"Diamond Daydreams:" Nothing New, Yet Still Enjoyable

by on February 16, 2006
When I heard of Diamond Daydreams‘ premise, I could have sworn I’d heard it somewhere before: a series comprised of relatively short vignettes about women searching for true love in the face of adversity, or at least that’s a good byline for it. Then I remembered where I’d heard it – Sunrise Studios’ Sentimental Journey, […]

Johnson, Gordon Talk "Ultimate Avengers"

by on February 16, 2006
With The Ultimate Avengers set to be released this coming Tuesday on DVD and UMD, The Marvel Animation Age managed to catch up with writer Greg Johnson and co-director/character designer Steve Gordon to talk about their work on the direct-to-DVD feature. To read the interviews, click on the above link.

Chuck Austen Talks Comics, Internet Hatred, and "Tripping the Rift"

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2006
A two-part interview with writer Chuck Austen has been posted at Comic Book Resources (part 1 and part 2). Austen was a frequent target of Internet rampage while he was writing comic books for DC and Marvel, but he achieved some success with the animated Tripping the Rift on the Sci Fi Channel, which he […]

UMDs Lagging, Studios Cut Back

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2006
A report in Daily Variety states that sales of movies on UMD for the PlayStation Portable are lagging, and that Sony, Paramount, and Time Warner are all cutting back on their offerings in the new format (subscription required, summarizes the article). The only successful movies on the format seem to be TV comedy shows, […]

Joe Roth on Pixar/Disney Deal

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2006
Joe Roth has been interviewed by about his work with Revolution Studios and the Disney/Pixar merger. Roth is a board member at Pixar Animation Studios and a former chairman of Walt Disney Studios. Among other things, Roth states his belief that, “Pixar will totally infuse Disney with its own stuff.” (via Internet Movie Database […]

"Tales from Earthsea" Voice Casting Announcement

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2006 has posted voice casting information for the studio’s upcoming Tales from Earthsea film, with Bunta Sugawara (Kamaji in Spirited Away) cast as Ged and Junichi Okada as Prince Arren.

"Zoom Suit" #1 Preview On-Line

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2006
An 8-page preview for Zoom Suit #1 is available at The comic by John Taddeo and Billy Dallas Patton is based on Taddeo’s award-winning short film of the same title. The comic is being published by Superverse Comics and is available for pre-order now for an April release date.

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Comes to YTV

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
Fullmetal Alchemist has been picked up by YTV for broadcast in Canada. The anime series will premiere on YTV on March 3. It will air on YTV Fridays at 10:00pm, with repeat performances at 1:00am. General information about the series is available at [Source: FUNimation]

Viz Media Launches Five New Shojo Manga Titles

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
VIZ Media, LLC. (VIZ Media) has announced the debut of five new dedicated manga titles and one new fiction novel to be released in the First Quarter of 2006 under the company’s recently launched Shojo Beat imprint. The titles include the following new series: Absolute Boyfriend, Baby & Me, Godchild and Kaze Hikaruk (all available […]

ORE/Rights Acquires Rights to "Franny’s Feet"

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
Japan’s ORE/Rights Entertainment has picked up broadcast, home entertainment, and publishing rights to a second series of Franny’s Feet, C21Media reports. The series currently airs on Cartoon Network Japan.