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New "Gargoyles" Comic Series, Others Planned

Comicon’s The Beat reports that Slave Labor Graphics will produce a new comic series based on the classic Disney animated series Gargoyles, written by creator Greg Weisman. The publisher has signed a licensing deal with Disney to publish comics based on the cartoon, as well as on The Haunted Mansion, Wonderland, and Tron.

"Spider-Man: The Venom Saga": Goop Has Never Been So Delicious

Spider-Man faces off against his alien symbiote nemesis in Spider-Man: The Venom Saga, the newest DVD compilation release from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Collecting five episodes spotlighting the nefarious Venom, this is easily the strongest Spider-Man: The Animated Series DVD release to date, even if it does fall a little short in the extras department. […]

"The Daichis" Vols. 1 & 2: All for One but Fun for All

For American viewers, most anime is escapist entertainment, a way to forget about the everyday. To us, distant galaxies and Japanese high schools are all mysterious worlds of wonder. Naturally, for Japanese viewers, the latter setting is much less surreal. Although they rarely reach action-crazed U.S. audiences, a number of anime closely explore the nuances […]

"Burn-Up Scramble" Vol. 3: "Chicks Combat Crooks", Dudes Don't Dig

Team Warrior was assembled to stop the crimes too big for the regular police to contend with. Rio, Lilica, and Maya were the brawn, brains, and bullets of the team, respectively, that is until the higher-ups decided to rework their mission. With Rio and Maya wounded in the line of duty, Lilica must team up […]

Disney's Eisner Receives Honorary Doctorate From California State University

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) on Friday conferred an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree upon Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner. Eisner received his degree during commencement ceremonies for the university’s College of Education, which is named in his honor. In 2003, CSUN dedicated the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, the first time in […]

Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment Partners with VIBE

A press release notes that Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and VIBE magazine have entered into an exclusive relationship to create an urban superhero character. The as-yet unnamed character will appear in the pages of VIBE magazine, with an eye towards DVD projects, televsion, and feature films.

2005 Jetix Kids Cup to be Held in Columbus, Ohio July 29

Youth soccer teams will convene this summer for the Jetix Kids Cup, an annual international soccer event that promotes the importance of kids leading active healthy lifestyles, as well as the values of sportsmanship, fair play, cultural exchange, and the pure exhilarating fun of athleticism. Organized by Major League Soccer, the Jetix Kids Cup grants […]

Tony Hawk Joins "CyberChase"

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of CyberChase. The episode will air on PBS Kids as the finale of a four-parter (July 25 – 28) entitled “Hacker’s Transformatron.” In the concluding episode, the CyberSquad must save their friend, the cool cyber-teen Slider, from Hacker’s clutches. Slider will also be […]

Mark Hamill to Judge Nicktoons' 2nd Annual "Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival"

Mark Hamill has signed on to judge the Nicktoons’ 2nd annual Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival, the network announced today. Showcasing the work of independent animation filmmakers, the festival will air on Nicktoons as eight half-hour episodes — airing nightly from Sunday, August 21 through Saturday, August 27, culminating with the count down of finalists […]

"The Fairly OddParents" Presents Hour-long Musical Special

Nickelodeon’s The Fairly OddParents celebrates the start of summer vacation with music and magic in School’s Out! The Musical, a one-hour special premiering Friday, June 10, at 8:00pm (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The special features rap stars Method Man and Redman as the rapping voice of Pixies performing two original songs, with Ben Stein supplying the […]

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