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"Appleseed": The Fantastic Tale of a Girl and Her Cyborg. And Lots of Bullets.

In contrast to American animated films, a large percentage of anime features are adaptations of popular Japanese comic books, or manga (and they say Hollywood has run out of ideas). Such adaptations make perfect sense, of course, because they supply a powerful brand name, loyal fan base and plenty of material for possible sequels. On […]

Disney Reports Second Quarter 2005 Earnings of $698 Million

The New York Times covers Disney’s second quarter earnings announcement (free registration required), which reported a $698 million profit on $7.8 billion in revenue. The 30% rise in profit from the first quarter was attributed to increased home video sales, as well as higher prices and attendance at Disney’s theme park in Florida.

Comic Book Previews for May 18: "Batman: Dark Detective", "JLA: Classified"

Mile High Comics has released advance previews of several comics coming from DC and Marvel on May 18, 2005. DC highlights include Batman: Dark Detective #2 by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin; Ex Machina #11 by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Feister; and JLA Classified #7 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, […]

Tajja Isen Interviewed About "Atomic Betty"

Voice actress Tajja Isen has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about her role as Atomic Betty in the cartoon of the same name. The article notes that the 13-year old actress is currently working on other animation projects, along with an Atomic Betty holiday special and live-action music video.

Navarre Corporation Acquires FUNimation

A press release has announced that the Navarre Corporation has acquired FUNimation Productions, Ltd. and the FUNimation Store, Ltd. for approximately $100 million in cash and 1.8 million shares of Navarre common stock.

AOL's KOL Service Premieres New Original Animated Series, ''SKWOD''

America Online’s KOL service for kids will launch a new original animated series entitled SKWOD. Developed in partnership with Animation Collective, the ten episodes will follow the adventures of a skateboarding high school, crime-fighting team. In addition to each eleven-minute episode, the KOL service will launch an online comic for each episode as well as […]

"The World's Greatest Batman Collection" For Sale

As part of the estate of the late Ian Mansfield Rothkerch, an accomplished young writer who passed away at the age of 27, “The World’s Greatest Batman Collection” is being offered for sale. The collection, containing some 4500 pieces of Batman and Superhero memorabilia, will only be sold in its entirety. Offers for individual items […]

Craig Relyea Named Vice President of Marketing at Buena Vista Games

Buena Vista Games, Inc. today announced that Craig Relyea has been named Vice President of Marketing. Relyea will report to Graham Hopper, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Buena Vista Games, and will be responsible for leading the integration of domestic and international brand positioning, advertising, retail marketing, promotions, public relations, creative services, and […]

MTVN Names New Leaders for MTV and VH1

MTV Networks Group today announced two executive moves at their MTV and VH1 networks. Christina Norman has been appointed President of MTV: Music Television; Tom Calderone has been named General Manager of VH1. Norman was previously President of VH1; Calderone has served as Executive Vice President of Music Programming and Talent for MTV & MTV2. […]

THQ Announces E3 Lineup

THQ Inc. today announced plans to unveil high-profile upcoming releases for current and next-generation console systems, Windows PC, and handheld/wireless devices at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles from May 18 – 20. PR Newswire has a list of releases scheduled to be showcased at the event.

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