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"Howl's Moving Castle" News from the UK

by Ed Liuon September 28, 2005
News sources in the United Kingdom are focusing on Howl’s Moving Castle, which debuted there on September 1. The Financial Times interviewed director Hayao Miyazaki, while the Telegraph interviewed Diana Wynn Jones, author of the novel on which the film is based. (via Nausicaa.net)

Michael Eisner's Long Goodbye

by Ed Liuon September 28, 2005
Mainstream news media outlets are publishing numerous articles about the departure of Michael Eisner as CEO of the Disney Corporation. Reuters reports on Eisner’s message not to panic in the face of technological change to the Hollywood Radio and Television Society, which may be the same event covered by an article in the Los Angeles […]

"The Batman Versus Dracula" Haunts Cartoon Network

by James Harveyon September 28, 2005
According to Cartoon Network, the home video animated feature The Batman Versus Dracula will premiere on the network October 22, 2005, at 5:00pm (ET). The movie will hit home video beforehand on October 18, 2005.

"Zixx Level Two": "Now You See Him." Just Not in the States

by Chad Boninon September 28, 2005
Zixx Phunkee Zee, Flanngo, and a host of humans from suburbia have, if you’ve been watching the show up in moose country or reading the reviews here on Toon Zone, been defending the planet from an alien threat. Their battleground is not just their streets, but The Keep, a digital world accessible by portals. But […]

"Gunslinger Girl" Vol. 3: When Everything Works

by Karl Olsonon September 28, 2005
Prefacing this review would be like trying to cover the aurora borealis with a dark lens: it just wouldn’t help. So I’ll get right to it: Gunslinger Girl Vol. 3 is fantastic. This is what series that try to have a more ambient, less keyed-up pace should strive for. It’s what voice actors should dream […]

Hungama TV Turns Focus on Animation

by Zeddon September 28, 2005
Kids channel Hungama TV will focus more on animation shows in the future, agencyfaqs! reports. The network had previously split the difference to around 50 percent animation and 50 percent live action. By November, Hungama plans to launch three new animation shows: Yu-Gi-Oh, Sam and Sam, and Jay Jay the Jet Plane.

Nickelodeon Blackout Coming October 1

by Zeddon September 28, 2005
Nickelodeon has announced the schedule for their previously announced, second annual “Let’s Just Play Worldwide Day of Play,” which includes a three-hour blackout on Nickelodeon on October 3, from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. PR Newswire has full schedule information, as well as additional info on the event.

Nickelodeon Unveils Second of On-Air PSA Series Focusing on Importance of Breakfast

by Zeddon September 28, 2005
Nickelodeon is unveiling the second of its PSA on-air series which focuses on the importance of breakfast. The spot, entitled “It’s Breakfast Time” and animated by Klasky Csupo (Rugrats), is based on research findings that Nickelodeon released this summer and features animated utensils rhyming and singing about breakfast foods as needed sources of energy for […]

Mark Millar's "Chosen" Coming to the Big Screen

by La Parkaon September 28, 2005
Comic Book Resources reports that Mark Millar has signed a deal to have his three-issue miniseries Chosen adapted into a movie. Scott Derrickson, who directed The Exorcism of Emily Rose, will direct; Millar will write.

Correct Information for 'The Batman Strikes!' Issue #15

by Bird Boyon September 27, 2005
The World’s Finest has posted up the correct solicitation info for The Batman Strikes! #15, as well as the cover art.