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Press Release: DAZZLING SLATE OF FILMS AT OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 25, 2006) – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce the films that have been invited to compete in this year’s 30th anniversary event. From the 1,947 entries received, 106 films representing 20 countries have been chosen for Official Competitions. An additional 31 films will be shown in out-of-competition […]

Warner Brothers Shows on iTunes: "Jetsons," "Flintstones"

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
Warner Brothers has announced several of their shows will be available for legal download through the Apple iTunes Music Store, including The Jetsons and The Flintstones. The unaired Aquaman pilot, created by the writers of Smallville, is also available for download. All videos on the iTunes Music Store are $1.99 per episode.

SDCC: DMP Announces "Megami DX," "Moon And Sandals"

by on July 25, 2006
DMP (Digital Manga Publishing) presented their panel to a surprisingly intense crowd (likely because they were all clamouring for news of more Yaoi titles,) and DMP didn’t dissappoint, announcing two new titles: Megami DX – A bishoujo artmook (mook = magazine-book) series featuring characters from various anime, manga and games, all illustrated by an array […]

John Kricfalusi Retrospective at Cartoon Art Museum

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew is reporting that the Cartoon Art Museum will be hosting a presentation by Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi this weekend. Kricfalusi will also be available at screenings of his films at the Castro Theatre on Friday and Saturday.

Underdog Creator Buck Biggers to Appear at LA Comic and Sci-Fi Convention

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that Buck Biggers, creator of Underdog, will be appearing at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention on Sunday, September 10, 2006, to sign copies of his new book How Underdog Was Born.

MoCCA to Host DC Stamps Dedication Ceremony

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City will be hosting a dedication Ceremony for the recently issued U.S. Postal Service DC Comics Superhero Stamps on July 27, 2006, at 10:00 AM. The event will be open to the public at MoCCA’s exhibition space, with DC President Paul Levitz, MoCCA President […]

UK’s FilmFour Airs Miyazaki Films

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2006
A posting on Nausicaa.net notes that the U.K.’s FilmFour channel will be airing several films directed by Hayao Miyazaki throughout the month of August. In addition to almost all of his Studio Ghibli output, FilmFour will also be airing Lupin III: The Castle of Cogliostro.

"Baki the Grappler" Goes Out With a Thwack-Squish

by on July 25, 2006
Hey, kiddies! It’s time for more blood and gore as sweaty, muscle-bound giants beat the crap out of each other for fun and prize money! Isn’t that exciting? The time for kids’ games is over, with the World Underground Championship reaching its climax. As Baki continues his winning streak, his father, Yujiro, appears out of […]

"Ninja Nonsense Vol. 1": An Interesting… Ooh! Kitty!

by SB20xxon July 24, 2006
Ninja Nonsense, known as 2×2 Shinobuden in Japan, has no real plot to speak of. Shinobu is a teenage ninja in training, but this particular regimen is a bit perverse: Her first test as a ninja is to collect girls’ panties. On this odd mission she accidentally meets the owner of one of the targeted […]

Mako 1933 – 2006

by Ed Liuon July 23, 2006
Veteran Japanese-American actor Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu) passed away on Friday, July 21, 2006, from esophageal cancer at his home in Ventura County, CA. He was 72 years old. In addition to his groundbreaking work as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood, Mako lent his distinctive raspy voice to such characters as Aku on Samurai Jack and […]