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Joe Grant 1908 - 2005

Veteran Disney animator Joe Grant passed away last Friday. Grant’s career spanned from the 1930s to the present day; his character designs were seen in Disney films from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Fantasia 2000. Jim Hill Media has posted a retrospective tribute article.

"The Batman" Vol. 1: Better Than Nothing

One thing I will say for The Batman Vol. 1 DVD: it’s much better than the [I]Justice League Unlimited: Saving The World DVD release. Even if it’s still a bit thin, it’s clear there was a generous amount of effort put in here, which elevates it a step above that bargain basement. Sadly, there aren’t […]

New 'Legion of Superheroes' Cartoon In Development

An article today in The New York Times states that “‘The Legion of Super-Heroes,’ about a team from the 30th century, is being developed as a cartoon.” The full article, focusing on the new DC Comics logo, can be found online. Free registration is required to view the article.

UPDATED: DC To Unveil New Logo May 25

DC Comics has unveiled a new logo to replace its long-running bullet design, as seen here. The logo will premiere on The Return of Donna Troy, scheduled to ship May 25, and will premiere on the company’s full range of titles starting with issues shipping June 1. The new logo is designed to appear on […]

Official "Superfriends - Volume Two" DVD Website Online

The official website for the upcoming two-disc DVD release Superfriends – Volume Two is now online. The website contains the usual mix of pictures, videos, and downloadables. The DVD will hit shelves on May 24, 2005. Discuss This News On The Boomerang & Other Classic Cartoons Discussion Forum

Plot to "Shrek 3" Revealed

The Animation Head of Dreamworks, Jeffrey Katsenberg, has revealed what appears to be the full-plot synopsis of Shrek 3, which is scheduled for release in May 2007. More info and spoilers are available from the Herald Sun.

CN and MLB Re-Team for Card-Collecting Promotion

Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) have joined with Cartoon Network for the second year of a program designed to promote youth interest in baseball and baseball card collecting. The partnership, designed to engage children in the game of baseball via nontraditional media partners that speak directly to […]

FUNimation Launches "Baki The Grappler" Website

FUNimation Productions — the company that has brought Dragonball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, and other anime properties to America — has launched their latest website, this time for Baki The Grappler. Located at www.bakithegrappler.com, the site features cast lists, voice actor interviews, the opening theme, trailers, and more.

Free Comic Book Day 2005 on Saturday, May 7

This year’s Free Comic Book Day is hitting comic book stores internationally on Saturday, May 7, 2005. Participating comic book shops will have a variety of comic book titles available for free, and many will have creator signings or other in-store events. This year’s offerings include The Batman Strikes (DC), Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man and the […]

Bill Finger Award Announced for Comic Book Writing

The Eisner Awards have announced a new Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. Named for writer Bill Finger, who was pivotal in creating the first Batman comic book stories, the award will recognize any comics writer, living or dead, who has produced a significant body of creative comics writing. The first Finger […]

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