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New York Comic-Con Announces Anime Guests and Programming

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2007
A press release from the New York Comic-Con details the anime-related programming scheduled for this year’s convention. In addition to panel discussions with the various anime companies, there will be dedicated panels to Japanese horror comics and anime; “Laptop Anime,” about how to create anime on personal computer hardware and software; and a Robotech: The […]

Alexandr Petrov Exhibit at the Ghibli Museum, Foreign DVD Library Announcements

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2007
According to Nausicaa.net, Studio Ghibli and animator Alexandr Petrov have announced an exhibition of Petrov’s work at the Ghibli Museum. The same news posting details Ghibli’s efforts to release more foreign animated movies to DVD in Japan, with Paul Grimault’s Le Roi et l’Oiseau to be released on April 4.

"Cars," "Happy Feet" Win Golden Globes

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2007
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has awarded the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film to Disney/Pixar’s Cars, and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song to “The Song of the Heart” from Warner Brothers’ Happy Feet. A full list of the Golden Globe award winners is available at the HFPA website.

"Japanese Classic Anime Collection" Coming in April from Digital Meme

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2007
Digital Meme has announced the Japanese Classic Anime Collection, a four-disc DVD set of anime made between 1928 and 1936. The classic anime will be restored and remastered, with nothing added except for integrated music on some of the silent anime titles. The estimated price for the set is approximately $110, and the release is […]

J. Torres Confirms "Legion of Super-Heroes" Tie-in Comic

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2007
Advance solicitations for DC Comics in April will reveal that a tie-in comic to the Legion of Super-Heroes TV show will debut on April 18. The comic will be written by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!) with art by Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday, Queen Bee). Torres was interviewed by Newsarama.com about how the comic came […]

"Kim Possible" Season 4 Debuts on February 10, 2007 (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon January 12, 2007
According to the most recent Disney Channel schedule information, the fourth season of Disney’s Kim Possible will debut on February 10, 2007, with a four-episode marathon starting at 8:00 PM (Eastern). Several new season 4 episodes will also air throughout the month. Production on the show ended in early 2005 after a 3-season, 65-episode run, […]

Claymation Creator Will Vinton’s Graphic Novel Debut

by Ed Liuon January 12, 2007
Dark Horse Comics has issued a press release about Jack Hightower, a new original graphic novel written by Will Vinton, the Oscar-winning animator and creator of “claymation.” Jack Hightower will center on a secret agent attempting to save the world while shrunk down to action figure size. The book goes on sale on January 17, […]

"Black Jack" and "Detonator Orgun" Get Re-release and New Prices

by Ed Liuon January 12, 2007
Central Park Media has issued a press release announcing re-priced re-releases of Detonator Orgun and the Black Jack Collection 2 DVD set. Detonator Orgun will be repriced at $9.95 and centers on a young high school student whose telepathic powers are the only hope against an invading alien fleet. The four-disc Black Jack set continues […]

Corus Announces Romantic Toons for Valentine’s Day in Canada

by Ed Liuon January 12, 2007
Corus Kids Television has issued a press release detailing their programming for the month of February, with Valentine’s Day cartoons receiving special attention. Highlights include Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, Edgar & Ellen: Crushed, and The Fairly Oddparents: Fairy Idol. Read the full press release here.

"Spider Riders" Debuts on Kids WB! on Jan 20

by Ed Liuon January 12, 2007
Kids WB! has announced that a new animated show titled Spider Riders will debut on Saturday, January 20, 2007, at 11:00 AM. The show focuses on 11-year old Hunter Steele, a transplant to the underground world of Arachna, where knights mounted on giant spiders do battle with the Invectids, a giant insectoid race determined to […]