Pop Culture Roundup April 30, 2007

Paul McCartney talks about his upcoming album, due out June 5.

The 13-track set is due June 5 in North America via Starbucks' new Hear Music label and will also be the first McCartney album to ever be available digitally.

..."Memory Almost Full" concludes with a five-song medley end "and that was purposefully retrospective," McCartney says. "I thought this might be because I'm at this point in my life, but then I think about the times I was writing with John (Lennon) and a lot of that was also looking back. It's like me with 'Penny Lane' and 'Eleanor Rigby' -- I'm still up to the same tricks!"

The album is available for pre-order now from Amazon.

There's also a deluxe version available, featuring a scond disk including three bonus tracks, "audio commentary" by Paul and six fold-out postcard-size photos.

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See a teaser for the straight-to-DVD animated film "Superman: Doomsday."

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Fox Home Entertainment is releasing a limited edition 9-DVD set July 24 that collects all 51 episodes of Irwin Allen's 1960s sci-fi series "Land of the Giants." You can pre-order it now from Amazon.

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From the Animation Archive: a 1939 magazine article detailing the then-new Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.

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A series of Doctor Who trading cards is planned.

Trading cards based on the first three seasons will be released over an 18-month period, to catch up the trading card releases closer to the TV series broadcast in the States.

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Dial B for Burbank presents a Shadow Art Gallery with lots of pics of the famed pulp hero.

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Newsarama has info about Marvel Comics' new "clasics comics" series, featuring adaptations of "The Last of the Mohicans," "Treasure Island," "The Man in the Iron Mask" and more. Veteran writer/editor Roy Thomas is handling the scripts for those first three. Each "book" will run as a six-issued mini-series.

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