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"Open Season" Takes #1 Spot at Box Office

by Ed Liuon October 2, 2006
Sony’s Open Season took the #1 spot at movie box offices this past weekend, taking in an estimated $23 million. The sum would put it just past the opening weekend debut of Monster House ($22.2 million), but well behind the $40 million pre-2006 opening weekend average for computer-generated animated movies.

Dwayne McDuffie to Take Over "Fantastic Four" Comic

by Ed Liuon October 1, 2006
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada revealed that writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League Unlimited) will be taking over the monthly Fantastic Four comic book. Current writer J. Michael Straczynski announced his imminent departure from the book, although no dates for McDuffie’s first issue have been announced.

"Saiyuki Reload Gunlock": They Made Another One!?

by on October 1, 2006
Wow. I knew Saiyuki had some pretty decent popularity, but I never thought it would be so popular as to get not one, but two sequel series. Too bad these sequel series seem to really suck, making me think that Saiyuki is simply the Weiss Kruz of this generation. Previously, Kougaiji was brainwashed by the […]

"Anime Weekend Atlanta 2006": Candy is delicious, but liquor is quicker.

by on September 30, 2006
Three years. This was my third year attending AWA (coinciding with Vic Mignogna’s third anniversary coming to a panel, oddly enough). Some faces are beginning to look the same. Some things are changing. My participation has easily changed, from going one day in 2004 to three days in 2005, to staying at the hotel the […]

Downey Is "Iron Man" in New Film

by Dan Collinson September 30, 2006
The Sci Fi Wire reports that Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr. will don the metal armor in Iron Man. The movie is based on the Marvel Comics character, and will be directed by Jon Favreau (Elf). Downey will play the role of billionaire Tony Stark, who designs an armored suit that gives him super […]

Adam Sandler readying to set ‘Animals’ on Fox

by on September 29, 2006
Daily Variety reports that Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions is teaming with “TV Funhouse” creator Robert Smigel for “Animals,” an animated comedy that’s been sold to Fox Broadcasting. Sandler’s company is also partnering with 20th Century Fox TV on the half-hour show. “Animals” will be a parody of suburban life, with critters filling in for […]

All ‘Fantastic Four’ Loglines Available

by on September 29, 2006
Marvel Animation Age has recently added it’s Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes sub-section and has unveiled the episode loglines for the rest of the season. Click on the link above to see what’s coming up in this season of Fantastic Four.

Comic Book Resources Talks to "Drawn Together" Co-Creators

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2006
ComicBookResources.com has spoken to Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, the co-creators of Comedy Central’s Drawn Together, which puts a variety of animation archetypes together into a reality TV show. The pair discuss the characters on the show and what’s coming up in season 3 of the show, which begins airing in October.

Billy West Interviewed on Paul Harris Radio Show

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2006
St. Louis radio personality Paul Harris has posted an audio file of his recent interview with voice actor Billy West, who spoke about the state of Futurama on Comedy Central and some of the unpleasant experiences he’s had as a voice actor. The file is in MP3 format. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

USA Today Speaks to Voice of Optimus Prime

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2006
USA Today‘s Pop Candy weblog has published an interview with Peter Cullen, best known to animation fans as the voice of The Transformers’ Optimus Prime. Cullen delves into how he landed the role, the influences that he pulls in for his performance, and the status of his role as the voice of Optimus Prime in […]