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"ADV AniMinis" Quantity Doesn't Equal Quality

Once upon a time, ADV had a brilliant idea: make a bunch of mini-DVDs each containing one anime episode; add a coupon good toward the real series; call the mini-DVDs “collectibles”; and make them slightly less expensive than a four-episode disc. No happy ending for this fairy tale, though. AniMinis quickly faded. The format is […]

Miyazaki to Attend NY Opening of "Howl's Moving Castle"

A press release from Disney reveals that director Hayao Miyazaki will be present at the June 6 debut of Howl’s Moving Castle at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Producer Toshio Suzuki and actors Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Jean Simmons, and Emily Mortimer are also scheduled to attend. (via Nausicaa.net)

"Seal Team Seven" to Make a Splash in July

ComicBookResources.com has interviewed writer M. Zachary Sherman about Seal Team Seven, his upcoming original graphic novel that pits a team of the special forces soldiers against the armies of Atlantis. Among other things, the article reveals the involvement of Justice League Unlimited director Joaquim Dos Santos in the project. Seal Team Seven is scheduled for […]

Allan Gross Talks "Cryptozoo Crew"

Writer Allan Gross has written an article for Comicon.com’s PULSE about Cryptozoo Crew, the all-ages comic book series created by Gross and artist Jerry Carr. The book recounts the adventures of a husband-and-wife team searching the globe for mythical beasts and monsters. A trade paperback of the series is scheduled for July 2005 from NBM […]

Toon Zone Talks to Greg Weisman, Part Two: "The Batman"

Toon Zone would like to welcome readers to the second of a four-part Greg Weisman interview. The first installment, focusing on Gargoyles, can be found here. Future installments will be posted throughout the summer. Weisman had the difficult task of finishing the first season of the hit animated series The Batman, but the finale (“The […]

Fox Mulling "Futurama" Direct-to-DVD Movies

Fox has held preliminary talks with David X. Cohen about producing three direct-to-DVD Futurama movies, Got Futurama reports. (via John McNaughton)

"Pink Panther" Package Art Revealed

TVShowsOnDVD has images of the package art for the upcoming Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection.

Vanguard Names Isaac to Production Post

Vanguard Animation has named Margaret French Isaac its executive vice president of production & development, AWN reports.

"Blue Gender" The Second Verse, Bloodier Than The First

Okay, it’s been a long time since I watched Blue Gender. I had previously reviewed volumes one through four, but various other things came up, and Blue Gender, having been seen completely throughout its Adult Swim Action run, got put on the backburner. Sitting down with the latter half of the series, I’m reminded of […]

"Spriggan" Special Edition: Number One With a Bullet

It’s been ten years since the domestic release of cult favorites Akira and Ghost in the Shell, but mature anime films struggle for acceptance in the U.S. Although too violent or sophisticated for a young audience, the prime adult demographic generally dismisses them as juvenile cartoons. An effective cure for this perplexingly persistent disconnect remains […]

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