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Paul Cassidy 1910 - 2005

The Comics Reporter weblog is reporting the passing of Paul Cassidy on May 15, 2005 at the age of 94. Cassidy was an early assistant to Joe Shuster, artist and co-creator for Superman, and contributed many elements to the Man of Steel including the iconic five-cornered “S” shield.

Diana Wynne Jones at "Howl" Screening in Cambridge

The Nausicaa.net in the United Kingdom, running from July 7 to July 17, will show several Studio Ghibli films, including Kiki’s Delivery Service, Whisper of the Heart, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Castle in the Sky. The festival’s screening of Howl’s Moving Castle will be introduced by Diana Wynne Jones, the author of the novel […]

IDW Gears Up for "Transformers: Infiltration" in October 2005

IDW has released solicitation information for Transformers: Infiltration #0, the first issue in its relaunched Transformers comic book line. The issue is scheduled for release in October 2005 with a $0.99 cover price with four covers shipping in equal quantities. Simon Furman will write while E.J. Su provides the artwork.

"Toy Story 3" Set for Summer 2008 Release

Disney will premiere Toy Story 3 at the International Licensing Show in the summer of 2008, AWN reports. The film, which is being made without the participation of Pixar, will have Buzz Lightyear recalled to Taiwan after a series of malfunctions; Woody and the rest of the toys will try to save Buzz.

"Area 88" Gets July DVD Launch

ADV Films will release Area 88: Treacherous Skies to DVD on July 18, the company said yesterday. The $29.98 DVD-only release will include the first three episodes of the series in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include an interview with screenwriter Hiroshi Ohnogi and director Isamu Imakake; aircraft specs; production […]

"Les Nuits Magiques" Toon Festival Set for December

The Fifteenth International Animated Film Festival “Les Nuits Magiques” will be held in Bègles, France between December 5 and 11, festival organizers said today. The festival is accepting applications for short film entries at its website. [Source: Les Nuits Magiques]

Cartoon Network Xmas Toons Come to DVD

Warner Home Video will release Christmas Rocks, set of Christmas-themed Cartoon Network episodes, to DVD on October 4, TV Shows on DVD reports. The set will include episodes of Johnny Bravo; Courage the Cowardly Dog; Dexter’s Laboratory; I Am Weasel; Ed, Edd, ‘n Eddy; Powerpuff Girls; Grim & Evil; and Codename: Kids Next Door. It […]

"Ghost in the Shell" to DVD in September

Anchor Bay will release Ghost In The Shell: Season 2, Vol. 1 to DVD on September 20, Animated Bliss reports. A standard edition will retail for $24.95; a limited edition will retail for $49.95.

"Transformers Cybertron" to DVD

Paramount will release Transformers Cybertron: A New Beginning to DVD on September 13, according to Animated Bliss. It will retail for $16.95.

More "SpongeBob" on DVD

Paramount will release SpongeBob SquarePants: Absorbing Favorites to DVD on September 20, DVD Toons reports.

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