Dark Horse Announces "Akira Club," "Usagi Yojimbo" #100

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
Dark Horse Comics has released their advance January 2007 comic book solicitations, which includes Akira Club, a companion to the famous manga by Katsuhiro Otomo that will be available for the first time in English. The 256-page book will be available for pre-order next month, with an estimated street date of March 7, 2007. More […]

Virgin Animation Announces Animated "Secrets of the Seven Sounds"

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Comics LLC and Canadian animation house Kahani World, Inc. have announced Secrets of the Seven Sounds, a feature-length animated film inspired by the Ramayana, an ancient Indian epic. The press release states that the feature film is already in an advanced stage of development, entering full production in seven weeks with […]

"Dr. Grave" Comic to Become Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that GigaPix Studios will be producing a CGI-animated feature film based on the Dr. Grave underground comic book, first published by Slave Labor Graphics in 2000. Comic creator Ed Vis will write the screenplay. More information is available from a press release at the GigaPix website. (via Comic Book Resources […]

"How to Make an Episode of Foster’s Home" Parts 3 and 4

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
Craig McCracken has posted part 3 and part 4 of his series on how an episode of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends is made (part 1, part 2, and a readable outline for the episode “Go Goo Go!” were posted previously on the weblog). Part 3 drops a hint that an upcoming episode of the […]

James Tucker Talks "Legion of Super Heroes"

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
Producer James Tucker has spoken to Comic Book Resources about his work on the new Legion of Super Heroes cartoon, now airing on the CW network. The article covers the past history of both the Legion and Tucker himself, the backgrounds and motivations behind several key cast members, and the connections between the show and […]

Planet of the ChimpanZZZZZZs

by Maxie Zeuson October 9, 2006
Originally launched in 1975, and returning more than a quarter century later as though through a time warp, Return to the Planet of the Apes comes to DVD bringing with it memories of a time when the world of television animation was ruled by apes. Okay, not by apes exactly: only by impoverished cartoon studios […]

Edible "Oedipus": Classic Animated Short Comes to DVD

by Jameson October 8, 2006
Destiny is a funny old thing. It can bring a fountain of joy, a shower of love, a well of happiness, a bucket of mirth…. and so forth. Of course, destiny can equally damn you to murder your father, marry your mother, endure a sister as your daughter and once again – and so forth. […]

Season 1 of "Foster’s" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson October 7, 2006 reports that Season 1 of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends will be out on DVD on February 6, 2007. The 2-disc box set contains the pilot movie along with 13 episodes from Season 1 and features commentaries and never-before-seen-footage. Updated 11/27: reports that Season 1 of Foster’s Home for Imagainary Friends has been […]

"Desert Punk Vol. 5": No Money, More Problems, But Still Compelling

by Karl Olsonon October 7, 2006
Last time on Desert Punk our idiot savant of a hero, Kanta Mizuno (A.K.A. the Formerly Legendary Desert Punk), he was knee deep in human waste with a side of intrigue and mystery. However, before things get ultra-serious we get a couple episodes where we see the invincible and hardcore Kanta (along with the unstoppably […]

"Desert Punk Vol. 4": He Just Might Be OK, After A Shower

by Karl Olsonon October 7, 2006
If weren’t for no luck, the legendary Desert Punk, A.K.A. Kanta Mizuno, wouldn’t have any luck at all. I’m almost shocked he ever had a rep to ruin the first place, though when he isn’t completely getting out-witted by the well-endowed (both mentally and physically if you know what I mean), he does manage to […]