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"Mezzo Vol. 3" I WANT MORE OF THE GIRL IN ORANGE

by on April 8, 2006
The Danger Service Agency will take on any task, for a price. Throughout their odd jobs, they seem to have made a certain enemy, one voted in by the public of Japan. To find out what a haircutting hellion, a stone cold slaughterer, and a pop-idol have against the DSA, read on. Plus, mummies, a […]

McFarlane Toys Unveils First Wave of Hanna-Barbera Toys

by on April 8, 2006
The official McFarlane Toys website has unveiled the first wave of toys based on the classic Hanna-Barbera characters. Included in the first wave are two Flinstones, two Tom & Jerry, Hong Kong Phooey and Quick Draw McGraw.

"Burst Angel Vol. 5 Line in the Sand" – Babes: Missing in Action

by on April 7, 2006
Future Tokyo’s finest, and I do mean finest, female gunslingers return for another round of crime-fighting and spandex stretching in Burst Angel Volume 5: Line in the Sand. Following the sensational 3rd and 4th volumes, Line is a slight letdown, but entertaining all the same. The girls themselves are given surprisingly little screen time, with […]

"Justice League Unlimited" Series Finales Air May 6th and 13th

by on April 7, 2006
Cartoon Network will air the two-part Justice League Unlimited series finale on May 6th and 13th at 10:30pm on their Toonami cartoon block. [Source: Cartoon Network]

"Devil Hunter Yohko: The Complete Collection Vol. 2" Ah, the logic of Twin Cousins

by on April 6, 2006
Yohko Mano is Japan’s equivalent of Buffy The Vampire Slayer; a young girl begrudgingly given the task of defending the earth (more specifically, their home town… you never really saw Buffy go too far from Sunnydale) from demons and derelicts. Yohko’s a real girl, one who swears, has hormones, and would rather track down the […]

Legendary Animator Alex Toth in Hospital

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2006
Comic Book Galaxy is reporting that Alex Toth has been in the hospital for the past several weeks and “can use some words of encouragement, humor and appreciation.” Toth is one of the seminal comic book and animation artists of the 1960’s and 1970’s, and is credited with designing Space Ghost, Birdman, and The Herculoids. […]

Nick Renews "Backyardigans" and "Kappa Mikey"

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2006
The latest “Animated Shorts” column by Steve Fritz reports that Nickelodeon has renewed The Backyardigans and Kappa Mikey, with orders for 20 and 26 additional episodes, respectively. Other news in the column includes coverage of the Adult Swim upfront (which mentions Dexter’s Laboratory/Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s involvement in Korgoth of Barbaria), a screening of […]

Where "The Wild" Things Aren’t

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2006
Jim Hill Media is reporting a rumor that Toys ‘R Us has declined a chance to produce an exclusive plush toy from Disney’s upcoming film The Wild after watching a rough-cut of the movie. According to the website, this rejection is even more surprising considering a rather prominent “cameo” in the film by the Toys […]

CPM Anime Content Available from IFILM

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2006
Central Park Media has announced that IFILM.com will begin carrying their anime content. In addition to several previews and trailers, IFILM is hosting the first seven minutes of Kakurenbo and the U.S. trailer to Negadon: The Monster from Mars, with more content coming soon.

2006 Eisner Award Nominations Announced

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2006
The 2006 Eisner Award nominees have been announced by the organizers of Comic-Con International, San Diego. Nominees of interest to animation fans include the following: Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): The Bakers by Kyle Baker and Solo #5 by Darwyn Cooke Best Continuing Series: Rocketo by Frank Espinosa Best Limited Series: Nat Turner by Kyle […]