The Return of Goofy: Animation Directors talk about upcoming Disney Shorts

by Javeon April 23, 2007
Animated Views has recently posted an interview with directors Andreas Deja and Mark Henn. In it, they reveal some information on the revival of Disney’s shorts division, as well as information on the Goofy cartoon How to Hook Up Your Home Theater. Full Article at Animated Views.

Speedy Gonzales Clothing Line Launches in Los Angeles

by Ed Liuon April 23, 2007
A report in the Los Angeles Times covers the launch of a Speedy Gonzales-themed line of clothing at the West L.A. shop Nine*Star (free registation required). Footwear, shorts, pants, shirts, and hooded sweatshirts will be among the apparel emblazoned with the Fastest Mouse in All Mexico. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Jim Thurman, "Roger Ramjet" and "Sesame Street" Writer, 1935 – 2007

by Ed Liuon April 23, 2007
Variety is reporting that Emmy Award-winning children’s television writer Jim Thurman passed away on April 14 at the age of 72. Thurman and the late Gene Moss were the co-writers and occasional voice actors for Roger Ramjet, an early syndicated cartoon from the 1960’s. Thurman was also an early writer for Sesame Street and The […]

Earthly Delights: "To Terra" Still Hits the Mark

by Jameson April 23, 2007
For my conventionally Western brain-box, reading Japanese literature is akin to pulling your brain out, giving it a brisk, healthy wash in nice, hot cup of green tea and then placing it back in your skull—making sure, of course, that the arrow is clearly pointing front-wards. In other, less colorful words, it’s both refreshing and […]

Jorge R. Guiterrez & Sandra Equihua on Creating "El Tigre"

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed Jorge R. Guiterrez and Sandra Equihua, the husband-and-wife team that created El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera for Nickelodeon. The pair discuss their art backgrounds, origins and inspirations for Manny and his supporting cast, and how they’re dealing with the hit ratings for their new show. Other news […]

Director’s Cut of "Afro Samurai" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson April 22, 2007 reports that Funimation will release an unedited Director’s Cut edition of the hit Spike TV mini-series Afro Samurai, starring the voice of Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson. The Director’s Cut edition will be a 2-disc set containing 15 minutes of never before seen footage, as well as a 40 minute behind the scenes reel […]

"My-Hime Vol. 7": Great Box, Great Finale

by Classic Speedyon April 22, 2007
One the 2006 titles I was most anticipating was My-Hime, a school-based melodrama with fantasy/sci-fi and mecha elements. Though the series started a bit slow, it eventually became very interesting. The large number of characters, each with his/her own unique looks/quirks and intertwined relationships, paved the way for numerous plot lines, and the action started […]

4Kids and FUNimation to Release "TMNT" to DVD on May 22

by Weathermanon April 21, 2007
4Kids Entertainment Home Video and FUNimation Entertainment will release the first 12 episodes of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television show to DVD on May 22, 2007. The storylines for the show were based on creator Peter Laird’s early storyline from the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics books. The cover art for the […]

Production IG Interviews Yoko Kanno

by Weathermanon April 21, 2007
Production IG has posted the first part of a translated interview with uber-composer Yoko Kanno to its English language website, In the interview, Kanno talks about composing the music for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. [Source:]

"Iron Man" Armor Pictures Revealed

by La Parkaon April 21, 2007
Superhero Hype! has posted pictures of the “Mark 1” (a.k.a. the very first Iron Man armor suit Tony Stark ever built), from the Iron Man adaptation directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard. The film will be released on May 2, 2008.