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Disney and Apple Corps Ltd. Confirm "Yellow Submarine" Remake

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2009
The Walt Disney Company and the Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. have confirmed earlier news reports that a remake of the animated movie Yellow Submarine is in production, to be written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. The movie will use the same performance-capture technology Zemeckis used in The Polar Express and Beowulf. The full press release […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces "Code Geass R2" Part 3

by Classic Speedyon September 11, 2009
Bandai Entertainment’s only new title for December 2009 is Code Geass R2 Part 3, which comes in both regular ($39.98) and limited editions ($44.98). Both run 150 minutes and are scheduled for 12/1/09. Additionally, two titles have been delayed: * Code Geass R2 Part 2: New date is 10/20/09 * Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season […]

More "9" News Around the Web

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2009
More news about Shane Acker’s feature film 9 are appearing throughout the Internet: Animation director Joe Ksander discusseed the challenges of bringing 9’s dolls to life in CGI animation, especially considering the much lower budget of the movie compared to the average Disney/Pixar or DreamWorks feature film. [KansasCity.com] Elsewhere, Ksander talks about how he met […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: The Incredible Hulk (1982)

by Matthew Williamson September 11, 2009
There really hasn’t been a “definitive” non-comics version of the Hulk in the way that Spider-Man, Batman, and X-Men have. The 1982 version of the Hulk comes closest. It’s very much the antithesis of the 1970s live-action series. That series focused on David Banner’s life on the run with a mute, depowered Hulk (ooh, he […]

NY Comic Con and NY Anime Fest to Co-Locate Starting in 2010

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2009
Reed Exhibitions has announced that the New York Comic Con and the New York Anime Festival will co-locate at the Jacob K. Javits convention center starting in 2010. Both shows will have distinct guests and programming space while sharing the same show floor, and the combined shows will take up “virtually the entire Jacob K. […]

"Titan Maximum" to Premiere on Adult Swim on September 27, 2009

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2009
Adult Swim will premiere Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Tom Root’s latest animated comedy Titan Maximum on September 27, 2009, at 11:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The new series “uses stop-motion animation to bring a 1980s-inspired action cartoon to life as only the Robot Chicken team can.” (click to enlarge)

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 8 is Shell-Shockingly Mediocre

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2009
I was enough of a comic book fan at the time to get the joke when the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comics by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird hit the scene, but even then I was never sure if the joke could sustain itself. I was definitely a little bit too old to have […]

Anime nostalgia moment – Kiteretsu Daihyakka

by nakakon September 10, 2009
I spent most of my childhood in Japan. And yes, I did watch lots of anime. I was a big fan of “Dragon Ball” before you American kids were, and also got to see lots of shows that will never be imported here. (They did air some American cartoons, like Disney stuff, but for the […]

"Naruto Shippuden" Coming to Disney XD

by Classic Speedyon September 10, 2009
Naruto Shippuden, the sequel series to the 2002-2007 hit anime action series Naruto, is surprisingly not airing on Cartoon Network, but on competitor Disney XD. The series will begin airing next month. To quote Tracy McAndrew, the director of acquisitions and co-productions for Disney-ABC Cable Networks Group: “Disney XD is a growing destination for our […]

"UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie": I Don’t Even Want to Bother Lifting Mjolnir

by Chad Boninon September 10, 2009
Valkyrie is an angelic Norse goddess alien girl, who’s engaged to a nondescript Asian boy in Japan. Together, they engage in the wacky antics standard to series featuring one guy and a dozen girls. For some reason, humans, aliens, and things that look like catgirls, angels, and every other fetish out there all reside on […]