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Anime Boston 2013: Sunrise Official Panel Report

by Weathermanon May 26, 2013
Sunrise Japan came to Anime Boston for the first time this year and gave a presentation on some of their upcoming projects and made several announcements.  They announced the launch of Daisuki-a joint project between themselves, Aniplex, Toei and Toms.  They also announced that multiple titles formerly held by Bandai Entertainment USA are currently being […]
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Anime Boston 2013: Sentai Filmworks New Licenses

by Weathermanon May 26, 2013
Sentai Filmworks announced several new licenses and release dates at Anime Boston 2013.  They have acquired the license for the television series Digi Charat, along with the OVA’s and the Winter Garden special.  Timing of the release was not announced.  They have also acquired the license for the original Gatchaman television series and the OVA’s for […]

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Anime Boston 2013: Aniplex USA Announces "Blue Exorcist" On Blu-ray, "Sword Art Online" For Toonami

by Weathermanon May 24, 2013
At its industry panel on Friday, Aniplex of America announced that it is bringing the shonen action series Blue Exorcist to Blu-ray as well as a new DVD release including both an English dub and the Japanese track with English subtitles. The 25-episode series will be released in two parts; part one will be released […]
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PR: IDW and DC Join Forces for Comics Panel at MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 23, 2013
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 MAY IDW and DC Join Forces for Comics Panel IDW Publishing and DC Comics will be holding a joint American Comics In The UK panel at MCM London Comic Con this weekend, show organisers have announced. Featuring Bob Wayne, SVP sales and marketing at DC Comics, […]

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"Simpsons" Scriptwriter Jon Vitti Takes on Angry Birds

by Alex Beanon May 23, 2013
The Angry Birds movie received a major boost when it was announced that Jon Vitti was hired to write the screenplay for the upcoming animated feature film based on the popular video game. Vitti is an animated industry veteran and has written five episodes of King of the Hill, 25 episodes of The Simpsons as […]
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Ad Agency Sues "Annoying Orange" Creators for Copying State Marketing Campaign

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2013
North Dakota advertising agency H2M Inc. has filed a civil lawsuit against The Annoying Orange creators Dane Boedigheimer and Spencer Grove, accusing the two North Dakota natives of stealing the talking orange character from an ad campaign created between 2005 to 2009 for a North Dakota Department of Transportation advertising campaign. In their claim, H2M […]

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PR: New Behind the Scenes "Sanjay and Craig" Featurette Exclusively on iTunes

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2013
NICKELODEON RELEASES ‘BEHIND-THE-SCENES’ FEATURETTE OF NEW ANIMATED SERIES SANJAY AND CRAIG, EXCLUSIVELY ON iTUNES   Nickelodeon today released an epic nine-minute featurette of its newest animated series, Sanjay and Craig.  Available exclusively on iTunes free of charge, The Rad Awesomeness of Sanjay and Craig gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the sidesplitting series before its on-air premiere on Saturday, […]
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Briefly: Animated Feature Oscar Rules Change; Spanish Animation Growing Globally; "Hero of Color City" at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2013
Variety reports a change in the rules for the Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award that one recipient will be a producer on the winning film. Typically, two people are given the award, with the new rules stating that one be a producer and the other a director “and/or key creative individual.” In the event […]

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Manga UK Announces Limited Edition "One Piece" Collection 1 Bundle For MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 20, 2013
Manga Entertainment UK will be selling an exclusive limited edition bundle of their first One Piece DVD collection at MCM London Comic Con this weekend, 24-26th May. The bundle includes the first complete dual-language DVD set of 26 episodes along with a tote bag containing various exclusive extras. The collection is the start of the […]
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PR: Deadpool: Exclusive Worldwide First Play at MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 20, 2013
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 MAY Deadpool: Exclusive Worldwide First Play at MCM London Comic Con Visitors to MCM London Comic Con on 24-26 May will get an exclusive worldwide first to play of Deadpool, Activision’s exciting new actioner starring Marvel Comics’ iconic anti-hero. The publisher says that show attendees will […]