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Go Team Venture!

by on June 7, 2006
I don’t know about the rest of you kids, but I’ve about had my fill of animated parodies. Harvey Birdman was a clever extension of the Space Ghost model, and Sealab 2021 had its moments. But c’mon already. Is there any good excuse for Robot Chicken, Moral Orel, Drawn Together, Family Guy, and a bunch […]

"Starz The Hollywood Reporter" Examines Comic Book Movie Trend

by Zeddon June 7, 2006
With the growing trend of turning comic books into blockbuster films, Starz The Hollywood Reporter will explore this phenomena with a half-hour original special entitled Comic Books on Film. The special will include interviews with Brandon Routh, the new Superman; Christian Bale of Batman Begins; and Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry, both of X-Men: The […]

Press Release: When Comic Books Attack

by Zeddon June 7, 2006
WHEN COMIC BOOKS ATTACK!! 24-Hour Marathon of Films Made From Comic Books Featuring Starz The Hollywood Reporter Original Special Examines the Comic Book Into Film Phenomena Englewood, Colo., June 6, 2006 – Superman Returns, X3 and Spider-Man 3… with the ever increasing trend of turning comic books into blockbuster films, Starz The Hollywood Reporter: Comic […]

Bernard Loomis, "The Man Who Invented Saturday Morning," 1923 – 2006

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2006
Bernard Loomis, a legendary toy industry figure, passed away from heart disease on Friday at the age of 82 (registration required). Loomis was instrumental in tying toys to TV programming; his first attempt to bring a “Hot Wheels” cartoon to TV in 1969 failed, but he eventually succeeded with a Strawberry Shortcake animated program in […]

Viz Media Sweeps BookScan Top Ten

by Zeddon June 6, 2006
Ten of Viz Media’s manga titles have again swept the top spots on Nielsen BookScan’s Adult Fiction Overall Graphic Novel list for the week ending May 28, 2006. This is the second time in the past seven months that Viz Media took the entire Top Ten list. The complete Top Ten list is as follows: […]

Press Release: Ten Viz Media Manga Titles Sweep The BookScan Top Ten

by Zeddon June 6, 2006
TEN VIZ MEDIA MANGA TITLES SWEEP THE BOOKSCAN TOP TEN NARUTO, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, RUROUNI KENSHIN And DEATH NOTE Continue To Captivate Readers Nationwide San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that ten of its […]

"Tales from Earthsea" Release Date: July 29

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2006
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s newest movie Tales from Earthsea will be released on July 29, 2006. The film is directed by Goro Miyazaki and based on novels by Ursula K. LeGuin.

"Car Talk" Hosts Interviewed on Roles in "Cars"

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2006
Tom and Ray Magliozzi, a.k.a. “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers” on National Public Radio’s Car Talk, have been interviewed by Cars.com about their roles in the upcoming Cars film from Disney/Pixar. The two detail how they got the roles and the difference between voice acting and radio and promise that the movie will be […]

Of Serpents and Shounen Bat, Delusions and Paranoia

by on June 5, 2006
A man and woman lived blissfully, blamelessly in paradise. Then, one day, they learned shame. The man blamed the woman. The woman blamed the serpent. They and their descendents were cursed with the overwhelming power of death. This is the story of the limitations of humanity, of the innocence of childhood giving way to the […]

"Pee-Wee’s Playhouse" Comes To Adult Swim In July

by on June 5, 2006
Adult Swim has acquired the airing rights to all 45 original episodes of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, the seminal live-action/cartoon hybrid series that many say revitalized a moribund Saturday morning lineup. The show introduced such well known stars as Lawrence Fishburne and S. Epatha Merkerson, among others. The show will premiere on Monday, July 10, and will […]