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Animated Films New and Old Come to DVD

Cover art for the Ferngully: The Last Rainforest and Madagascar DVDs has been posted at DVD Answers, while The Digital Bits reports Rock-A-Doodle will be re-released to DVD this November 8th. The 1992 film about a rooster who achieves an Elvis-like status, was previously released to DVD on February 3, 2004. Thanks to Animated News […]

Matsuda Answers Questions on "The Batman"

Fansite Legions of Gotham has posted a question and answer session with The Batman Producer and Character Designer Jeff Matsuda. Click the link above for more.

'67 Animated Spider-Man Series Swings Back to Canada

Canada’s The Family Channel will start airing reruns of the 1967 Spider-Man animated series, beginning Thursday September 1st. This marks the return of the classic animated series after a lengthy hiatus from Canadian airwaves. The show previously aired on Teletoon. Spider-Man will air Monday to Friday at 6:30 am, Saturdays and Sundays at 6:00 am, […]

Betty Boop Goes to Hooters

The Hooters Restaurant chain has debuted a new lapel pin putting Betty Boop into the tank top and shorts uniform of a Hooters waitress. It is apparently the latest of 357 collectible Hooters lapel pins, although it is the first to feature a licensed character. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Retrospective of "Pink Floyd: The Wall" and "Hercules" Designer Due in November

Artist Gerald Scarfe’s career will be examined in depth in Drawing Blood: Forty Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored, a retrospective book due out on November 3. Scarfe’s work has been seen in works as disparate as Pink Floyd: The Wall and Walt Disney’s animated Hercules movie. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter weblog)

Going Behind the Page with Terry Moore, "Strangers in Paradise"

Newsarama.com has posted a lengthy interview with Terry Moore, creator, writer and artist for the independently published comic book Strangers in Paradise.

Animation and Nelson Shin Bring Rare Unity to Korean Peninsula

The New York Times covers Nelson Shin’s animated feature film Princess Chung, noting that both North and South Korean teams were responsible for producing the film (free registration required). The article covers Shin’s biography and career highlights, and notes that animation is failing to draw large audiences at the South Korean box office.

DVD Talk Covers "Lilo & Stitch 2" Launch Party

DVDTalk.com’s das Monkey has posted an article covering the DVD launch party for Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. Several photos are provided, along with several long audio interviews with cast members and creators.

"Lupin Crisis in Tokyo": Big Laughs in the Biggest City

People often accuse the James Bond movies of all being the same – seen one, seen them all. Certainly there is an established formula, but different films emphasize different aspects. From Russia with Love is a Cold War spy drama, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service a romance, A View to a Kill high camp, and […]

Robert Goodman Discusses Defunct "The Zeta Project" Series

The World’s Finest has a new Robert Goodman interview online, discussing his work on the defunct cult animated series The Zeta Project. Check out the new interview at the The World’s Finest’s The Zeta Project sub-site.

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