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Geneon, Funimation to offer anime on XBox Live

by Weathermanon June 4, 2007
Geneon Entertainment and Funimation Entertainment have reached deals to offer content on Microsoft’s XBox Live service. The service, which will begin on June 12, 2007, will feature the US premier of Akira in high definition as well as Last Exile, Gunslinger Girls, GUNxSWORD, Basilisk, Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, Samurai 7, Lupin III and […]

Kentarō Haneda, composer for "Macross", "Orgus" and more, dies at age 58

by Weathermanon June 4, 2007
Kentarō Haneda, the celebrated composer of the music for Super Dimensional Space Fortress Macross, Super Dimensional Centruy Orguss, Barefoot Gen and many other shows in addition to the music for the Genso Suikoden video game series and many live action films and television shows, has died of liver cancer at the age of 58. In […]

Bandai Ent. to release "Clamp School Detectives" on DVD

by Weathermanon June 4, 2007
Bandai Entertainment has announced that they will be releasing Clamp School Detectives on DVD later this year.  The show was originally released to VHS in 1998 and has not been seen in the US since the tapes went out of print.  No date or price point has bene released yet.  This is apparently a new […]

Alan Fine takes on new role at Marvel

by Weathermanon June 4, 2007
Alan Fine, currently the CEO for Marvel’s publishing and toy divisions, has taken on another role in the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Marvel Characters, Inc. Marvel Characters, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marvel dedicated to supporting and strengthening the Marvel brand name. Mr. Fine will be continuing on in his previous […]

NY Times on "Star Wars" Episode of "Robot Chicken"

by Ed Liuon June 4, 2007
The New York Times has gone behind the scenes of the upcoming Star Wars episode of Robot Chicken (registration required), which gathered a surprising amount of support from Lucasfilm and George Lucas himself. The article goes into how the creators’ appreciation of the Star Wars films and a Robot Chicken segment ultimately led to a […]

"Family Guy" Volume 5 Coming in September

by Dr. Daedaluson June 4, 2007
Family Guy‘s fifth volume, a 3-disc set, is expected on 9/18/07 for $39.98, and will contain the first 13 episodes of season 5, as well as the three-part version of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story that aired on TV, which includes some scenes not available in the initial DVD release. Special features include commentaries on […]

A Note of Recognition For: Ren and Stimpy's Music

by Dr. Daedaluson June 3, 2007
Music is, and always has been, a huge factor in entertainment. Imagine Jaws or Star Wars without their legendary John Williams scores; try telling the story of Casablanca with no “As Time Goes By”. This is even more true for animation, a medium that has been timed and sold along with its accompanying music for […]

Season 2 of Foster's Coming to DVD (UPDATED)

by Dan Collinson June 3, 2007
Tvshowsondvd.com announced that Season 2 of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends will be out on DVD. The 2 disc set contains 13 episodes, and introduces the popular character, “Cheese”. Bonus features include a music video calld “Cheesequest”, as well as exclusive Foster’s Promos. The DVD will be in store on September 11th. Updated June 3rd: […]

"Galaxy Angel X" and "S" Special Licensed By Bandai Entertainment

by Dr. Daedaluson June 2, 2007
Bandai Entertainment announced they have licensed Galaxy Angel X, the fourth series in the Galaxy Angel franchise, as well as Galaxy Angel S, a two-part TV special. This was announced at A-Kon. [Source: Anime News Network ]

Filmation's "Ghostbusters": Volume 2 Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson June 1, 2007
BCI releases the remaining 33 episodes of Filmation’s Ghostbusters in Ghostbusters: Volume 2. The five disc set contains the remaining episodes, a documentary on Filmation Productions, commentaries, rare footage, and an episode from the Live-Action 70s series. The box set will be in stores on July 3rd. See the Press Release here. [Source: BCI]