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"Happy Feet" Dances Away with Oscar

by Maxie Zeuson February 26, 2007
Happy Feet has won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of 2007, beating out Pixar’s Cars and Sony’s Monster House. This marks the first year since 2002 that a Pixar picture in competition has not won the Oscar. The Incredibles was named the Best Animated Feature of 2005, and Finding Nemo took the trophy […]

"Cars," "Monster House," and Animated "Star Trek" Up for Saturns

by Dan Collinson February 25, 2007
The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror films have announced the nominees for the Saturn Awards. The nominees for Best Animated Film are: Cars (Disney) Flushed Away (Dreamworks SKG) Happy Feet (Warner Bros.) Monster House (Sony) Over The Hedge (Dreamworks SKG) A Scanner Darkly (Warner Independent) On the DVD category, Bambi II is up […]

NYCC: The Stan Lee Panel

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2007
The New York Comic Con reserved one of its warmest welcomes for one of the comics world’s elder statesmen: the legendary Stan Lee. One of the biggest rooms in the conference hall filled to capacity with fans wishing to see and hear the man whose name is virtually synonymous with comics. Lee held court with […]

NYCC: Frogs and Bucks at Matt Greenfield’s ADV Panel

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2007
Matt Greenfield’s ADV Panel at the New York Comic Con was largely taken up by a screening of the new Sgt. Frog anime series. The screening began with a parody of NBC’s Heroes before launching into madcap comedy as the Hinata family encounters the frog-like Sgt. Keroro. At the end of the screening, Greenfield would […]

NYCC: Tad Stones and Mike Mignola on "Hellboy: Blood and Iron"

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2007
The second day of the New York Comic Con started with a bang at the Hellboy: Blood and Iron preview panel. Attendees to the panel were treated to a full screening of the direct-to-video movie, followed by a brief Q&A session with director/writer Tad Stones and with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. During the Q&A session, […]

Kim Possible Gets A New Look (UPDATED 2/24)

by Zeddon February 24, 2007
Next month on Disney Channel, the animated heroine Kim Possible will face her own worst nightmare. When her mission suit that she wears to fight villains is discontinued at Club Banana, she has to find something else to wear that is comfortable, stylish, and gives her the freedom to move adeptly in order to battle […]

"Baki the Grappler" Vol. 10: Only Going Forward

by Dukeon February 24, 2007
Baki the Grappler has always impressed me with its variety of fighting techniques. Unlike other anime, each and every character in Baki has his own distinct style, which makes for quite a refreshing series. Nowhere is this shown to better effect than in Volume 10 of the series. Yujiro, ashamed of his apprentice’s performance against […]

NYCC: Anime Network Continues Growth; Bringing "Oh My Goddess!" S2 and More in May

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2007
On the first day of the New York Comic Con, the Anime Network’s Stacy Dodson (Director of Operations and Programming), April N. Brem (VOD & Programming Manager) and Emily Olman (Director of Advertising) presented the state of the Anime Network. In one form or another, they said, the network is currently carried in 96% of […]

NYCC: Bill Plympton Presents "Shut-Eye Hotel" and "Idiots & Angels" Excerpts

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2007
The New York Comic Con hosted an hour-long panel with renowned independent animator Bill Plympton on its first day of programming. Plympton spent most of the panel showing clips from a variety of projects. A short-film biography was followed by two music videos from last year: one for “Heard ‘Em Say” by Kanye West and […]

"Dragon Ball Z" Season Two DVD Set Coming in May

by Maxie Zeuson February 24, 2007
FUNimation will release the Dragon Ball Z Season Two set to DVD on May 22, the company said yesterday. The set, which includes the Namek and Captain Ginyu Sagas, will retail for $49.98. [Source: FUNimation]