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"Punisher" Extended Cut DVD to Include Exclusive Animated Sequence

Lions Gate Home Entertainment has announced the Punisher: Extended Cut DVD, which will add 17 minutes of footage into the 2004 live-action film starring Thomas Jane and John Travolta. One special feature on the disc will be an animated sequence by Tim Bradstreet. Titled “The Kuwait Scene,” the animated segment would have been the opening […]

"Class of 3000": Eclectic, But Not In A "The Love Below" Way

Animation has been playing with music, popular and otherwise, before you could even get sound on film, and at points has been a driving force behind creating animated shorts and films – after all, they were not called Merrie Melodies for nothing, and the Disney musical formula was quite profitable until they sort of burned […]

Cartoon Outkast: "Class of 3000" Misses the Grade

I’ve never been overly comfortable with cartoons based on established media persona. Having celebrity personalities voicing fictional cartoon characters, fine. Celebrity personalities voicing themselves, spat into the middle of a fictitious universe in which they themselves play the central hero just seems rather indulgent. After all, it’s the fact that Batman or Bugs Bunny cannot […]

ADV to Release Guyver, Jinki: Extend on Jan 2, 2007

ADV Films has issued a press release announcing the DVDs scheduled for release on January 2, 2007. The second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor will present four episodes of the series along with production sketches and clean opening and closing credits. The single-disc DVD will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $29.98 Jinki: […]

Press Release: ADV Films Pacts with Shochiku for Multiple Acquisitions

ADV FILMS PACTS WITH SHOCHIKU FOR MULTIPLE ACQUISITIONS ADV Acquires “Le Chevalier D’Eon” For North America, UK & Australia Also North American Theatrical, Video & TV Rights to Shochiku’s “Ghost Train” and “Synesthesia” Houston, TX – November 2, 2006 – ADV Films, the number one producer/distributor of Japanese animation outside of Japan, announced today that […]

Press Release: ADV Announces January 2 Releases

ADV ANNOUNCES JANUARY 2 RELEASES HOUSTON, November 2, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce a slew of titles, including the second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, the final volume of Jinki: Extend, the complete second season of Get Backers, and the 2009 Lost Memories/Yesterday […]

DC Comics Trade Paperbacks for March/April

DC Comics has announced the trade paperbacks and collected editions that are scheduled for release in March and April 2007. Among the books is Batman: Detective, collecting Detective Comics #821-826, all of which were written by Paul Dini. Other highlights include the first softcover release of Alex Ross and Jim Kreuger’s Justice; a Robin: Wanted […]

More "Bleach" Merchandise Coming from C&D Visionary

VIZ Media has issued a press release announcing the latest merchandising licensee for the hit manga and anime series Bleach. C&D Visionary will be producing Bleach buttons, stickers, key chains, magnets, shoelaces, and postcards for the United States. Read the full press release here.

DreamWorks Reports 3Q Profit of $10.5 million

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported a .5 million profit for the third quarter of 2006, up from a loss of $0.7 million for the same period last year. The profit was attributed to continuing strong sales of the Madagascar DVD and to sales of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit feature film to […]

Press Release: VIZ Grants C&D Visionary "Bleach" Merchandising License

Date: October 31, 2006 VIZ MEDIA’S LICENSING NEWS FLASH!!! THE “SCOOP”: VIZ MEDIA LICENSES RECENTLY GRANTED THE “PROPERTY”: BLEACH BLEACH, based on the best selling manga series from VIZ Media with over 1.4 million copies in print, is now seen on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. BLEACH is the story of 15-year-old Ichigo who has […]

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