PR: Right Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment & Kadokawa Announce "The Third" Complete DVD Set

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2009
RIGHT STUF/NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT & KADOKAWA PICTURES USA Announce THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE Complete DVD Collection First-ever collection of acclaimed series streets on April 28, 2009 GRIMES, IA, January 29, 2009 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc./Nozomi Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA are pleased to announce the release of THE […]

"The Real Ghostbusters: Complete Collection" Is Terrifyingly Good

by JerryvonKrameron January 29, 2009
There are a few cardinal rules in the world of entertainment. One is the principle that adaptations between modern media almost always result in abject failure. Whether it’s movies based on video games or video games based on movies, movies based on TV shows or vice versa, something always seems to get lost in translation. […]

"Hulk Vs." Interviews: Frank Paur, Fred Tatasciore & Steve Blum (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2009
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has posted the first part of an interview with Frank Paur, director of the new Hulk Vs. direct-to-video animated movie as well as several other Marvel direct-to-video efforts and shows such as Gargoyles and Batman the Animated Series. Among other topics, Paur discusses how Hulk Vs. began as an “Ultimate X-Men vs. […]

"Batman: Brave and the Bold" Interviews with Blue Beetles, Old and New

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2009’s PULSE News has interviewed Wil Wheaton about voicing Ted Kord, the Silver Age Blue Beetle, in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Among other topics, Wheaton compares working on the show as a comic book fan to the guest stars on Star Trek: The Next Generation who were Star Trek fans, what it was […]

CNN Interviews Dick Van Dyke on "Mary Poppins"

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2009
CNN has posted an edited transcript of an interview with Dick Van Dyke, focusing primarily on his work on Mary Poppins. Van Dyke discusses how he landed the role of Bert the chimney sweep due to an interview he gave regarding entertainment of the era, the ribbing he gets for his Cockney accent in the […]

"Princess and the Frog" Previewed at Red Stick International Animation Festival

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2009
AWN’s Animation Blogspot has examined the preview of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog which was shown at the Ink and Paint Club luncheon in Baton Rouge, LA, in advance of the Red Stick International Animation Festival. Emily Hoppe, senior manager of creative marketing at Walt Disney Animation Studios, discussed the role Disney and The […]

Telegraph Profiles John Lasseter: "I Got Rid of Idiot Executives"

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2009
The Telegraph spoke with Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter, who was in London earlier this month to promote Bolt in advance of its opening in the United Kingdom. Lasseter speaks freely of his aim to make Disney Animation “a filmmaker’s studio” again, saying, “I got rid of idiot executives” who valued making money over […]

Seattle Times on "Waltz with Bashir"

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2009
The Seattle Times has profiled the Israeli animated documentary film Waltz with Bashir, interviewing its director Ari Folman over the phone. Based on Folman’s own experiences as a soldier in the Israeli Army during the 1982 Lebanon war, Folman discusses why he turned interviews with fellow veterans into animated footage, how breaking through his own […]

"Dragon Ball Z" Season 7: A Pause That Refreshes

by Dens Marison January 28, 2009
The seventh season of Dragon Ball Z does more than just fit between the sixth and eighth seasons of the show: it’s an essential bridge between the Cell Games and the Buu Saga, and as such brings you up to speed with the Z Warriors’ lives seven years after their climactic battle with Cell. While […]

"Teen Titans" to Debut on Boomerang on February 2, 2009

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2009
Cartoon Network has just issued a press release stating that Teen Titans will begin airing on the Boomerang network starting Monday, February 2, 2009. The show about a quintet of DC Comics teenage superheroes will air Monday-Friday at 10:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific) as part of the “Boomeraction” programming block, which also includes Justice League and The […]