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First “How to Train Your Dragon 2” Teaser Trailer Posted

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 15, 2013
DreamWorks Animation has posted the first teaser trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2, the studio’s sequel to the original 2010 film that adapated Cressida Cowell’s titular children’s book series. Composer John Powell and the original voice cast are returning for the sequel, while co-director Dean DeBlois is working as both director and screenwriter. […]

New Voices Revealed For “The Legend of Korra” Book 2

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 11, 2013
A report at Entertainment Weekly and a blog from co-creator, writer and Executive Producer Bryan Konietzko have revealed new voice acting roles for the second season of the Nickelodeon series The Legend Of Korra. Richard Riehle (Office Space) and Lisa Edelstein (House) will play Bumi and Kya, brother and sister to Korra’s airbending teacher Tenzin […]

Studio Trigger Announces and Crowdfunds “Little Witch Academia” Sequel

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 9, 2013
Monday evening, the Japanese animation studio Studio Trigger formally announced the sequel to its animated short Little Witch Academia by launching a crowdfunding project for it on Kickstarter. The original cartoon, which is currently streaming on Youtube and Crunchyroll, was one of four animated shorts created under the 2013 Anime Mirai project with Government funding […]

Digital Manga Publishing, Tezuka Productions Strike Deal to Release Tezuka Library in English

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 5, 2013
At Anime Expo on Thursday, Digital Manga Publishing announced that it has reached an agreement with Tezuka Productions to distribute the library of Japanese comics by the late Osamu Tezuka digitally. Tezuka is remembered for such manga titles as Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Princess Knight, Black Jack, Phoenix, Message to Adolf and Buddha, […]

“Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Complete Season 1” Coming to DVD

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 20, 2013
Warner Home Video has scheduled a new DVD release for the comedy adventure series Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated, the 11th and newest animated iteration of the Scooby Doo franchise. Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Complete Season 1 will repackage all 26 episodes of the first season across four DVD discs. Details about extras and supplemental […]

Review: By Glob, Season 1 of “Adventure Time” Is a Triumph on Blu-ray!

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 13, 2013
Season one of Adventure Time on Blu-ray is, quite simply, a first-class release for a first-rate cartoon. Here is festive program born of unrestricted imagination finally presented the way it was meant to be seen, fated to stand the test of time for a simple reason: just as truly great animation so often does, it […]

“Best. Episode. Ever!” Toonzone Talks “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 25, 2013
As any superhero fan knows, the Avengers are for Marvel what the Justice League is for DC: an all-star team of the world’s finest heroes meant to combat the worst possible threats. So it’s only natural that The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes would spend an eminently enjoyable fifty-two episodes adapting more of the Marvel universe […]

“Star Wars Rebels” Animated Series Announced, Premiere Dated For Fall 2014

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 20, 2013
Lucasfilm has announced that production has begun on a new Star Wars animated series called Star Wars Rebels. The show, a production of Lucasfilm Animation, will cover events in the nearly 20-year-long gap separating Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, in the days when the […]

“Gundam Unicorn” Returns To DVD In August

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 14, 2013
Right Stuf International has announced a deal with Sunrise, Inc to distribute the science fiction OVA miniseries Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn on DVD. On August 20th, 2013 the first four episodes will be reissued in two parts, each retailing for $29.99 MSRP, taking after the North American DVD release from the now-defunct Bandai Entertainment. Part […]

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet – “Castaway” Episode 1 Recap

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 13, 2013
Technically, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet counts as one of three giant robot anime running in Japan this spring (along with Majestic Prince and Sunrise’s Valvrave the Liberator), and on paper at least it’s the most prestigious of the lot given who’s involved. Here we have animation by the accomplished Production I.G., Kazuya Murata (Fullmetal […]