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Heavy Metal & Pukeko Pictures Adapting "Rat Queens" as TV Toon

Rat Queens

Variety reports that Heavy Metal and Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures are adapting the Image Comics series Rat Queens into an animated TV series. The comic (by Kurtis Weibe and Roc Upchurch) describes itself as a “sass-and-sorcery” story, centering on a quartet of foul-mouthed beer-swilling adventurers: Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, […]

Jimmy Murakami, "When the Wind Blows" Director, 1933 - 2014

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Cartoon Brew reports the passing of Jimmy Murakami at age 80, director of 1986′s animated feature film When the Wind Blows and an instrumental figure in the development of Ireland’s animation industry. Murakami was born in 1933 in San Jose, CA, and was sent to the Tule Lake Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, […]

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