The Los Angeles Times has advance coverage of Anime Expo, beginning this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. The article covers the history of the expo and the top names on the guest list, while also making the claim that gains in attendance will be due to manga rather than anime. Anime Expo will be […]
Writer Joe Casey has spoken to Comic Book Resources about a recent plot twist in G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #12, involving a Joe villain turning up in a surprising place. The article contains spoilers for the current G.I. Joe storyline.
Some new series making their debut in September include Comic Party Revolution, Elicia, and Jinki: Extend. The UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie OVA will also be released. Finally, new and concluding volumes of currently running series are scheduled: Kaleido Star: New Wings Vol. 5, Macross Vol. 5, Michel Vol. 3, Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok Vol. 7, Nanaka […]
Jakks Pacific announced that it has acquired the master toy license for the Pokémon franchise, which previously belonged to Hasbro. While the article doesn’t say what toys will hit store shelves, the first wave is expected in the spring of 2007. The article also states that the 8th Movie, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, […]
JAKKS Pacific and Pokemon USA Sign Master Toy Deal for Hugely Popular Pokemon Brand; Companies Jointly Announce the Expansive New License at Press Conference Before the Opening of Licensing 2006 International MALIBU, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 20, 2006–JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq:JAKK) and Pokemon USA, Inc. announced today that the two companies have signed a Master Toy licensing […]
Mile High Comics has posted advance previews of comics shipping next Thursday, July 5, 2006, including DC’s Justice League Unlimited #23 by Mike McAvennie, Leigh Gallagher, and Jesse Delperdang and starring the Royal Flush Gang; and Marvel’s Beyond #1 by Dwayne McDuffie and Scott Kolins.
Nickelodeon has ordered a third season of 20 episodes for the hit show Avatar: the Last Airbender. The new episodes will premiere in 2007. In the meantime, an hour-long animated movie titled The Fury of Aang is scheduled to debut on July 14, 2006. (via TZ Forum Member RBryanA)
At the annual Gathering of the Gargoyles convention this past weekend, series creator Greg Weisman announced that Disney currently has no plans for a DVD release of Gargoyles Season Two, Volume Two. There have been two previous DVD releases. Season One contained the first 13 episodes while Season Two, Volume One contained the next 26. […]
Writer Mark Evanier is reporting the passing of voice actor Lennie Weinrib at the age of 71. Weinrib’s career in voice acting lasted nearly 40 years, with his most memorable roles being the voice of H.R. Pufnstuf and Scrappy-Doo.
Steve Fritz’s latest “Animated Shorts” column for Newsarama.com contains part 1 of a 2-part feature interviewing Lou Scheimer, one of the key members of the Filmation Studios. Scheimer details his entry into the business working for legends like Chuck Jones and Joseph Barbera, his connection to Bozo the Clown, and the con job that led […]