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PBS Animation Now on iTunes

by Ed Liuon October 10, 2006
Several PBS animated shows are available for purchase and download on the Apple iTunes store, including Arthur, Cyberchase, and Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman. Like most other shows on the iTunes store, pricing for the shows is $1.99 per episode and there is an option to purchase entire seasons.

"The Little Mermaid" Platinum Edition: Grand Release of an Almost Magical Film

by Ed Liuon October 10, 2006
Confession time: I have never been a huge fan of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and was never really able to articulate why. It could be that I’m just not in the target demographic for the film, or because I missed it in theatres and first saw it on pan-and-scan VHS on a tiny screen surrounded […]

ADV Announces "Saiyuki Complete Collection," "Paniponi Dash," "Papuwa" DVDs

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
ADV Films has announced details about three upcoming DVD sets. The Saiyuki Complete Collection will package all 50 episodes of the anime saga based on the famous Chinese novel Xi You Ji. The special thin-pack DVD-only release will be available on October 31, 2006, with a suggested retail price of $99.98. More details are available […]

Press Release: ADV Announces December 5 Releases

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
ADV ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 5 RELEASES HOUSTON, October 5, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the release of the wacky and exciting new series Paniponi Dash!, along with the third volume of the insane Papuwa. These hilarious titles are set to hit the streets on December […]

Press Release: ADV Announces October 31 Releases

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
ADV ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 31 RELEASES HOUSTON, October 5, 2006-ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the thin-pack release of the Saiyuki Complete Collection set to hit the streets on October 31! SAIYUKI COMPLETE COLLECTION “If you like fantasy or just want to have a good time, make […]

Dark Horse Announces "Akira Club," "Usagi Yojimbo" #100

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
Dark Horse Comics has released their advance January 2007 comic book solicitations, which includes Akira Club, a companion to the famous manga by Katsuhiro Otomo that will be available for the first time in English. The 256-page book will be available for pre-order next month, with an estimated street date of March 7, 2007. More […]

Virgin Animation Announces Animated "Secrets of the Seven Sounds"

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Comics LLC and Canadian animation house Kahani World, Inc. have announced Secrets of the Seven Sounds, a feature-length animated film inspired by the Ramayana, an ancient Indian epic. The press release states that the feature film is already in an advanced stage of development, entering full production in seven weeks with […]

"Dr. Grave" Comic to Become Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that GigaPix Studios will be producing a CGI-animated feature film based on the Dr. Grave underground comic book, first published by Slave Labor Graphics in 2000. Comic creator Ed Vis will write the screenplay. More information is available from a press release at the GigaPix website. (via Comic Book Resources […]

"How to Make an Episode of Foster’s Home" Parts 3 and 4

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
Craig McCracken has posted part 3 and part 4 of his series on how an episode of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends is made (part 1, part 2, and a readable outline for the episode “Go Goo Go!” were posted previously on the weblog). Part 3 drops a hint that an upcoming episode of the […]

James Tucker Talks "Legion of Super Heroes"

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
Producer James Tucker has spoken to Comic Book Resources about his work on the new Legion of Super Heroes cartoon, now airing on the CW network. The article covers the past history of both the Legion and Tucker himself, the backgrounds and motivations behind several key cast members, and the connections between the show and […]