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Paramount Pictures Acquires Rights to "Invincible"

Cinescape reports that Paramount Pictures has bought the film rights to Robert Kirkman’s teen-superhero comic Invincible. Kirman will adapt his own material for the studio in hopes of becoming a franchise.

Best of Nick Mag Comics Special on Newsstands Now

A press release from Nickelodeon has announced The Best of Nickelodeon Magazine Special All-Comics Issue, a 58-page special containing the best comics from Nickelodeon’s magazines for the past 11 years. The issue contains contributions from Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures), James Kolchaka, Johnny Ryan, Craig Thompson, and Andi Watson. Comicon.com’s the Beat weblog has a complete […]

Miyazaki/Moebius Exhibition Extended to April 17

The Miyazaki-Moebius exhibition currently running in Paris has been extended due to popular demand. Originally scheduled to close on March 13, the show will now run until April 17, according to this article on ActuaBD.com. The show details the mutual appreciation between Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki and French comic book artist Jean Giraud, a.k.a. […]

Marvel Conference: DTV Animation Highlights; Comics in 7-11's

Marvel Enterprises held a presentation for investors at a Bear Stearns conference this morning. The Marvel Gateway website reports that Marvel and Lions Gate Films will continue making direct-to-video animated feature films, with the third project already in development. In addition, a Fantastic Four animated television show was confirmed and the MTV Spider-Man animated series […]

The Cat Returns: A Magical Tale of Many Kitties

Studio Ghibli is often deemed the Disney of Japan, and it is difficult to find much fault with the comparison. Not only do both dominate their respective domestic (traditional) animation markets, but there are many similarities to be found in the epic adventures and enchanting fairy tales they bring to the screen. There are also […]

"Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi" Needs a Stronger Bond

Ai Yori Aoshi is yet another series that I had been interested in seeing, but wasn’t high enough on my priority list to buy. I’ve seen the trailers on other Geneon DVDs and they gave me the impression that the series is a serious romantic drama. Though I’m not sure about the original series, for […]

"Little Einsteins" Comes to Playhouse Disney in October

Disney’s Little Einsteins, an innovative new TV series focused on sparking curiosity through exploration, will premiere in October during the daily Playhouse Disney programming block on Disney Channel. The series, and a Disney DVD/video release in August, will build on the cachet of the #1 infant/preschool brand Baby Einstein and will anchor the emergence of […]

"Bear in the Big Blue House" Comes to Homes Throughout the U.S.

Breakfast with Bear, a new song-filled, hosted hour for preschoolers, will illustrate the benefits of healthy living as Bear, the 7-foot tall star of the series Bear in the Big Blue House, pays visits to real homes in cities throughout the U.S. Bear will be seen each weekday morning greeting a preschooler and his or […]

ABC Kids Fall 2005 Lineup Announced

Three new series – the ensemble comedy The Suite Life of Zack & Cody introducing the newest generation of kid and tween superstars and produced by hit makers Danny Kallis (“Smart Guy”) and Irene Dreayer (“Sister, Sister,” “Smart Guy”); the breakout Jetix action/adventure series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! from creator/producer Ciro Nieli (“Mucha […]

Toon Disney Adds Kim Possible & Lilo & Stitch

Toon Disney adds two proven animated hits from Disney Channel to its schedule and premieres Get Ed, a new original animated Jetix series, it was announced today by Gary Marsh, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, Disney ABC Cable Networks Group. Since expanding the Jetix block and launching the “Toon Disney Big Movie Show” […]

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