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 […]
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.
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)
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.
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, […]
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.
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.
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’s modern animation industry seems to be rather moribund, […]
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 […]
Ice Age: The Meltdown took the top spot at the box office this past weekend, with an estimated $70.5 million in ticket sales. That total makes Ice Age: The Meltdown the top March opening for a film ever (a record held previously by the $46.3 million opening weekend for the original Ice Age).