Speed Racer Has Been Cast

by Dukeon March 24, 2007
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures today announced that they have found the actor who will portray the title role in its upcoming live-action adaptation of Speed Racer. Emile Hirsch (The Lords of Dogtown, Alpha Dog, Into the Wild) has been cast as the Mach 5 driver. A YouTube video of Hirsch talking about his […]

PR: Emile Hirsch Takes the Lead in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village’s "Speed Racer"

by Dukeon March 24, 2007
EMILE HIRSCH TAKES THE LEAD IN WARNER BROS. PICTURES‘ AND VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES’ “SPEED RACER” To See a Video Interview with Emile Hirsch Talking About Being Cast in the Title Role of “Speed Racer,” Go to: Emile Hirsch has been set to star in the title role of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow […]

Elbert Tuganov, "Father of Estonian Animation", 1920 – 2007

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2007
Cartoon Brew’s Amid Amidi is reporting the passing of Elbert Tuganov, the father of Estonian animation, on March 22, 2007 at the age of 87. Tuganov’s career in animation began during World War II, producing most of his output for Estonia’s Tallinnfilm state film studio under its Nukufilm puppet animation division.

"LA Times" on "TMNT"

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2007
The Los Angeles Times takes a look at this week’s TMNT, which will attempt to bring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back to the forefront of American pop culture. Director Kevin Munroe is quoted extensively throughout the article, which also takes a look back at the three earlier, live-action outings. Read Toon Zone News’ review […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators on Season 3 Finale

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2007
Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have spoken to SciFi Wire about season 3 of Avatar the Last Airbender, promising that the season will culminate with a big climactic fight between the title character and the Fire Lord. DiMartino stated that, “Book three is all mapped out, and much of it is written.” DiMartino also discusses […]

Pixar Artists on "The Ancient Book of Myth and War"

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2007’s PULSE News has interviewed four Pixar artists about The Ancient Book of Myth and War, an art book that revolves around the two themes in the title. Organized by Scott Morse, the book’s contributors also include Lou Romano, Don Shank, and Nate Wragg. The book will be the subject of a gallery exhibition at […]

"TMNT": A Shell of a Good Time

by Conekilleron March 23, 2007
Forget re-makes and re-packaging. TMNT does open with a brief backstory about the turtles and how they were mutated by a strange goo and trained as ninjas by their rodent mentor, Splinter. But for the most part the movie just assumes its audience will know all about them. In fact, key items shown at the […]

"Seirei no Moribito" Novels Come to U.S. 2008

by Benon March 22, 2007
At a press conference at the Tokyo Anime Fair for their upcoming series Seirei no Moribito (Guardians of the Sacred Spirit) yesterday, Production I.G. announced English translations of the novels on which the series is based will be released in the United States in 2008 by Arthur A. Levine Books, the imprint of Scholastic that […]

"The Condor": Paved with Good Intentions

by Ed Liuon March 22, 2007
One of the most mocked and reviled superhero cartoons is Challenge of the Super Friends, and no characters received more scorn than the politically correct superhero additions. Apache Chief, the Samurai, and El Dorado may have been created with good intentions, but any goodwill they generated was far outweighed by their propagation of exactly those […]

Angelina Jolie is "Wanted"

by La Parkaon March 22, 2007
Superhero Hype! reports that Angelina Jolie is set to star alongside James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in the Mark Millar comic book adaption of Wanted. She will play an assasin who teaches a young man, played by James McAvoy, the ropes. McAvoy plays a young man who discovers his father is an assassin, only to […]