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Kevin Spacey Going Bald

Kevin Spacey confirmed on Christian O’Connell’s Bounty Hunter that he will be shaving his head to play Lex Luthor in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns.

Hugo Weaving Has a "Vendetta"

Superhero Hype! report that Hugo Weaving, Agent Smith of the Matrix Trilogy, is now taking over James Purefoy’s character of V in V for Vendetta.

New Information on 'Spawn: The Animation'

The official Spawn website has been updated with information on the upcoming Spawn: The Animation series that was announced over a year ago. Included are a slew of facts and a quick set of questions and answers that fans have had about the series since it was first announced. Click here for the article.

"Pom Poko" and "Yamadas" on R1 DVD on August 16

Ultimate Disney reports that Pom Poko and My Neighbors the Yamadas are due on region 1 DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment on August 16. Voice casts are included on the announcement for both movies. (via Nausicaa.net)

Animated Late Night Cable TV Stealing Male Viewers

An article in The New York Times notes the changing demographics of late night TV, as young male viewers move from the broadcast networks to cable TV offerings. Cartoon Network’s Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Family Guy, and other Adult Swim shows are mentioned by name alongside Comedy Central’s Daily Show.

A.O. Scott on Superheroes vs. Stars

New York Times movie critic A.O. Scott discusses the recent rise of the superhero in Hollywood in a mostly non-condescending manner (free registration required), noting how superhero properties are beginning to demand respect in their own right as Hollywood money makers.

Joe Grant 1908 - 2005

Veteran Disney animator Joe Grant passed away last Friday. Grant’s career spanned from the 1930s to the present day; his character designs were seen in Disney films from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Fantasia 2000. Jim Hill Media has posted a retrospective tribute article.

"The Batman" Vol. 1: Better Than Nothing

One thing I will say for The Batman Vol. 1 DVD: it’s much better than the [I]Justice League Unlimited: Saving The World DVD release. Even if it’s still a bit thin, it’s clear there was a generous amount of effort put in here, which elevates it a step above that bargain basement. Sadly, there aren’t […]

New 'Legion of Superheroes' Cartoon In Development

An article today in The New York Times states that “‘The Legion of Super-Heroes,’ about a team from the 30th century, is being developed as a cartoon.” The full article, focusing on the new DC Comics logo, can be found online. Free registration is required to view the article.

UPDATED: DC To Unveil New Logo May 25

DC Comics has unveiled a new logo to replace its long-running bullet design, as seen here. The logo will premiere on The Return of Donna Troy, scheduled to ship May 25, and will premiere on the company’s full range of titles starting with issues shipping June 1. The new logo is designed to appear on […]

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