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Anime Mid-Atlantic 2013 Report

by Weathermanon June 19, 2013
Has it really already been four conventions this year? Yes, yes it has been. Wow. The convention in question today is a small one by the name of Anime Mid-Atlantic, way way way down on the south side of Virginia in Chesapeake. AMA is not what one would consider a particularly large convention overall, but […]
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DreamWorks Animation Adds Deal with German Broadcaster Super RTL

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2013
The Los Angeles Times reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has signed a deal with German broadcaster Super RTL for up to 1,100 hours of original animated programming, the latest move by the company to expand its revenue base and its presence on television screens. The deal will include original programming based on DreamWorks’ existing […]

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MVM Announces Recall of "Bakemonogatari" Part 1, UK Release Shipped With Wrong Discs

by Grant Whiteon June 17, 2013
MVM have announced that a disc packing error has led to Bakemonogatari Part 1 shipping with incorrect discs inside the case. Discussing the problem, MVM’s Tony Allen said “Unfortunately our manufacturers packed the wrong discs (Shana) into the Bakemonogatari Pt1 box. This was spotted a week before release date but some stock had already shipped […]
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DreamWorks Animation and Netflix Sign Original Content Deal

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2013
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to provide 300 hours of original programming, with the first new shows set to premiere some time next year (one of which, Turbo F.A.S.T. based on the unreleased film Turbo, was announced in February this year). The new programming will be “inspired” by DreamWorks […]

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Toonzone at MCM London Comic Con May 2013- Writing for TV & Film

by Grant Whiteon June 16, 2013
Held across the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, ‘Writing for TV & Film’ was chaired by a panel consisting of Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica), Brad Bell (Husbands), Christian Taylor (Teen Wolf, Star Wars: Clone Wars) and Remi Aubuchon (Caprica, Falling Skies). Things began with a discussion of the state of […]
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Manga Entertainment UK reveals cover art for "Steins;Gate", announces delay for Un-Go

by Grant Whiteon June 14, 2013
Manga Entertainment have announced that their upcoming UK release of Steins;Gate has secured the original Japanese cover art, making the UK the sole English speaking foreign market to do so. Part 1 of the series can currently be pre-ordered on DVD and Blu-ray at Amazon.co.uk Additionally, the Un-Go Complete Set release has been delayed to […]

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NY Times Talks with Bill Cosby on "Fat Albert"

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2013
The New York Times has interviewed Bill Cosby on the eve of the release Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: The Complete Series on DVD on June 25, 2013. Among other topics, Cosby discusses how the show came to TV; the ties between the show and its characters and his own life and experiences growing […]
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PR: "Inspector Gadget" Reboot Tops Off TELETOON Canada's Latest Original Production Slate

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2013
Inspector Gadget Reboot Tops Off TELETOON Canada’s Latest Original Production Slate TELETOON Canada announces two new original series, Inspector Gadget and Pirate Express, as well as the renewal of four others (Banff, Alberta – June 11, 2013) –TELETOON Canada Inc. today announced its latest original production slate, featuring a brand new CGI version of the […]

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PR: MCM London Comic Con Sees Record Attendance; Show to Expand in October

by Grant Whiteon June 11, 2013
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – MAY & OCTOBER MCM London Comic Con may already be Europe’s biggest comic con, but the show will be even bigger when it returns to ExCel London this October, organisers today revealed. “MCM London Comic Con will be soaring from 25,000 m2 to 34,000 m2, spreading the […]
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Manga Entertainment UK/KAZE "Un-Go" Blu-ray Release Found To Have Panasonic Error

by Grant Whiteon June 10, 2013
The Manga Entertainment/KAZE upcoming Blu-ray release of Un-Go has been discovered to have a playback error: “There has been a QC (Quality Control) error. We have tested the Blu-ray disc again, to find that it is not compatible with Panasonic devices. We are investigating the reasons for this to the fullest extent. KAZE apologise for […]