"Harvey Birdman" Returning in July

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2005
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law will return to Adult Swim on Sunday, July 10, at 12:15am (ET/PT), the network said today. “Booty Noir” will find Reducto falling in love with Norlissa, Black Vulcan’s girlfriend. Meanwhile, Wally Gator has been arrested for being a redneck. In “Harvey’s Civvy” (July 17) Potamus must defend Harvey when he’s […]

SIGGRAPH Announces Festival Program

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2005
ACM SIGGRAPH has chosen sixty-eight selections for its Computer Animation Festival (July 31-August 4) in Los Angeles, the organization said today. Among the films chosen for inclusion: “9”; “Fallen Art”; “La Migration Bigouden”; and the “Madagascar Technical Reel.” [Source: Business Wire]

Japanese Machinery Maker Builds Gundams to Order

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2005
The Japan Times reports that environment machinery maker Masaaki Nagumo has built a functioning Gundam-style robot. Dubbed the Land Walker, the robot stands 3.4 meters (approx. 11 feet) high and weighs 1 ton. The robot can seat one passenger/driver and fire sponge bullets (honest) from air guns in the cockpit. The Land Walker is made […]

NYC Museum of Modern Art Ghibli Film Festival

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2005
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City will be screening several Studio Ghibli films for a “Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata: Masters of Animation” feature. Howl’s Moving Castle will be shown on June 6, several days before its scheduled American release date. (via

R.I.P. Frank Gorshin

by Javeon May 18, 2005
Frank Gorshin, the actor who was known as the impressionist of 100 faces including the role of The Riddler in the Batman series starring Adam West, has passed away at the age of 72. He also had an ocassional career in voice acting, incuding Yosemite Sam in some modern Looney Tunes shorts. [Source: Yahoo! News]

"Samurai Gun" Coming to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2005
ADV Films has acquired and will release to DVD Samurai Gun on August 16, the company says. The thirteen-episode series, which is based on a manga by Kazuhiro Kumagai, will get a four-volume release. Samurai Gun: Cocked and Loaded will feature the first four episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. […]

"Trollz" Coming to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2005
Warner Home Video will release Trollz Vol. 1: Best Friends for Life and Trollz Vol. 2: Magic of the Five to DVD on September 6, the company says. Both releases will include challenges, interactive menus, a music video, a featurette, and a “Personal Memory Book.” The releases will each retail for $19.98. [Source: Warner Home […]

Mad Catz To Make "Batman" Video Game Accessories

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2005
Mad Catz Interactive will produce specialty video game accessories based on Batman Begins under a licensing deal with Warner Bros. and DC Comics, the companies have announced. The accessories will depict characters and scenes from the film and comics and will be available around the time the film opens. [Source: Business Wire]

Konami Gets "Winx Club" Videogame Rights

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2005
4Kids Entertainment has licensed the video game rights to Winx Club to Konami Digital Entertainment-America, the companies said today. The first Winx Club video game is expected to be available this fall on the PlayStation2, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, and PC CD-ROM. [Source: Business Wire]

Scooby-Doo Comes to Subway

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2005
Subway Kids’ Pak Meals will feature one of five Scooby-Doo toys through June 26, the company said today. Featured toys will include the Scooby-Doo Chute, the Scooby-Doo Spray ‘n Soar, the Scooby-Doo Ski ‘n Splash, the Scooby-Doo Canine Copter, and Mega Bloks Little Farm toy for toddlers under two. [Source: Cartoon Network]