In January 1963, Osamu Tezuka introduced the first Japanese produced animated TV series in Astro Boy. In October 1962, Tatsunoko Production, the studio that would go on to produce Speed Racer, Gatchaman and Casshan would be founded. The two have now joined forces for a special 50-50 cross-over promotion. Get a look after the jump.
On October 26th, anime studio Tatsunoko Production (Gatchaman, Tekkaman, Samurai Pizza Cats, Macross) filed suit against James Rocknowski, John Rocknowski and Michael Cisneros of Speed Racer Enterprises Inc. The filing in California Central District Court seeks damages for for nine causes of action, including false advertising, unfair competition, interference and misappropriation of intellectual property rights. More after the jump.
An upcoming line of 45mm PCV "Tachumaru" figures crosses the heroes of venerable anime studio Tatsunoko with adorable animals. A number of the characters whose international prominence rose thanks to appearances in the videogame Tatsunoko vs Capcom will be featured, as will a few other well-knowns such as Speed Racer. Check them out after the jump!
Variety reports that Joel Silver, producer on the 2008 live action Speed Racer, is on board to mastermind a live-action feature film based on Cartoon Network's Ben 10 sci-fi franchise, with ex-Akira writer Albert Torres on the script. More after the jump.
Tommy Yune and Lee Kohse join the Bonus Round to discuss the latest Speed Racer comic from Allegory Media. Tommy also talks about his involvement with Robotech and the new live-action movie. Listen to the interview and more at the jump.
In June, we reported on an upcoming Speed Racer comic featuring the work of Artist/writer Tommy Yune in his first non-Robotech related project in over a decade, Robby Musso (Transformers Spotlight), Lee Kohse, James Rochelle and Len Wein (Human Target, Swamp Thing, X-Men, Wolverine). Now, further details on what to expect have become available. More after the jump.