"Kakurenbo" Gets Comic-Con Screening

by Maxie Zeuson July 9, 2005
Central Park Media will hold a free preview screening of the upcoming release Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek on Thursday, July 14, at Comic-Con in San Diego, the company says. More details will be available at the company’s booth (Booth 5478). Central Park Media also says that Tomoko Taniguchi, author and artist behind such books as […]

Lions Gate Picks Up Steve Niles Graphic Novels

by La Parkaon July 9, 2005
Superohero Hype! reports that Lions Gate Films has picked up the feature rights to various graphic novels by Steve Niles. The films will serve as starring vehicles for actor Tom Jane. The first movies to be produced under the deal will include adaptations of Niles’ The Lurkers, In the Blood and The Dark Country. Jane […]

McDuffie Discusses The Complexities of "Justice League Unlimited"

by James Harveyon July 8, 2005
With the current season finale of Justice League Unlimited in high gear, writer and story editor Dwayne McDuffie has his hands full. Besides the heavy planning already going into the next thirteen episodes, he’s making sure the current finale story-arc flows smoothly. McDuffie says that a lot of work has gone making sure this finale […]

"Ben 10" Comes to CN Next May

by Zeddon July 8, 2005
Cartoon Network will add Ben 10, a new thirty-minute science-fiction action-adventure series, to its schedule in May of 2006, the network says. The series focuses on Ben Tennyson, who can transform into ten different superpowered alien beings. The powers are granted by the Omnitrix, a watch-like device that straps itself to Ben’s wrist and gives […]

Roy Disney Makes Peace With Magic Kingdom

by Maxie Zeuson July 8, 2005
Walt Disney Co. has named Roy E. Disney a director emeritus and consultant to the company, The New York Times reports. Disney and his associate Stanley Gold have in return agreed to back the leadership of Robert Iger, who is slated to succeed Michael Eisner as Disney CEO in September. The pair have also promised […]

ADV Announces Five DVDs for August

by Maxie Zeuson July 8, 2005
ADV Films will release Gantz: Fatal Attractions; Gilgamesh: Cage Without a Key; Get Backers: Memories, Mementos & Monkeys; Saiyuki Double Barrel Collection; and Pretear: Complete Collection to DVD on August 9, the company said today. Gantz: Fatal Attractions will include episodes 14 through 17 of the series in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with […]

SAG, Industry Sign Toon Agreement

by Maxie Zeuson July 8, 2005
Actors and producers have reached a new three-year contract covering television animation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The tentative pact calls for a 3% increase in minimum pay and a 1% increase to the union’s health and pension plans.

Terry Moore DVD Wins Telly Award

by Maxie Zeuson July 8, 2005
Hero Video’s Terry Moore: Paradise Found has been awarded a Telly Award for artistic excellence. The DVD is an interview with the Eisner-winning creator of Strangers in Paradise. A review can be found here. [Source: Hero Video]

Comcast On-Demand Adds Nelvana Toons

by Maxie Zeuson July 8, 2005
Corus Entertainment and Comcast Corporation are launching Vortex on Demand, a new video-on-demand service featuring Nelvana programming, World Screen reports. The service will be available to Comcast Digital Cable customers.

"Y Tu Mama" Scripter Opens Toon Studio

by Maxie Zeuson July 8, 2005
Carlos Cuaron and Rene Castillo will team up to form an as-yet unnamed animation company, AWN reports, citing Variety. Cuaron is the scriptwriter of Y Tu Mama Tambien, while Castillo is an animator.