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Studio Trigger Announces and Crowdfunds "Little Witch Academia" Sequel

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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

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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

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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!

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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"

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Review: "Mass Effect: Paragon Lost" Entertains, But Underachieves

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On paper, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost looks nothing short of fantastic. Animated by the illustrious Production. I.G. and a movie tie-in for Bioware’s science fiction action RPG series, acclaimed for its powerful storytelling? The pedigree is undeniably outstanding. However, both as a Mass Effect film project and as an anime coproduction, this movie is an […]

Release Details For Diamond Edition Of Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

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Walt Disney Home Entertainment recently publicized release details for the upcoming Diamond Edition remastered release of its 28th animated feature film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, The Little Mermaid premiered in theaters in 1989 and won Academy Awards for Best Original Score (Alan Menken) and Best Original Song (“Under the […]

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