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Toyfare Interviews Seth Green on "Robot Chicken"

Toyfare Magazine has interviewed Seth Green, co-creator of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. Green describes the show as “a stop-motion variety show. It’s like Saturday Night Live with stop motion. Only it’s funnier.” What viewers can expect to see in the show: A “shot-by-shot re-creation” of the Kill Bill movie trailer. Spoofs of American Idol (guest-starring […]

"Hanky Panky Hullabaloo," Or, The Stupid Cupid Strikes Again

First, a disclaimer: I am on the far edge of Ed, Edd n Eddy‘s target demographic—the far edge? I’m over the horizon and retreating fast—and I don’t regularly watch the series. So I’m not the best choice of reviewer for its Valentine’s Day special, “Hanky Panky Hullabaloo,” which premieres this Friday on Cartoon Network. Still, […]

ADV Announces "Hello Kitty" for March 1

ADV will release Hello Kitty & Friends: Basket of Fun to DVD on March 1, the company said today. The DVD-only release will feature four complete episodes and one bonus episode, presented in English 2.0 audio. It will retail for $14.98. [Source: ADV Films]

Miyazaki to Receive Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at Venice Fest

Nausicaa.net is reporting that director Hayao Miyazaki will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at this year’s Venice International Film Festival in August. The director of the festival declared that September 9 will be “Miyazaki Day,” commemorated with screenings of his films.

Floyd Norman on "Song of the South"

Veteran animator Floyd Norman has written another column for Jim Hill Media about his difficulties trying to write a comic strip using characters from Disney’s Song of the South. Norman also comments on recent rumors that the movie will finally be released on DVD. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Viz Launches "Shojo Beat" Magazine

Viz Comics has announced the launch of Shojo Beat magazine, a sister publication to the company’s successful Shonen Jump magazine. The new magazine, aimed at the burgeoning young female manga audience, will hit newsstands in June 2005 with a cover price of $5.99.

Toon Boom Studio Express Update Adds QuickTime Export

Toon Boom Animation has MacCentral.com. The $19.95 update to the stripped down animation software package adds QuickTime export functionality and compatibility with Mac OS X 10.3, among other features. (via MacCentral.com)

"Aladdin and the King of Thieves" Makes a Rich Haul of Laughs

Rejoice! Rejoice! Robin Williams returns to the fold in Disney’s Aladdin III: Aladdin and the King of Thieves. Yes, sometimes even the mighty Mouse learns from its mistakes, and, following the Return of Jafar debacle, Disney managed to lure the venerable Genie back for this 1996 direct-to-video finale to the Aladdin saga. It’s got Genie, […]

Sean Hayes Options "Pooch Cafe" for TV

Sean Hayes’s Hazy Mills Productions has optioned the comic strip “Pooch Café” and will try to develop it into an animated series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will be shipped to various networks, with NBC expected to get a first look.

Konami Ships Two "Shaman King" Games

Konami Digital Entertainment says it has shipped two videogames based on Shaman King to stores, ActiveAnime reports. Soaring Hawk and Shaman King: Legacy will be available for the Game Boy Advance system for $29.99 each.

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