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"Looney Tunes: The Essential Daffy Duck" Coming in November

by Classic Speedyon July 13, 2011
On 11/1/11, Warner Home Video plans to release a follow-up to the “Looney Tunes: The Essential Bugs Bunny”, with this volume focused solely on Daffy Duck cartoons. The 2-disc DVD set is priced at $26.99. The contents are currently as follows: Disc 1: * Porky’s Duck Hunt [1937, Tex Avery] (new to DVD) * Daffy […]

"You're Under Arrest" Going Out of Print in 2012

by Classic Speedyon July 8, 2011
Previously, AnimEigo announced that its long running series Urusei Yatsura was going out of print. Now another anime title from its library joins the ranks: You’re Under Arrest. January 31, 2012 is the date when the police action/comedy series officially goes out of print, though it may be sooner if current stocks are exhausted. There […]

RIP Cassandra Hodges (1983-2011)

by Classic Speedyon July 1, 2011
As confirmed by Chris Ayres of FUNimation, voice actress Cassandra Hodges has passed away at the age of 28. She provided voices for many of the recent FUNimation-dubbed anime, with her two biggest roles being Gotanda and Yuku in Hell Girl and Camembert in Glass Fleet. She also provided miscellaneous voices, such as in Fullmetal […]

"Tom and Jerry" Golden Collection Coming to DVD and Blu-ray

by Classic Speedyon June 28, 2011
Tom and Jerry, the series of MGM theatrical shorts featuring the iconic cat and mouse, was previously released on DVD in both the “Spotlight Collection” line and a series of best-of single DVDs. But coming 10/25/11, Warner Home Video will release Tom and Jerry: The Golden Collection, Vol. 1 on DVD and Blu-ray, and unlike […]

PR: Maiden Japan Announces License of "Himawari!"

by Classic Speedyon June 23, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAIDEN JAPAN ANNOUNCES LICENSE OF HIMAWARI! HOUSTON, June 23, 2011— Entertainment label Maiden Japan today announced its acquisition of the hit animated series HIMAWARI! Based on the teenage ninja manga sensation from the writer/artist team of GoDO and Tagro, HIMAWARI! was directed by Shigenori Kageyama (Fist of the North Star) with script […]

Sentai/Section23 Announce New September Titles Including "Mardock Scramble"

by Classic Speedyon June 22, 2011
As recently reported, Sentai has the newly-licensed anime sci-fi film Mardock Scramble: The First Compression. It will get a release on 9/27/11 for $29.98. The movie runs 60 minutes and will contain both English and Japanese languages. Also, the comedy series MM! gets a complete collection on 9/13/11 for $49.98. It runs 300 minutes but […]

"Rocko's Modern Life" Season 1: Great Show, Vanilla DVD

by Classic Speedyon June 21, 2011
If there was ever a NickToon long overdue for retail release, it’s Rocko’s Modern Life, which debuted in 1993 and still has a strong cult following. For some reason, though, Nick took its time with this show, and it actually took Shout! Factory to take the reins and release it themselves, so that Rocko now […]

FUNimation Announces New Sept. Titles Including "Trigun: Badlands Rumble"

by Classic Speedyon June 15, 2011
Trigun: Badlands Rumble, the 2010 feature film spin-off of Trigun, has a U.S. release date of 9/27/11 for $29.98 (DVD) or $34.98 (Blu-ray). Both versions run 120 minutes. Other releases: (DVD unless otherwise noted) * Black Blood Brothers Complete Series (S.A.V.E. Edition): 9/6/11 – 300 min. – $19.98 (DVD); $24.98 (Blu-ray) * Burst Angel Complete […]

Media Blasters Licenses "Squid Girl"

by Classic Speedyon June 14, 2011
The comedy anime series Squid Girl (aka Shinryaku!? Ika Musume) has been licensed by Media Blasters. The first half of the Diomedea-animated series comes to DVD on 9/27/11 for $24.99. It will contain both English and Japanese languages, and Part 1 features the first six episodes (150 minutes). In other Media Blasters news, Queen’s Blade‘s […]

Anime Central Licenses Announced: "Amagami", "MM!", "Kore wa Zombie"

by Classic Speedyon May 22, 2011
At Anime Central 2011, a number of new anime licenses have been announced. FUNimation announced their acquisition of the second Fullmetal Alchemist film, The Sacred Star of Milos. Additionally, they have licensed Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka, with the English name Is This a Zombie?, a supernatural action series from Studio DEEN about a deceased […]