Yohko Mano is Japan’s equivalent of Buffy The Vampire Slayer; a young girl begrudgingly given the task of defending the earth (more specifically, their home town… you never really saw Buffy go too far from Sunnydale) from demons and derelicts. Yohko’s a real girl, one who swears, has hormones, and would rather track down the […]
The latest “Animated Shorts” column by Steve Fritz reports that Nickelodeon has renewed The Backyardigans and Kappa Mikey, with orders for 20 and 26 additional episodes, respectively. Other news in the column includes coverage of the Adult Swim upfront (which mentions Dexter’s Laboratory/Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s involvement in Korgoth of Barbaria), a screening of […]
The 2006 Eisner Award nominees have been announced by the organizers of Comic-Con International, San Diego. Nominees of interest to animation fans include the following: Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): The Bakers by Kyle Baker and Solo #5 by Darwyn Cooke Best Continuing Series: Rocketo by Frank Espinosa Best Limited Series: Nat Turner by Kyle […]
An article in the Los Angeles Times states that Pixar Studios President Dr. Ed Catmull will receive 400,000 shares of Pixar stock as a result of the merger deal with the Walt Disney Company (free registration required). The shares will be worth $25.64 million at Tuesday’s closing price of $64.10/share, and come in addition to […]
Tvshowsondvd.com has reported on the five episodes and bonus features on the upcoming DVD Krypto the Superdog: Cosmic Canine. Krypto’s Scripto Parts 1 & 2 Superflea A Bug’s Strife Meet the Dog Stars Special Features: Krypto’s Hideaway-Cool Guided Tour of Krypto’s Spaceship, His Second Home Unaired Promo Introduction to the Series. The DVD will be […]
More complete collections are on the way for July, as Dragon Drive, Galaxy Angel Z, Kaze No Yojimbo, Wolf’s Rain, and the Love Hina movies are getting re-released. In addition, new volumes of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, My-Hime, and Yukikaze are also hitting shelves. Thanks to AnimeOnDVD.com for the news.
Tvshowsondvd has announced that Season 1 of The Boondocks is coming to DVD on June 13. The box set contains the first 15 episodes uncut and uncensored on 3 DVDs and features 7 episode commentaries and songs by hip-hop superstars like Kanye West. Updated 4/4: Tvshowsondvd.com has posted art of the final cover.
China may manufacture and export many things in an increasingly globalized world, but animation does not seem to be one of them. Japanese animation is a well-known quantity, and Korea is growing as an animation outsourcing destination and for a growing amount of original content. However, China’s modern animation industry seems to be rather moribund, […]