Animation: Studio Ghibli's next feature film will be an adaptation of Kokuriko-Zaka Kara, a shojo manga following the coming-of-age story of a Japanese high school student in 1963. The film's slated for a 2011 release. [ANN]

Creators: Robert Kirkman will contribute four pages of art to Spawn #200, which I'm pretty sure is his first published work since Between the Ropes.

Movies: Is Jon Favreau moving on from Iron Man to... Mickey Mouse? These days it doesn't seem like a huge stretch. [Blastr]



Music: J.G. Jones illustrates rock and roll's fallen heroes for the cover of the December 21 issue of Revolver. [Revolver]

Art: Chris Eliopoulos illustrates a hypothetical conflict between Batman and Cookie Monster. [NateCosBoom]

Galleries: Those in LA can take in 40 new pen-and-ink pieces by Ulises Alfonso Farinas as part of his Other Places gallery at Giant Robot's GR2 starting Saturday, January 15. [GR2]


Movies: The live action Gantz film is coming to America for a special one night event in select theaters on January 20, 2011. [Dark Horse]

Previews: A six-page preview of Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, Olivia Bendis and colorist Nick Filardi's first Takio OGN is now online. [iFanboy]

Delicious: Mario and Link have never looked so much like things that tasted like the rainbow. [The Daily What]