Japan has started to establish schools in universities in order to tie up aspiring animators with knowledge in business so they can finance and market their own work. One of the schools that started this was Tokyo University, which established a department of digital contents creation which featured famous animators as instructors, including Mamoru Oshii, […]
The Canadian channel Teletoon will air two new episodes of The Batman this weekend, the tenth and eleventh episodes of the sophomore season. The episodes, entitled “Strange Minds” and “Grundy’s Night” will both revisit and introduce new characters for the series. The new episodes will premiere this Saturday and Sunday on the Canadian network, which […]
Kids WB has announced that a new episode of The Batman will air on May 14, 2005. The network will officially begin the second season by airing the episode “The Cat, The Bat, and The Very Ugly,” the 14th produced episode. The official logline for the episode is as follows: Penguin and Catwoman join forces […]
Nausicaa.net is reporting a Studio Ghibli film festival running from June 2 to June 30 at the University of California at Berkeley Art Museum. Nearly every Studio Ghibli film will be screened, including Howl’s Moving Castle. Details and scheduling information is available at the film festival web site.
DC Comics has announced that Batman, Nightwing, Robin, The Flash, JLA, and Wonder Woman will increase in cover price in June from $2.25 to $2.50, leaving the only $2.25 comics in their Johnny DC line. In addition, the Vertigo books 100 Bullets, The Books of Magick, and Lucifer will all become $2.75 in June as […]
Future Shop will begin carrying a four-disc, special edition DVD release of Brooke Burgess’s Broken Saints on May 10, it was announced yesterday. The twelve-hour saga, which began as an online, Flash-animated graphic novel, will feature revamped art and effects, a 5.1 Dolby Surround remix, and optional voice narration featuring William B. Davis, Kirby Morrow, […]
Samuel L. Jackson will produce and lend his voice to Afro Samurai, a new animated series from Gonzo and Fuji Television that will premiere on Spike TV in 2006, Active Anime reports. The series, set in a futuristic-feudal Japan, will focus on a black samurai on a mission to avenge the death of his father. […]
Kronk’s New Groove likely won’t hit DVD until January 2006, the better to coincide with the launch of The Emperor’s New School on Disney Channel, Ultimate Disney reports, citing Variety. The site also reports that Disney has such titles as Cinderella III, The Little Mermaid III, Brother Bear II, The Aristocats II, The Tinker Bell […]