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Muppets Holding Company Names Veteran Muppets Producer Martin G. Baker as Consultant

The Muppets Holding Company, LLC, a Walt Disney Company subsidiary, has hired Martin G. Baker as a consultant for their new entertainment endeavors, the company announced today. Baker is a close colleague of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson, with more than 25 years of experience producing Muppets content in all media. His duties will […]

"Blade" Coming to TV

Reuters reports that Blade is heading to the small screen as a television series. Spike TV president Doug Herzog announced the network will adapt the theatrical franchise “Blade” as a series for early next year. New Line Television and Marvel Studios will produce the project, with David Goyer, writer-director of “Blade: Trinity,” executive producing. Goyer […]

Japan Plans on Turning Animation Into a Mass-Market Industry

Japan has started to establish schools in universities in order to tie up aspiring animators with knowledge in business so they can finance and market their own work. One of the schools that started this was Tokyo University, which established a department of digital contents creation which featured famous animators as instructors, including Mamoru Oshii, […]

Grundy, Joker, and Strange Attack in Season Two of "The Batman"

The Canadian channel Teletoon will air two new episodes of The Batman this weekend, the tenth and eleventh episodes of the sophomore season. The episodes, entitled “Strange Minds” and “Grundy’s Night” will both revisit and introduce new characters for the series. The new episodes will premiere this Saturday and Sunday on the Canadian network, which […]

Second Season of "The Batman" Begins on May 14th on Kids WB

Kids WB has announced that a new episode of The Batman will air on May 14, 2005. The network will officially begin the second season by airing the episode “The Cat, The Bat, and The Very Ugly,” the 14th produced episode. The official logline for the episode is as follows: Penguin and Catwoman join forces […]

Studio Ghibli Film Festival at UC Berkeley Art Museum

Nausicaa.net is reporting a Studio Ghibli film festival running from June 2 to June 30 at the University of California at Berkeley Art Museum. Nearly every Studio Ghibli film will be screened, including Howl’s Moving Castle. Details and scheduling information is available at the film festival web site.

DC Raises Prices, Eliminates DCU $2.25 Titles

DC Comics has announced that Batman, Nightwing, Robin, The Flash, JLA, and Wonder Woman will increase in cover price in June from $2.25 to $2.50, leaving the only $2.25 comics in their Johnny DC line. In addition, the Vertigo books 100 Bullets, The Books of Magick, and Lucifer will all become $2.75 in June as […]

Vinnie Jones is Juggernaut in "X3"

Vinnie Jones has confirmed to the Leeds United website that he has joined the cast of X3 as Professor X’s stepbrother, Juggernaut.

"Broken Saints" Heading to DVD

Future Shop will begin carrying a four-disc, special edition DVD release of Brooke Burgess’s Broken Saints on May 10, it was announced yesterday. The twelve-hour saga, which began as an online, Flash-animated graphic novel, will feature revamped art and effects, a 5.1 Dolby Surround remix, and optional voice narration featuring William B. Davis, Kirby Morrow, […]

Samuel L. Jackson To Produce "Afro Samurai"

Samuel L. Jackson will produce and lend his voice to Afro Samurai, a new animated series from Gonzo and Fuji Television that will premiere on Spike TV in 2006, Active Anime reports. The series, set in a futuristic-feudal Japan, will focus on a black samurai on a mission to avenge the death of his father. […]

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