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The Long Journey of "Where the Wild Things Are" from Page to Screen

The New York Times has an article detailing the long and arduous process of turning Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are from a book to a movie (registration required). While many earlier versions were envisioned as animation projects, the current film in pre-production will involve live-action animatronic actors with computer-generated faces. Spike Jonze is […]

"Zoids/ZERO": Shallow Plot Undermines Great Battles

After the great success of Zoids: Chaotic Century and Zoids: Guardian Force, another sequel was a natural move. Unfortunately, instead of another epic battle between good and evil, the creators have messed with success, producing just another dull tournament series. Centuries after the final defeat of the Death Saurer, Zoid Warriors pilot a new brand […]

"Zoids: Chaotic Century": A Thrilling Climax to a CG Epic

Wow. What a ride Zoids: Chaotic Century (or Zoids: Guardian Force as it was known at this point in Japan) has been. We’ve seen our heroes take on a Godzilla reject and zoids faster than the speed of sound with an entire army on their tails. Now, finally, we reach the end of the line. […]

"Ghost Talker's Daydream": My Mistress Sees Dead People

Misaki Saiki has an abnormal gift; she can speak with the dead. She’s also the best dominatrix at an S&M club in Tokyo. She gets no peace in either one of her lives. She talks to the dead as a special consultant for Tokyo’s version of the X Files, and stalker fans with digital cams […]

Preview: "Shadow Skill" Deserves a Fireball to the Heiny

In my long-ago high school days I was a member of the anime club. Back then, our options were limited to whatever random VHS tape we could find, and one of them was a two-episode number called Shadow Skill. In it, a fighting chick trains a kid in the titular martial art, which was developed […]

"Girls Bravo": Less Boobs = Less Fun

Yukinari’s got the worst disease a man can get. Whenever he is touched by a female, he bursts out in hives. This is especially bad when you consider this teenager lives next door to an incredibly busty babe and then is accidentally transported to an alien planet full of nothing but women. On his adventure […]

Central Park Media to Provide Anime for iPod

Central Park Media is now the first anime company in the world to provide content for Apple’s new video-capable iPod, the company announced yesterday. Visitors can now download the first episode of Central Park Media’s upcoming Armored Trooper VOTOMS at www.centralparkmedia.com/ipod/. They can also view the trailer for Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek — scheduled to […]

"Planet Sketch" Sold to ABC Australia

Aardman Animations’ coproduction Planet Sketch has been sold by Decode to Australian pubcaster ABC, C21Media reports. Aimed at kids aged 7-11, the series was commissioned by CiTV and Teletoon Canada and debuted at this year’s Mipcom. It was also sold to Cartoon Network Latin America and M-Net in South Africa.

Disney, AOL Team Up for "Narnia"

The Walt Disney Studios and AOL have formed an exclusive content partnership through which AOL websites will offer a first look at photos, artwork, behind-the-scenes video, and extended footage from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, World Screen reports. Content related to the film will be promoted across the AOL […]

On-Line Comics Previews for October 21: New X-Men, Stardust Kid, Robotika

The following on-line previews for comics are available now: – Mile High Comics has previews of comics from DC and Marvel scheduled for release on October 26, including Jack Cross #3 (DC) by Warren Ellis and Gary Erksine; Solo #7 (DC) by Mike Allred, et al; Amazing Spider-Man #525 (Marvel) by Peter David and Mike […]

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