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George Kashdan, Superhero Script Writer 1928 – 2006

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2006
Writer Mark Evanier has reported the passing of writer and editor George Kashdan last Saturday at the age of 78, “apparently from complications relating to a stroke.” Kashdan wrote and edited many of DC’s earliest comic books, overseeing the launches of monthly comic book titles for Aquaman, Metamorpho, and Teen Titans. Kashdan also contributed to […]

CGI "Gatchaman" Coming from Imagi Animation Studios

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2006
Imagi Animation Studios has announced that they are producing a CGI animated feature-length movie based on Gatchaman, a.k.a. G-Force. The film will be written and directed by Kevin Munroe, who has handled both duties for the CG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and is produced in association with Tatsunoko Production of Japan, Inc. No release date […]

"Oban Star Racers": Good Golly, Miss Molly!

by on June 9, 2006
Judging a show based on the first episode is always a tricky thing to do. You are shoved into a universe that you know nothing about, introduced to unfamiliar characters, and to top it all off, you may have expectations already in place before watching. I must admit I had high expectations for Oban Star […]

Afterworks 2 Ups Page Count; Previews On-Line

by Ed Liuon June 8, 2006
Image Comics has announced that Afterworks 2, the anthology trade paperback by artists from Pixar Animation Studios, will be expanding from 200 pages to 360 pages. The price of the book will not change from the initially solicited $24.99. In addition, two on-line previews from the book are available. ComicBookResources.com has an 18-page preview of […]

Onion A.V. Names Scrappy-Doo "Top Memorably Unpopular Character"

by Ed Liuon June 7, 2006
The Onion A.V. Club has published a list of the top 13 Memorably Unpopular Characters from Popular TV, with Scrappy-Doo landing the #1 spot above Oliver Martin (The Brady Bunch), Dawn Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Livia Soprano (The Sopranos). Pokémon‘s Pikachu landed the #7 spot behind Barney the Dinosaur and Urkel (Family Matters).

Classic "Popeye" Comes to DVD

by Ed Liuon June 7, 2006
Warner Home Video, Hearst Entertainment, and King Features Syndicate have come to an agreement which will lead to the home video release of classic Popeye cartoons. Specifically, Warner has the rights to all 231 Popeye animated shorts released theatrically between 1933 and 1957 and multiple shorts released for TV between 1960 and 1987. According to […]

"Roary the Racing Car" Zooms onto UK Screens

by Grant Whiteon June 7, 2006
British production company Chapman Entertainment has secured a two channel UK deal for new stop-frame animated pre-school series Roary the Racing Car, C21Media reports. The deal sees the TV rights shared between channel 5 and Nick Jr, with a planned air date of next spring.

4Kids Plays A Global Hand for "Yu-Gi-Oh! GX"’s Second Season

by Grant Whiteon June 7, 2006
4Kids Entertainment has secured several global broadcast deals for the second season of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, C21Media reports. Included are countries such as the UK, France, Latin America, and Canada.

Geneon Announces New July & August Titles; "Kannazuki no Miko" Delayed

by SB20xxon June 7, 2006
Set to debut in July and August from Geneon are boxsets for Gad Guard, Koi Kaze, Mermaid Forest, and Tokyo Underground. Elemental Gelade also gets a second volume, which will be released on August 15th. In related Geneon news, Kannazuki no Miko‘s second volume has been delayed from June 27th to July 4th. In addition, […]

Bandai Announces New August & September Titles

by SB20xxon June 7, 2006
Bandai today revealed some new title solicitations for late summer. August will bring us IGPX: Season 1 Complete Collection, and in September we will see multiple Anime Legends releases: .hack//Legend of the Twilight Complete Collection; Infinite Ryvius Complete Collection; Jubei-Chan: The Ninja Girl Complete Collection; and Wolf’s Rain Complete Collection II. In addition, the first […]