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Pixar Hosts Conference at Imagina Convention

Pixar animator Travis Hathaway will host a conference at the Imagina convention in February, Mac World reports. Hathaway will discuss the animation techniques that Pixar has developed in making its animated films.

Tokyopop Planning IPO in 2005

An article on the Anime News Network states that Tokyopop will be going public in 2005, according to a list published by Nikkei Kinyu Shimbun. Currently privately held, Tokyopop would be traded on the Japanese stock exchange even though its major area of business is selling Japanese anime and manga in North America. (via Comics […]

Lee Wins Suit Against Marvel

Stan Lee is entitled to 10% of certain profits that Marvel Enterprises has made off of movies based on its characters, a court has ruled. Lee sued Marvel, claiming he was due a cut of profits that Marvel made off the Spider-Man movies and other film and TV projects that use Marvel characters. The United […]

Julia Roberts Set to Star in "Charlotte's Web"

Julia Roberts will voice the title role in Paramount’s upcoming live-action/CGI feature film adaptation of Charlotte’s Web, says The Hollywood Reporter. Other voice cast members announced include Oprah Winfrey (Gussy), Cedric the Entertainer (Golly), John Cleese (Samuel the sheep), Steve Buscemi (Rat Templeton), Thomas Haden Church and Andre 3000 (Brooks and Elwyn), and Kathy Bates […]

Bandai, ADV Announce New Releases

Bandai Enterainment has announced three new releases for May, including Gundam Seed (Vol.10): Day of Destiny, Wolf’s Rain: Final Encounters, and Please Twins!: Twins Forever. Animated Bliss has all the details. Animated Bliss also has details on six ADV releases coming on February 8: Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum: 05; Getbackers: Battles with the Past; Mezzo: […]

"Broken Angel" Brings "Fullmetal Alchemist" to Gameplayers

Square Enix says that Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel, a videogame title based on the anime series, is now available at retailers. [Source: Business Wire]

"Fantastic Four" Teaser Trailer Available Online

The new teaser trailer to Fantastic Four is now available online. Additionally, the movie’s official website is up with bios on the four heroes and a Flash-animated intro. Included are pictures, wallpaper, and more. (via Superhero Hype!)

Disney Puts "Lion King" DVDs in Deep Freeze

Buena Vista will stop distributing all DVD and VHS versions of The Lion King, The Lion King 1 1/2, and The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride on January 31, DVDExclusive reports. The moratorium, which will last for an undisclosed number of years, will also include all special editions and trilogy sets. (via Animated-News)

"Clone Wars" To Get Big Screen Showing at Celebration III

Chapters 21 through 25 of Star Wars: Clone Wars will get a big-screen presentation at the Celebration III convention in April, StarWars.com reports. Members of the Official Star Wars Fan Club who attend will also be able to attend a private screening and get a chance to win Clone Wars posters autographed by the creators. […]

Official "BTAS Vol. 2," "STAS Vol. 1" DVD Websites Now Online

The official websites for the Superman: The Animated Series – Volume One and Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Two DVD collections are now online. Both mutli-disc sets will be released on January 25, 2005. Discuss this news here on The DC Animation Forum. Stay tuned for more updates on these DVD sets very soon.

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