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NYC Museum of Modern Art Ghibli Film Festival

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City will be screening several Studio Ghibli films for a “Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata: Masters of Animation” feature. Howl’s Moving Castle will be shown on June 6, several days before its scheduled American release date. (via Nausicaa.net)

R.I.P. Frank Gorshin

Frank Gorshin, the actor who was known as the impressionist of 100 faces including the role of The Riddler in the Batman series starring Adam West, has passed away at the age of 72. He also had an ocassional career in voice acting, incuding Yosemite Sam in some modern Looney Tunes shorts. [Source: Yahoo! News]

"Samurai Gun" Coming to DVD

ADV Films has acquired and will release to DVD Samurai Gun on August 16, the company says. The thirteen-episode series, which is based on a manga by Kazuhiro Kumagai, will get a four-volume release. Samurai Gun: Cocked and Loaded will feature the first four episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. […]

"Trollz" Coming to DVD

Warner Home Video will release Trollz Vol. 1: Best Friends for Life and Trollz Vol. 2: Magic of the Five to DVD on September 6, the company says. Both releases will include challenges, interactive menus, a music video, a featurette, and a “Personal Memory Book.” The releases will each retail for $19.98. [Source: Warner Home […]

Mad Catz To Make "Batman" Video Game Accessories

Mad Catz Interactive will produce specialty video game accessories based on Batman Begins under a licensing deal with Warner Bros. and DC Comics, the companies have announced. The accessories will depict characters and scenes from the film and comics and will be available around the time the film opens. [Source: Business Wire]

Konami Gets "Winx Club" Videogame Rights

4Kids Entertainment has licensed the video game rights to Winx Club to Konami Digital Entertainment-America, the companies said today. The first Winx Club video game is expected to be available this fall on the PlayStation2, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, and PC CD-ROM. [Source: Business Wire]

Scooby-Doo Comes to Subway

Subway Kids’ Pak Meals will feature one of five Scooby-Doo toys through June 26, the company said today. Featured toys will include the Scooby-Doo Chute, the Scooby-Doo Spray ‘n Soar, the Scooby-Doo Ski ‘n Splash, the Scooby-Doo Canine Copter, and Mega Bloks Little Farm toy for toddlers under two. [Source: Cartoon Network]

Nicktoons Picks Up "Martin Mystery"

Martin Mystery will join the Nicktoons lineup this July, c21 Media reports. The series, about two mismatched teens and a caveman, is produced by Marathon Animation.

Disney TV Coming to Vietnam

Walt Disney Television will launch Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney Channel in Vietnam later this month, World Screen reports.

Original Silver Age Comic Book Art Stolen

Art collector and dealer Mark F. McDermott is reporting the theft of $45,000 worth of Silver Age comic book art, including original pages by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Curt Swan, and John Buscema. The theft occurred in New York City at W 54th Street and 6th Avenue on the weekend of May 7. McDermott is […]

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