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"Mort The Dead Teenager" footage shot

by La Parkaon June 29, 2005
Animation HQ reports that Avi Arad revealed in an MTV interview that eight minutes of test footage with Jessica Simpson included has already been shot for Mort the Dead Teenager. Apparently the director is a first-time director that nailed his idea and understanding of what Mort should be.

Howard Chaykin to Pen Western Comic for Disney Italia

by Ed Liuon June 28, 2005
Howard Chaykin has been tapped by Disney Italia to write and draw Century, an original graphic novel centering on aging gunfighters living in Texas between the turn of the century and World War I. The book is scheduled to be released in Italy first, but Chaykin states his publisher is working on an American distribution […]

Ghibli French Release Schedule Announced

by Ed Liuon June 28, 2005
Nausicaa.net has posted theatrical and DVD release dates for a series of Studio Ghibli movies for France.

"Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam" Available Today for Playstation 2

by Chad Boninon June 28, 2005
Bandai Games today released Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam for the Sony Playstation 2. The game retails for $39.99 (MSRP). From the official website: “Seven years after the end of the devastating One Year War…. The victorious Earth Federation has become corrupt and oppressive, and the elite Titans police force has taken on […]

Toon Zone Talks to Greg Weisman, Part Three: "Roughnecks"

by James Harveyon June 28, 2005
Toon Zone would like to welcome readers to the third installment of our four-part Greg Weisman interview. The previous two focused on Gargoyles and The Batman. The fourth and final installment will be posted in August. As if working alongside the Roughnecks soldiers themselves, Weisman says he became very close with the crew behind the […]

"Roughnecks: Starship Troopers": Join the Campaign!

by James Harveyon June 28, 2005
In a rather surprising DVD release, the entire forty-episode Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles series has now been collected into a handy four-disc DVD box set. Based upon the novel by Robert A. Heinlein, the CGI animated series follows Earth’s war against the “Bugs,” a ruthless alien menace. The series follows the book faithfully, but adds […]

Ottawa Fest Announces TAC Lineup

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
The Ottawa International Animation Festival will host its Television Animation Conference (TAC) on September 21 and 22, festival organizers said yesterday. Keynote speakers will be Scott Dyer of Nelvana and Linda Simensky of PBS. The conference will include sessions on the Canadian market, distribution alternatives, and boutique studios. TAC will also present a case study […]

"Galaxy Rangers" Creator Attending Comic-Con

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
Galaxy Rangers-creater Robert Mandell will make his first Comic-Con International appearance this year, where he will meet fans, sign autographs, and screen an episode of the series, complete with commentary. The screening will be held on Sunday, July 17. [Source: HyperChild]

Disney Owes "Roger Rabbit" Writer More Money

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
The Walt Disney Co. underreported $2 million in sales of Roger Rabbit merchandise, a Los Angeles jury has determined. The Los Angeles Times reports that Disney may have to pay Roger Rabbit-author Gary Wolf $400,000 that he would be due under a contract with the studio.

"Naturally Sadie" Goes Latin

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
Naturally Sadie will head to Latin America courtesy of Disney Channel Latin America, World Screen reports. The series is produced by DECODE Entertainment.