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"Wallace & Gromit" DVD Game Hops to U.S.

by Zeddon October 24, 2005
A DVD game series based on Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is set to launch in the U.S., following a deal between Zoo Digital and LA games producer/distributor Snap TV, C21Media reports. The deal marks the first time a Zoo product has been published in the U.S.

Broadband Enterprises to Distribute WB Animated Shorts

by Zeddon October 24, 2005
Broadband Enterprises is syndicating animated video shorts from Warner Bros. Online to its broadband network of more than 400 websites, the company announced today. Syndicated programming includes animated favorites from Looney Tunes, Gotham Girls, Timberwolf, and Cartoon Monsoon. All of the animated video shorts are available in flash. Broadband Enterprises will sell advertising sponsorships around […]

Marvel Mangaverse Character Design Preview

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2005
Newsarama.com has posted several character design previews of Marvel Comics’ New Mangaverse – Rings of Fate #1, a mini-series scheduled to begin in January. The series will be written by Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski with artwork by Tommy Ohtsuka.

No Theatrical Release for English-dub "Totoro"

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2005
Nausicaa.net has posted a report from the English dub premiere of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro. The report notes that there are no plans for any theatrical release of the movie and follows up on several Ghibli DVD projects, including the news that a release of Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday has been shelved indefinitely.

The Long Journey of "Where the Wild Things Are" from Page to Screen

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2005
The New York Times has an article detailing the long and arduous process of turning Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are from a book to a movie (registration required). While many earlier versions were envisioned as animation projects, the current film in pre-production will involve live-action animatronic actors with computer-generated faces. Spike Jonze is […]

"Zoids/ZERO": Shallow Plot Undermines Great Battles

by Dukeon October 24, 2005
After the great success of Zoids: Chaotic Century and Zoids: Guardian Force, another sequel was a natural move. Unfortunately, instead of another epic battle between good and evil, the creators have messed with success, producing just another dull tournament series. Centuries after the final defeat of the Death Saurer, Zoid Warriors pilot a new brand […]

"Zoids: Chaotic Century": A Thrilling Climax to a CG Epic

by Dukeon October 24, 2005
Wow. What a ride Zoids: Chaotic Century (or Zoids: Guardian Force as it was known at this point in Japan) has been. We’ve seen our heroes take on a Godzilla reject and zoids faster than the speed of sound with an entire army on their tails. Now, finally, we reach the end of the line. […]

"Ghost Talker's Daydream": My Mistress Sees Dead People

by Chad Boninon October 23, 2005
Misaki Saiki has an abnormal gift; she can speak with the dead. She’s also the best dominatrix at an S&M club in Tokyo. She gets no peace in either one of her lives. She talks to the dead as a special consultant for Tokyo’s version of the X Files, and stalker fans with digital cams […]

Preview: "Shadow Skill" Deserves a Fireball to the Heiny

by Dukeon October 23, 2005
In my long-ago high school days I was a member of the anime club. Back then, our options were limited to whatever random VHS tape we could find, and one of them was a two-episode number called Shadow Skill. In it, a fighting chick trains a kid in the titular martial art, which was developed […]

"Girls Bravo": Less Boobs = Less Fun

by Chad Boninon October 23, 2005
Yukinari’s got the worst disease a man can get. Whenever he is touched by a female, he bursts out in hives. This is especially bad when you consider this teenager lives next door to an incredibly busty babe and then is accidentally transported to an alien planet full of nothing but women. On his adventure […]