Gemstone Publishing's David Gerstein on Disney Classic Stories Reprints

David Gerstein, Archival Editor for Gemstone Publishing, has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about Mickey and the Gang Classic Stories in Verse, a 360 page trade paperback reprinting one-page adventure stories starring Disney’s iconic characters. The original comics were published in Good Housekeeping magazine starting in 1934. The trade paperback is available for pre-order […]

The Growth of Anime in America According to "Wired"

Wired magazine has analyzed the state of the American anime industry, noting that anime now accounts for nearly 7% of all DVDs sold and appears more and more frequently on TV. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

"Crabes", "Naive Man" Win Nextoons Awards

Arthur de Pins’ “La Révolution des Crabes” has been named the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner in Nextoons 2005 Film Festival. J.G. Quintel’s “The Naïve Man From Lolliland” won for Producer’s Choice and Student Animator. Finalists include PSYOP’s “Anthem”; Tom Kyzivat’s “Prey”; John Dilworth’s “The Mouschist”; M. Toth Geza’s “Maestro”‘; Rie Ito’s “Betty”; Jiwook Kim’s “Oh, […]

"Yumeria" Coming to DVD in October

ADV Films will release Yumeria: Into the Dreamscape on October 11, the company says. The DVD-only release will include episodes one through four in anamorphic video and both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  Extras include reverse cover artwork, clean opening and closing animation, and previews. It will retail for $29.98.   [Source: […]

"Deko Boko Friends" Joins Treehouse

Deko Boko Friends will join the lineup of Treehouse TV in September, distributor VIZ Media says. Treehouse will air 61 episodes of the series. [Source: VIZ Media]

Disney Releasing Updated "Lilo & Stitch Island Favorites" CD

Walt Disney Records will release Disney’s Lilo & Stitch Island Favorites Featuring Songs From Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch to CD on August 30. This updated compilation will feature five new tracks from the movie, including Elvis Presley’s “Rubberneckin’,” “A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix)” and “I Need Your Love Tonight”; […]

Art School Offering Fall Lectures by Mignola, Murakami

Entertainment Art Academy will open its doors this September 12 with a 13-week line up of classes and special events, the school says. Guest lecturers for the fall include Mike Mignola, Glen Murakami, Stephen Silver, Trevor Goring, and Nathan Fowkes.  For more information, visit the EAA website. [Source: Entertainment Art Academy]

Geneon Launches PSP-Dedicated Anime Website

Geneon Entertainment has launched a PSP-dedicated version of its anime homepage, the company says. The new site, which can be found at geneonanimation.com, is customized for the PlayStation Portable’s controls. [Source: Geneon Entertainment]

WHV Announces 'Thundercats' Season One, Volume Two

WHV has announced ‘Thundercats’ Season One, Volume Two on DVD for a December 6th release date. Synopsis: Led by their young leader Lion-O, the Thundercats forge a new home on Third Earth. But as they rebuild their lives, the vile Mumm-Ra and the Mutants at Castle Plundarr plot to annihilate the Thundercats’ fledgling civilization. Mystical […]

"Fire and Ice" Runs Hot, Cold, And Bloody

Why do mature animated action films draw sizable audiences in Japan, whereas American adults are highly reluctant to show up at theaters unless you throw in a few adorable singing animals so that their kids will drag them along? It’s one of the industry’s great mysteries. But in 1982 oddball animation director Ralph Bakshi of […]

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