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Marvel Previews "Young Avengers" #1

Marvel Comics has posted the first 8 pages of Young Avengers #1 on its website. Young Avengers will be written by Allen Heinberg (The O.C.) and drawn by Jim Cheung, and spins out of events in last year’s “Avengers Disassembled” story arc. Discuss this news on Toon Zone’s Comic Book Culture Forum.

ADV Announces "Gravion," "Cromartie High School" Releases

ADV will release Gravion Zwei (Vol. 1): Eye of the Storm and Cromartie High School (Vol. 1): Cromartian Rhapsody to DVD in March. Animated Bliss has the details on the releases.

Toonz Invests $35 Million in India

Toonz Animation will invest $35 million to upgrade its operations in Thiruvananthpuram, India, Silicon India reports. The upgrades, to be carried out over five years, will include hiring an additional 150 animators.

Pixar Hosts Conference at Imagina Convention

Pixar animator Travis Hathaway will host a conference at the Imagina convention in February, Mac World reports. Hathaway will discuss the animation techniques that Pixar has developed in making its animated films.

Tokyopop Planning IPO in 2005

An article on the Anime News Network states that Tokyopop will be going public in 2005, according to a list published by Nikkei Kinyu Shimbun. Currently privately held, Tokyopop would be traded on the Japanese stock exchange even though its major area of business is selling Japanese anime and manga in North America. (via Comics […]

Lee Wins Suit Against Marvel

Stan Lee is entitled to 10% of certain profits that Marvel Enterprises has made off of movies based on its characters, a court has ruled. Lee sued Marvel, claiming he was due a cut of profits that Marvel made off the Spider-Man movies and other film and TV projects that use Marvel characters. The United […]

Julia Roberts Set to Star in "Charlotte's Web"

Julia Roberts will voice the title role in Paramount’s upcoming live-action/CGI feature film adaptation of Charlotte’s Web, says The Hollywood Reporter. Other voice cast members announced include Oprah Winfrey (Gussy), Cedric the Entertainer (Golly), John Cleese (Samuel the sheep), Steve Buscemi (Rat Templeton), Thomas Haden Church and Andre 3000 (Brooks and Elwyn), and Kathy Bates […]

Bandai, ADV Announce New Releases

Bandai Enterainment has announced three new releases for May, including Gundam Seed (Vol.10): Day of Destiny, Wolf’s Rain: Final Encounters, and Please Twins!: Twins Forever. Animated Bliss has all the details. Animated Bliss also has details on six ADV releases coming on February 8: Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum: 05; Getbackers: Battles with the Past; Mezzo: […]

"Broken Angel" Brings "Fullmetal Alchemist" to Gameplayers

Square Enix says that Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel, a videogame title based on the anime series, is now available at retailers. [Source: Business Wire]

"Fantastic Four" Teaser Trailer Available Online

The new teaser trailer to Fantastic Four is now available online. Additionally, the movie’s official website is up with bios on the four heroes and a Flash-animated intro. Included are pictures, wallpaper, and more. (via Superhero Hype!)

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