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PR: 4Kids Acquires Animated Adventure Series Di-Gata Defenders

by Matt Hazudaon July 24, 2007
4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES ANIMATED ACTION ADVENTURE SERIES DI-GATA DEFENDERS Popular International Series Slated to Kick Off in the U.S. on 4Kids TV™’s New Fall Lineup Beginning July 2007. NEW YORK, N.Y. – July 23, 2007 – 4Kids Entertainment (NYSE: KDE),the children’s entertainment powerhouse, has licensed television broadcast and merchandising rights from Nelvana Enterprises for the […]

Funimation shuts down AnimeOnline.com and cuts staff

by Weathermanon July 24, 2007
Funimation has shut down it’s online anime community, Animeonline.com, and cut about 10% of it’s staff. The message on the animeonline.com website says that they will be relaunching after studying the information they obtained from the beta test of the website. [source: http://www.icv2.com/index.html]

Mike Scully and Matt Groening Talk "Simpsons"; Movie Debuts in VT

by Ed Liuon July 23, 2007
Interviews and articles are increasing in advance of The Simpsons Movie‘s premiere this Friday, July 27, 2007. Animated Shorts at Newsarama has interviewed Simpsons producer Mike Scully on the long process of creating the movie and the likelihood of another one. Meanwhile, LA Weekly has published an extensive interview/profile with Matt Groening, covering the complete […]

"The Marvel Super Heroes": Classic Comics in Suspended Animation

by Jon Ton July 23, 2007
Released on Region 2 DVD in the UK on May 21 were four-fifths of the classic The Marvel Super Heroes from Maximum Entertainment. Maximum had previously released two separate volumes of each of the four series—which focus on Captain America, Iron Man, Sub-Mariner and Thor—but they didn’t finish each series at the time. Thankfully, these […]

A True Super Classic: "The New Adventures of Superman"

by Dan Collinson July 23, 2007
When I first heard that The New Adventures of Superman was finally coming to DVD, I was really excited. And when I watched the two-disc set that Warners has produced, it took me back to being a four-year-old watching The Bozo Show on Tuesdays and Fridays. This new collection brings together all 36 short episodes […]

"NY Times" Lands First Image of "DC: The New Frontier"

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2007
The New York Times has profiled the direct-to-video animated movie The New Frontier (registration required), posting the first public image from the movie. In the accompanying article, writer/artist Darwyn Cooke discusses how his nearly 400-page graphic novel was condensed into a 70-minute movie with the help of collaborators such as Bruce Timm, Stan Berkowitz, Glenn […]

"Kodocha" Volume 13: The End?

by MCSarahon July 22, 2007
Sana Kurada has had her ups and downs, but the young actress shows fearless determination whatever comes her way. Whether it be tabloids smearing her face all over the news, being blacklisted by sleazy entertainment executives, or meeting her birth mother, Sana always finds that silver lining. Her positive attitude is the life of this […]

Otakon: Bandai Announces "Code Geass," "My Otome Zwei" and More

by William C. Mauneon July 21, 2007
Toon Zone News’ Weatherman, on-site at Otakon 2007, has reported the developments from Bandai’s panel. News from the event included the announcement of five new licences: * Toward the Terra, a 26 episode television series. * Ayakashi Ayashi, a supernatural drama. * My Otome Zwei, an OAV sequel to the My Otome television series. * […]

Otakon: Media Blasters Announces "Kite Liberator" and More (Updated)

by William C. Mauneon July 21, 2007
Toon Zone News’ Duke, on-site at Otakon 2007, has reported the developments from Media Blasters’ panel. News from the event included the announcement of two new licences: * Kite Liberator, a 40 minute OAV co-produced with Happinet Pictures. They also mentioned that a live-action Kite movie is in the scripting stage. * Ikki Tousen: Dragon […]

"Black Cat" Gets Wild, But Still Housebroken

by Dukeon July 21, 2007
Ever since Black Cat started, Train Heartnet’s biggest mission has been to take revenge on Creed Diskenth. Now, in Volume 5, he finally gets his wish. Train, formerly a killer for Chronos, had spurned Creed’s invitation to join the rebel Apostles of the Stars; in revenge, Creed killed Saya, the young bounty hunter who had […]