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"South Park" Wins Peabody Award

by Ed Liuon April 5, 2006
Comedy Central’s South Park has won one of the 65th annual George Foster Peabody Awards for excellence in radio and TV broadcasting. The committee described South Park as “Comedy Central’s notoriously rude, undeniably fearless lampoon of all that is self-important and hypocritical in American life, regardless of race, creed, color or celebrity status.” A full […]

Siegel Heirs Win Ruling Calling "Smallville" Ownership into Question (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon April 5, 2006
A Los Angeles judge has ruled that the WB network’s TV show Smallville may infringe on the copyrights on Superboy held by Joanne Siegel and Laura Siegel Larson, the wife and daughter of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel. Siegel’s heirs successfully recaptured the copyright to Superboy in November 2004, and this ruling now brings the ownership […]

Larry Hama Returns to "G.I. Joe"

by Ed Liuon April 5, 2006
Devil’s Due Publishing has announced that writer Larry Hama will be returning to G.I. Joe this June in a three-issue run on G.I. Joe: Declassified. The mini-series promises to show the origins of the counter-terrorist team, and will be drawn by Pat Quinn.

Ghibli Museum Super Special at GhibliWorld.com

by Ed Liuon April 5, 2006
The new website GhibliWorld.com has just posted a special feature about the Ghibli Museum in Japan. The feature takes readers on a virtual tour of the museum and includes numerous photographs. (via Nausicaa.net)

New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore Combine to Produce New Action-Adventure Series

by Grant Whiteon April 5, 2006
Production companies from three different countries (Flux Animation, Yoram Gross-EM.TV and Big Communications) are set to combine their efforts to create a new 3D/2D action adventure comedy, C21Media reports. Based on various elements of Asian mythology, Master Raindrop follows four young friends as they set out to save their kidnapped master.

"Desert Punk v.1" – It’s Outlaw Star Via MadMax and The Man Show

by on April 5, 2006
Anime has a lot of show about bounty hunters and people who do odd jobs for hire. Some of them, such as Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star are fairly major parts of the public face of anime as they’ve aired on TV. Of course, there are also more than a few post-apocalyptic works as well, […]

Bandai Announces New July Titles

by SB20xxon April 5, 2006
More complete collections are on the way for July, as Dragon Drive, Galaxy Angel Z, Kaze No Yojimbo, Wolf’s Rain, and the Love Hina movies are getting re-released. In addition, new volumes of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, My-Hime, and Yukikaze are also hitting shelves. Thanks to AnimeOnDVD.com for the news.

"The Boondocks" Coming to DVD (Updated 4/4)

by Dan Collinson April 4, 2006
Tvshowsondvd has announced that Season 1 of The Boondocks is coming to DVD on June 13. The box set contains the first 15 episodes uncut and uncensored on 3 DVDs and features 7 episode commentaries and songs by hip-hop superstars like Kanye West. Updated 4/4: Tvshowsondvd.com has posted art of the final cover.

Incredible Ink: The Te Wei 90th Birthday Collector’s Edition DVD

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2006
China may manufacture and export many things in an increasingly globalized world, but animation does not seem to be one of them. Japanese animation is a well-known quantity, and Korea is growing as an animation outsourcing destination and for a growing amount of original content. However, China‚Äôs modern animation industry seems to be rather moribund, […]

SakuraCon2006 Round Up

by on April 4, 2006
Held for the first time in the Washington State Convention Center, SakuraCon was fairly massive this year–at least in terms of attendance–with over eight thousand people. Several companies from the industry turned out as well, namely ADV, Dark Horse, FUNimation and Geneon. Not much came out in the way of announcements, but news like Geneon […]