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Miller Shares His Thoughts on "Batman Begins"

Comic writer Frank Miller recently spoke to Now Playing Magazine about his thoughts on Batman Begins, the summer blockbuster partially based off his definitive Batman origin tale Batman: Year One. Batman Begins is the third movie this year to be based off his comic work, others being the hit Sin City and the box-office bomb […]

WHV Officially Announces 'Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997'

Update (09/03): Minor Extras Update Update (09/01): Added shots of the Amaray Case, including a peek at the disc art. (Linked as the case type in each discs description). Update (08/29): Added Front and Back Cover Art for each movie. Update (08/26): Back Cover Art added. WHV has officially announced the ‘Batman: The Motion Picture […]

"Gilgamesh" Vol. 1: Anime or Insomnia Cure?

You know, post-Eva and post-Lain, it seems like everyone and their grandma in the anime industry has this idea that dramatic anime needs to move at a snail’s pace. Now, in the hands of the right directors, storyboarders and writers, that ambient, pastoral pacing can make some really classic series. However, in all too many […]

"Kiddy Grade" Vol. 7: Things Get Cleared Up In The "Lurking Shadows"

Éclair and Lumiere have killed the director of the Galactic Order of Trade and Tariffs (GOTT), Eclipse, and have taken command with an iron fist. An identical pair is serving in an army of Éclair and Lumiere clones under GOTT’s new leadership. Two more Éclair and Lumieres are renegades out to take down the new […]

"Kyo Kara Maoh!" Vol. 2: It's Here, It's Hilarious, Get Used To It.

Wolfram: “Don’t be so shy, I’m your fiancee!” Yuri: “I don’t care! That doesn’t mean you have to try and do the naked pretzel!” -Kyo Kara Maoh! Vol.2. When we last left Kyo Kara Maoh, Yuri Shibuya, teenage amateur baseball player and newly minted demon king of another dimension, was on a quest to find […]

More on the Voices of the Upcoming 'Spawn'

Spawn Animation Updates has put up another installment of its Spawn Animation Updates, this time focusing on the process of the voice recording and what was chosen and how.

Sho Murase on Drawing Nancy Drew

Animator/artist Sho Murase and her work on Papercutz’s Nancy Drew graphic novels are the subjects of a feature article in the San Francisco Gate. The first Nancy Drew graphic novel, The Demon of River Heights, was released in April.

"Electric Company" Coming to DVD

A brief article in the Los Angeles Times notes that a DVD release of PBS’s The Electric Company is in the works (free registration required). Airing from 1971 to 1977, The Electric Company featured Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno, and the earliest work of actor Morgan Freeman, as well as assorted animated features and live-action Spider-Man […]

The Wages of Sin: Why "Sin City" Should Have Been Animated

Whatever its strengths or weaknesses as a movie, the universal consensus is that Sin City is the most faithful comics-to-film translation to date. Virtually all its dialogue is lifted straight from Frank Miller’s original text, and the “digital backlot” techniques used to shoot the film painstakingly reproduce the visuals of the comics. At least one […]

"Sin City": Sexy Movie, Impotent DVD

The Film There are a great many movies which come out of seemingly nowhere to surprise and delight us. On the other hand, there are also a great many movies which carry with them tremendous baggage in getting to the screen. Guess which kind Sin City is? That’s right, being a comic book adaptation, Sin […]

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