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Annency Announces Competition Lineup

by Maxie Zeuson April 11, 2005
The Annecy International Festival of Animation has announced its list of productions in competition. AWN has the complete rundown.

"Case Closed: Dubious Intent" Or, "Rerective Ronan"

by Chad Boninon April 11, 2005
Jimmy Kudo (or Shinichi Kudo, depending on your version preference) was your standard high school genius detective. They’re all over Japan. But when shady criminals drug him, his body is turned into that of an elementary school kid. To protect his loved ones, he keeps this a secret from everyone except one close friend. His […]

"Kekko Kamen" Bare-Skinned Hero, Bare-Bones Disc, Brain-Dead Fun

by Chad Boninon April 10, 2005
WARNING: The following review is of a “TV MA-VSL” DVD featuring massive amounts of flesh. This disc is absolutely not appropriate for children. So if you’re not old enough to watch South Park or buy Halo, stop reading now. Kamen Rider: The masked-motorcyclist-bug-dude who defends the world. Tuxedo Kamen: The masked man in a suit […]

Watanabe Mixes It Up (Again) In "Samurai Champloo"

by Conekilleron April 10, 2005
Champloo is an Okinawan word meaning “to mix up,” and that’s exactly what Geneon’s Samurai Champloo does, mixing wildly disparate styles into a swirling stew of influences. The most obvious of these combinations is that of feudal Japan and hip-hop. The latter isn’t just present in the background or the music, but in the attitude […]

Christopher Jones Talks Art, Styles and 'Strikes'

by Bird Boyon April 9, 2005
The World’s Finest have put up their newest interview, this time with The Batman Strikes! artist, Christopher Jones. Head on over to read the interview and stop by their “Backstage” section of their The Batman sub-site to check out art from previous and upcoming issues of The Batman Strikes!, provided by Christopher Jones. Those hankering […]

"'Teen Titans: Switched' Vol. 2, Season 1" DVD Reviewed

by Bird Boyon April 9, 2005
The World’s Finest has put up the first review of the second Teen Titans DVD volume, Teen Titans: Switched, Vol. 2, Season 1, on their Teen Titans sub-site. Full disc details, package art and the review are up. Hit the Teen Titans link above or here for a direct link to the review.

Final 'The Batman' Season 2 Titles and Loglines Released

by Bird Boyon April 9, 2005
Teletoon has released info on episodes #14 – 26 of The Batman‘s second season. Featured is the debut of new villains Ragdoll, Solomon Grundy, Spellbinder and reappearences by Joker, Catwoman, Firefly and Mr. Freeze. The titles and loglines are available through the Teletoon Flash website. If you don’t have flash enabled, The World’s Finest has […]

Michael Bay, Tim Hill Get Director Duties

by Maxie Zeuson April 8, 2005
Michael Bay will direct the Transformers live-action feature, MTV reports. The film, from DreamWorks, is slated for a November 2006 release. Separately, MTV says that Tim Hill will direct Garfield 2 for Twentieth Century Fox. Hill’s previous work includes Muppets from Space, and he has written for SpongeBob SquarePants.

Breakthrough Takes Three Series to MIPTV

by Maxie Zeuson April 8, 2005
Breakthrough Animation will bring Captain Flamingo, Rocket Rodents and Miss BG to MIPTV, World Screen reports.

Sony Completes Purchase of MGM

by Maxie Zeuson April 8, 2005
An investment consortium led by Sony has completed its previously announced acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the companies said today. Sony will assume certain distribution responsibilities for MGM’s library of film and television properties. [Source: PR Newswire]