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Alan Moore Is Retiring from the Comics World At a press conference for his upcoming novel Jerusalem, the legendary penman behind Watchmen and V for Vendetta announced he has “about ... Continue Reading →
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‘Godzilla’ to Make Animated Feature Debut

Japanese film producer-distributor Toho is planning the first-ever feature-length animated Godzilla movie which will come rampaging into theaters next year, according to Variety. Godzilla ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli Co-Pro ‘The Red Turtle’ Due in September

Japanese film distributor Toho has announced its 2016 release lineup, including the promise that Studio Ghibli’s feature co-production The Red Turtle, directed by Oscar-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Deals and Highlights from Annecy 2015

Another Annecy festival has wrapped, with plenty of deals and news coming out of the ever-growing event. Among the highlights of the festival: Attendance at MIFA was up 10 percent ... Continue Reading →
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CG ‘Doraemon’ Flick Set for 50-Plus Countries

Robot and Shin-Ei Animation’s Stand By Me Doraemon — the first ever 3D CG feature film starring the super popular robot cat character — will expand its theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Everything Old is New Again, Part 2: ‘Godzilla’

In a summer filled with old, familiar characters getting high-tech, big-budget, cinematic reboots, the venerable Godzilla looks to stand fire-breathing-head-and-shoulders above just ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Earns Two Japanese Academy Noms

The Japan Academy announced its five nominations for Best Animated feature last week. The nominees are: • The Wind Rises (Directed by Hayao Miyazaki) Studio Ghibli • The Tale ... Continue Reading →
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IDW to Publish New ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ Comics

Here is a wonderful new comic-book venture we can all get behind. Over the weekend, we got word that San Diego-based IDW Publishing will be launching a new series featuring Jay Ward’s ... Continue Reading →