"Samurai X": Trust That This Disc Won't Betray You

Most of the people reading this have seen the television series Rurouni Kenshin on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block sometime in the past two years. The series was about a wandering swordsman, atoning for his past. Once known as the Hitokiri Battousai, Kenshin Himura has vowed not to kill in order to allow himself peace after […]

Johannsen, Christensen Get "Robot Chicken" Gig

Scarlett Johannson and Erika Christensen will lend their voices to Robot Chicken in an upcoming episode, Cartoon Network says. “A Piece of the Action” (episode #9) will air on Sunday, March 20, at 11:30pm. Sketches include: “The Surrealer Life,” in which Corey Feldman, Vanilla Ice and Erik Estrada go on a quest to Mordor to […]

"Madlax" Coming to DVD

Madlax: Connections will hit DVD on April 12, ADV Films announced today. The first volume of the series, from the creative team behind Noir, will feature four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening and closing animation, Japanese promo spots, phone calls from Three […]

Vin Diesel to Produce "Rockfish" Feature Film

Vin Diesel will team with Blur Studio to produce a CGI feature adaptation of the short subject “Rockfish,” MonstersandCritics.com reports, citing Variety. Diesel will voice a lead character in the film; Tim Miller will direct.

Vinton Studios Names Jorgen Klubien Director of Story for Feature Film

Jorgen Klubien has been named a Director of Story for Feature Film at Vinton Studios, effective immediately, the company announced today. The renowned director, screenwriter, storyboard artist, designer, and animator is now responsible for developing animated feature film properties for the Portland-based entertainment studio. Throughout his career, Klubian has done various work on numerous animated […]

70-Year Old Ex-Marine Outed as Voice of Bambi

Numerous news outlets (including the Houston Chronicle and the Duluth News Tribune) are noting the fact that the model and voice of Disney’s Bambi was provided by Donald Roan Dunagan, who went on to a 25-year career in the United States Marine Corps that included three tours in Vietnam. Dunagan states that kept his acting […]

ACTOR Seeks Cell Phones as Charitable Donations

ACTOR, an organization dedicated to assisting veteran comic book creators financially, has issued a press release saying that they will raise funds by recycling old and unused cell phones. Cell phones may be donated to ACTOR at a comic book convention, or donated through the Internet via CollectiveGood. Recycled cell phones will be reprogrammed and […]

Nickelodeon Announces New Series for 2005-06

Nickelodeon will roll out six new live-action and animated series for the 2005-06 season, the network announced today. In September, Nickelodeon will add Catscratch, an animated series about three cat brothers who inherit a fortune, mansion and butler, to its schedule. The series, produced by Earthworm Jim-creator Doug TenNapel, features voice work by Wayne Knight, […]

Nicktoons To Carry Ads

Nicktoons will begin carrying ads in August 2005, the network said today. “Nicktoons’ emerging popularity enables us to use another screen as an avenue to reach kids in a more targeted way,” said Cyma Zarghami, president of Nickelodeon Television, in making the anouncement. “Now that it’s in almost 34 million homes, Nicktoons is well on […]

USA Today: Challenges Await "Fantastic Four"

USA Today describes the challenges facing the big-screen version of The Fantastic Four, coming out this summer.

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