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Press Release: "Negadon: The Monster From Mars” Attacks Texas

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
“NEGADON: THE MONSTER FROM MARS” ATTACKS TEXAS The Award-Winning “Negadon,” “Kakurenbo,” and “Cat Soup” Are Set To Play At Alamo Mason Park Cinema New York, NY (July 10, 2006) – Leading North American anime publisher Central Park Media announced today that its highly anticipated computer-generated monster movie Negadon: The Monster From Mars along with Kakurenbo: […]

Angelina Jolie Joins Cast of "Kung Fu Panda"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced that Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has joined the cast of Kung Fu Panda, a CGI-animated comedy slated for release in May 2008. Jolie will play Tigress, a martial-arts master who will aid in training Po, the title character voiced by Jack Black. Other cast members include Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, and […]

Press Release: Angelina Jolie Joins Cast of DreamWorks’ "Kung Fu Panda"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNER ANGELINA JOLIE JOINS THE CAST OF THE HIGH-KICKING DREAMWORKS ANIMATION COMEDY “KUNG FU PANDA” DreamWorks Animation announced today that Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie will join Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman and Ian McShane in the cast of the computer-animated comedy “Kung Fu Panda.” The film will reunite Jolie and […]

Monster Master: Jun Awazu on "Negadon"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
There are monster movie fans all over the world, but not many will commit years to create their own computer-animated movie, let alone pioneer new techniques in CGI to do it. Luckily, Jun Awazu isn’t a typical monster movie fan. Born on June 4, 1974, Awazu completed a degree in Japanese-style painting before trading an […]

NY Times on "The State of the Art of the Anime Dub"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
The New York Times examines the art of dubbing anime in an article published in the Sunday Arts & Leisure section (registration required). The article covers the gamut of challenges that face anime dubbers, including language and cultural translation issues, casting, “matching the flaps” of Japanese dialogue in an English translation, and generating chemistry between […]

Disney Orders New Season of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," Sets "Handy Manny" Debut Date

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
An article in The Hollywood Reporter states that Disney has ordered a second season of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the new learning-focused programming block for pre-schoolers on Playhouse Disney. The article also states that a new animated series entitled Handy Manny, starring Wilmer Valderrama, will debut on September 16, 2006.

J. Torres Brings Wonder Girl to "Teen Titans Go!"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
Newsarama.com has an interview with writer J. Torres about the introduction of Wonder Girl to the Teen Titans Go! comic book. Wonder Girl was one of the original Teen Titans, along with Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, and Speedy, but was never introduced in the animated TV show. Preview artwork by series artist Todd Nauck is […]

"Digiview Anime" Part 2: The Pain! Oh, the Pain!

by on July 8, 2006
I never expected my last review of what is known as “Digiview anime” to be so popular. Thankfully, kinda, Godfrey Ho (also known as Joseph Lai) has made more than three films in his career, giving Digiview much more ammunition to unleash on the unsuspecting Wal-Marts of the country. But can any of them hope […]

PBS to Air "Tintin and I" Documentary

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2006
Tintin and I, a documentary about the famed globe-traveling comic book and cartoon character, will be debuting on P.O.V. on July 11, 2006, on PBS networks. Directed by Anders Ostergaard, the documentary examines the life of Tintin creator Hergé, as well as the social and political contexts for the Tintin stories. The companion website for […]

"Tactics Vol. 1": Spirits and Demons and Goblins, Oh My!

by on July 7, 2006
Fantasy anime are becoming rarer and rarer over here in the States nowadays. Sure, you’ve got InuYasha and some other Rumiko Takahashi works, but the majority of the anime has a sci-fi twist (like Saiyuki or Steel Angel Kurumi). It’s been far too long since we’ve had a good horror/adventure story set in Japan’s past. […]