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Illumitoon and Westlake Debut "Beet the Vandel Buster" on DVD

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
Illumitoon Entertainment Ltd. and Westlake Entertainment have issued a press release about their first DVD release: Beet the Vandel Buster: The Sacrifice. The series focuses on young Beet, a warrior whose village is engaged in a life-and-death struggle with the demonic Vandels. The first DVD will hit store shelves on January 30, 2007, containing 4 […]

PR: Le Chevalier D’Eon Premieres Feb 8 on Anime Network

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
LE CHEVALIER D’ EON: PSALM OF VENGEANCE PREMIERES FEBRUARY 8 ON AMERICA’S #1 ANIME CHANNEL Obsessed By Her Death. Possessed By Her Soul. HOUSTON, TX — January 8, 2007 — Revolution and revelations begin when Le Chevalier D’Eon: Psalm of Vengeance premieres February 8, 2007 on Anime Network—America’s #1 Anime Channel! WHAT: U.S. VOD Premiere […]

PR: Anne Globe Named New Marketing Head for DreamWorks Animation

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
GLENDALE, CA, January 16, 2007 – Anne Globe, a senior member of the DreamWorks Animation leadership team, has been appointed the company’s new Head of Worldwide Marketing and Consumer Products, it was announced today by Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation CEO. Anne takes over for Terry Press, the longtime and highly regarded marketing head of the […]

PR: MODA Presents Design at Play: The High Design & Low-Brow Humor of Cartoon Network

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
MODA presents Design at Play: The High Design and Low-Brow Humor of Cartoon Network Opening February 1-May 19 New Exhibit to Feature Atlanta-Based Network’s Award-Winning Print, Billboard, On-Air, Online and Premium Products Created to Support Original Animated Series and Specials Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition, Design at Play: […]

PR: Illumitoon and Westlake DVD Debut with "Beet the Vandel Buster"

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
The First Anime DVD Release from Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment Debuts with Hugely Popular New Anime Series BEET THE VANDEL BUSTER: THE SACRIFICE Woodland Hills, CA ­ On January 30, 2007, BEET THE VANDEL BUSTER: THE SACRIFICE, the premiere Anime release under the new partnership between Illumitoon Entertainment Ltd. and Westlake Entertainment, will arrive […]

Orville Redenbacher Revived via Digital Animation Technology

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2007
USA Today is reporting that ConAgra Foods has decided to resurrect popcorn pitchman Orville Redenbacher via digital animation in an ad campaign that began on the telecast of last night’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony. (via Cartoon Brew weblog)

Gotham Group and Yahoo! Team for Online Animation

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2007
Variety is reporting that Yahoo! has signed a first-look deal with the Gotham Group for original on-line animated content. The Gotham Group is an executive producer for the Creature Comforts television series from Aardman Animation, which is to air on CBS Television in early 2007, and is currently producing The Spiderwick Chronicles for Paramount/Nickelodeon Movies. […]

L.A. Times Previews "Shrek 3," "Simpsons" Movie in Summer Previews

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2007
The Los Angeles Times covers Shrek 3 in a feature dedicated to comparing the sequel showdown coming this summer to movie theaters nationwide (free registration required). The giant green ogre will be facing down Pirates of the Caribbean and Spider-Man, both of which are also on their third films. In another feature, the Times also […]

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.