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WHV Officially Announces New ‘Superman’ and ‘Batman’ Volume DVD Sets

by on September 25, 2005
WHV has officially announced Superman: The Animated Series Volume 2 and Batman: The Animated Series Volume 4. The two sets will hit alongside each other on December 6th. Update (9/25): STAS Vol. 2 Box Art Back revealed. Superman: The Animated Series Volume 2 Synopsis: Lex Luthor. Bizarro. Metallo. Karkull. The universe is filled with villains. […]

"R.V. Having Fun Yet?" Comes to Nickelodeon October 10

by Zeddon September 23, 2005
A one-hour Columbus Day special entitled R.V. Having Fun Yet? will air on Nickelodeon Monday, October 10, at 8:00pm (ET). During the special, the tweens of Nickelodeon’s All Grown Up hit the road with their moms to explore America. Later, when the bumpy road splits the kids from their moms, a chain of awesome events […]

WHV, DIC Ink "Trollz" Deal

by Zeddon September 23, 2005
Warner Home Video and DIC Entertainment have forged an exclusive international home video distribution deal in which WHV will exclusively distribute a series of nine home video and DVD made-for-video titles for Trollz in several territories around the world, with the exception of the UK, France and Portugal. [Source: C21Media]

Manga Picks Up Licensing for "Iron Kid"

by Zeddon September 23, 2005
Japanese animation distributor Manga Entertainment has been brought in to handle TV broadcast, DVD and merchandising licensing for Iron Kid, the previously announced co-production between Spain’s BRB Internacional and Korean video and online gaming outfits Daiwon and Design Storm. Manga will handle licensing for the project in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand; […]

"La Portrait de Petit Cossette": Gothic Lolita Romantic Horror Doesn’t Bore

by on September 22, 2005
You know, what with Gothic Lolita tea parties at various anime cons, Gwen Stefani openly chilling with Harajuku-district Gothic Lolitas in her music videos and manga like Godchild, Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase, and Doll all getting picked up for distribution in the States, it seems like it’s a safe bet that what started as a little […]

"Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris" is Cause for Ennui

by on September 21, 2005
There are some animated works that take place in a universe that is so intriguing that a viewer finds himself completely engrossed in the story, even if he doesn’t fully understand every point of the plot or recognize all of the characters. Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris is not one of these works. Ecole de […]

"Hand Maid May" Collection: The Series That Said "I’ll Never Give Up!"

by on September 20, 2005
Who wouldn’t want to have a maid? Maybe the socially inept and those paranoid that the hired help would steal from them. But I’m sure stealing would be against the Laws of Robotics, and Kazuya is very socially apt. A tech genius attending college, Kazuya is accidentally sent a 1/6th scale robotic maid, May, at […]

David Mirkin on Simpsons’ 17th Season, DVD sets, and Movie Progress

by Ed Liuon September 20, 2005
Simpsons producer-writer David Mirkin has been interviewed by the Houston Chronicle about all things Simpson, from the behind-the-scenes of the show’s 17th season, the sixth season DVD set, and the slow progress of the Simpsons feature film. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

"Batman Begins" DVD Promotional Material

by James Harveyon September 19, 2005
Batman: Yesterday, Today & Beyond has a look at the promotional materials for the Oct. 18th DVD release of Batman Begins.

NY Times on "Tetsujin" and Manga for Girls

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2005
The New York Times Arts section briefly discusses Tetsujin, an anime series debuting on DVD tomorrow that centers on scientists who must confront the fruits of their wartime research (registration required). A separate article covers the shojo (manga for girls) phenomenon. Discuss this news on the Anime Forum.