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"Elektra": The Lady in Red is Boring

And they just keep on coming. Determined to leave no potentially profit-concealing stone in their universe unturned, Marvel Comics has begun to crank out films about characters that even casual comic readers would stick in one of Hollywood Squares‘s dustier corners. Apparently falling victim to the Titanic fallacy (audiences love Titanic, audiences must also love […]

"A.D. Police": They Do The Job, But That's All

The A.D. Police are Genom City’s specialized division to handle insane androids. Yes, the future’s so messed up there’s a branch of the police devoted exclusively to dealing with mutated psycho bots. Buddy-cop drama meets the post-apocalyptic in this classic anime, but how does A.D. Police hold up nowadays? Episodes included in this set Episode […]

ADV Acquires "Yugo the Negotiator"

ADV Films has acquired the rights to Yugo the Negotiator, the company says, and will release it to DVD in four volumes beginning in July 2005. It will also broadcast the series over its Anime Network. The series is based on a manga by Shinji Makari and Shuu Akana about a globe-trotting negotiator whose mastery […]

4Kids Announces Full-Length "Kirby" Movie

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Productions LTD, will release Kirby: Fright to the Finish — The Movie at retailers across the country on June 14, 2005. In his first full-length movie, Kirby embarks on a journey into deep space and confronts his ultimate nightmare — the diabolical eNeMeE — when a […]

"Ren & Stimpy" Season 3 Coming in June

Paramount will release the three-disc Ren and Stimpy: Season 3 and a Half-ish to DVD on June 28, DVD Toons reports. It will retail for $39.98.

"Gad Guard" Volume 1: Egad! It's Good!

gad n.: A strange stone that transforms into a techode (giant robot) when a person makes a bond with it. Gad Guard opens with a jazzy theme, entitled “Boomerang Boogie,” performed by Pe’z, and a shot of the gads. The first thing that comes to mind is Cowboy Bebop, but that impression is fleeting. The […]

"Family Guy" Changing TV Economics

Today’s Los Angeles Times (link requires free registration) has an article about Family Guy and the new economics of television entertainment. How will it do in the ratings the second time around? News Corp. executives say it doesn’t matter much. This time, their business model is not built around ratings-driven advertising but relies instead on […]

"Porco Rosso": That Magnificent Pig in His Flying Machine

One wonders what Hollywood studios would have made of animated leading man Marco. He’s a short, fat, mustached Italian bounty hunter who just happens to be a pig (literally). Comical hijinks ensue, right? Yes, and fart jokes, thank you DreamWorks. But hold on a moment. Marco’s no comedian, and he’s not even all that sociable. […]

Kim Possible: So the Drama Premiere Ratings for Disney Channel

The premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama — from Walt Disney Television Animation — on Friday, April 8 (8:00 p.m.), ranked as the #1 basic cable telecast of the day with: · Kids 6-11 (10.4 rating/2.0 million) · Tweens 9-14 (8.9 rating/1.8 million) · Girls 6-11 (13.9 […]

ADV Announces Three Titles for May

ADV Films will release Full Metal Panic? FUMOFFU: Full Metal Pandemonium!; the second volume of Cromartie High School; and the fifth volume of Chrono Crusade to DVD on May 10, the company says. Chrono Crusade: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea will include episodes 16-18 in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with […]

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