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CPM Re-Prices, Re-Releases Multiple Titles

Central Park Media will re-price and re-release an assortment of its anime titles, the company said today. Series being released include Geobreeders, Agent Aika, The Ping-Pong Club, and Photon: The Idiot Adventures. Details follow: Geobreeders Contents: Episodes 1-3 Release Date: September 27 Price: $9.95 Languages: English; Japanese with English subtitles Extras: Previews, DVD-ROM features. Geobreeders: […]

Animation Veterans Form Consulting Company

Animation veterans George Bruder, Kevin Cureton, and Marlon Montgomery have formed Mind The Gap, Inc., an animation pipeline development and consulting service, the principals announced today. Mind the Gap will market its services in the U.S. and abroad, and it is currently developing an asset and production tracking system for Vinton Studios. [Source: Mind the […]

Jim Aparo 1932 - 2005

Jim Aparo, DC comic book artist for over 40 years, passed away early this morning at the age of 72, due to complications from a recent illness. Aparo’s work appeared in Batman and the Outsiders, The Brave and the Bold, and The Spectre, as well as the controversial “Death in the Family” storyline which killed […]

Greg Pak Lands on "Battlestar Galactica" Comic

Writer and filmmaker Greg Pak (Warlock, X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong) has been tapped by Dynamite Entertainment to write a new, ongoing monthly comic based on Battlestar Galactica, the new Sci-Fi Channel series. The comic is currently scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2005.

Dan Slott Talks Up His Mighty Marvel Mayhem

BrokenFrontier.com has posted an interview with writer Dan Slott (Batman Adventures, She-Hulk), surveying his career in writing comics to date but focusing on his upcoming Thing mini-series and the relaunch of She-Hulk in October.

"Melody of Oblivion": Oblivion Sounds About Right

Gainax. A studio known for classic anime such as Evangelion, FLCL and Nadia: Secret of Blue Water. JC Staff is known for anime such as Excel Saga, Tsukihime and Azumanga Daioh. Both studios have great directors, writers, animators and great people in general. So, one would think that the result of them working on the […]

Smurfy News from Paramount

Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies will make a trio of CG-animated films based on the Smurfs, Box Office Prophets reports, citing Variety. The first will be released in 2008 to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the characters’ creation.

"Bratz" Coming to 4Kids This Fall

4Kids Entertainment and MGA Entertainment will produce an all-new Bratz CGI animated television series, the companies announced today. The series, which follows the adventures of Yasmin, Cloe, Sasha, and Jade as they scoop stories for their teen magazine, will debut on 4Kids TV this fall. Bratz will also join anime import Magical Doremi and new […]

"Igor" Gets Short Film Prequel

Steve Buscemi, John Cleese and Jay Leno will lend their voices to “Igor: Unholy Frijoles,” a computer-animated short that will serve as a prequel to the upcoming 2007 release Igor, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Buscemi will voice a super-intelligent lab rabbit, while Cleese will play Dr. Glickenstein and Leno will play Brian the Brain. […]

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