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‘Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles’ Theater List Announced

by Nobuyuki samaon January 1, 2007
FUNimation Films and Harmony Gold have released the list of selected theaters that will show the feature film ‘Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles,’ prior to its DVD release on February 6th. ‘Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles’ is the original production sequel to the Harmony Gold-produced TV series ‘Robotech,’ which was the 1985 adaptation of the combined anime […]

Pixar Under SEC Investigation

by Nobuyuki samaon December 30, 2006
Daily Variety and the Financial Times of London (paid subscription required) are reporting that two months after Apple failed to find stock options irregularities at Pixar, the Securities & Exchange Commission is double-checking their work. According to the Financial Times, the SEC is believed to be investigating whether the animation company backdated options issued to […]

Osamu Tezuka Manga Exhibition Coming to US in 2007

by Nobuyuki samaon December 23, 2006
“Tezuka the Marvel of Manga,” a traveling exhibition of the work of manga giant Osamu Tezuka currently being hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, will move on to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in June 2007, after a tour stop at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia. […]

NTV Announces ‘Claymore’ anime

by Nobuyuki samaon December 23, 2006
Nippon Television networks has announced a TV anime based on the current Monthly Shonen JUMP manga “Claymore” and set to air beginning in April of 2007. The popular fantasy epic “Claymore” first appeared in the pages of Shonen JUMP in July of 2001. The series chronicles the struggle of Claire, who is part of a […]

Sci-Fi Manga ‘Moonlight Mile’ to Receive Anime Adaptation

by Nobuyuki samaon December 23, 2006
Yasuo Ootagaki’s manga “Moonlight Mile,” published by Shogakukan, is set to become a TV anime series with broadcast beginning in March of 2007 on the Japanese satellite station WOWOW. Set in the near future, “Moonlight Mile” follows the adventures of astronauts and skillfully combines a realistic look at space exploration with an almost childlike sense […]

Australian "Deltora Quest" Becomes Japanese Anime

by Nobuyuki samaon December 23, 2006
A Japanese TV anime adaptation of the popular “Deltora Quest” series of Australian young adult fantasy novels has been announced. Broadcast begins on January 6, 2007, and the series will air Saturday mornings from 8:00AM to 8:30AM on TV Aichi and TV Tokyo networks. Written by Emily Rodda, the first “Deltora Quest” novel was released […]

UK’s Entertainment Rights To Purchase Classic Media Holdings

by Nobuyuki samaon December 15, 2006
London-based Entertainment Rights Plc. (ER) has conditionally agreed to acquire Classic Media Holdings, Inc. for $210.0 million. Classic Media is the U.S.-based owner of an extensive portfolio of intellectual properties focused on children’s and family characters and brands, including Casper the Friendly Ghost, Rocky & Bullwinkle and VeggieTales. Entertainment Rights will benefit by being able […]

ADV Films Licenses Season Two of "Ah! My Goddess TV"

by Nobuyuki samaon December 14, 2006
During an interview with Anime News Network promoting the upcoming release of Coyote Ragtime Show, ADV Films Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mike Baliff let slip an announcement that the company had licensed the anime television show Ah! My Goddess: Sorezore no Tsubasa, the sequel series to last year’s Ah! My Goddess TV […]

"Coyote Ragtime Show" Episode 1 Available Online via IGN

by Nobuyuki samaon December 14, 2006
The first episode of ADV Films’ upcoming anime Coyote Ragtime Show is available as a free preview exclusively at, presented in English. Coyote Ragtime Show is the story of a space outlaw and his gang who help a young girl attempt to recover her dead father’s treasure before the planet it’s buried on is […]

Adam Sandler readying to set ‘Animals’ on Fox

by Nobuyuki samaon September 29, 2006
Daily Variety reports that Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions is teaming with “TV Funhouse” creator Robert Smigel for “Animals,” an animated comedy that’s been sold to Fox Broadcasting. Sandler’s company is also partnering with 20th Century Fox TV on the half-hour show. “Animals” will be a parody of suburban life, with critters filling in for […]