A series of documentaries on the BBC Radio 2 website examines the use of music in Walt Disney’s animated films. The broadcasts are available in streaming RealPlayer format. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)
Nausicaa.net has a report that director Hayao Miyazaki is preparing to make his next film, according to a translated report from a Toshio Suzuki interview from the TBS program R30. No real details were provided, other than pointing out that the title contains two “no” (の) characters, something his films are known for in Japan.
An article in the New York Times profiles Ruff Ruffman, the star of Fetch! on PBS (registration required). The show centers on a reality TV program for kids that PBS approves before discovering that it is being broadcast by a dog. Ruff provides color commentary as the child contestants on the show face down “a […]
A new book by Thomas Andrae examines the work of writer/artist Carl Barks, creator of Scrooge McDuck and many denizens of the town of Duckburg that formed the foundation for Disney’s animated DuckTales cartoons. The book, titled Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book: Unmasking the Myth of Modernity, examines Barks’ comics as a “satire […]
Jeff Parker has provided Comicon.com’s PULSE News with a preview for Dear John – The Alex Toth Doodle Book. The book, containing rare and unseen sketches from animation and comic art master Alex Toth, should be available at the San Diego Comic Con at ColdCut’s Indy Island in booth 1901.
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends brims with shtick. The wackiness is always turned up to an extreme notch; but it’s fitting that a show about imaginary friends should have so much, well, imagination. Unfortunately, such an unpredictable series can make for unpredictable results. Plots are often subjected to the whims of the various characters’ shticks. […]
ADV Films has announced several new DVD titles up for sale throughout August. On August 8, ADV will release Papuwa: Wild Things, a surrealistic comedy of fun, sun, and hermaphroditic snails set on a strange tropical paradise. Also scheduled for August 8 is the Chance Pop Session Complete Collection, collecting all 13 episodes of the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES NEW SHADOW SKILL FOR AUGUST 22 HOUSTON, July 14, 2006—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the sixth and final volume of Shadow Skill, Emergence of the Beast, will be available on August 22. The warrior kingdom of Kuruda is home to […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES AUGUST 15 RELEASES HOUSTON, July 13, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce several great new titles set to hit the streets on August 15 – including the second volume of Vermilion Pleasure Night and the eighth awesome Gatchaman collection! VERMILION […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES AUGUST 8 RELEASES HOUSTON, July 12, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on August 8, including the first volume in the new series Papuwa, a new Farscape Starburst Edition, and a […]