April 17, 2006
CLAMP will be attend the Seoul Cartoon and Animation Festival at the Seoul Trade Exhibition Center in Seoul, Korea on May 27, according to the festival Web site. Visitors will be able to meet the Japanese manga artists in two sessions, one in the afternoon and one later in the evening.

"Kizuna": Yaoi With A Good Story, But Still Too Sexual For Some Audiences

by Karl Olsonon April 16, 2006
Anyone who has been on the net as an anime fan long enough or has attended an anime con knows what yaoi is. It’s gay anime and manga, and not just gay in the shonen-ai subtle foreplay way, but with serious sexual content, from TV-MA at the least to far beyond what this site covers […]