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Fall 2005 Programming Information for Jetix

by Tommy Lawsonon March 2, 2005
Jetix, the high-energy programming block built on action, adventure, daring and humor, kicks off its sophomore year on Toon Disney and ABC Family with the greenlight of a new original animated series Get Ed from Walt Disney Television Animation, and additional season pick-ups for three key original series — Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, […]

"Speed Racer" Crosses DVD Finish Line on May 24

by Maxie Zeuson March 2, 2005
Lions Gate will release the third volume of Speed Racer: Collector’s Edition to DVD on May 24, TVShowsOnDVD reports. It will retail for $22.95.

Animated Criticism: An Orphaned Deer and a Pig in a Plane

by Benon March 1, 2005
Welcome to Animated Criticism, a column that will examine and summarize critical reactions to recent animated releases across the press and Internet world. The big American release of the week (coming out today): the Bambi Platinum Edition. The Washington Post loves the release, calling the remastered visuals “as lovely as a sunny, spring day.” If […]

"Kiddy Grade: Mirror Image": The Clone Wars All Over Again

by Chad Boninon February 28, 2005
After the destruction of the Galactic Organization of Trade and Tariffs, Éclair and Lumiere are appointed to lead the rebuilding. Something’s not right, though, as the two are much more serious than they ever used to be. With an army of new ES members alongside, can the two deal with two new rogues who may […]

Ultraman + Acid = "Dokkoida?!"

by Dukeon February 28, 2005
Dokkoida!? is one of those series you watch without thinking. Plot and character development are secondary to gags. And in an anime comedy, that means lots of sexual innuendo and puns. Now, there’s been a ton of anime comedies that sometimes spoof superheroes, but an entertaining 100% superhero spoof is a relative rarity. Is this […]

Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki Interviewed

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2005
Nausicaa.net is reporting that the new Screen International has interviewed Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki about the studio’s future projects. Suzuki reveals that director Hayao Miyazaki is already at work on his next project, due for release in 2007 or 2008, and suggests that Pixar “ought to slow down.” The article is currently not available […]

"Gatchaman" Coming to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson February 25, 2005
ADV Films will release Gatchaman for the first time ever in North America, with the first volume slated for a June 14 release, the company announced yesterday. The seven-volume collector’s edition will contain all 105 episodes of the original uncut Japanese series, including 20 episodes never before see in the U.S. Alex Ross will create […]

Stellvia Foundation II - Great Show, Weak Disc.

by Karl Olsonon February 25, 2005
Last time on Stellvia, the Earth had rebounded from the greatest natural disaster in the history of man, a massive energy bombardment unleashed by a supernova (a.k.a. the First Wave), and our heroine Shima Katase was still sort of struggling with her piloting skills. She’s managed to find a good group of friends, but she […]

"Moeyo Ken": And The Point of That Was ...?

by Conekilleron February 25, 2005
Welcome to Mediocre, population: Moeyo Ken. Petite, food-obsessed spell caster Okita Kaoru; stoic ice elemental Hijikata Toshie; and bossy Kondou Yuuko make up the Mobile Shinsengumi (whatever that means) and protect ancient Kyoto from monsters and the supernatural, just as their fathers did in the past. Someone should protect viewers from this disc. This four-episode […]

"Stand Alone Complex" Vol. 5 To DVD on March 22

by Maxie Zeuson February 24, 2005
Bandai Entertainment will release the fifth volume of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex to DVD on March 22, Active Anime reports. The release will retail in a $24.98 single-disc edition and in a $29.98 two-disc limited edition.