4Kids Entertainment, Inc. and Toei Animation have announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Mattel, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Mattel will serve as master toy licensee for One Piece. The license grants Mattel the exclusive rights for a full range of products including action figures, play sets, role-play items, games, and puzzles. The […]
America Online’s KOL service for kids has signed a new licensing deal with DC Comics to develop comic books based on its original “Princess Natasha” webisode series. Under the terms of the deal, DC Comics will publish a four issue mini-series to be released in 2006. “Princess Natasha” will also extend to television, books, and […]
In order for a giant robot anime to stand out from the pack, it needs at least a couple of the following: catchy music, nice animation, an interesting plot, engaging characters, and of course some really, really cool giant robots. Which show defines the standard is subject to personal opinion, but there are some series […]
Buzzscope.com has several advance comic-book previews. Highlights for the June 29 comics include DC Comics’ Solo #5 (which focuses on artist Darwyn Cooke) and Runaways #5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. (UPDATE: The previews now include Spider-Man/Human Torch #5 by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton.) Highlights for Marvel comics scheduled for a July […]
MTV 2 has announced that eight new episodes of Celebrity Deathmatch will air in November as part of the network’s “Sic ‘Em Friday,” Animation HQ reports. However, the series’ original creator, Eric Fogel, will not be involved. There has been no mention as to which celebrities will be skewered in the new episodes.