Rewind back to May 27. Kunicon Atlanta 2005 started that Friday and would continue into Saturday and Sunday. Due to various reasons involving work (yes, I apparently have a real job), birthdays (yes, the 28th was my birthday), rides, and other such inconsequential things, I was only able to go on Friday. I had been […]
Toy Play will launch a line of toys for kids ages four to eight based on the PBS Kids’ animated series Maya & Miguel, the company says. The collection will include the ¡Eso Es! Maya doll; a collectible set of two-inch characters; Maya with Twinkling Bobbles; and Maya’s Messenger Bag & Doll Carry Case. The […]
VIZ Media’s Zatch Bell! will join Canada’s YTV in September, the companies have announced. The series will debut on September 9 at 8:00pm. VIZ also says it plans to roll out an extensive line of consumer products, including a collectible card game, a toy line, and video games based on the property. The company has […]
WGBH Boston Video will release three new DVDs based on Peep and the Big Wide World, the company says. Peep Explores, Chirp Flies and Quack Knows It All will each feature six animated Peep stories with live-action interstitials. DVD extras include printable coloring sheets and science activities; closed captioning; and English and Spanish language tracks. […]
To begin its week-long coverage of the 5th anniversary of Marvel’s “Ultimate” line of comics, Newsarama.com has posted a time-capsule of articles published before the line was firmly established. Coverage this week will interview multiple Ultimate Marvel creators and delve into the future of the imprint.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that it will be offering 300 comic books targeted for reading on cellular phones. This number nearly triples their current output and is less than half that offered by their top rivals in the market. The cell phone manga is often enhanced with pop-up frames and vibration effects, with sound-effects […]
Treehouse Animation, makers of the “LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick and Clone Trooper Orchestra” animated shorts, will be publishing The Trap-Door Maker, billed as a prequel to Gaston Leroux’s 1911 novel The Phantom of the Opera. Two pages of preview artwork and the cover are provided with the article.
At Otakon, Central Park Media announced a number of new titles coming in 2006, including Animation Runner Kuromi 2, Outlanders, the fan-financed Munto 2, Vatoms complete collection boxset, and Otaku Unite, which includes photographs from conventions across America, including Otakon 2005. Coming in 2005 are Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek Volume 1 in October at a […]