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"Transformers Animated" Season Two: Still Kicking Skid Plate, but Slipping Gears

The premiere to Transformers Animated was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2008—a fast, fun, and fascinating bit of lightweight fluff that updated the venerable robot toys for a new generation of kids. The first 13-episodes of the show kept up the pace, slipping only a bit with a few weaker plots and characters. […]

Official "Coraline" Movie Website Goes Live; New Behind-the-Scenes Videos

The official website for the movie Coraline has gone live, allowing visitors to visit Coraline’s bedroom, catch a show at the Mouse Circus, and see what you would look like in Coraline’s world in the Other Mother’s Workshop. There are also lots of behind-the-scenes videos and downloadable content secreted around the site. Laika Animation Studios […]

"Coraline" Exhibit at Cartoon Art Museum; Figure Images Released

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be hosting an exhibition of original art from the movie Coraline, courtesy of Laika Animation Studios. The exhibition will include “drawings, storyboards, puppets, sets, costumes and more” from the movie. The movie opens on February 6, 2009. Elsewhere, Neil Gaiman has posted several images of Coraline figures […]

ICv2 Lists Top Anime & Manga Properties For Fall 2008

The results are in: These are the top anime and manga properties for September through mid November, based on info provided from retailers and distributors, as well as info from Nielsen BookScan. Anime: 1) Dragon Ball Z 2) Naruto 3) Afro Samurai 4) Death Note 5) Batman: Gotham Knight 6) Pokemon 7) Hellsing Ultimate 8) […]

TV Time Machine Posts Interview with Lee Mendelson on "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Jim Benson’s TV Time Machine website has posted a 3-part audio interview with Lee Mendelson, longtime producer of the Peanuts cartoons, focusing on A Charlie Brown Christmas. Among other topics, Mendelson discusses the Willie Mays TV special that led to his involvement in the Peanuts cartoons and why children were used to voice the characters, […]

PR: 4Kids Entertainment Unveils New Saturday Morning Schedule on CW TV Network

4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS NEW SATURDAY MORNING SCHEDULE ON THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK “CHAOTIC: M’arrillian Invasion” and” SONIC X” Move to The CW from Fox beginning Saturday, January 3 “HUNTIK” and “KAMEN RIDER: Dragon Knight” Highlight TheCW4Kids New Lineup 4KidsTV.com Web Portal Launches With Huge Library of 4Kids Shows Available On Demand Via Streaming Video NEW […]

PR: VIZ Media and Warner Home Video Forge Distribution Alliance

VIZ Media and Warner Home Video Forge Distribution Alliance Hit Japanese Animated Properties Include NARUTO, BLEACH, DEATH NOTE, INUYASHA, POKÉMON And Others San Francisco, CA, and Burbank, CA, December 17, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) and Warner Home Video (WHV) have reached agreement for the home entertainment distribution in the United States and […]

Maddie Blaustein, Meowth Voice Actor, 1960 - 2008

Voice actor Maddie Blaustein has passed away at the age of 48 after a brief illness. She was best known as the voice of Meowth on Pokemon and as Solomon Muto in Yu-Gi-Oh! Blaustein also wrote a number of comics, sometimes credited by her birth name of Adam Blaustein, including a run on Milestone Comics’ […]

Warner Home Video to Distribute Viz Media Titles

Starting on April 1, 2009, Warner Home Video will begin to distribute Viz Media’s titles, starting with Hunter vs. Hunter box set vol. 2 and Naruto‘s 13th uncut box set, both of which will be released on 4/7/09. Warner will also distribute the entire Viz backlog, including big sellers like Death Note and Pokemon. For […]

"SpongeBob vs. The Big One" Coming to DVD

A new SpongeBob SquarePants DVD entitled “SpongeBob vs. The Big One” will contain six never-before-seen episodes, plus a double length episode is the same name as the DVD title. “SpongeBob vs. The Big One” will include a guest voice by Johnny Depp. It is set for release on 3/3/09. Special features will include “Plankton’s Special […]

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