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Zoo Films/Atomic Cartoons Team Up for Bollywood Road

by Grant Whiteon March 30, 2006
UK-based Zoo Films and Canadian Atomic Cartoons (best known for Atomic Betty) have teamed up to produce Bollywood Road, C21Media reports. Set in a fictional, urban community, the Anglo-Indian aimed show focuses on a family who often breaks into Bollywood-style dance numbers.

Nickelodeon UK Acquires "King"

by Grant Whiteon March 30, 2006
Nickelodeon UK has picked up the animated series King from Canadian studio Decode Entertainment, C21Media reports. The show targets six- to twelve-year-olds and focuses on 12-year-old Russel, who is crowned king of a fantasy world of monsters he discovers.

Vito DelSante on Writing for "Scooby Doo," "Batman Adventures"

by Ed Liuon March 30, 2006
Writer Vito DelSante has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his career writing comics, which has included a backup feature in Batman Adventures and a regular assignment on DC’s Scooby Doo comics. The interview covers how he broke into the business, the unusual reaction he had when he was paid for his Batman Adventures […]

Adam Beechen Talks "Robin" and Future Projects

by Ed Liuon March 30, 2006
Writer Adam Beechen has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his takeover of DC’s monthly Robin comic book. In the interview, Beechen discusses his plans for the Boy Wonder in the wake of DC’s “One Year Later” event and the differences between writing Robin and the Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic book. In discussing his […]

"Chicken Little" Director and Producer Leave Disney

by Ed Liuon March 30, 2006
The website o-meon.com is reporting that Mark Dindal and Randy Fullmer have left Walt Disney Feature Animation, with yesterday (March 29) being their last day at the company. Dindal and Fullmer were the director and producer, respectively, of The Emperor’s New Groove and Chicken Little. Both stated that the decision to leave Walt Disney was […]

SakuraCon2006 – Dark Horse: New Manga, Manwha And Artbooks To Come

by on March 30, 2006
Dark Horse was out in force with a number of reps in tow, namely Tim Ervin, Samantha Robertson and Phillip Simon, and they had plenty to talk about as well: New manga title wise, Dark Horse announced the pick-up of Ohikkoshi by Hiroaki Samura, who is probably best know for Blade of the Immortal. Ohikkoshi […]

SakuraCon2006 – FUNimation: YuYu Hakusho Price Cuts And Some Syndication Details

by on March 30, 2006
FUNimation’s panel was scheduled against Geneon’s, so I didn’t catch all of it. However, thanks to the handy press packet from Lance Heiskell, all the big talking points should be here, as well as a few extra bits gleaned from talking to Lance at the FUNimation booth: Yu Yu Hakusho will be getting 14-episode sets […]

SakuraCon2006 – ADV Films: Evangelion Stays Strong, But Manga Is Still AWOL

by on March 30, 2006
ADV almost didn’t have a panel, and unfortunately myself (and several other members of the press) only heard they did after it happened. However, the following was brought up at David William’s Q&A and at the ADV booth. We would have gotten an announcement or two, but with John Ledford out at TAF, David Williams […]

SakuraCon2006 – Geneon: Barefoot Gen, DVD Rebates, New Music And Dub Premieres Too

by on March 30, 2006
Geneon didn’t have much in the way of “new” anime announcements per se’, but there were definitely some tidbits that were quite surprising thanks to Geneon’s Stephen Tang. Geneon retrieved another title from the wreckage of Streamline, the anime classic Barefoot Gen. On the live action side, the company announced Last Quarter–a live action title […]

‘Batman Beyond’: The Future’s Bright!

by on March 30, 2006
After a few failed attempts at bringing the show to DVD, Warner Home Video has finally released Batman Beyond: Season One to the joy of Batman fans everywhere. The show features an all-new Batman approximately 40 years in the future, with Bruce Wayne now a bitter, broken old man. The show’s origins trace back to […]