Quantcast

"Cromartie" Legal Woes End UPDATED: Civil Suit Against Franchise Presses Forward

The legal problems that might have halted screenings of the live action adaptation of the manga Sakigake! Cromartie High School have ended for now. Warren Cromartie, a baseball player famous in Japan, previously said he was unhappy that his name had been used in a series about delinquents and punks and last month filed for […]

North Korea-South Korea Cooperatively Produced Film May See August Release

Wanghusimchung (Empress Chung), an animated feature film co-produced by studios in North and South Korea, may see a simultaneous release in the two countries this August if negotiations with the North Korean side of the production are successful, Creative Film Marketing reported last week. A new dub track is expected to be produced in North […]

"Howl's Moving Castle" Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing New

Howl’s Moving Castle is an anomaly. It’s a film that is at once beautiful, artistic, and stunning and yet also pandering, silly and naïve. Parts of it are as inspired and surreal as Spirited Away, others are jarringly dull. Sometimes the plot flows forward as engagingly as Mononoke, at other times it grows stilted, simplistic, […]

Lucas Announces 3-D "Star Wars" Series

George Lucas announced his intention to develop two new television series in the Star Wars universe, one live action and one in cgi animation. The latter will likely take advantage of Lucasfilm’s new Singapore animation facility and both new series would be set in the years between the Star Wars films Episode III: Revenge of […]

AN Launches "Haré+Guu" Website

AN Entertainment today launched the website for their upcoming series “Haré+Guu” (originally “Jungle wa Itsumo Hare Nochi Guu”). The site notes that the release for the 26-episode series will come on seven DVDs, with four episodes each on Volumes 1-5 and three on Volumes 6 and 7. They also announced that they would co-produce the […]

"Space Ghost" Vol. 3: A Valuable DVD With Real

I get a lot of spam. It simply boggles the mind how many people there are in the world who would question my financial situation, physical self-image or phallic confidence simply to make a quick buck (I sometimes even doubt these people actually make any money at all). One part of spam that I do […]

"Howl's Moving Castle" U.S. Trailer Online

Ain’t It Cool News has posted links to the new domestic trailer for the upcoming American release of Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. Quicktime: Small (240 x 142 37Kbs) Medium (320 x 176 80Kbs) Large (640 x 336 192Kbs) Very Large (640 x 336 360Kbs) Real Player: Small (176 x 100 42Kbs) Medium (240 x […]

"Nausicaa" In Theaters This Summer

Nausicaa.net is reporting that the English-language version of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind will receive a “small-scale” theatrical release this summer. No further details are yet available.

New Linklater Film Trailer

A trailer for A Scanner Darkly, the new film adapted and directed by Richard Linklater (Waking Life), has been posted at Apple.com and Yahoo Movies. The film, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, stars Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr. and Woody Harrelson and features Linklater’s signature rotoscoped animation. Scanner is currently […]

Animated Criticism: An Orphaned Deer and a Pig in a Plane

Welcome to Animated Criticism, a column that will examine and summarize critical reactions to recent animated releases across the press and Internet world. The big American release of the week (coming out today): the Bambi Platinum Edition. The Washington Post loves the release, calling the remastered visuals “as lovely as a sunny, spring day.” If […]

Single Sign On provided by vBSSO