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Shotaro Ishinomori + Spider-Man = Power Rangers

Just as many cartoons leapt from the pages of comic books, sentai can also trace its roots to the paneled pages. The man who can best be described as the father of sentai, Shotaro Ishinomori, got his start creating his own manga. While he might not be as well known in America as Astro Boy-creator […]

Long Live The Power: A "Power Rangers" Timeline

Power Rangers: S.P.D. debuts this Saturday, February 5, at 8:30am ET/PT on ABC Family. But let’s suppose this is your first introduction to the Power Rangers franchise. What have you been missing? Like Time Force and Dr. Oliver’s diary, let’s take a trip through time: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Rita Repulsa has been freed from […]

Steve Susskind, RIP

Voice actor Steve Susskind has died at the age of 62, AFTRA reports. (via Voice Chasers)

Boomerang Gets South Africa Carriage

South Africa’s DStv will add the Boomerang classic animation channel to its lineup on March 1, World Screen News reports. The service is available in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho and Southern Angola.

Doug Herzog Adds Spike TV to Portfolio

Viacom has tapped Doug Herzog of its Comedy Central channel to take over Spike TV after last week’s resignation of Albie Hecht. Herzog will continue to oversee Comedy Central and continue to be based in Los Angeles. He will report to Herb Scannell, president of MTV Networks Group, on Spike TV and to Judy McGrath, […]

"G.I. Joe" Gets New Writers

IGN Filmforce has learned that screenwriters David Elliot and Paul Lovett have now been given the task of writing the big screen version of G.I. Joe for Paramount Pictures.

Kids WB Asks Viewers to "Be Like the Flea"

As of Saturday, January 29, Kids WB is inviting viewers to take part in the first-ever “Kids’ WB! Like The Flea” interactive event. Kids who think they can “be like” the star of ¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante can log onto www.kidswb.com and apply. Each participant has a chance to receive a phone call from Kids WB […]

Kids WB To Give Away Pokemon Packs

Beginning Monday, February 14, Kids WB will host a “101 Prizes-A-Day Pokémon” Giveaway. Each day during its weekday lineup and concluding on Saturday, February 19, Kids WB will offer viewers the chance to win one of 101 prizes. Viewers who identify the Pokémon character revealed during special sing-a-longs will be eligible to receive a Deoxys […]

Robert Iger Campaigning Without Campaigning for Disney Top Spot

The Los Angeles Times notes the fine line walked by Robert Iger, presumptive front-runner to replace Michael Eisner as CEO of the Walt Disney Company (free registration required). Iger’s public actions must balance between his clear desire to take over the top spot while assuaging shareholder fears that he will not be appointed CEO through […]

"Spiral" Vols. 1 and 2: Otaku-Tested. Mother-Approved.

Ayumu Narumi is a loner who’s always lived in the shadow of his older brother, Kiyotaka. His bro was a better detective, a better pianist and a more confident person in general. One day Kiyotaka disappears, leaving only this cryptic message for Ayumu, “I’m going to pursue the mystery of the Blade Children.” For two […]

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