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NY Times on Disney's Move Away from Hand-Drawn Animation

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2005
The New York Times covers the path that led to the dissolution of Disney’s hand-drawn animation department (registration required). The article includes extensive comments by David Stainton, current president of Walt Disney Feature Animation.

Preview for Frank Espinosa's "Rocketo" #2

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2005
Comic Book Resources has posted a 6-page preview of Frank Espinosa’s Rocketo #2 from Speakeasy Comics. The book is scheduled to be released to comic book stores this Wednesday, September 21.

Full-On Glory with "Fullmetal Alchemist" Vol. 4

by James915on September 19, 2005
The plot thickens as Ed and Al get closer to uncovering the mystery of the Philosopher’s Stone and Scar begins to hunt down and murder State Alchemists. The series is already so good that it’s hard to believe that it can consistently top itself with each volume. And I have it on good authority that […]

"Samurai 7" Vol. 1: Not Your Grandpa's Kurosawa

by Karl Olsonon September 19, 2005
You know, I’m not kidding with the title. If you’ve got a serious attachment to the original film Samurai 7 is based on, you might just want to turn back now. It’s a pretty radical reinvention, mixing sci-fi elements into a general Edo-era-ish setting. And lo and behold, Toshiro Mifune’s character has been turned into […]

"Little Einsteins" to Premiere on Disney Channel October 9 (Updated 9/17)

by Zeddon September 17, 2005
Disney’s Little Einsteins will premiere with two episodes in a special primetime presentation on Sunday, October 9 (7:00pm and 7:30pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel. In the primetime premiere episode, entitled “I Love to Conduct,” Leo uses his beloved baton to conduct a beautiful sunrise as the kids sing along to Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite, […]

DC's "The Losers" Headed to the Big Screen

by La Parkaon September 17, 2005
Superhero Hype! reports that DC Vertigo’s comic series The Losers has been optioned by Warner Brothers. Peter Berg and Akiva Goldsman will produce the film for the studio, while Berg will write the screenplay with an eye to direct. The movie will follow the exploits of the highly skilled CIA team members as they are […]

"The Ultimate Avengers" Gets Release Date

by Stuon September 16, 2005
Wizard World reports that The Ultimate Avengers, Marvel and Lion Gates’ first Direct-to-DVD animated feature, will be released on February 21, 2006. The Wizard World convention also had the first screening of the movie’s trailer. It is unknown if the trailer will be shown online. Also included in the above link is a one sheet […]

Comics Previews and Full Issues Available On-Line

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2005
Mile High Comics has posted 4-page previews of comics shipping to stores on September 21, including Birds of Prey #86 (DC) by Gail Simone with artwork by Bruce Timm, David Lopez, and Fernando Blanco; and Runaways #8 (Marvel) by Brian K. Vaughan with artwork by Takeshi Miyazawa. Comic Book Resources has posted 6-page previews of […]

"Wallace and Gromit" Movie Gets Raves Down Under

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2005
The BBC is reporting that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is receiving rave reviews in Australia, where the movie has already debuted. The movie is receiving accolades from both mainstream media critics, audience members emerging from the theatres, and people posting to the BBC web site. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean Interviewed About "MirrorMask"

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2005
ComicBookResources.com has interviewed writer Neil Gaiman and artist/director Dave McKean about MirrorMask, their new movie debuting on September 30, 2005. Produced with the Jim Henson Company, the movie is intended as a spiritual sequel to the 1980’s cult favorite Labyrinth and promises to mix live-action with an assortment of special effects and animation techniques.