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"Creature Comforts" The Complete First Season: Feet of Clay, Words of Tedium

by on November 15, 2005
Thanks to the considerable success of Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit, Nick Park is on his way to becoming a household name in the U.S. But an unintended consequence of the popularity of these properties is that Park’s most acclaimed short goes relatively unnoticed. Back in 1991 the Oscar for best animated short film […]

"Kodocha" Vol. 2 Cranks Up the Drama

by on November 15, 2005
The title of this volume, “Hayama Hijinks,” would have you believe it was as completely crazy as the first volume. In fact, while it’s still very funny, the drama is kicked up a notch and the heartfelt moments are out in force this time. Child TV star Sana Kurata, armed with an embarrassing photo, has […]

"Burst Angel" Vol. 1: Louisa May Alcott Rolls in Her Grave

by on November 14, 2005
Hot chicks with guns. Giant robots. Fanservice. These are the stereotypes that pepper many an anime series. But Studio GONZO, experts in the unoriginal, accidentally added another stereotype to the equation: “whiney male sidekick.” Thus, Burst Angel (Bakuretsu Tenshi) was born! Jo, Meg, Amy and Sei are a group of super powered, but absurdly dressed, […]

"Sealab 2021" Season 2: The Beginning of the End for Adult Swim?

by on November 13, 2005
Sealab, arguably, is the show that started the decay in quality among the Turner-produced Adult Swim originals. After a fantastic first thirteen episodes, the slide in quality was slow but quickly accelerated. The trend is on display on Warner’s second Sealab 2021 DVD release. When watching these episodes, you’re confronted with a mixed bag of […]

IGPX DVDs Announced

by Zeddon November 12, 2005
Bandai will release the first volume of the Toonami original series IGPX in three different versions in February 2006, according to Anime on DVD. (via Willima C. Maune)

Frosty Comes to DVD in Full Length Feature

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Frosty the Snowman comes to DVD in his first full length DVD feature, The Legend of Frosty the Snowman. The all-new animated comedy adventure is based on the original 1969 television classic. Burt Reynolds narrates the movie and sings the title song. In addition, Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) also stars. The DVD […]

‘Gargoyles’ Season 2, Volume 1 DVD Press Release (Updated)

by on November 8, 2005
Updated (11/8): Added Finalized Cover Art BURBANK, California – Get ready for more “Gargoyles” with GARGOYLES SEASON 2 (Volume 1), available on DVD for the first time on December 6 from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. This DVD set features 26 exciting second season episodes of the popular show. Fans will enjoy the special DVD bonus […]

"Panda-Z" Silent Pandas with Giant Robots!

by on November 8, 2005
Picture a panda hero. Now picture a panda-shaped Mazinger Z. Now put them in an anime with no voices, and attach an opening in English. No way it could be good, right? Wrong. Mostly. In Panda-Z, the Warunimal Empire wants to take over the world. It’s up to Pan-Taron and the Panda-Z to stop this […]

Coco & WHV Teamup for "The Polar Express"

by Zeddon November 8, 2005
Coco’s Bakery Restaurant has partnered with Warner Home Video (WHV) to promote the November 22 release of The Polar Express on DVD this holiday season. From November 1, 2005 through January 3, 2006, any Coco’s guest that purchases a fresh-baked whole pie will receive a $5 mail-in rebate for WHV’s The Polar Express DVD. [Source: […]

Preview: "Hakugei" Proof Adding "In Space" Doesn’t Make a Good Show

by on November 7, 2005
Does anyone remember that one Daily Show segment where Jon Stewart and his correspondents are thinking up new reality shows, and one of them just adds “in space!” to the end of the others’ ideas? [I do! -Ed] A similar process could’ve been the genesis of Hakugei. Or, as its developers probably called it, Moby […]