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PR: VIZ Media Announces Fall DVD Release of "Death Note" Anime Series

by Ed Liuon June 30, 2007
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES FALL DVD RELEASE OF DEATH NOTE ANIME SERIES Long Awaited Debut Of Unique Action Crime Drama Will Delight Fans San Francisco, CA, June 29, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, announced the highly anticipated DVD release of […]

PR: Boomerang Presents July 4-7 Marathon of Every Episode of "The Flintstones"

by Ed Liuon June 30, 2007
Boomerang Presents FLAGSTONES TO THE FLINTSTONES Marathon July 4-7 to Showcase Every Episode of The Flintstones in Chronological Order 3.5-Day Salute Will Launch with Original The Flagstones Pilot Followed by 166 Half-Hour Episodes Programming an Independence Day tribute it has never before attempted, Boomerang, Cartoon Network’s 24-hour commercial-free sister network, brings true fireworks to the […]

Don Bluth Interviewed on "Secret of NIMH" and More

by Ed Liuon June 28, 2007’s Animated Shorts has posted a career-spanning interview with Don Bluth, renowned Disney animator, writer/producer/director of The Secret of NIMH, and creative force behind the Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace animated video games.

Bangkok International Film Fest Yanks "Persepolis" After Iran Request

by Ed Liuon June 28, 2007
The Bangkok International Film Festival has removed the animated film Persepolis from this year’s program after a request and a meeting with the Iranian embassy. The movie, based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, was to open the festival on July 19, 2007. Festival organizer Chattan Kunjara na Ayudhya was quoted as saying, […]

"Ratatouille" Is a Film That Really Cooks

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2007
There ought to be a word for an expertly cut trailer that includes all the best scenes from an otherwise terrible movie. This phenomenon seems to be occurring more and more often as the average film gets worse and worse, to the point where a good trailer simply isn’t enough to sell a film. It […]

First Official Image of 2008’s "Transformers Animated"

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
Cartoon Network and Hasbro have announced Transformers Animated, a new 2-D animated series centering on the battle between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, to air on Cartoon Network in early 2008. A 90-minute special and a full 26-episode season has been ordered. Matt Youngberg (Teen Titans, The Batman) was named as the supervising […]

PR: Cartoon Network and Hasbro Join to Create "Transformers Animated"

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
Cartoon Network and Hasbro Join Forces to Create TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED Latest Action-Adventure Series to Premiere 2008 on Cartoon Network The TRANSFORMERS saga has captivated kids for more than 20 years. Coming on the heels of the highly anticipated live-action theatrical film being released July 3rd, by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, Cartoon Network and Hasbro, […]

DisneyToon Studios Restructures, Ends Direct-to-Video Sequels

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
Walt Disney Studios issued a press release last Friday that stated that the DisneyToon Studios would be restructured and operate under the auspices of the Walt Disney Animation Studios. DisneyToon was responsible for creating direct-to-video sequels to Disney’s classic movies, and this news seems to confirm earlier rumors that the DTV sequels were being shelved. […]

Dwayne McDuffie Taking Over DC’s "Justice League of America" Comic (UPDATED Jun 25)

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
Over the weekend at the Wizardworld Philadelphia comic book convention, it was announced that Dwayne McDuffie would be taking over DC’s current Justice League of America comic book starting with issue #13. Over at Wizard magazine’s website, McDuffie discusses the Justice League comic and a number of other topics, including the origins of Milestone Media, […]

Media Giants Moving in on Indian Children’s Market

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2007
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Time-Warner Inc. is joining the Walt Disney Corporation in moving into children’s entertainment in India (free registration required). Turner Entertainment Networks Asia has just signed with three Indian production houses to make localized animated features for the Indian market. The article also notes that Turner’s Cartoon Network and […]