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"Winnie the Pooh" Delivers Simple Joy

Cynics and sentimentalists can debate whether Winnie the Pooh represents a renewed dedication to 2D animation by Disney, or another stab at sustaining a profitable merchandising brand. Whichever is the case, what isn’t debatable is that the new movie undoubtedly works as both a beautiful and innocent introduction to A. A. Milne’s characters and as […]

"Lupin the 3rd" Original Series Licensed by Discotek Media

Discotek Media has announced on its Facebook page that it will distribute the “first season” of the anime series Lupin the 3rd on DVD. Based on the manga by Kazuhiko Kato (a.k.a. Monkey Punch), the show follows the exploits of Arsène Lupin III and his small band of thieves as they attempt ambitious heists all […]

New "Space Battleship Yamato" Anime Coming In 2012

During the closing ceremonies for Anime Expo 2011, mechanical designer Makoto Kobayashi (Last Exile, Giant Robo) disclosed that he was involved in a new animated project for the sci-fi series Space Battleship Yamato. The project is reportedly a remake of the original series intended to premiere sometime next year. Kobayashi previously worked on the 2009 […]

UK Trailer For Studio Ghibli's "Arrietty" Posted

Twitchfilm.com has posted a recently-released theatrical trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty, based on Mary Norton’s book “The Borrowers.” The film tells the story of a family of small people living underneath a human household. The trailer features the voice talent of the UK voice cast that includes the talents of Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Tom […]

"Mazinkaiser SKL" Is Good For Action Alone

Mazinkaiser SKL is one of a too-rare breed these days: a super-robot cartoon that plays its concept unapologetically straight with fierce heroes, an unpretentious narrative, plenty of action, and a fervent conviction that there is no such thing as overkill. Many fans of this type of anime will likely, and understandably, welcome it as they […]

"Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars" Rewards the Patient

Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars is an atypical anime that defies easy categorization. This sci-fi tale is far too strange with too much going on to qualify as a simple “slice of life” show; it is far too calm to be an action show; and it’s not a full-fledged comedy since its healthy sense […]

FUNimation Entertainment Licenses "Last Exile -Fam, the Silver Wing-"

FUNimation Entertainment has announced the acquisition of digital and home video rights to the steampunk sci-fi anime Last Exile -Fam, the Silver Wing-. The animation studio Gonzo is producing the project. A spin-off of 2003′s Last Exile, the show will follow the adventures of a new set of characters and reunite key Last Exile staff: […]

"Gundam Unicorn" Volumes 2 and 3: Brilliance Undimmed

The first episode of Gundam Unicorn (a.k.a. Gundam UC) was an outstanding accomplishment; it was a reintroduction to the long-lived Gundam franchise capable of both engaging new viewers and pleasing long-time fans with its incisive narrative and first-rate production values that are more than worthy of an animated feature film. With The Second Coming of […]

"Voltron Force" To Premiere June 16th; Nicktoons Posts Series Trailer

Nicktoons has posted a minute-long trailer for its giant robot action series Voltron Force on its official website for the show. Taking place several years after the original Voltron: Defender of the Universe, the series will feature the original five Voltron pilots defending the universe from a new threat alongside a trio of younger cadets. […]

Bandai Entertainment Slates "Gundam 00" Movie For July 2011, Delays June Titles

Bandai has announced Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie – A Wakening of the Trailblazer for release on both Blu-Ray and DVD for 7/5/11. The Blu-Ray will retail for $34.98 while the DVD release will sell for $24.98. The Blu-Ray release will include theatrical trailers, TV commercials, promotional videos, a “TV Series Guide” and a […]

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