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Animated "Mummy" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 8, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that NBC/Universal will release all 26 episodes of The Mummy: The Animated Series in 3 volume sets. The show chronicles the O’Connell family in globetrotting adventures against the evil Imhotep. The Mummy: The Animated Series was produced by Universal Animation Studios, and aired on the WB! in 2001. The show features the voices […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Success in China Triggers Introspection and Questions

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2008
The Guardian has noted that the success of DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda in China (previously reported by Toon Zone News here) has triggered a round of soul-searching in the country asking why Hollywood could make such a sucessful movie using Chinese symbols when China itself cannot. The movie’s popularity caused a parliamentary cultural affairs […]

PR: Brown Johnson, Seth Green and Matt Senreich to be Ottawa Animation Fest Keynotes

by on July 8, 2008
Tuesday July 8, 2008 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Television Animation Conference kicks off its 5th year with the announcement of top level keynote speakers Brown Johnson, the President of Animation for Nickelodeon, MTVN Kids and Family Group; Seth Green and Matt Senreich co-executive producers, writers, and directors of Robot Chicken, on September 17th & […]

New Interviews On-Line with "Batman Gotham Knight" Talent

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2008
The latest Word Balloon podcast has interviewed a number of the talents behind the Batman Gotham Knight direct-to-video movie, including executive producer Bruce Timm; composer Christopher Drake; and writers Greg Rucka, Brian Azzarello, Alan Burnett, and Josh Olson. Rucka is also the subject of an interview with Comic Book Resources, where he admits that his […]

New Trailer for "Hulk Vs." DTV Unveiled

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2008
Comic Book Resources Comics Reel is revealing that a new trailer for the Hulk Vs. direct-to-video movie is now available in streaming video on-line. The DTV is currently scheduled for release in early 2009.

TV Guide Hosts "Wonder Woman" DTV Poster

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2008
TVGuide.com has revealed the poster for the Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie, currently scheduled for release in early 2009. The article also briefly talks with voice actors Keri Russell, who voices Wonder Woman, and Nathon Fillion, who plays Col. Steve Trevor. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

"Batman: Gotham Knight": Kicking Ass from Here to Japan

by on July 8, 2008
Batman: Gotham Knight is the kind of DVD release I’d normally sink my teeth into with a review. This time I’m going to let my colleague Ed Liu do those honors. In this review, I’ll just content myself with finding half a dozen ways of saying that this latest DC/Warner release kicks all kinds of […]

"Batman Gotham Knight:" How Do You Say "I Am the Night" in Japanese?

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2008
In 2003, right before the release of The Matrix Reloaded, Warner Bros. released The Animatrix, a collection of short animated films that renewed our acquaintance with the world of the movie. The films themselves were produced by some of the top anime talent at the time (with the exception of Peter Chung’s “Matriculated”), which also […]

From "Gotham Knight" to Rising Sun: Discovering Anime via Gotham City

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2008
Walking into the anime section of your local video store or retailer can be a rather intimidating experience. It’s like walking into the jazz or classical section of the CD section: without a little bit of knowledge, the breadth of the selection and the many similar-sounding names can result in confusion, bewilderment, and a lot […]

FUNimation Announces New September Titles Including First Geneon Rescues

by SB20xxon July 7, 2008
As announced before Anime Expo ’08, FUNi will be distributing select Geneon titles. The first wave of releases has been announced for September: * Black Lagoon vol. 1, 2, and 3: 8/19/08 – $29.98 each (regular) ; $39.98 each (limited editions) * Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage vol. 1: 8/19/08 – $29.98 (regular); $39.98 (limited […]