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NY International Children’s Film Festival to Go Monthly

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2006
The closing paragraph of Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com is reporting that the New York International Children’s Film Festival will screen new movies monthly, rather than on their prior annual schedule, starting on March 11. The inaugural movies will be Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro, followed by Nausicaa of the Valley of the […]

"G.I. Joe vs. Transformers" Comic Book Team Speaks

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2006
Tim Seely and Erik Ko have been interviewed by Newsarama.com about their upcoming G.I. Joe vs. Transformers limited series. Subjects discussed include how the project came about, what connections it has to prior comics, and what’s happening in the new series. Several unlettered preview pages are included in the article. G.I. Joe vs. Transformers: The […]

Poll Shows Americans Know More about Simpsons than Constitution

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2006
A poll conducted by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum claims that Americans know more about The Simpsons than they do about the Constitution. The telephone survey of 1,000 Americans showed that 22% of the subjects polled could name all 5 main Simpsons characters, but that only 1 subject in the entire 1,000 could name all […]

Bandai Launches "Eureka 7" Official Site

by SB20xxon March 2, 2006
Bandai launched the official English site for Eureka 7, a 2005-2006 mecha anime. Among the features on the site include story and character info, a trailer, wallpapers, and more. You can visit the site at the following address: http://eurekaseven.bandai-ent.com/. The first DVD volume of Eureka 7 streets on April 25th. (via Animeondvd.com)

"Galaxy Railways Station 3 – The Vastness Within": Sci-Fi for Lifetime?

by on March 2, 2006
Have you ever confidently set out on a journey, only to find yourself headed in the wrong direction? No? Look, work with me here. Such has been my experience with Galaxy Railways (GR), which, after the exciting space opera of the , seems to be moving toward being a soap opera. This trend intensifies in […]

NYCC: News Roundup (updated March 3, 2006)

by Ed Liuon March 1, 2006
The inaugural New York Comic-Con has come and gone, leaving some incredibly mixed reactions in its wake. Just in case you’ve missed any of our coverage of the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone news wraps up our coverage here: NYCC: Heard on the Show Floor NYCC: The One-Minute Interview Part 1 – Companies NYCC: The […]

McGruder Takes Hiatus from "Boondocks" Comic Strip

by Ed Liuon March 1, 2006
Media outlets are reporting that Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder is taking a six-month sabbatical from writing the comic strip. The last daily strip will run on March 20, and the last Sunday strip will run on March 26. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

Miyazaki on Toonami Airdates

by on March 1, 2006
At their upfront presentation in New York this morning, Cartoon Network announced the exact airdates for the upcoming Miyazaki films, to be shown on the network’s Toonami block. Spirited Away will air March 18, followed by Princess Mononoke on March 25. Castle in the Sky will air April 1, and Nausicaa of the Valley of […]

May 17th: Oodles of New Madman Title Solicitations

by SB20xxon March 1, 2006
Madman Entertainment, one of the leading Australian anime distributors, is releasing a wide array of titles on May 17th. Among the many titles coming to shelves include Cowboy Bebop Remix Vol. 4, Gantz Vol. 6, Inu-Yasha Season 1, Jubei-Chan 2 Collection, Planetes Vol. 2, Ranma 1/2 Season 1, and more. The full list can be […]

Boys Be… English Site Launches

by SB20xxon March 1, 2006
Rightstuf launched the official English website for the romantic comedy/drama Boys Be…, to coincide with the first volume of the DVD, released today. The site includes a trailer, clips, wallpapers, avatars, and more: http://boys-be.rightstuf.com/