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"Best of He-Man": Yes, It Does Have Some Power

Despite their popularity, most of the eighties cartoons are remembered only nostalgically. Let’s face it—most of them aren’t as good as we remember. Some are plagued by horrible voice acting (Thundercats), some are so reliant on their toylines that it’s impossible to connect them to any character (Transformers, GI Joe), and some are just bad […]

Wizard Announces Atlanta Comic Convention Starting in 2006

Wizard Entertainment has announced a new annual convention to be held in Atlanta, GA. The first WizardWorld Atlanta is currently scheduled for June 30 – July 2, 2006, and will join the five other conventions held in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Arlington, Texas.

Mickey News Looks Back at Disney Strike of 1941

An article on MickeyNews.com covers the history behind the Disney animator strike of 1941, which led to the unionization of the animation staff and ultimately led to a tremendous creative burst in the animation and comics businesses.

"The Ant Bully" Gets August 2006 Release Date

John A. Davis, writer and director on Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, will bring John Nickle’s kids’ book The Ant Bully to the big screen as a CG-animated film, it was announced today. The story is about a boy who floods an ant colony with his water gun, then is magically shrunk to insect size and […]

Disney Reopens Talks with Pixar

Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Co., is holding preliminary talks with Pixar about reviving and extending the distribtution pact between the two companies, IMDb reports. In addition, Apple Computer (like Pixar, headed by Steve Jobs) is talking with Iger about licensing Disney movies and TV shows for the video iPod the company is reportedly […]

"Tripping the Rift" Gets October DVD Release Date

Anchor Bay will release the first thirteen episodes of Tripping the Rift to DVD on October 25, TV Shows on DVD reports. The two-disc set will retail for $19.95.

"Patlabor" Coming to DVD in October

US Manga Corps will release Patlabor: The Mobile Police – The New Files DVD Collection on October 11, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $29.95.

Animex Festival Solicits Entries

The Animex International Festival of Animation is soliciting entries for the 2006 Animex Awards, to be held in Middlesbrough, England, in January, Computer Graphics World reports. Details can be found at www.animex.net. Deadline for entry is October 1.

Konami Gets "Were-Rabbit" Rights

Konami Digital Entertainment will publish the official video game based on the upcoming Aardman film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, IGN reports.

New Plympton Short Hits Festivals

Bill Plympton is exhibiting his new short film, “The Fan and the Flower,” in international film festivals, AWN reports. The story is about an ill-fated romance between an electric ceiling fan and a flower. Paul Giamatti narrates.

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