Jake Tarbox, group editor of CMX, DC Comics’ manga line, has resigned from the company following a censorship controversy. Tarbox and CMX came under fire in March for heavily editing Tenjho Tenge, a new manga series, to remove explicit content. Fans mounted a boycott and called for the series to be released in its original […]
DreamWorks Animation SKG has announced their next film collaboration with Aardman, a new comedy entitled Crood Awakening. Set in the Stone Age, Crood Awakening is a comedy about a big man in a small village called Crood. His position as “Leader of the Hunt” is threatened by the arrival of a prehistoric genius who comes […]
Robert A. Daly has been named an advisor to Viacom Inc., the company announced today. In his newly created, non-executive position, Mr. Daly will consult on a number of strategic areas, based on his vast experience in leading entertainment industry organizations Warner Bros., Warner Music Group, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and CBS Entertainment. [Source: PR […]
In contrast to American animated films, a large percentage of anime features are adaptations of popular Japanese comic books, or manga (and they say Hollywood has run out of ideas). Such adaptations make perfect sense, of course, because they supply a powerful brand name, loyal fan base and plenty of material for possible sequels. On […]
The New York Times covers Disney’s second quarter earnings announcement (free registration required), which reported a $698 million profit on $7.8 billion in revenue. The 30% rise in profit from the first quarter was attributed to increased home video sales, as well as higher prices and attendance at Disney’s theme park in Florida.
Mile High Comics has released advance previews of several comics coming from DC and Marvel on May 18, 2005. DC highlights include Batman: Dark Detective #2 by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin; Ex Machina #11 by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Feister; and JLA Classified #7 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, […]
Voice actress Tajja Isen has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about her role as Atomic Betty in the cartoon of the same name. The article notes that the 13-year old actress is currently working on other animation projects, along with an Atomic Betty holiday special and live-action music video.
America Online’s KOL service for kids will launch a new original animated series entitled SKWOD. Developed in partnership with Animation Collective, the ten episodes will follow the adventures of a skateboarding high school, crime-fighting team. In addition to each eleven-minute episode, the KOL service will launch an online comic for each episode as well as […]
As part of the estate of the late Ian Mansfield Rothkerch, an accomplished young writer who passed away at the age of 27, “The World’s Greatest Batman Collection” is being offered for sale. The collection, containing some 4500 pieces of Batman and Superhero memorabilia, will only be sold in its entirety. Offers for individual items […]