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Superman is Boomerang’s Featured Character for June

by Dan Collinson May 28, 2006
Boomerang will feature Superman as their character spotlight for June. Episodes of the animated series will air Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ET) beginning Saturday, June 3. [Source: CartoonNetwork.com]

Alex Toth 1928 – 2006

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2006
Legendary comic book and animation artist Alex Toth passed away on Saturday, May 27. According to his son Eric, Toth passed away at his drawing/writing table. In addition to being a seminal comic book artist of the 1960s and 1970s, Toth was responsible for the character designs of many of Hanna-Barbera’s most recognizable animation properties, […]

ADV Announces Acquisition of "Jinki: Extend"

by on May 27, 2006
ADV has announced at Anime Boston the acquisition of anime series Jinki: Extend. [On-Site Reporting by Weatherman]

FUNimation Acquires "Beck"

by on May 27, 2006
This evening at Anime Boston FUNimation announced the acquisition of Indie rock-centric anime series Beck. [On-Site Reporting by Weatherman]

"Maburaho Vol. 6": Improving Just a Little Bit

by on May 27, 2006
After the extreme disappointment this whole “Kazuki is a ghost” arc has been, you would figure the Maburaho writers would try and make the series a bit better. Maybe, just maybe, they would try to make this series rise above the mediocrity it’s been in for almost the whole series. After all, the series’ high […]

FUNimation Acquires "Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid"

by SB20xxon May 27, 2006
Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid has been licensed by FUNimation, courtesy of Kadokawa Pictures USA. The first volume is expected for release on October 3, and should include both regular editions and starter sets. [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com]

"Doogal": At Least It’s Not Hoodwinked

by on May 26, 2006
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for casual moviegoers to discern which company actually made the animated film they’re watching, and in which country. The marketing campaigns for Valiant and The Wild were both emblazoned with “Walt Disney, ” though the former is from a small British studio and the latter a Canadian one. The Weinstein Company […]

Boyd Kirkland Talks X-Men: Evolution Season Three

by on May 25, 2006
A veteran of animation for over two decades, Boyd Kirkland in various roles throughout his extensive career and gained critical acclaim for his outstanding work on Batman: The Animated Series, directing episodes such as “Harley And Ivy”, “I Am The Knight” and “Second Chance.” To celebrate the release of X-Men: Evolution Season Three on DVD, […]

Linklater on "A Scanner Darkly" at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 25, 2006
Director Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, and the director and stars spoke to the press and the audience at the film’s first screening. The film uses the same animated rotoscoping techniques Linklater used in Waking Life to adapt a novel by acclaimed science fiction writer Phillip K. […]

"Oban," "W.I.T.C.H." Lead Off Jetix Summer Events

by on May 25, 2006
The Jetix Big Blockbuster Summer will kick off on Monday, June 5, with the hour-long premiere of Oban Star Racers and the second season of W.I.T.C.H., Toon Disney has announced. Original episodes of Power Rangers Mystic Force will follow on June 12. Based on an original short, Oban Star Racers mixes 2D and 3D animation […]