Navarre Corporation will buy FUNimation Productions in a $100 million cash and stock deal announced by the companies today. Navarre Corporation is a home entertainment distributor specializing in PC software, video games, CD audio and DVD video. FUNimation is a licensee, licensor and home video/DVD distributor and brand manager of Japanese animation and children’s entertainment […]
Users of Sprint PCS Vision mobile phone service are now able to subscribe to CellToons, a new service which publishes one- to three-minute animated shorts from a variety of content creators, including ADV Anime and the Vancouver Film School. CellToons content is provided by Thumbworks and is available for $4.95 a month.
An interview with Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle) appears in this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine. The interview is not available on-line, but a Q&A session with the interviewer is on the New Yorker website. Discuss this news on the Anime Forum. (via Nausicaa.net)
Mile High Comics has posted the full issues of a number of new Marvel Comics. The list includes Amazing Spider-Man #516, written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Mike Deodato; X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong #2, written by Greg Pak with art by Greg Land; X-23 #2, written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost with […]
In an interview done for Fanboy Radio, Peter David has confirmed rumors that he will be the regular writer for Marvel Comics’ Incredible Hulk for the rest of 2005. He also announced an Abomination mini-series, focusing on the longtime Hulk villain, and commented that his Fallen Angel comic from DC is still facing cancellation. Incredible […]
Star Wars: Clone Wars – Volume 1 will hit shelves on March 22 with a suggested retail price of $19.98, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The site also has a complete list of extras on the DVD release. Separately, NowPlaying (via TheForce.net) has a two-part interview with Clone Wars producer-director Genndy Tartakovsky.
Shrek 2 picked up five awards at the People’s Choice Awards presented on Sunday night. The CGI comedy picked up awards for Favorite Movie Comedy, Favorite Animated Movie and Favorite Sequel. In addition, Eddie Murphy’s Donkey was named Favorite Animated Movie Star and Jennifer Saunders’ Fairy Godmother was named Favorite Villain Movie Star. [Source: The […]
YTV will premiere FunPak, a half-hour assortment of animated shorts made by Nelvana, on Thursday, February 3, at 7:30pm (ET/PT). The shorts resulted from an internal open-call for shorts that Nelvana held in 2003 that resulted in 10 concepts using a variety of animation techniques. The series will run for thirteen weeks. During its run, […]