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Press Release: Illumitoon & Westlake Acquire "Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo"

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2006 “ILLUMITOON & WESTLAKE ACQUIRE BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO” Joint Venture Enterprise Acquires Distribution Rights for Popular Cartoon Network Series FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— FORT WORTH , TEXAS — Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment announced today that they have joined in acquiring North American distribution rights for a series from Toei Animation titled […]

"Punisher" Extended Cut DVD to Include Exclusive Animated Sequence

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2006
Lions Gate Home Entertainment has announced the Punisher: Extended Cut DVD, which will add 17 minutes of footage into the 2004 live-action film starring Thomas Jane and John Travolta. One special feature on the disc will be an animated sequence by Tim Bradstreet. Titled “The Kuwait Scene,” the animated segment would have been the opening […]

"Newsday" Examines "Class of 3000"

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2006
Newsday takes a look at Andre Benjamin (a.k.a. Andre 3000)and his new series Class of 3000, debuting on Cartoon Network tonight at 8 PM (Eastern Time). The article notes how Benjamin’s base of operations in Atlanta may have aided in his landing the show, and a partial list of celebrity artists that will be providing […]

Robert Neff on When Disney Went to War

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2006
Robert Neff has written a brief survey article about the contributions made by Walt Disney Company artists to the war effort during World War II, ranging from painted nose artwork for planes and ships and the well-known but rarely seen propaganda cartoons. Several images of Disney mascots are included, along with an interesting anecdote on […]

ADV Partners with Shochiku for "Le Chevalier D’Eon"

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV Films has partnered with Shochiku to bring Le Chevalier D’Eon for North American video, TV, and video-on-demand rights. The gothic mystery series based on D’Eon De Beaumont, the real-life French diplomat who traveled throughout Europe during the 18th century while passing himself off as a woman. Read the full press release here.

ADV to Release Guyver, Jinki: Extend on Jan 2, 2007

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV Films has issued a press release announcing the DVDs scheduled for release on January 2, 2007. The second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor will present four episodes of the series along with production sketches and clean opening and closing credits. The single-disc DVD will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $29.98 Jinki: […]

Press Release: ADV Films Pacts with Shochiku for Multiple Acquisitions

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV FILMS PACTS WITH SHOCHIKU FOR MULTIPLE ACQUISITIONS ADV Acquires “Le Chevalier D’Eon” For North America, UK & Australia Also North American Theatrical, Video & TV Rights to Shochiku’s “Ghost Train” and “Synesthesia” Houston, TX – November 2, 2006 – ADV Films, the number one producer/distributor of Japanese animation outside of Japan, announced today that […]

Press Release: ADV Announces January 2 Releases

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV ANNOUNCES JANUARY 2 RELEASES HOUSTON, November 2, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce a slew of titles, including the second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, the final volume of Jinki: Extend, the complete second season of Get Backers, and the 2009 Lost Memories/Yesterday […]

Teaser Trailer for "Bee Movie" On-line

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced that the teaser trailer for Bee Movie is now available on-line. The movie stars Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, and Matthew Broderick, and the trailer will debut wth Flushed Away this weekend.

L.A. Times Talks to "Flushed Away" Co-directors

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has published an article examining Flushed Away (free registration required), opening in theatres tomorrow. The article points out that it is the first large-scale work by the Aardman Studio to be done in CGI rather than stop-motion animation. Co-directors David Bowers and Sam Fell comment on the film and the techniques […]