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Todd McFarlane Talks Up "Spawn"

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2005
Comic Book Resources.com has published a lengthy interview with the creator, and Newsarama.com has published a lengthy interview with the creator. The interviews focus on McFarlane’s Spawn comic book reaching the 150 issue milestone recently, although McFarlane also comments on Spawn spin-offs in movies, TV, and other comic books as well.

"Princess Tutu Vol. 2": Existentialist Magical Girl Old-European Fairy Tale Delights

by Karl Olsonon November 29, 2005
Is anyone still reading after that title? I hope so, because Princess Tutu Volume 2 takes all the philosophical and intellectual overtones that permeated Volume 1 and sends them into overdrive, thus sending the series into true excellence. Everyone should check it out as such. Between the nods to European ballets, fairy tales and classical […]

'Ultimate Avengers' DVD Specs Announced

by Stuon November 28, 2005
DavisDVD has posted specs and a small shot of the cover for The Ultimate Avengers: The Movie in their animation sub section. The feature will be presented in 1.77:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1, with supplements including a trivia section, a feature on the cast, a DVD-ROM game Which Avenger Are You?, and a […]

Comics Previews for November 25: Perhapanauts, JLA: Classified, Generation M

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2005
The following comic book previews are available throughout the Internet: – A feature article about Perhapanauts #1 at Newsarama.com includes a 4-page preview, and more pages are A feature article about Perhapanauts #1. The comic by Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau centers on a paranormal team of investigators fixing rips and tears in reality. It […]

AnimationMentor.com E-School Teaches to the World

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2005
An article in the Los Angeles Times profiles AnimationMentor.com, a web-based “e-school” founded this spring in Berkeley, CA (free registration required). The school currently has a teaching staff of more than 50 teachers, many of whom are working professionals in the industry, and approximately 400 students from 35 countries.

Origins of PBS's "Zula Patrol" Animated Series

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2005
A brief article in the New York Times covers PBS’s upcoming animated series Zula Patrol, which will send a group of strange alien explorers out to “take the sting out of science education for children” (registration required). Deborah M. Manchester, creator and executive producer for the show, details the origin of the show from a […]

JLU's Adam Beechen Takes on Robin; Other DC Creative Teams Announced

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2005
An article on Newsarama.com notes that Adam Beechen, current writer for the Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic book, will be the New York Times covers the two big “tent-pole” events for both Marvel and DC Comics starting next year. The announcement comes along with several announcements of new creative teams for DC’s superhero comic books […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 3

by Benon November 27, 2005
These are the people in your neighborhood: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Matthew Williams, graphics editor Ian Lueck, a.k.a. Speedy Boris, staff reviewer Javier Vera, a.k.a. Javeman, staff reviewer Jibber-jabbering about: Disney TV Animation dissolves From Hanna-Barbera to Cartoon Network Studios Nicktoons returns? Plus an exclusive interview with Avi […]

Monster Distributes Finalizes Several Animation Deals

by Zeddon November 26, 2005
Dublin’s Monster Distributes has closed several animation deals following Mipcom. C21Media has details.

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2005: Is it a Fullmetal Fantasy, or a Naruto Nightmare?

by Chad Boninon November 26, 2005
“Spandex is a privilege, not a right.” With those words in the back of my mind, a belief brought about by some sights that are still burned into my retinas from Anime Weekend Atlanta 2004 and Kunicon 2005, I walked into the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. After my first time at a convention for […]