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ADV Announces New Guyver, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie DVDs for Nov 14

ADV has announced a set of 3 DVDs scheduled to go on sale on November 14, including Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie: Washing Up and Wigging Out, and Michael: The Knight and the Castle. Full details on the DVD releases and the special features included with each disc are in the full press […]

Boomerang Unveils "No Undies Mondays" on Oct 9

Cartoon Network has announced a new weekly programming block on the Boomerang channel dedicated to cartoon characters without pants. Titled “No Undies Mondays,” the block will star such luminaries as Yogi Bear, Peter Potamus, Huckleberry Hound, Quickdraw McGraw, and Snagglepuss. The block debuts on Monday, October 9 at 4:00 PM (Eastern Time). Read the full […]

Press Release: ADV Announces November 14 Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 14 RELEASES HOUSTON, September 22, 2006 — ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three exciting titles, including the release of the all new Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, and the fourth volume of Michel. All three titles are […]

Press Release: Boomerang to Unveil New Weekly Franchise, NO UNDIES MONDAYS, on Oct. 9

Boomerang to “Unveil” New Weekly Franchise, NO UNDIES MONDAYS, on Oct. 9 Fun-filled and Not-so-Risqué Hourly Tribute to Showcase Classic Line-Up of Pants-less Cartoon Characters 4-5 p.m. Boomerang, Cartoon Network’s commercial-free, all-classic animation network, has found yet another new way to spotlight its unmatched catalog of cartoon stars in a new weekly franchise featuring a […]

"Ninja Scroll" #1 Preview On-Line (Updated with More Pages)

Mile High Comics has posted a preview of DC Comics’ Ninja Scroll #1, written by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!) and drawn by Michael Chang Ting Yu. The comic is based on the famous anime series, and will reach comic book stands on Wednesday, September 27. Other notable previews include Batman and the Mad Monk […]

ICv2 on "Cartoon Network Effect" on "Bleach" Manga

ICv2.com has posted an article examining how airing the Bleach anime on Cartoon Network has affected sales of the corresponding manga series. The “Cartoon Network effect” was previously observed with Naruto, which was a smash hit on Cartoon Network and soon gained manga sales to match. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

Jhonen Vasquez Joins Guest List at New York Comic-Con

A press release from the New York Comic-Con announces that Jhonen Vasquez (Invader Zim, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac) will be a special guest at the New York Comic-Con in 2007. Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee and Bone creator Jeff Smith are the Guests of Honor at the con, and the press release also names Alison Bechdel, […]

Adding Sign Language to Bilingual Toon "Maya & Miguel"

The New York Times explores the process behind adding a deaf character to PBS Kids’ Maya & Miguel (registration required). The show already places a high value on English/Spanish bilingualism, and a new character named Marco will add American Sign Language (ASL) to the multi-lingual mix. The idea originated from voice actress Lupe Ontiveros, who […]

2006 Ottowa International Animation Festival Award Winners Announced

The 2006 Ottowa International Animation Festival has announced the official competition award winners. The Mercury Filmworks Prize for Animated Feature went to The Christies by Phil Mulloy. The Nelvana Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation went to Dreams & Desires: Family Ties by Joanna Quinn, and the Grand Prize for Best Student Animation went […]

Cartoon Network Announces Special Halloween Programming

Cartoon Network has issued a press release summarizing their slate of special, spooky programming in October, leading up to a nine-and-a-half hour marathon of special Halloween programming on October 31. Highlights include the Cartoon Network premieres of Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy! and Casper’s Scare School, two Scary Godmother specials, and several special episodes of regular shows […]

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