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TZ at SakuraCon: Tokyopop To Give "Princess Ai" Major July Push

Tokyopop representatives at SakuraCon last week outlined an ambitious line up of manhwa and manga titles for release, including RG Veda, Clamp no Kiseki, Sakura Taisen, Beck, BLAME!, Scrapped Princess, Earthian, Samurai Champloo, Kamikaze, Arcana, Tarot Cafe, The Dream World and Kanpai, a vampire manga from the creator of Gravitation. Jetting quickly through their presentation […]

TZ at SakuraCon: Geneon Announces DVD, CD Titles

Geneon outlined its plans for a number of upcoming DVD and CD releases at SakuraCon last week. Notable upcoming DVD releases include Koi Kaze; Daphne in the Brillant Blue Vol. 2; Appleseed; Tenjho Tenge Vol. 1; Champloo Vol. 3, Gungrave Vol.6; Cybuster; and Takahashi Anthology Vol. 3. Geneon reps reaffirmed that the company holds the […]

Alfred Turns to Villainy in Season Two of "The Batman"?

The Canadian channel Teletoon will air episode #20 of The Batman, the seventh episode of the sophomore season, this weekend. The episode, entitled “The Butler Did it,” introduces a new villain into the series. Included is the official description of the episode: Spellbinder, a three-eyed mystic, with the ability to induce both hypnosis and visions, […]

The "Superman Returns" Shield

Superhero Hype! has an exclusive first look at the Superman Returns shield. Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer, will be released June 30, 2006, by Warner Brothers Pictures.

"Jetsons" Live-Action Movie Planned

According to Animation HQ, producer Denise Di Nova says that her next film might be a live-action version of The Jetsons for Warner Bros. A screenplay draft has been written by Sam Harper; Adam Shankman is scheduled to direct. Unconfirmed rumors state that Warner Bros. would like Steve Martin to play George Jetson.

Empire of the Rats: Disney, Eisner, and the Rot in Hollywood

Michael Eisner is either the biggest liar in Hollywood, or he has been the object of more scurrilous lies than anyone else in Tinseltown. is peddling trivia, not data. In 2003, only 18% of Hollywood’s total revenues came from the US box office. The rest came from foreign sales, TV sales and DVDs. In all […]

Gene Hazelton, 1919 - 2005

Veteran animator and artist Wesley “Gene” Hazelton passed away last week, according to a report in Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter weblog. Hazelton began working for Disney in 1939, working on films like Fantasia and Pinocchio, before moving to Warner Brothers in 1941. Later, Hazelton was a fixture of the Hanna-Barbera studios, working on both the […]

Counterfeit "Incredibles" Merchandise Flooding Asia

Disney is consulting its legal staff to determine the most effective method to deal with a flood of counterfeit Incredibles merchandise throughout Asia. The counterfeits are apparently filling demand for Incredibles merchandise that is not being met adequately by Hasbro. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Hayao Miyazaki, Art Spiegelman Among "Time 100"

Animator Hayao Miyazaki and comic book artist Art Spiegelman are two of the the “Time 100,” a list of the 100 most influential people in the world as selected by Time magazine. Miyazaki is the director of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle, while Art Spiegelman’s Maus remains a seminal work in […]

"Fosters" Launches on Sky Gamestar

Sky Gamestar will launch Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends: Tick Tock Terror on Thursday, April 14, it was announced today. The game, from developer Denki, allows players to control Bloo as he moves through a variety of rooms inside the Foster Home and battles haunted fixtures and fittings. [Source: Denki]

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