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AWN Talks to Kirk De Micco and John H. Williams about "Space Chimps"

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2008
Animation World Network has spoken with writer/director Kirk De Micco and producer John H. Williams about Space Chimps, their new feature film which opened last Friday. De Micco and Williams discuss what inspired the movie, how they aspire to be the Airplane! of sci-fi movies, and the benefits and limitations of feature film production for […]

"Family Guy" Vol. 6 Announced

by SB20xxon July 22, 2008
The sixth volume of the Fox animated series Family Guy has a release date. The 3-disc set will be released on 10/21/08 for $39.98. 7/22/08 Update: The episodes included are the following: – No Meals on Wheels – Boys Do Cry – No Chris Left Behind – It Takes a Village Idiot, And I Married […]

Time-Life to Issue The Real Ghostbusters to DVD (UPDATED)

by Dan Collinson July 22, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Time-Life is going to distribute a massive 26-disc DVD collection of the 1986 cartoon series The Real Ghostbusters. Based on the hit 1984 movie, the show follows the continuing adventures of Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston as they rid every paranormal spook in New York City. The Real Ghostbusters was produced by […]

Toon Zone Interviews Joaquim Dos Santos on Directing "Avatar"

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2008
Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender built its reputation at least partially through its dazzling displays of animated martial-arts. However, fans of the show may have noticed that the action sequences started getting larger, more intricate, and more creative somewhere around the middle of Book 2. The exceptionally sharp-eyed may have also noticed that Joaquim Dos […]

"Space Chimps": Monkey See, Monkey Do, Monkey Flings His Poo at You

by on July 22, 2008
The latest CG-animated feature to slide down Hollywood’s anal chute, Vanguard Animation’s Space Chimps is a charmless bag of nothing for everyone. Its tiresomely annoying brand of “clever” humor will go over the heads of tykes while failing to amuse adults, and the wheezy cartoon antics will bore everyone equally. Very small children might be […]

Viz Media Announces New November Titles Including "Naruto" Movie 3

by SB20xxon July 21, 2008
The following Viz titles are scheduled for November: * Bleach vol. 13: $24.98 – 11/18/08 * Blue Dragon vol. 2: $14.99 – 11/18/08 * Death Note Collection 1: $69.98 – 11/18/08 * Naruto Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom: $29.98 – 11/11/08 * Naruto vol. 29: $19.98 – 11/4/08 * Naruto vol. 30: […]

NY Anime Fest Hosts Birthday Dinner for Hideyuki Kikuchi and 10 Fans

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2008
The New York Anime Festival has announced a special birthday dinner in honor of Hideyuki Kikuchi, creator of Vampire Hunter D, who will be celebrating his 59th birthday the day before the Festival begins on September 26, 2008. His birthday dinner will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2008, and there will be 10 seats […]

PR: VIZ Media Launches Hollywood-Based Film Company

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2008
VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES HOLLYWOOD-BASED FILM COMPANY TO LICENSE AND PRODUCE LIVE ACTION FILMS BASED ON POPULAR JAPANESE GRAPHIC NOVEL PROPERTIES San Francisco, CA, July 21, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has launched a new wholly-owned Hollywood-based company named VIZ […]

PR: Hideyuki Kikuchi Celebrates his Birthday at NY Anime Fest

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2008
HIDEYUKI KIKUCHI CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY AT NY ANIME FEST TEN FANS INVITED TO A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME DINNER Norwalk, CT, July 21, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced Vampire Hunter D author and NYAF Guest of Honor Hideyuki Kikuchi will be celebrating his birthday at the close of the 2008 New York Anime Festival […]

FUNimation Licenses "Baccano"

by SB20xxon July 21, 2008
Today, FUNimation revealed they have licensed Baccano, a 2007 fantasy anime series. Their official site is up, and the first episode can be viewed using the password “flying pussyfoot”. [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com ; FUNimation.com ]