DreamWorks, Lincoln Center Host Toon Fest

by Maxie Zeuson April 14, 2005
DreamWorks Animation and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will host “Animation Now: Imagination, Innovation, Inspiration” on May 1, AWN reports.

UK Gets Cartoon Network On-Demand Channel

by Maxie Zeuson April 14, 2005
The UK’s Video Networks will launch Cartoon Network On-Demand as part of its Home Choice “Kids Package,” Media Week reports. The package will feature Cartoon Network and Boomerang shows, including Dexter’s Laboratory, The Flintstones and Looney Tunes.

CN Gets Int'l Rights to "Fantastic Four"

by Maxie Zeuson April 14, 2005
Cartoon Network has signed on as co-producer of Moonscoop’s Fantastic Four animated action-comedy series, AWN reports, and has also picked the worldwide broadcast rights outside of the U.S. Marvel is distributing in the U.S. and M6 has bought the French broadcast rights.

"Princess Tutu" Vol. 1 Defies One-Line Description

by Karl Olsonon April 14, 2005
Princess Tutu defies words. Now, I know what you’re thinking; how could a magical girl anime with classical ballet and fairy tale references be hard to describe? I’ve got one name for you: Chiaki J. Konaka. The chief writer behind Lain, Texhnolyze, Big O II and the upcoming Shadowstar Narutaru, Konaka is known for his […]

"Gad Guard" Volume 1: Egad! It's Good!

by MCSarahon April 14, 2005
gad n.: A strange stone that transforms into a techode (giant robot) when a person makes a bond with it. Gad Guard opens with a jazzy theme, entitled “Boomerang Boogie,” performed by Pe’z, and a shot of the gads. The first thing that comes to mind is Cowboy Bebop, but that impression is fleeting. The […]

Cox Adds Anime Network to SVOD

by Maxie Zeuson April 13, 2005
Cox Communications will add Anime Network to its Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service under an agreement announced by the two companies today. [Source: ADV Films]

CritterPix Secures New Financing

by Maxie Zeuson April 13, 2005
CritterPix Studios has secured $2.1 million in financing for use toward making its previously announced Ollie the Otter CG-animated feature film, the company said today. [Source: Business Wire]

Paul Storrie Becomes "Revisionary"

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2005 has interviewed Paul Storrie, writer for DC Comics’ Justice League Adventures and Gotham Girls mini-series, about his new series Revisionary from Moonstone Publishing. The series centers on a fake TV psychic who develops real precognitive abilities, which foretell a future that he must try and prevent. Revisionary #1 is available for pre-order now for […]

Previews for "Batman Strikes" #8, "JLA: Classified" #6

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2005
Mile High Comics has released a 4-page preview of The Batman Strikes! #8, the tie-in comic to the new Batman animated television show. They also have a preview for JLA: Classified #6, which continues the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League!” story by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire.

DC Comics Ends Humanoids, 2000 AD Publishing Relationship

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2005
DC Comics has confirmed via press release that they are discontinuing their publishing initiative with the European publishers Humanoids and 2000 A.D./Rebellion due to low sales. The last titles to be published were advance solicited last month, and all titles will continue to be available as back-list items. At this time DC Comics’ manga imprint […]