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"Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade" Put This Wolf To Sleep, Before It Puts Me To Sleep

Japan is under attack. The class struggle between the government and its citizens has reached a fever pitch; young girls have been cast in the role of suicide bombers. As part of the Panzer Cops, Kazuki Fuse knows he’s supposed to fire when he sees a bomb, no matter who is about to detonate it. […]

Briefly: DreamWorks Goes Intel; Disney Goes On Ice; Thailand Goes for Wedding Videos

* The Wall Street Journal reports that DreamWorks Animation has signed a deal with Intel to supply chips and hardware for their large-scale computer operations, costing AMD one of its largest and most well-known customers. * DVD sales in the U.K. have shown continuing growth even in the face of an economic downturn, with Disney/Pixar’s […]

Ana Ortiz on Being Detective Anna Ramirez in "Batman Gotham Knight"

Warner Home Video has issued a new press release interview for Batman Gotham Knight. Actress Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty) had originally auditioned for the role of Detective Anna Ramirez for The Dark Knight. She lost the role to Monique Curren, but was cast in the same part in the direct-to-video movie by Andrea Romano, who […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Success in China Triggers Introspection and Questions

The Guardian has noted that the success of DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda in China (previously reported by Toon Zone News here) has triggered a round of soul-searching in the country asking why Hollywood could make such a sucessful movie using Chinese symbols when China itself cannot. The movie’s popularity caused a parliamentary cultural affairs […]

TV Guide Hosts "Wonder Woman" DTV Poster

TVGuide.com has revealed the poster for the Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie, currently scheduled for release in early 2009. The article also briefly talks with voice actors Keri Russell, who voices Wonder Woman, and Nathon Fillion, who plays Col. Steve Trevor. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

Imagi News: "Astro Boy" Won't Stray Far; Lands $40m in New Financing

Sci Fi Wire has comments from David Bowers, the writer for Imagi Animation Studios’ Astro Boy movie, stating that his adaptation won’t stray far from the source material, saying “It is the original characters, but we have new characters, and Astro’s basic journey is the same.” (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel) Elsewhere, Variety reports […]

"WALL-E" Takes Another $33.4M at Box Office

Disney’s WALL-E took in an estimated $33.4 million in ticket sales this past weekend, slipping to second place at the box office this past weekend behind Sony’s Hancock. Its total domestic box office sits at $128.1 million. DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda is still maintaining a spot in the top 10, with a $7.5 million […]

Imagi Studios and Summit Entertainment to Show "Astro Boy" at Anime Expo 2008

Imagi Animation Studios and Summit Entertainment will be showing off their new CGI animated feature film Astro Boy at this year’s Anime Expo 2008 in Los Angeles, CA, from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The movie is based on the seminal anime and manga by Osamu Tezuka. A special edition Astro […]

Andrew Stanton on Influences, Biblical and Otherwise, on "WALL-E"

Christianity Today has posted an interview with WALL-E director Andrew Stanton, directly addressing some of the biblical references and inspirations that made their way into the movie, as well as discussing how Stanton’s faith was expressed in the film. Among other things, Stanton discusses how female lead robot EVE’s name was not an accident and […]

"The Sword in the Stone": Disney's Camelot Is a Silly Place

If you are the parent of a small child, you should definitely have Disney’s The Sword in the Stone in your DVD collection. If you are a Disney completist or are otherwise interested in the history of the studio, you should also make sure that you own this movie. And if you’d just like to […]

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