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"Chicken Little" Creators Interviewed

Coming Soon interviews Chicken Little director Mark Dindal and producer Randy Fullmer.

"Peep" Explores DVDs

WGBH Boston Video will release three new DVDs based on Peep and the Big Wide World, the company says. Peep Explores, Chirp Flies and Quack Knows It All will each feature six animated Peep stories with live-action interstitials. DVD extras include printable coloring sheets and science activities; closed captioning; and English and Spanish language tracks. […]

Toei Content Landing on Chinese Cell Phones

Toei Animation will lend its animation characters to a cellular content service in China, JCN Network reports. The service, which is being launched by Tom Online, will debut in September.

Newsarama Looks Back at Five Years of Ultimate Marvel

To begin its week-long coverage of the 5th anniversary of Marvel’s “Ultimate” line of comics, Newsarama.com has posted a time-capsule of articles published before the line was firmly established. Coverage this week will interview multiple Ultimate Marvel creators and delve into the future of the imprint.

Sony to Triple Cell Phone Manga Offerings

Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that it will be offering 300 comic books targeted for reading on cellular phones. This number nearly triples their current output and is less than half that offered by their top rivals in the market. The cell phone manga is often enhanced with pop-up frames and vibration effects, with sound-effects […]

Treehouse Animation Gives "Phantom of the Opera" a Backstory

Treehouse Animation, makers of the “LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick and Clone Trooper Orchestra” animated shorts, will be publishing The Trap-Door Maker, billed as a prequel to Gaston Leroux’s 1911 novel The Phantom of the Opera. Two pages of preview artwork and the cover are provided with the article.

TZ at Otakon: Central Park Media Announces "Kuromi 2," "Outlanders," & Discount DVDs

At Otakon, Central Park Media announced a number of new titles coming in 2006, including Animation Runner Kuromi 2, Outlanders, the fan-financed Munto 2, Vatoms complete collection boxset, and Otaku Unite, which includes photographs from conventions across America, including Otakon 2005. Coming in 2005 are Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek Volume 1 in October at a […]

"Gundam 08th MS Team" Gundam At Its Very Best.

The other two Gundam side stories, 0080 and 0083, were created to shed light on the One Year War and act as a bridge between the original Gundam and Zeta Gundam. But with the Universal Century now over and the alternate universes of G Gundam and Gundam Wing king, something had to be done to […]

"Gundam 0083" Fantastic Action Surrounded By Torturous Characters

Ah, the Gundam side stories. Because of their short length and cheap price, most people who like Gundam choose these to view the One Year War and the Universal Century. Unfortunately, just because it’s part of the Universal Century doesn’t automatically make it good. While 0080 was decent and 08th MS Team was excellent, 0083 […]

"Gundam 0080": War is Hell, But You Knew That Already

Ah, the Universal Century. The original and by far the longest in Gundam‘s timelines, and still the mainstay of the series. Because of the popularity of the original Gundam, three side stories (the other two are 0083 and 08th MS Team) were made to capitalize on its success and offer a new point of view […]

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