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ADV to Release Guyver, Jinki: Extend on Jan 2, 2007

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV Films has issued a press release announcing the DVDs scheduled for release on January 2, 2007. The second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor will present four episodes of the series along with production sketches and clean opening and closing credits. The single-disc DVD will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $29.98 Jinki: […]

Press Release: ADV Films Pacts with Shochiku for Multiple Acquisitions

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV FILMS PACTS WITH SHOCHIKU FOR MULTIPLE ACQUISITIONS ADV Acquires “Le Chevalier D’Eon” For North America, UK & Australia Also North American Theatrical, Video & TV Rights to Shochiku’s “Ghost Train” and “Synesthesia” Houston, TX – November 2, 2006 – ADV Films, the number one producer/distributor of Japanese animation outside of Japan, announced today that […]

Press Release: ADV Announces January 2 Releases

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV ANNOUNCES JANUARY 2 RELEASES HOUSTON, November 2, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce a slew of titles, including the second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, the final volume of Jinki: Extend, the complete second season of Get Backers, and the 2009 Lost Memories/Yesterday […]

Teaser Trailer for "Bee Movie" On-line

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced that the teaser trailer for Bee Movie is now available on-line. The movie stars Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, and Matthew Broderick, and the trailer will debut wth Flushed Away this weekend.

L.A. Times Talks to "Flushed Away" Co-directors

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has published an article examining Flushed Away (free registration required), opening in theatres tomorrow. The article points out that it is the first large-scale work by the Aardman Studio to be done in CGI rather than stop-motion animation. Co-directors David Bowers and Sam Fell comment on the film and the techniques […]

Wade Sampson on Retta Davidson and Disney's Female Animators

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
Wade Sampson has written an article on the career of Retta Davidson, one of an extremely small number of female animators for the Walt Disney company during its heyday under Walt himself. Like many animation studios during the era, the Disney animation studios were not very welcoming to female animators, relegating most of the few […]

Cartoon Brew's Amid Amidi Interviewed

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ReadersVoice.com has interviewed Amid Amidi, animation historian and half of the team behind the Cartoon Brew weblog. The interview covers Amidi’s opinions on classic animation vs. animation today, his relationships with animation historian Jerry Beck and animator John Kricfalusi, and the origins and challenges of his Animation Blast magazine. (via Cartoon Brew weblog)

Critics Revolt Against Talking Animal Animated Films

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
Two separate articles have been published recently complaining over the rash of talking animal animated movies, complaining that they are far too similar to each other and fail to show much creativity or humor. At MSN Movies in the U.K., movie editor Ed Holden points out the creative bankruptcy of Open Season, The Wild, and […]

Cartoon America Opens at the Library of Congress

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
An exhibition titled “Cartoon America” is opening today at the Library of Congress. The exhibit will showcase a variety of cartoon and animation artwork from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature, including cartoons from Winsor McCay and Charles Schulz and animation cels from Walt Disney Productions and Hanna-Barbera. The exhibit is free to […]

DC Comics Trade Paperbacks for March/April

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
DC Comics has announced the trade paperbacks and collected editions that are scheduled for release in March and April 2007. Among the books is Batman: Detective, collecting Detective Comics #821-826, all of which were written by Paul Dini. Other highlights include the first softcover release of Alex Ross and Jim Kreuger’s Justice; a Robin: Wanted […]