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2005 Eisner Award Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2005 Eisner Awards have been announced. Writer Brian K. Vaughan leads the list with seven nominations for his work on Ex Machina (DC/Wildstorm), Y the Last Man (DC/Vertigo), and Runaways (Marvel). Other notable nominees include Joss Whedon and John Cassaday for Astonishing X-Men, Darwyn Cooke for DC: The New Frontier, and […]

Sen. Richard Lugar: Superhero

A report in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has outed Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) as the alter ego of the superhero known as Walnut Man. Lugar/Walnut Man and 13 other Capital Hill superheroes have joined forces to aid the youth program of Arena State, a local theatre company in Washington, DC. Rumors of a team-up […]

"Ren & Stimpy" Season 3 Coming in June

Paramount will release the three-disc Ren and Stimpy: Season 3 and a Half-ish to DVD on June 28, DVD Toons reports. It will retail for $39.98.

New CD Gives Disney Songs Some Brazilian Flavor

Walt Disney Records will release Disney Bossa Nova, a collection of classic Disney songs performed in the Brazilian fusion style, on April 19, the company said today. Performed songs include “Cruella de Vil” (Marcos Valle); “Beauty and the Beast” (Miucha); “When You Wish Upon a Star” (Joyce); “Under the Sea” (Bena Lobo); “In a World […]

Nelvana Signs New Deals for "6teen"

Cartoon Network Latin America and ZigZap Poland have picked up rights to Nelvana’s 6teen, the company says. Nelvana recently greenlit a second season of the tween sitcom and is working on a 48-minute horror-themed special for the show. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

DreamWorks, Lincoln Center Host Toon Fest

DreamWorks Animation and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will host “Animation Now: Imagination, Innovation, Inspiration” on May 1, AWN reports.

UK Gets Cartoon Network On-Demand Channel

The UK’s Video Networks will launch Cartoon Network On-Demand as part of its Home Choice “Kids Package,” Media Week reports. The package will feature Cartoon Network and Boomerang shows, including Dexter’s Laboratory, The Flintstones and Looney Tunes.

CN Gets Int'l Rights to "Fantastic Four"

Cartoon Network has signed on as co-producer of Moonscoop’s Fantastic Four animated action-comedy series, AWN reports, and has also picked the worldwide broadcast rights outside of the U.S. Marvel is distributing in the U.S. and M6 has bought the French broadcast rights.

"Princess Tutu" Vol. 1 Defies One-Line Description

Princess Tutu defies words. Now, I know what you’re thinking; how could a magical girl anime with classical ballet and fairy tale references be hard to describe? I’ve got one name for you: Chiaki J. Konaka. The chief writer behind Lain, Texhnolyze, Big O II and the upcoming Shadowstar Narutaru, Konaka is known for his […]

"Gad Guard" Volume 1: Egad! It's Good!

gad n.: A strange stone that transforms into a techode (giant robot) when a person makes a bond with it. Gad Guard opens with a jazzy theme, entitled “Boomerang Boogie,” performed by Pe’z, and a shot of the gads. The first thing that comes to mind is Cowboy Bebop, but that impression is fleeting. The […]

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