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4KIDS Entertainment Releases ’08-’09 Saturday AM Lineups on Fox and CW Networks

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
4KIDS Entertainment has issued a press release detailing their 2008-2009 Saturday morning television lineup, which will be split between FOX and the CW Network. FOX will pick up the new series Biker Mice from Mars and Chaotic: M’arrillian Invasion, while the CW4Kids will pick up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Back to the Sewer and Yu-Gi-Oh! […]

Briefly: Art of Animation @ HK Disneyland; Death Note Day @ Kinokuniya on Sept 14

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
* Hong Kong Disneyland has opened an exhibit called Art of Animation, which will educate park visitors on how animation is made. Exhibits will include a history of Disney cartoons and a life-size zoetrope. [Press Release] * The New York Anime Festival will host a Death Note day at New York City’s Kinokuniya bookstore on […]

PR: VIZ Media Announces DVD Release of New Pokémon Titles in Q3 2008

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES DVD RELEASE OF EXCITING NEW POKÉMON TITLES THROUGHOUT THIRD QUARTER OF 2008 VIZKIDS Imprint Expands With New POKÉMON: DIAMOND and PEARL, POKÉMON: BATTLE FRONTIER and POKÉMON: ALL STARS DVD Releases San Francisco, CA, September 3, 2008 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, […]

PR: IDW Launches Debut Issue of "Transformers Animated" Miniseries

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
IDW’S LAUNCHES DEBUT ISSUE OF TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED MINISERIES http://www.idwpublishing.com(San Diego, September 3, 2008) For newcomers as well as longtime fans, IDW Publishing – under license from Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), is proud to announce the release of The Transformers Animated: The Arrival #1 — the first of a series of five ALL-NEW ORIGINAL comics. The […]

PR: NY Anime Festival Sponsors Death Note Day at Kinokuniya

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
NY ANIME FESTIVAL SPONSORS DEATH NOTE DAY AT KINOKUNIYA DAY OF CELEBRATION FOR U.S. RELEASE OF DEATH NOTE MOVIE DVD Norwalk, CT, September 3, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced it has partnered with VIZ Pictures to hold Death Note Day at the largest Japanese bookstore in North America — New York […]

Popeye: Volume 3 Delayed

by Dan Collinson September 3, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the upcoming Popeye the Sailor – Volume 3: 1941-1943 has been pushed back from its original date of September 30th to a new release date on November 4th. No word on Warner Brothers on the delay.

Peanuts Animator Bill Melendez Dies at 91

by on September 3, 2008
Bill Melendez, best known for his work on various animated incarnations of Peanuts, died yesterday morning aged 91. Melendez’s distinguished career took him from Disney to Warner Brothers and to UPA, amongst other studios. His directorial credits range from 1965’s A Charlie Brown Christmas to 2006’s He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown. He was also the […]

In "Chicago 10," History and Nuance Lose Out as Jackasses Face Jackboots

by Ed Liuon September 3, 2008
as forcefully and as thoroughly as possible. If there is any real message of value in Chicago 10, it is that having such people in power is not a recent phenomenon. However, Chicago 10‘s presentation just makes us choose sides between the jackasses and the jack-booted thugs. If we do end up choosing the jackasses, […]

Hayao Miyazaki at the Venice Premiere of "Ponyo"

by Ed Liuon September 2, 2008
Directory Hayao Miyazaki was interviewed at the Venice Film Festival at the screening for his latest movie, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Gake no ue no Ponyo). Miyazaki commented on his insistence on hand-drawn animation vs. the CGI used by his friends at Pixar Animation Studios, how the film was inspired by Hans […]

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Secret Saturdays" Debut on October 3, 2008

by Ed Liuon September 2, 2008
Cartoon Network has announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Secret Saturdays will debut on Friday, October 3, 2008, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific), alongside Ben 10: Alien Force. The debut Friday will feature an hour of The Secret Saturdays and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, with subsequent weeks filled by one episode of […]