Betty Boop Goes to Hooters

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2005
The Hooters Restaurant chain has debuted a new lapel pin putting Betty Boop into the tank top and shorts uniform of a Hooters waitress. It is apparently the latest of 357 collectible Hooters lapel pins, although it is the first to feature a licensed character. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Retrospective of "Pink Floyd: The Wall" and "Hercules" Designer Due in November

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2005
Artist Gerald Scarfe’s career will be examined in depth in Drawing Blood: Forty Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored, a retrospective book due out on November 3. Scarfe’s work has been seen in works as disparate as Pink Floyd: The Wall and Walt Disney’s animated Hercules movie. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter weblog)

Going Behind the Page with Terry Moore, "Strangers in Paradise"

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2005 has posted a lengthy interview with Terry Moore, creator, writer and artist for the independently published comic book Strangers in Paradise.

Animation and Nelson Shin Bring Rare Unity to Korean Peninsula

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2005
The New York Times covers Nelson Shin’s animated feature film Princess Chung, noting that both North and South Korean teams were responsible for producing the film (free registration required). The article covers Shin’s biography and career highlights, and notes that animation is failing to draw large audiences at the South Korean box office.

DVD Talk Covers "Lilo & Stitch 2" Launch Party

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2005’s das Monkey has posted an article covering the DVD launch party for Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. Several photos are provided, along with several long audio interviews with cast members and creators.

"Lupin Crisis in Tokyo": Big Laughs in the Biggest City

by Chris Woodon August 31, 2005
People often accuse the James Bond movies of all being the same – seen one, seen them all. Certainly there is an established formula, but different films emphasize different aspects. From Russia with Love is a Cold War spy drama, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service a romance, A View to a Kill high camp, and […]

Robert Goodman Discusses Defunct "The Zeta Project" Series

by James Harveyon August 30, 2005
The World’s Finest has a new Robert Goodman interview online, discussing his work on the defunct cult animated series The Zeta Project. Check out the new interview at the The World’s Finest’s The Zeta Project sub-site.

New "Justice League Unlimited" Episode Information

by James Harveyon August 30, 2005
The World’s Finest has received a first look at episode titles and loglines for four more new Justice League Unlimited episodes. These episodes, information courtesy of Cartoon Network, are currently scheduled to air later this year. Episode #31 – “Flash and Substance” Episode #32 – “Dead Reckoning” Episode #33 – “Patriot Act”   Episode #34 […]

Gemstone Publishing's David Gerstein on Disney Classic Stories Reprints

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2005
David Gerstein, Archival Editor for Gemstone Publishing, has been interviewed by’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"

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2005
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)