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Jack Kirby Still Deserves Better

When I first read that the heirs of comic book legend Jack Kirby were trying to gain some control of the copyrights to the characters he created or co-created, like the X-Men, Thor and the Avengers–maybe you’ve heard of them–I wrote an essay here I called “What Does Jack Kirby Deserve?” I came down on […]

Otakon2011: Toonzone Interviews Anime Voice Actress Lisa Ortiz

TOONZONE NEWS: How did you first get the role of Lina in Slayers? LISA ORTIZ: At the time, I was doing a lot of work with Central Park Media. It was really early on, I had just started. I had done my first role, which was Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Then I was […]

PR: "SpongeBob's Runaway Roadtrip" Comes to DVD September 20, 2011

AMERICA’S FAVORITE SPONGE IS GOING ON VACATION IN THIS DVD PREMIERE! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SPONGEBOB’S RUNAWAY ROADTRIP Available on DVD September 20, 2011 New York, NY – August 1, 2011 – Join SpongeBob and Patrick for a never-before-seen hilarious and adventurous vacation in the DVD debut of SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Runaway Roadtrip, which arrives on store […]

PR: "Mindwash: The Jake Sessions" Debuts at 24th Austin Gay & Lesbian Int'l Film Fest

Animated Comedy Short, “Mindwash: The Jake Sessions” to Debut at the 24th Annual Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival Charger Entertainment Slated to Let the Loonies out in September LOS ANGELES, CA – August 1, 2011 – Charger Entertainment invites you to take a trip through Los Angeles residents’ damaged minds in a hilarious […]

PR: Junko Takeuchi, Japanese Voice of Naruto, Comes to New York Anime Fest 2011

VOICE ACTRESS JUNKO TAKEUCHI – THE JAPANESE VOICE OF NARUTO – COMES TO NEW YORK ANIME FEST Ms. Takeuchi To Premiere New Naruto Shippuden Film At Anime Event During New York Comic Con Norwalk, CT, August 1, 2011: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) and VIZ Media are proud to announce the Japanese voice of […]

Otakon2011: "Angel ScandyS" Press Conference

On Friday afternoon, Otakon played host to a press conference focused on the upcoming anime series Angel ScandyS, said to be “…a comedy about three normal girls, three demons, and three angels, trying to become idols.” The catalyst for the plot is the death of the Principal of the prestigious Lilliard Music School, who passes […]

Otakon2011: The "Tiger & Bunny" Panel

On Sunday morning, an impressive crowd filled up a great part of Otakon’s immense panel 3 room to attend the panel for Tiger & Bunny, an original superhero action series from studio Sunrise that has been aired and simulcasted outside Japan since its premiere in April. In the show a group of metahumans battle crime […]

New Video Clip from "Rockin with Judy Jetson," Coming to DVD August 9, 2011

Warner Archive has released the following clip from Rockin’ with Judy Jetson, which will be released to DVD on August 9, 2011: (Movie native size: 640 x 360) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge Rockin’ with Judy Jetson will be available from the Warner Bros. Studios Online Store.

Otakon2011: Makoto Shinkai Introduction and Q&A Session

After the presentation of “Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below”, Makoto Shinkai came forward to address the crowd and take questions from the fans in attendance. Shinkai directed the film and was also responsible for the screenplay and storyboarding. What follows here is a mostly-complete transcription of this event, reproduced to the best […]

Otakon2011: Press Conference with Anime Director Makoto Shinkai

Just two months after its release in Japan, Makoto Shinkai’s new movie, Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, had its U.S. premiere at Otakon with English Subtitles. Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese Director known for Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days and 5 Centimeters Per Second. After […]

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