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Joe Kubert Rallies for Return of Ex-WB Animator’s Holocaust Art

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
Comic creator Joe Kubert has issued an open request to the creative community on behalf of Dina Babbitt (formerly known as Dinah Gottliebova), who is currently battling a Polish museum over works of art she made for the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. Mengele apparently spared Babbitt’s […]

Warners to Offer Animated Content with Nokia

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
Warner Brothers Digital Distribution has signed a deal with Nokia to distribute video content to mobile phones through the Nokia Content Discoverer client, which is embedded in Nokia mobile devices worldwide. The deal will include animated classics from Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

Retailers Selling "Voltron" Early

by Dan Collinson September 13, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that retailers like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and FYE are selling Voltron: Defender of the Universe-Collection 1: Blue Lion in stores now instead of waiting until the actual release date of September 26th.

VIZ, Amtrak, and Pokemon Team for NY Trip Giveaway

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
VIZ Media is teaming up with Amtrak and Pokémon USA for a contest to give away a five-day/four-night trip to New York City to celebrate the release of Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Details will be available in a special prize pack distributed on Pokémon-branded Amtrak train running from Boston, MA to Washington, […]

Press Release: VIZ MEDIA WANTS POKÉMON FANS TO "CATCH ‘EM ALL" WITH A RIDE ON AMTRAK

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
VIZ MEDIA WANTS POKÉMON FANS TO “CATCH ‘EM ALL” WITH A RIDE ON AMTRAK San Francisco, CA, September 8, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, Amtrak and Pokémon USA, present the “Gotta Catch a Ride to New York!” Sweepstakes! The […]

Josh Blaylock Talks "G.I. Joe: Dreadnoks Declassified"

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
Writer Josh Blaylock has spoken to Comic Book Resources about the upcoming G.I. Joe: Dreadnoks Declassified mini-series coming soon with art by Corey Zayatz and Joe Dodd. The mini-series will focus on the origins of Dreadnok leader Zartan, although more background information will be revealed about his gang of psychotic bikers.

AT&T Launches Broadband TV Service

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
AT&T has announced its entry into the Internet video arena with a service that will offer live cable TV channels over broadband Internet connections. Cartoons from ToonWorld TV Classics will be included in the initial channel lineup. The service will cost $20 a month and will be usable on Windows XP SP2 computers with Internet […]

"The Batman Season Two": The Batman Strikes Back?

by Stuon September 13, 2006
With its opening season rarely rising above mediocrity, The Batman needed a hell of a lot of work if it was to become worthy of 22 minutes of your time. Despite awesome character models, stunning animation and amazing chorography, The Batman was tiresome to watch in its initial season – the characters were two-dimensional bores, […]

Apple Unveils Movie Download Service; "Cars" Coming Soon

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
Apple Computer revealed a long-awaited downloadable digital video service that will sell movies through its iTunes Music Store. Current content will include movies from Walt Disney Company studios, including Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and Miramax, with Pixar’s Cars to be available soon. Resolution of the video files will be 640×480, in “Dolby Surround” sound according to […]

LA Times on Sony’s "Open Season" Risks

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
The Los Angeles Times examines Sony Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming CGI animated film Open Season (free registration required), and the significant gamble that the studio is taking on entering the increasingly crowded computer-animated movie market. Sony has committed to a four-movie deal, with Open Season being the first film to see screens. The entire article covers […]