Digital Media

"Ultramaniac Vol. 1": Authentic, Energetic Shoujo For Kids

by Karl Olsonon July 13, 2005
Magical Girls. Mahou shoujo, as they might say in Japan. The concept, at least in anime, is nearly fifty years old. As such, it’s hard to imagine that there’d be much life left in it. There have been girls with swords, batons, cards, compacts and probably almost every other object under the sun. The heroines […]

"Constantine": Hellish Fun and Heavenly Extras

by Bird Boyon July 12, 2005
Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine, who has literally been to hell and back. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists in parallel versions of contemporary Los […]

More "Gatchaman" Releases in August

by Maxie Zeuson July 12, 2005
ADV Films will release Cromartie High School: Mount Rockmore, Madlax: The In-Between and Maburaho: The Witching Hour to DVD on August 16, the company said today. August 16 will also bring three Gatchaman releases, including a three-disc collector’s box. Gatchaman 3: Icebergs & Africa will feature episodes 13-18 of the series in both English 5.1 […]

"Samurai Gun" Gets August DVD Release

by Maxie Zeuson July 11, 2005
ADV Films will release Samuari Gun: Cocked and Loaded to DVD on August 16, the company said today. The DVD-only release will feature the first four episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include production sketches; an original English trailer; special “Fun with Audio” segment; clean opening and closing animation; […]

DreamWorks Cancels Stock Offering, Lowers Profit Estimates

by Maxie Zeuson July 11, 2005
DreamWorks Animation SKG has cancelled a secondary stock offering and lowered its earnings estimates, the company said today. The studio now expects to lose between seven and nine cents a share during the second quarter of 2005, and it lowered its annual earnings expectations to between eighty and ninety cents a share. The company has […]

"As Told by Ginger": Slow Times at Junior High

by Chris Woodon July 11, 2005
Animators have long concentrated their attention on boys … Sorry, that sounds like a Michael Jackson reference. Anyway, animation has usually focused on the young male audience, and it’s only in the last few decades that cartoons specifically targeting girls have become prevalent. Perhaps it was assumed girls bought fewer toys or were more literate. […]

DVD Collection Is Fun But Not "Fantastic"

by James Harveyon July 9, 2005
The four-disc Fantastic Four: The Complete 1994-5 Animated Series DVD set is a mixed offering giving us both the best and worst of Marvel Animation. Thankfully, a fantastic (pun intended) second season makes up for a wretched, laughably horrid first season. But much like the first season of this cartoon, the DVD extras fall incredibly […]

ADV Announces Five DVDs for August

by Maxie Zeuson July 8, 2005
ADV Films will release Gantz: Fatal Attractions; Gilgamesh: Cage Without a Key; Get Backers: Memories, Mementos & Monkeys; Saiyuki Double Barrel Collection; and Pretear: Complete Collection to DVD on August 9, the company said today. Gantz: Fatal Attractions will include episodes 14 through 17 of the series in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with […]

Terry Moore DVD Wins Telly Award

by Maxie Zeuson July 8, 2005
Hero Video’s Terry Moore: Paradise Found has been awarded a Telly Award for artistic excellence. The DVD is an interview with the Eisner-winning creator of Strangers in Paradise. A review can be found here. [Source: Hero Video]

Sony Sends "Spider-Man" to UMD

by Maxie Zeuson July 8, 2005
Sony will release Spider-Man: The New Animated Series – High Voltage Villians on UMD on September 13, TV Shows on DVD reports. It will retail for $19.95.