Planned Parenthood Animated Video Triggers Pro-Life Backlash

by Ed Liuon August 10, 2005
An animated video on the Planned Parenthood Golden Gate website has triggered accusations of hatred and religious bigotry from several pro-life organizations. Members of the American Life League and Life Decisions International believe that the video may instigate violence against people of faith.

DC Announces Collected Editions for Nov-Dec 2005

by Ed Liuon August 10, 2005
A press release from DC Comics details the collected editions that will be available in November/December 2005. Highlights include several collections of the current Infinite Crisis crossover event; the I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League mini-series by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire; Fables vol. 6; and The Best of the Spirit […]

Upcoming Comics Previews On-Line

by Ed Liuon August 10, 2005 has advance previews of many upcoming comics from DC and Marvel. Highlights of the Runaways #7 are Birds of Prey #85 by Gail Simone and Joe Bennett and The Defenders #2 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire. Marvel has also released advance previews of comics scheduled for August 31, including Astonishing X-Men […]

"Saiyuki Reload": Digital Doesn't Equal Good

by Dukeon August 10, 2005
Y’know, even though I gave Saiyuki Requiem a negative review, I have to admit one thing. The premise is interesting. I’m always up for your standard anime adventure series, so I thought I’d check out the sequel series, Saiyuki Reload. After all, the Japanese have gotten used to digital animation by now, and it can’t […]

"The Perils Of Penelope Pitstop": Perilous for All

by Chad Boninon August 10, 2005
Penelope Pitstop is heir to a vast fortune, one that her guardian, Sylvester Sneekly, wants to take from her under the guise of The Hooded Claw. Saving Penelope from her plural perilous pit stops is the Ant Hill Mob, knee-high mafia men who have nothing better to do than look out for this southern belle. […]

"Yu-Gi-Oh! GX" Joins Cartoon Network in October

by Maxie Zeuson August 10, 2005
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, a next-generation version of Yu-Gi-Oh!, will debut on Cartoon Network this October, 4Kids Entertainment says. The new series will chronicle the lives of students at Duel Academy, where hundreds of children learn the intricate and popular art of dueling. Based on a combination of duelist rankings and exams, the students are separated into […]

Disney Sales and Profits Jump in Latest Quarter

by Maxie Zeuson August 10, 2005
Third-quarter net income rose 41% at the Walt Disney Company and nine-month net income rose 24%, the company announced yesterday. Revenues in both the third-quarter and nine-month periods were up 4%. For the three months ended July 2, Disney had net income of $851 million, compared to $604 million in the same period last year. […]

4Kids Sales, Profits Fall in Second Quarter

by Maxie Zeuson August 10, 2005
4Kids Entertainment had net income of $0.6 million in the second quarter of 2005, down from income of $2.0 million in the same period in 2004, the company said yesterday. Revenues fell to $19.0 million from $22.1 million. For the six months ended June 30, 2005, net income fell to $2.6 million from $5.2 million […]

Corporate Shark Circling Time Warner

by Maxie Zeuson August 10, 2005
Corporate raider Carl Icahn is trying to form a faction of shareholders that would press Time Warner into a corporate restructuring, The New York Times (access requires free registration) reports. Icahn controls a hedge fund that owns five million shares of Time Warner, which is the parent of Warner Bros. Pictures and Cartoon Network. Icahn […]

Du Chau Taking on "Underdog"

by Maxie Zeuson August 10, 2005
Disney Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment have approached Frederik Du Chau to direct the live-action bigscreen version of Underdog, Dark Horizons reports.