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21st Annual Tokyo International Film Festival Hosts Tezuka Retrospective

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
The 21st Annual Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will be hosting a retrospective of the works of Osamu Tezuka, often called the father (or God) of modern manga and anime. The festival will begin on Saturday, October 18, 2008, and conclude on Sunday, October 26, 2008. Full information on programming and scheduling can be found […]

OregonLive on the "Coraline" Movie Gamble

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
OregonLive has posted a lengthy behind-the-scenes look at the feature film Coraline, Henry Selick’s stop-motion animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novella. The movie is the first for Laika Entertainment, a new movie studio founded by Nike co-founder and president Phil Knight, and the article notes the risks that Knight is taking with a stop-motion animated […]

"Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow": The Kids are Alright

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
In 2005, Marvel Comics announced that The O.C. writer Allan Heinberg was going to write a comic book series titled Young Avengers. The general reaction alternated between laughter and derision from superhero comic book fans across the Internet, which only grew louder and harsher after sketchbook information and character names were made available. However, the […]

PR: Shrek the Halls Debuts on DVD November 4, 2008

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
The Perfect Holiday Gift for the Whole Family, Hilarious and Heartwarming Tale Becomes Must-Own Collectible DVD with All-New Bonus Content Including Sing-Alongs and Games HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 12, 2008) – You’ll laugh ogre and ogre again as all of your favorite characters from the largest theatrical animated franchise ever celebrate the holidays as only they […]

"Duckman" Seasons 3 and 4 Coming in January

by SB20xxon September 14, 2008
(Updated 9/14) Paramount plans to release Duckman- Seasons 3 and 4 on 1/6/09. It will be seven discs and is priced at $50.99. Extras haven’t yet been revealed. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ; Link 2 ]

Anime Today Podcast Interviews NY Anime Fest Organizers

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2008
Right Stuf’s Anime Today podcast has interviewed Lance Fensterman and Peter Tartara, show manager and programming manager of the 2008 New York Anime Festival. The pair discuss the array of special guests appearing at this year’s festival. The entire episode can be obtained from the Anime Today website. For more information and a full program […]

PR: Right Stuf’s Anime Today Interviews NYAF Organizers

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2008
Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Interviews New York Anime Festival Organizers Lance Fensterman & Peter Tatara Japanese weddings, TsuShiMaMiRe, reviews, contests & more in episode 75! GRIMES, IA, September 12, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Lance Fensterman and Peter Tatara – the show manager and programming […]

Corus/YTV October 2008 Programming Announced

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2008
Corus Kids Entertainment has issued a press release of upcoming programming for YTV, Treehouse, and Discovery Kids in October 2008. Highlights include the debuts of Casper’s Scare School on October 26, the SpongeBob SquarePants special WhoBob WhatPants, and the feature film Monster House. For full details and times, read the press release here.

Paramount to Bring Wildbrain’s Kidrobot to Feature Films

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2008
Variety is reporting a deal between Paramount Pictures and Wildbrain to turn its Kidrobot line of vinyl figures into a series of feature films that will combine animation and live-action. The films will be released through the Nickelodeon Movies label.

MoMA Hosts Animator Richard Williams on Sept 22, 2008

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2008
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, NY, will be hosting Academy Award-winning animator Richard Williams on Monday, September 22, 2008, at 7:00 PM. Williams is best known as the animation director for Who Framed Roger Rabbit and for his films A Christmas Carol and The Thief and the Cobbler. Williams will be […]