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"The Gummi Bears" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson August 11, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Vol. 1 is coming to DVD on a 3-disc set. The show is about a group of bears who use magic and technology and coexisted with humans, until a rivalry forced the Gummis to leave, and a small group stayed. Generations later, a young boy named […]

Marvel Announces "Teen Avengers" Direct-to-DVD In Development

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
During their second quarter financial results conference call, Marvel Entertainment announced that an animated direct-to-DVD feature titled Teen Avengers was in development. No other information on the title was provided, such as whether it is based on the Young Avengers comic book title by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. The same call also revealed that […]

Taking a Dim View of "A Scanner Darkly"

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
There are few science fiction writers who have had as large of an impact on pop culture as Philip K. Dick. Underappreciated in his own time, Dick’s prolific imagination rooted itself in the belief that objective reality did not truly exist – a perception exacerbated by a powerful sense of paranoia and a long stretch […]

Making "Foster’s" Part 2; "Foster’s" on iTunes

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
The second of a series on producing an episode of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends has been posted on the series’ production weblog. This installment deals with story outlines and dealing with Cartoon Network and the dreaded Broadcast Standards and Practices (BS & P) department. A second post on the weblog notes that the first […]

UPDATED: "Variety" and "Financial Times" on CGI Cartoon Glut

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
An article on Variety.com discusses Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew, most of which have had lower-than-expected box-office returns. The article begins with the industry assumption that CGI animation was a sure-fire formula for box-office success, which was partially responsible for the current increase of CGI animated films, and goes on to analyze current and upcoming CGI […]

Viz Announces New Fall Titles

by SB20xxon August 11, 2006
On September 19th, the first two volumes of Pokemon Advanced Battle will be released at $14.98, followed by the next two volumes on October 17th. In addition, the first season of Pokemon, priced at $39.98, is set for a November 21st release. For the non-Pokemon fans, get ready for the anticipated first volume of Bleach […]

Bandai Announces New November Titles

by SB20xxon August 11, 2006
The complete collections keep on coming as Bandai is set to release full series boxsets of Mars Daybreak and Planetes for $49.98 each, as well as an Anime Legends collection of Please Twins for $39.98. In addition, the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Movie Trilogy box, priced at $39.98, will be released as well. Single disc […]

Aliens, Armors and Animation: Bob Richardson Talks Ultimate Avengers

by on August 11, 2006
Bob Richardson returned to Marvel to serve as Supervising Producer for both Ultimate Avengers movies. A veteran of animation for over 20 years, Richardson is perhaps best known for his role as Supervising Producer on Spider-Man: The Animated Series in the 1990’s. The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News caught up with Bob to […]

Scott McCloud Announces East Coast "Making Comics" Tour Leg

by Ed Liuon August 10, 2006
Comic book writer/artist Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures) has announced the dates and locations of the first leg of his 50-state Making Comics tour. The tour will begin on September 5 in New York City as Making Comics is released, and will visit locations in Cambridge, MA; Syracuse, NY; Princeton, NJ; Bethesda, MD; Washington, DC; White […]

Authors Want to Know How "Peanuts" Changed Your Life

by Ed Liuon August 10, 2006
Two authors are collecting anecdotes on how Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strips, cartoons, and characters have affected people. The anecdotes will be collected for a book tentatively titled Security Blankets: How Charles M. Schulz Touched Our Lives. Anecdotes should be between 500-600 words and can be submitted at PeanutsStories.com. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)