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E-Ville Press Brings Pixar Talent to Comics

The Great Curve weblog has interviewed Ted Mathot of E-Ville Press, a company composed of several Pixar employees self-publishing their own comic books. The interview covers the basics of the company and Rose and Isabel, their first comic book which centers on two sisters living during the Civil War. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

"Buckaroo Banzai" Blasts into Comics in December

Dr. Buckaroo Banzai, esteemed neurosurgeon, astrophysicist, and rock musician, will be returning to comic book stands in December with a special 50-cent promotional issue. The comic book will be written by Earl Mac Rauch and W.D. Richter, official chroniclers of Dr. Banzai’s exploits since the 1984 docu-drama film, with artwork by Stephen Thompson and Keith […]

"Micronauts: Revolution" Available on DVD

Eagle One Media has issued a press release announcing that Micronauts: Revolution is available now on DVD. The disc is priced at $12.99 US and contains a 75-minute animated adventure and a 36-card trading set.

"Gundam SEED": What Are You Doing on an "Empty Battlefield," Gundam?

OK, you’ve got a mega-hit franchise that has revitalized interest in your company, you’re making tons of money off the various soundtracks, and you’re about to unleash this monstrosity overseas, with the sequel series already in production. What do you do to tide over your audience until said series debuts? Well, you take a chunk […]

"Gundam SEED Astray" Break Through the Crappy Scheduling to Freedom, Gundam!

Manga based on Gundam series are nothing new, even if we’ve only got a fraction of them here in the United States. While there have been manga stories that are supposedly set during the various series (such as The Last Outpost), very few of them effectively cross over into their respective anime series. Since Gundam […]

"Atomic Betty" Flies to DVD in October

Warner Home Video will release Atomic Betty Volume 1: Betty, Set, Go! and Atomic Betty Volume 2: Betty to the Rescue! onto DVD on Tuesday, October 18, the studio said today. Both releases will feature eight eleven-minute episodes and retail for $19.97. [Source: Business Wire]

News Corp. Profits Rise in 2005

News Corp., parent of Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Broadcasting, had fourth-quarter net income of $717 million, up from $429 million in the same period last year. Revenues rose 12% to $6.1 billion. For the full year News Corp. had net income of $2.1 billion, up from $1.5 billion in fiscal 2004. Full year revenues […]

"Corpse Bride" Opening at Toronto Film Festival

Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride will make its North American debut at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday, September 10, Warner Bros. said today. The stop-motion animated film will open nationally on Friday, September 23. [Source: Business Wire]

DreamWorks Toon Titles Previewed

Jim Hill has an extensive tour and behind-the-scenes look at DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming releases.

Controversial "Popetown" Released to DVD

Popetown, a ten-part animated series satirizing the Roman Catholic Church, will be released to DVD in the UK, the Daily Planet reports. The series, which was commissioned by BBC Three, was deemed too offensive for broadcast.

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