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I.G. Short Film on Maaya Sakamoto DVD

30minutes night flight, the new DVD from Japanese singer and voice actress Maaya Sakamoto, will contain a short film about five minutes long animated by Production I.G. [via Anime News Service]

"Hare+Guu Vol. 4": Well Let's Bungle in the Jungle!

Hare+Guu, an anime comedy from 2001 that has only recently come stateside, concerns a grade-school boy, Hare, and his alcohol-loving, free-spirited mother Weda. In the first episode they’re joined by Guu, a mysterious child who charms adults but acts subdued around Hare. The show revolves around these characters’ daily misadventures in their tropical setting. Hare […]

Anime Production Shifts To "OverDrive"

Kodansha has announced a television anime series based on Tsuyoshi Yasuda’s manga “OverDrive” is in the works, though details regarding the anime production staff and broadcast schedule have not yet been released. “OverDrive” was first featured in Kodansha’s ‘Weekly Shonen’ magazine in May of 2005, and is still going strong. The fast-paced sports series chronicles […]

"BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo Volume 1: Bo-NaFide Protector" Comes to DVD February 13

Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment will release BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo Volume 1: Bo-NaFide Protector to DVD on February 13. The DVD will feature unedited versions of four episodes, as well as the original Japanese soundtrack, and will retail for $19.98. Click here to view the full press release.

PR: BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO VOLUME 1: BO-NAFIDE PROTECTOR Comes to DVD February 13

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2007 ON FEBRUARY 13, ILLUMITOON ENTERTAINMENT AND WESTLAKE ENTERTAINMENT WILL RELEASE THE POPULAR CARTOON NETWORK ANIME SERIES ON DVD OFF OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF ITS SECOND SEASON AIRING ON THE CARTOON NETWORK BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO VOLUME 1: BO-NAFIDE PROTECTOR Woodland Hills, CA Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment are proud […]

BusinessWeek Profiles Disney's Robert Iger

BusinessWeek carries a lengthy and very positive profile of Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger. The article credits Iger with dispelling the “poisonous” atmosphere that oppressed the company at the end of Michael Eisner’s term by giving division chiefs more room to improvise and experiment. The article also notes that Iger has kept his hands […]

"Mutant Turtles" Gets UK, Euro Distribution

Networks in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy have bought broadcast rights to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Fast Forward, World Screen reports. The 4Kids Entertainment show has already debuted in the United States and has been licensed in Australia, Portugal, Denmark, and Singapore.

"Secret of NIMH" Special Edition and High-Definition DVDs on the Way

A posting on Don Bluth’s website states that The Secret of NIMH has just been remastered for HD DVD (see note dated Jan 17, 2007), and that they are hoping that it will be available by June or July 2007. The comment also states, “We’re told that the new color master will be made available […]

FUNimation Announces Mushi-Shi + 3 RightStuf Shows To Air on FUNi Channel

The last of this week’s license announcements from FUNi was Mushi-Shi, a 26-episode anime series from 2005-2006. Its first volume is expected in the summer. Also, three RightStuf series will be airing on the FUNimation Channel early this year: Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, BoogiePop Phantom, and Ninja Nonsense. [Source: FUNimation ]

CBR Visits "TMNT" Studio

Comic Book Resources.com has published an account of a visit to Imagi Animation Studio to check on TMNT, the latest film in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Producer Thomas K. Gray and director Kevin Munroe discuss topics such as the decision to use CGI animation, the direction the movie will take, the involvement of […]

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