PR: VIZ Media Announces Canadian Theatrical Debut of "Bleach the Movie"

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2008
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES CANADIAN THEATRICAL DEBUT OF BLEACH THE MOVIE: MEMORIES OF NOBODY Special One-Night-Only Event of Mega-Hit Anime Series To Delight Fans Countrywide in Canada San Francisco, CA, October 3, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced a […]

Walt Disney Presents "Sleeping Beauty" DVD Restoration Sample Images

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2008
In advance of the Sleeping Beauty 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-ray disc release, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released eight sample images from the newly remastered DVD, which we’ve paired off with the comparable frame from the 2003 2-disc Special Edition DVD release for comparison purposes. Click on each thumbnail image to see […]

Walt Disney Presents "Sleeping Beauty" Downloadable Posters

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2008
In conjunction with the upcoming release of Sleeping Beauty on 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-ray high-definition disc, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released three downloadable wallpapers featuring Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip, and the evil Maleficent. Click on the thumbnails below to get a larger image, which you can save to your computer by […]

The Passions of Henry Selick: A "Coraline" Interview

by on October 4, 2008
The last stop in my tour of Laika Animation was to have a sitdown with Henry Selick himself, the great stop-motion animator and the writer/director of this project. Henry’s a guarded guy, but he was willing to be open with us and answer our questions with great insight and humor. In this roundtable interview, Henry […]

On Set with "Coraline": A Tour Through Laika Animation

by on October 3, 2008
The building that housed upwards of 57 active sets in tandem for a stop-motion animated film (a new record, by the way) is an inconspicuous-looking building several miles outside of Portland, Oregon. There’s nothing so ostentatious as the kind of studios you’d find in Hollywood, be it a Warner Bros water tower or a massive […]

"The Secret Saturdays": An Uncertain Finding

by on October 2, 2008
The Secret Saturdays, Cartoon Network’s newest action series, is about the adventures of the Saturdays —yes, the show is named after its protagonists—who are a family of cryptozoologists: the people who study legendary animals called cryptids. Like Indiana Jones, the family are also adventurers who often find themselves in sticky situations. When V. V. Argost […]

"The Clone Wars" Gets a Strong Start in Premiere

by Grant Whiteon October 2, 2008
It was about a decade ago that I became a Star Wars fan. Ironically, it was because of the widely loathed Special Editions. I got pretty into it, eagerly savouring new information and merchandise. However, by the time of 2002’s Attack of the Clones, I was pretty burned out. Star Wars movies are brilliant fun […]

"Clone Wars": Not a Bad Copy

by on October 2, 2008
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is probably Cartoon Network’s most hyped series in quite some time. Toon Zone reviewed the feature film this past August, but while Maxie Zeus was largely iffy on the movie, I see no reason to be lightsaber blue over this Friday’s one-hour premiere. In ‘Rising Malevolence’ the Separatists have developed […]

TELETOON and YTV Release October and November Schedule Information

by Ed Liuon October 1, 2008
Canada’s TELETOON has released the highlights of its October 2008 programming, which is dominated by Halloween and Thanksgiving-themed shows. Highlights include new episodes of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue, Ben 10: Alien Force, and The Batman, as well as several Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo movies. For full details and schedule information, read the press […]

PR: Nickelodeon Lands 54 Straight Quarters as Top Total Day Network for Kids

by Ed Liuon October 1, 2008
Nickelodeon IS Top Basic Cable Network in 3q, Scores 54 Straight Quarters at Number One Nickelodeon’s Kids and Family Portfolio Posts Solid Gains for the Quarter NEW YORK-Oct. 1, 2008-Nickelodeon’s 3Q 2008 performance marks its 54th consecutive quarter as basic cable’s top total day network for kids and total viewers –the longest run of its […]