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Warner Bros. Shuts Down Direct-to-DVD Division; DC Universe, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby-Doo Animated Films Unaffected

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter has noted that Warner Brothers has shut down Warner Premiere, its direct-to-video movie division, citing declining DVD sales and “the current transition to digital” in a press release. The article adds that the DC Universe, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby Doo animated movies are unaffected by the shutdown, and will continue to […]
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Otakon 2012: Yuuka Nanri Panel

by Weathermanon August 12, 2012
Voice actress and singer Yuuka Nanri made an appearance at Otakon 2012. She has most recently played the role of Ritsuko Mukae in Kids on the Slope, and previous roles have included Henrietta in Gunslinger Girl, several roles in the My_HiME/Otome series, and Bubbles in the Japanese dubbing on The Powerpuff Girls. She has also […]

Otakon 2012: Photo Gallery

by Weathermanon August 12, 2012
The following photos were taken by Eric “Weatherman” Stehmer: Walking up on Friday, the pre-reg line is running off the the right.   The end of the line. It’s a long walk from there back to the reg desks.   The east entrance to the BCC aka Cosplay Court. That fountain the back is usually […]
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Otakon 2012: Gen Urobochi Panel

by Weathermanon August 12, 2012
For anyone unfamiliar with Gen Urobuchi, he is the head screenwriter for Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the writer of the light novel Fate/Zero, a prequel to Fate/Stay Night. He came into the panel with his face covered to preserve his relative anonymity (he had no picture in the official Otakon guide either), though the […]

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Turner Classic Movies to Air Classic Animated Films on October 21, 2012

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2012
The cable television channel Turner Classic Movies has scheduled multiple older animated works for a six-hour broadcast on Sunday, October 21, 2012. The network’s Robert Osborne will co-host the programming with animation historian and producer Jerry Beck. At this time, TCM plans the following schedule: 8 PM Eastern / 5 PM Pacific: Max Fleischer’s Gulliver’s […]
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Madman Entertainment Running “Reel Anime” Film Event in Australia This September

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2012
From September 13-26, 2012, the Australian distributor Madman Entertainment will screen four recent anime films in theaters: Wolf Children, From Up On Poppy Hill, Children Who Chase Lost Voices and Berserk – The Egg of the King. All four movies will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. At this time, each of these films […]

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Oscar-nominated Film “Chico and Rita” Coming to U.S. DVD and Blu-ray on Sept 18, 2012

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2012
Cinedigm Entertainment has solicited Fernando Trueba and Javier Marisca’s Spanish-animated feature film Chico and Rita for home video release in the United States on September 18, 2012 and for digital release on August 21st. The film was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2011 Academy Awards alongside the winner Rango, A Cat in Paris, […]
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DreamWorks Animation to Develop $3.1B Cultural and Entertainment District in Shanghai

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2012
The New York Times reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has announced plans to build a $3.1 billion cultural and entertainment district in Shanghai with a multi-building complex stretching over six large city blocks on the banks of the Huangpu River. Titled “the Dream Center,” the complex aims to rival the Broadway theater district in […]

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PR: “Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse” Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on October 2, 2012

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2012
THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD COMES ALIVE IN WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT GROUP’S ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ANIMATED FILM TOM & JERRY: ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MOUSE TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 2, 2012 ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD WITH ULTRAVIOLET™ (click to enlarge)   BURBANK, CA (August 9, 2012) – The beloved tale of the mythical hero, Robin […]
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PR: Universal Studios Home Entertainment & Zynga Partner to Celebrate “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” Debut on DVD & Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2012
Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Zynga Partner to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Debut on Blu-ray & DVD  Players Encouraged to Play Popular Zynga Games Draw Something and Words With Friends to Support Local Schools UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., August 6, 2012 -Today, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Zynga announced a first-time partnership to commemorate the highly anticipated debut of Dr. Seuss’ The […]