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Four Theatrical "Evangelion" Anime in 2007-2008

Variety is reporting that Gainax will be producing four theatrical Evangelion movies for release in Japan. The movies are scheduled to be released in June 2007, January 2008, and a double-bill in June 2008. According to the report, the first two movies will “borrow” images from the original Evangelion TV show, but the third and […]

Joe Kubert Rallies for Return of Ex-WB Animator's Holocaust Art

Comic creator Joe Kubert has issued an open request to the creative community on behalf of Dina Babbitt (formerly known as Dinah Gottliebova), who is currently battling a Polish museum over works of art she made for the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. Mengele apparently spared Babbitt’s […]

Warners to Offer Animated Content with Nokia

Warner Brothers Digital Distribution has signed a deal with Nokia to distribute video content to mobile phones through the Nokia Content Discoverer client, which is embedded in Nokia mobile devices worldwide. The deal will include animated classics from Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

VIZ, Amtrak, and Pokemon Team for NY Trip Giveaway

VIZ Media is teaming up with Amtrak and Pokémon USA for a contest to give away a five-day/four-night trip to New York City to celebrate the release of Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Details will be available in a special prize pack distributed on Pokémon-branded Amtrak train running from Boston, MA to Washington, […]

Press Release: VIZ MEDIA WANTS POKÉMON FANS TO "CATCH 'EM ALL" WITH A RIDE ON AMTRAK

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VIZ MEDIA WANTS POKÉMON FANS TO “CATCH ‘EM ALL” WITH A RIDE ON AMTRAK San Francisco, CA, September 8, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, Amtrak and Pokémon USA, present the “Gotta Catch a Ride to New York!” Sweepstakes! The […]

Josh Blaylock Talks "G.I. Joe: Dreadnoks Declassified"

Writer Josh Blaylock has spoken to Comic Book Resources about the upcoming G.I. Joe: Dreadnoks Declassified mini-series coming soon with art by Corey Zayatz and Joe Dodd. The mini-series will focus on the origins of Dreadnok leader Zartan, although more background information will be revealed about his gang of psychotic bikers.

AT&T Launches Broadband TV Service

AT&T has announced its entry into the Internet video arena with a service that will offer live cable TV channels over broadband Internet connections. Cartoons from ToonWorld TV Classics will be included in the initial channel lineup. The service will cost $20 a month and will be usable on Windows XP SP2 computers with Internet […]

Apple Unveils Movie Download Service; "Cars" Coming Soon

Apple Computer revealed a long-awaited downloadable digital video service that will sell movies through its iTunes Music Store. Current content will include movies from Walt Disney Company studios, including Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and Miramax, with Pixar’s Cars to be available soon. Resolution of the video files will be 640×480, in “Dolby Surround” sound according to […]

LA Times on Sony's "Open Season" Risks

The Los Angeles Times examines Sony Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming CGI animated film Open Season (free registration required), and the significant gamble that the studio is taking on entering the increasingly crowded computer-animated movie market. Sony has committed to a four-movie deal, with Open Season being the first film to see screens. The entire article covers […]

NY Times on Original Animated Cellphone Comedy

The New York Times looks at Lil’ Bush, a new comedic animated series that is currently only available on Amp’d Mobile for viewing on the company’s cell phones (registration required). Cary has written for Late Show with David Letterman and The Simpsons, but Lil’ Bush (a “raunchy cartoon…concerning the adventures of a grade-school version of […]

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