Marvel Names Rollman, Kyle to Animation Posts

by Maxie Zeuson March 13, 2007
Marvel Studio has promoted Eric Rollman to the post of executive vice president of animation and TV and Craig Kyle to the post of senior vice president of animation, Variety reports. The promotions were two of nearly a dozen personnel moves recently announced by the studio. Marvel has also named David Maisel as its chairman […]

DreamWorks’ 2009 Slate To Be All 3-D

by Maxie Zeuson March 13, 2007
DreamWorks Animation will release its entire slate of 2009 pictures in 3-D, ” target=”_blank”>Variety says. The studio’s Monsters vs. Aliens will be originated in the new digital 3-D process, but will be released in two versions, including a standard version for nondigital screens, DVD, and TV. James Cameron’s Avatar and Disney’s Meet the Robinsons will […]

Anime Network Launches in Five Texas Cities

by Maxie Zeuson March 13, 2007
Anime Network will be available to digital cable customers in five Texas cities, thanks to a new distribution deal between Anime Network and Grande Communications, the network said yesterday. The agreement will bring the network to digital cable customers in Austin (channel 171), Corpus Christi (174), Dallas (170), San Antonio (171) and Waco (174). [Source: […]

"Gunslinger Girl," "Basilisk" Coming to iTunes

by Maxie Zeuson March 13, 2007
The first ten episodes of Gunslinger Girl and Basilisk will be available for purchase through iTunes beginning March 13, FUNimation said yesterday. Remaining episodes in each series will become available on iTunes the day after they air on IFC. [Source: FUNimation]

PR: Anime Network Racks Up 24/7 Linear Carriage in Texas

by Maxie Zeuson March 13, 2007
HOUSTON, TX – March 12, 2007 – As the result of a new distribution deal with Grande Communications, Anime Network is now available to Grande customers in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, San Antonio and Waco. “Anime Network has been one of the most highly requested channels among our customers,” said Grande Senior Vice President of […]

Arnold Drake, creator of Beast Boy, 1924 – 2007

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2007
Arnold Drake, veteran comic book writer, passed away in the early morning of March 12, 2007. Drake may be best known to comic book and animation fans as the creator of the Doom Patrol for DC Comics. Doom Patrol introduced the character Beast Boy, who became far better known when he migrated to the New […]

Nakajima Kiyofumi on Running the Ghibli Museum

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2007
On March 10, Yomiuri Online posted an interview with Nakajima Kiyofumi, the director of the Studio Ghibli Museum. has just posted an English translation of the interview, where Nakajima discusses how he landed the job, where. Nakajima succeeds Goro Miyazaki, who vacated the position as museum director to direct Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea). […]

"300" Sets March Box-Office Record

by Weathermanon March 12, 2007
The adaption of Frank Miller’s fictionalization of the Battle of Thermopylae, 300, has set an all-time box office for a film that opened in March by recording over $70,000,000 in ticket sales on its opening weekend. The film averaged over $22,000 per theatrical screen and over $55,000 on 62 IMAX screens. The film was directed […]

Darwyn Cooke, Ty Templeton, Ian Boothby Nominated for 2007 Shuster Awards

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2007
The full list of 2007’s Shuster Award nominees has been released. Created in 2004 to recognize the contributions of Canadian comic book artists and named in honor of Superman’s co-creator Joe Shuster, this year’s list of nominees involves a number of creators affiliated with animation or animated tie-in comics. Darwyn Cooke received multiple nominations for […]

"Mosaic": What if Mary Jane Got Super Powers

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2007
One of the iconic Marvel Comics titles of the late 1970’s was What If…?, which spun out hypothetical stories or altered existing comics continuity to see how events would change. There was never one that worked off the idea “What if Mary Jane Watson, not Peter Parker, had gotten super-powers?” but if there had been, […]