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"Transformers: Evolutions" Teaser Image Posted

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2006
An image of what looks like Transformers based on steam-powered locomotives has been posted at Newsarama.com. The image is from IDW Publishing’s The Transformers: Hearts of Steel #1, the first issue of a monthly “alternate reality” Transformers comic book title. The first issue will be written by Chuck Dixon with art by Ted McKeever.

G.I. Joe Tackles Terror in "Special Missions: Manhattan"

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2006
Comic Book Resources.com has spoken to the writers of G.I. Joe: Special Missions: Manhattan, coming in February 2006 from Devil’s Due Publishing. The 48-page special will contain one main story by B. Clay Moore and Jeremy Haun, two shorter tales by Mike O’Sullivan, and character profile pages.

"BusinessWeek" Debunks "Disney Buys Pixar" Rumors

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2006
An article in BusinessWeek on-line debunks the oft-repeated rumor that the Walt Disney Corporation will buy Pixar Animation Studios and make Steve Jobs the CEO of Disney. The two companies were reported close to renewing their distribution deal, but neither will comment publicly about the negotiations.

Dennis Marks, R.I.P.

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2006
Writer Mark Evanier is reporting the passing of animation writer Dennis Marks. Marks’ career stretches back to the late 1960s, with work on Batfink, Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, Transformers, and the Tom and Jerry and Jetsons feature films. He was also the head writer for Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and the […]

LA Times on Making "Hoodwinked"

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2006
The Los Angeles Times covers the background of the CGI feature film Hoodwinked, ultimately focusing on the seemingly overnight success of writer/directors Cory and Todd Edwards and Tony Leech (free registration required). The article covers their prior works and the long, bumpy path from concept to release.

NY Times Talks CN's Anime

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2006
A slightly condescending article in the New York Times Arts section delves into what it judges as the anime series on Cartoon Network which defy anime stereotypes (registration required). Among the shows judged worthy are Naruto, Samurai Champloo, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

"Ben 10" Team Talks to Newsarama

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2006
The Man of Action studio team has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about Ben 10, one of the new shows on Cartoon Network’s Saturday morning lineup. The team includes Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Steven Seagle, and Duncan Rouleau, all of whom have had tenures on a number of comic book superhero franchises, including Action Comics, Uncanny […]

'Ultimate Avengers' DVD Menus Now Online

by Stuon January 15, 2006
The Digital Bits has posted menus for the upcoming Ultimate: Avengers – The Movie direct-to-DVD feature. In other Ultimate Avengers news, Wonder Con will premiere the movie in its entirety on Saturday, February 11.

BAFTA to Hold Children's Content Debate

by Zeddon January 15, 2006
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will hold a debate regarding the commercial sector and children’s programs on Wednesday, January 18, at their headquarters in London, C21Media reports. Entitled Consumerism versus Content – Whose Vision is it Anyway?, the event will feature Will Brenton (Tell Tale); Howard Litton (Nickelodeon); Simon Philips (4Kids); […]

"Tripping the Rift - Season 2" Comes to DVD April 4

by Zeddon January 15, 2006
Tripping the Rift – Season 2 is coming to DVD from Anchor Bay on April 4, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The 2-disc set will contain all thirteen episodes of the second season and will retail for $29.95 SRP.