"Karin" Licensed By Geneon Entertainment

by Classic Speedyon February 16, 2007
Karin, a 24-episode comedy anime from J.C. Staff, has been licensed by Geneon Entertainment. The series concerns a female vampire who doesn’t suffer the usual vampire weaknesses, such as garlic and sunlight. Its first volume will contain four episodes and is due on 5/15/07 for a MSRP of $29.98. [Source: Geneon]

Christian Slade Talks "Korgi"

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2007
Former Disney animator Christian Slade is publicizing his new original graphic novel Korgi, set in a fantasy world where people live alongside magical creatures who resemble Welsh Corgi dogs. Korgi will be part of publisher Top Shelf’s Free Comic Book Day offering in a flip book alongside Andy Runton’s Owly.

DC Direct Shows "Superman: Doomsday," "Afro Samurai" Action Figures

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2007
At this past week’s New York Toy Fair, DC Direct showed off several new action figure lines, including a collectors set that will tie-in to the announced Superman: Doomsday direct-to-video animated movie and a set of figures based on the manga and anime Afro Samurai. The Superman: Doomsday figures are currently scheduled to go on […]

Ryan Larkin, Canadian Animator, 1943 – 2007

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2007
Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew is reporting that Canadian animation legend Ryan Larkin passed away on February 14, 2007, due to complications from lung cancer. Larkin was the director and animator of the Academy Award-nominated short film Walking, as well as Sphinx and Street Musique.

CN Upfront: "Class of 3000" Soundtrack Announced

by Dukeon February 16, 2007
Cartoon Network has announced that it will release a CD soundtrack featuring 13 songs that appear in or are based on their hit series Class of 3000, starring Andre “3000” Benjamin. The soundtrack’s release will coincide with the premiere of the second season, which is slated to air in June. A special musical performance special […]

CN Upfront: "Ben 10: Hero Generation" Announced

by Dukeon February 16, 2007
Cartoon Network will be launching a sequel series to its hit action cartoon Ben 10, which will be entitled Ben 10: Hero Generation. This new series will focus on a slightly older Ben and Gwen as they team up and mentor a group of children who have powers similar to Ben’s. The age shift will […]

CN Upfront: New Online Initiatives Include MMO for 2008

by Benon February 16, 2007
In Spring 2008, Cartoon Network will launch a massively multiplayer online game in what they call “one of our largest new media investments ever.” Other online initiatives include CN Clipbook, an online cartoon maker that will also allow users to share their creations and rate others; CN Minimatch, a service starting this summer that allows […]

CN Upfront: Three "Billy & Mandy" Movies, More Specials & Crossovers Planned-UPDATED

by Benon February 16, 2007
Cartoon Network plans major crossover events and TV movies for its series in 2007, the network said today at its Upfront presentation. According to CN’s senior vice president of development and creative direction Michael Ouweleen, “We feel like we make some of the best animated half hour TV shows out there, but it’s just not […]

CN Upfront: "Ben 10" Live Action and Animated Movies In Production-UPDATED

by Benon February 16, 2007
Cartoon Network will produce two movies based on its series Ben 10, the network says. Alex Winter, star of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and a voice actor on Saul of the Mole Men will direct a live-action Ben 10 feature that will premiere in December. Winter stated at the 2007 Upfront presentation that he […]

CN Upfront: "Flapjack," "Chowder," "Re-Animated" Series Among New Shows for ’07

by Benon February 16, 2007
Flapjack, Chowder, Santo, The Secret Saturdays and a series spin-off of last year’s Re-Animated movie are among the new series coming to Cartoon Network in 2007. The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is about a falsetto-voiced boy raised by a talking whale whose tranquil life is upended when he rescues an old pirate, Captain K’Nuckles, from […]