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San Diego Comic Con Comic Book News Roundup

Numerous comic book announcements were made at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic Con International. Newsarama.com has posted a summary page of their coverage of the event; highlights include a feature on the Slave Labor Graphics/Disney Comics deal (including images from Wonderland and Haunted Mansion), the future of J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog’s Abadazad at […]

"NY Times" on Anime's "Mean Girls"

The New York Times has briefly reviewed three anime DVD releases, using them as examples of anime’s trend towards hypersexualized female killing machine characters (free registration required). The shows reviewed are Saikano, Gunslinger Girl, and Elfen Lied.

Disney and Dolby to Install Digital Projection Systems

A joint press release is reporting that the Walt Disney Co. and Dolby Laboratories will be installing 100 digital movie projection systems this autumn. The projectors, worth $10 million, will debut along with Disney’s Chicken Little feature film.

"The Boondocks" Comes to CN October 2

Adult Swim will premiere The Boondocks at 11:00pm (ET/PT) on October 2, Cartoon Network said today. The series is based on Aaron McGruder’s comic strip of the same name, in which two kids move from the south side of Chicago to live with their grandfather in suburban Woodcrest. McGruder serves as creator and executive producer […]

Jerry Beck: Animation Maven

Animation historian Jerry Beck has written several books about cartoons, including Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide and Outlaw Animation. He was also part of the production of such compilation shows, such as Toonheads and Totally Tooned In, and DVD releases, including the Looney Tunes Golden Collections. He is also the founder […]

CG "Ninja Turtles" Coming to Big Screen

The Weinstein Co. and Warner Bros. will bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen in an all-CG animated version, the companies said today. Animation veteran Kevin Munroe will write and direct in consultation with Turtles‘ co-creator Peter Laird, and animation work will be done at the Hong Kong facilities of Imagi Animation Studios. […]

"Monster House" Due in July

Columbia Pictures will release Monster House on July 21, 2006, the studio announced today. The film, the second to use “Performance Capture” technology, is about three kids battling a house that eats trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, and Spencer Locke star along with Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin James, Jason Lee, […]

Press Surveys Comic-Con News

Superman Returns director Bryan Singer was at Comic-Con last weekend, and USA Today reports on his appearance at the fan convention. Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter surveys Superman Returns and presentations on many other films.

Academy Hosts "The Animated Performance"

The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host “The Animated Performance: Art Meets Technology” on Friday, July 29, with Bill Kroyer leading an evening discussion of the evolution of animation. Special guests will include Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg, Jan Pinkava, Richie Baneham, and Steve Hornby. The presentation […]

"SpongeBob" Season 3 to DVD in September

Paramount will release SponeBob SquarePants: Season 3 to DVD on September 27, TV Shows on DVD reports. The three-disc set will retail for $49.99.

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