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New "Fantastic Four" Animated Series Pictures Online

Comic Book Resources has posted several photos of the new Fantastic Four animated series. Twenty-six half-hour episodes will be produced by Marvel and French company Antefilms Productions. The series is scheduled to begin airing in the United States and other various countries in late 2006.

"Batman Begins" DVD Promotional Material

Batman: Yesterday, Today & Beyond has a look at the promotional materials for the Oct. 18th DVD release of Batman Begins.

Dwayne McDuffie Interviewed at Comics Foundry

Dwayne McDuffie has been interviewed by the Comics Foundry website about his work on Justice League Unlimited, the difference between writing for comics and for TV, and the nature of collaboration with DC and the rest of the JLU production team.

NY Times on "Tetsujin" and Manga for Girls

The New York Times Arts section briefly discusses Tetsujin, an anime series debuting on DVD tomorrow that centers on scientists who must confront the fruits of their wartime research (registration required). A separate article covers the shojo (manga for girls) phenomenon. Discuss this news on the Anime Forum.

NY Times on Disney's Move Away from Hand-Drawn Animation

The New York Times covers the path that led to the dissolution of Disney’s hand-drawn animation department (registration required). The article includes extensive comments by David Stainton, current president of Walt Disney Feature Animation.

Preview for Frank Espinosa's "Rocketo" #2

Comic Book Resources has posted a 6-page preview of Frank Espinosa’s Rocketo #2 from Speakeasy Comics. The book is scheduled to be released to comic book stores this Wednesday, September 21.

Full-On Glory with "Fullmetal Alchemist" Vol. 4

The plot thickens as Ed and Al get closer to uncovering the mystery of the Philosopher’s Stone and Scar begins to hunt down and murder State Alchemists. The series is already so good that it’s hard to believe that it can consistently top itself with each volume. And I have it on good authority that […]

"Samurai 7" Vol. 1: Not Your Grandpa's Kurosawa

You know, I’m not kidding with the title. If you’ve got a serious attachment to the original film Samurai 7 is based on, you might just want to turn back now. It’s a pretty radical reinvention, mixing sci-fi elements into a general Edo-era-ish setting. And lo and behold, Toshiro Mifune’s character has been turned into […]

"Little Einsteins" to Premiere on Disney Channel October 9 (Updated 9/17)

Disney’s Little Einsteins will premiere with two episodes in a special primetime presentation on Sunday, October 9 (7:00pm and 7:30pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel. In the primetime premiere episode, entitled “I Love to Conduct,” Leo uses his beloved baton to conduct a beautiful sunrise as the kids sing along to Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite, […]

DC's "The Losers" Headed to the Big Screen

Superhero Hype! reports that DC Vertigo’s comic series The Losers has been optioned by Warner Brothers. Peter Berg and Akiva Goldsman will produce the film for the studio, while Berg will write the screenplay with an eye to direct. The movie will follow the exploits of the highly skilled CIA team members as they are […]

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