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Waterman Entertainment Acquires Rights to “Heathcliff” CGI Feature and TV Series

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2012
Deadline.com reports that Waterman Entertainment has acquired the rights to a CGI feature film adaptation of the classic newspaper comic strip Heathcliff, as well as the rights to a 13-episode animated series. The acquisition also includes worldwide merchandising and licensing rights. (via Toonzone member Ioz)
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Review: “Mia and the Migoo” Is Miyazaki Minus the Magic

by on October 18, 2012
With its child heroine, its fantastical plot, and its strong environmental message, Mia and the Migoo will immediately remind viewers of the work of Hayao Miyazaki (whose name even appears to be referenced in the title character). Alas, this animated French film resembles Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest and other ecologically-minded Hollywood animated fare more […]

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NYCC 2012: Sunrise Anime Panel Report

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2012
On Friday afternoon, a gathering of talent from Sunrise Animation Studios gathered at New York Comic Con to give anime fans a sample of current and upcoming projects. In attendance were Masayuki Ozaki, director of Sunrise; Akane Hagino, manager of the international sales department; Kazuhiko Tamura, producer of Tiger and Bunny; Dai Otsuka, who does […]
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PR: VIZ Media Develops Graphic Novel Series Based on Monsuno

by Grant Whiteon October 16, 2012
VIZ MEDIA DEVELOPS A NEW ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES BASED ON THE HIT BOYS ANIMATED ACTION ADVENTURE SERIES MONSUNO, AIRING ON NICKTOONS New VIZ Kids Series Debuts 2013 San Francisco, CA, October 15, 2012 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, continues to […]

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PR: Pokémon Reveals Elite Players Featured in Upcoming Pokémon World Tournament Distributions

by Grant Whiteon October 16, 2012
POKÉMON REVEALS ELITE PLAYERS FEATURED IN UPCOMING POKÉMON WORLD TOURNAMENT DISTRIBUTIONS Battle Top 4 Finalists from Each 2012 Pokémon Video Game World Championships Age Division in Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 BELLEVUE, WA-October 15, 2012 – The Pokémon Company International announced today that the Top 4 finalists from each 2012 Pokémon World Championships age division will be the basis […]
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PR: Nintendo Drops Price of Wii to $129.99, Includes Both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort

by Grant Whiteon October 16, 2012
Nintendo Drops Price of Wii to $129.99, Includes Both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort Value Package Comes with Black Wii and Two Classic Games on One Disc REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo is dropping the Wii console to a suggested retail price of $129.99 U.S. in advance of the busy holiday shopping season. The new configuration is beginning to arrive […]

NYCC 2012: “Randy Cunningham” Entertains; “Slugterra” Continues in Disney Animation Upswing

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2012
On the last day of New York Comic Con 2012, Disney ran a special screening of two animated premieres: the Halloween episode of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja and the first episode of the two-part season premiere of Slugterra, which airs today, October 15, 2012, at 3:30 PM (ET/PT). There was also a brief Q&A […]
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NYCC 2012: “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” Panel Report

by on October 13, 2012
I showed up for the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic panel a good twenty minutes before it was set to begin, and much to my surprise, there was a massive line snaking along the wall that went around several corners, full of folks dressed up as their favorite pony or wearing My Little Pony […]

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North American Pokémon Video Game Autumn Regional Championships This Sunday

by Eileen Cruzon October 12, 2012
The Pokémon Video Game Championship season will begin on Sunday, October 14th, with the North American Pokémon Video Game Autumn Regional Championships. The Autumn Regionals are the first chance to earn an invititaton to the US or Canadian National Championships which will bring Pokémon players one step closer to the 2013 Pokémon World Championships in Vancouver. The […]
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20th Century Fox to Release CGI “Peanuts” Feature in 2015

by Ed Liuon October 11, 2012
ComingSoon.net reports that Peanuts Worldwide, 20th Century Fox, and Blue Sky Studios will be uniting to produce a Peanuts feature film slated for release on November 25, 2015, marking the 65th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip and the 50th anniversary of the seminal TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas. Schulz’s son Craig […]