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Animated "Mobisodes" Coming to a Cell Phone Near You?

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2005
The New York Times covers the growing amount of programming aimed at cell phone and other mobile users (registration required). In addition to spinoffs for network shows 24 and The Simple Life, several upcoming “mobisode” programs will be animated, including Samurai Love God from Viacom. Several animated mobile programs are already available in Japan.

Hayao Miyazaki and Nick Park to Talk at Tokyo Film Festival

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2005
Anime News Service is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki and Aardman Animation’s Nick Park will be giving a joint talk at the Tokyo Film Festival at 2:30 PM on October 23rd. The talk came about due to “recent friendly work relations” between the two studios. (via Nausicaa.net)

Paramount Starts Direct-to-Video Unit

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2005
Paramount Home Entertainment has begun a direct-to-video unit that will produce six to eight films annually, according to a report in Home Media Retailing. The first movie in the pipeline is an animated comedy from Mike Reiss (The Critic), which is likely to debut in the first quarter of 2006. (via Internet Movie Database Daily […]

"Samurai 7" Vol. 2: Sci-Fi Swordsmen Sophisticated As Ever

by Karl Olsonon October 17, 2005
Last time on Samurai 7, three peasants by the names of Kirara, Komochi and Rikichi traveled to the city to find some samurai willing to defend their village from the horrible Nobuseri – a band of giant mecha raiders who extort grain from the peasants’ village in exchange for not obliterating the lot of them. […]

"Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok" Vol. 1: If Conan Was a God

by Dr. Daedaluson October 17, 2005
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok is a charming fantasy series about Norse mythology. Of course, most of the charm comes from the large charms on the female protagonist, Mayura. But it also comes through the varied and colorful palette, the relatively light-hearted tone (which also becomes serious when needed), and a lack of any real violent […]

Composer William Anderson Interviewed

by Stuon October 16, 2005
The Marvel Animation Age recently spoke to composer Will Anderson about his past Marvel projects, including Spider-Man, X-Men: Evolution and Iron Man, as well as his future projects such as Biker Mice From Mars and Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island. To read the interview, click here.

New 'X-Men' Animated Series Announced

by Stuon October 15, 2005
Yahoo! Finance has learned that a new animated series based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men franchise is currently in pre-production for a Summer 2007 release. The new show, primarily focused on Wolverine, will utilize 2D and 3D animation. Twenty-six episodes have been confirmed thus far, similar to the upcoming Fantastic Four and Iron Man shows.

"Dragon Ball Z Bio-Broly" In Which Toei Fires Their Human Writers in Favor of Monkeys

by Dukeon October 15, 2005
You know, with all the filler Toei has created over the years you figure they’d be good at it by now. Sure, sometimes the writers get lucky, but more often than not, they fail miserably. The 11th Dragonball Z movie, Bio-Broly, could’ve used a four-leaf clover or twelve. It’s been a while since Broly was […]

"Monster Allergy" Coming to Cartoon Network & Kids WB

by Zeddon October 14, 2005
Kids WB, Cartoon Network, and pioneering Italian animation production company Rainbow S.r.l. are teaming up for 26 episodes of the animated original mystery-comedy series entitled Monster Allergy. The move will bring the 26 episodes of the series to both Cartoon Network and Kids WB at a future date. Monster Allergy follows the daily adventures of […]

On-line Comics Previews for October 14, 2005: Sonic X, Invincible, She-Hulk

by Ed Liuon October 14, 2005
Several previews of upcoming comics are available on-line. They include: – Buzzscope.com has updated their October 12th previews with some last-minute additions, including The Goon Fancy Pants Hardcover Edition (Dark Horse) and House of M #7 (Marvel). All books are available on comic book stands now. – Newsarama.com also has a 5-page preview of Sonic […]