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"Tokyo Underground" Vol. 3: Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind

Unfortunately, the title “Tokyo Underground” is indicative of this show’s fate: underground popularity. It won’t be breaking any sales records or be remembered for its intellectual depth or storytelling innovation. It will probably fade into obscurity. And that’s a shame, actually. Sure, it’s not Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam, or Evangelion, but at the end […]

"Hand Maid May" Collection: The Series That Said "I'll Never Give Up!"

Who wouldn’t want to have a maid? Maybe the socially inept and those paranoid that the hired help would steal from them. But I’m sure stealing would be against the Laws of Robotics, and Kazuya is very socially apt. A tech genius attending college, Kazuya is accidentally sent a 1/6th scale robotic maid, May, at […]

David Mirkin on Simpsons' 17th Season, DVD sets, and Movie Progress

Simpsons producer-writer David Mirkin has been interviewed by the Houston Chronicle about all things Simpson, from the behind-the-scenes of the show’s 17th season, the sixth season DVD set, and the slow progress of the Simpsons feature film. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Marvel Announces 2006 Comics Plans

Marvel Comics announced details for several of its projects coming in 2006 over the weekend at the Diamond Retailer Summit. Highlights include a project by Neil Gaiman involving Jack Kirby’s Eternals, the Supreme Power: Squadron Supreme relaunch in March, the return of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday to Astonishing X-Men in February, and the Omega […]

Classic "Looney Tunes" Characters Star on Boomerang's "Fall on Boomerang"

Boomerang will celebrate the first day of autumn, Thursday, September 22, with a 24-hour marathon (6:00am – 6:00am/ET) of Looney Tunes classics, appropriately titled Fall on Boomerang. Each short selected from the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes library will feature unlikely things that fall — from dropping ACME anvils and plummeting pianos to overzealous characters who […]

New "Fantastic Four" Animated Series Pictures Online

Comic Book Resources has posted several photos of the new Fantastic Four animated series. Twenty-six half-hour episodes will be produced by Marvel and French company Antefilms Productions. The series is scheduled to begin airing in the United States and other various countries in late 2006.

"Batman Begins" DVD Promotional Material

Batman: Yesterday, Today & Beyond has a look at the promotional materials for the Oct. 18th DVD release of Batman Begins.

Dwayne McDuffie Interviewed at Comics Foundry

Dwayne McDuffie has been interviewed by the Comics Foundry website about his work on Justice League Unlimited, the difference between writing for comics and for TV, and the nature of collaboration with DC and the rest of the JLU production team.

NY Times on "Tetsujin" and Manga for Girls

The New York Times Arts section briefly discusses Tetsujin, an anime series debuting on DVD tomorrow that centers on scientists who must confront the fruits of their wartime research (registration required). A separate article covers the shojo (manga for girls) phenomenon. Discuss this news on the Anime Forum.

NY Times on Disney's Move Away from Hand-Drawn Animation

The New York Times covers the path that led to the dissolution of Disney’s hand-drawn animation department (registration required). The article includes extensive comments by David Stainton, current president of Walt Disney Feature Animation.

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