Media Blasters Announces New February Titles Including "Girls High" Collection

by Dr. Daedaluson November 15, 2007
Three more anime titles have been announced by Media Blasters for February. They are: * Girls High Collection: 300 min. – $29.99 – 2/19/08 * Phoenix vol. 3: 100 min. – $19.99 – 2/5/08 * Simoun vol. 2: 125 min. – $19.99 – 2/26/08 [Source: RightStuf]

PR: NY Anime Festival Offers Chance to be Voice Actor

by Matt Hazudaon November 15, 2007
Norwalk, CT, November 15, 2007: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced Who Wants To Be A Voice Actor?, a voice acting contest produced by leading New York City studios NYAV Post and TripWire Productions. Who Wants To Be A Voice Actor? will take place at 12:30 PM on Sunday, December 9 at the […]

Steve Pearl, the ‘American Otaking’ Has Passed Away

by Weathermanon November 15, 2007
Newsgroup moderator, FAQ author was one of the most well-known American fans of the 1990s. He was the moderator of the rec.arts.anime newsgroup from its founding. Mr. Pearl got the title ‘American Otaking’ from the former president of Gainax, Toshio Okada, at Anime East in 1995. [Source: Anime News Network]

Marvel Launches New Subscription Web Site for Comic Archive

by Weathermanon November 15, 2007
Marvel has launched a new subscription service for it’s comic archive online through a new service called Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. The archive will contain over 2,500 issues of Marvel comics from many different franchises and will post new material six months after the material’s original publication date. The comics will be available for viewing […]

"Pixar Short Films Collection" Vol. 1: Fun, But Worth the Price?

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2007
They’re the appetizers before the main course or the desserts for the home-video audience. They’re trials for new techniques, new technology, and new filmmakers to stretch their muscles. They’re the often-imitated but never quite duplicated short films of Pixar Animation Studios, and now Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released their first collection of all of […]

"Atlantis SquarePantis" Lands Best Ratings Ever for SpongeBob

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2007
Nickelodeon has issued a press release announcing that Atlantis SquarePantis, the special SpongeBob SquarePants event that aired on Monday, has scored the best ratings that the series has ever received, landing 8.8 million viewers to be the number one cable program of the evening and leading to its highest rated total day of the year […]

Homer, Charlie Brown, and Cartman on "Top 100 TV Icons" List

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2007
Viacom’s TV Land and Entertainment Weekly have published their “Top 100 Greatest TV Icons and Legends” list (Numbers 51-100 and Numbers 1-50 at, and the Entertainment Weekly article). Included on the list are South Park‘s Cartman at #84, Peanuts‘ Charlie Brown at #57, and The Simpsons‘ Homer Simpson at #9. Beyond the usual differences […]

PR: Atlantis SquarePantis Nets Series’ Biggest Audience Ever

by Matt Hazudaon November 14, 2007
NEW YORK, NY – Nov. 14, 2007 – Nickelodeon’s latest Spongebob adventure, SpongeBob Atlantis SquarePantis (Monday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m., all times ET/PT) nabbed the series’ biggest audience ever, with 8.8 million total viewers (P2+) tuning in to the show’s first-ever TV movie. SpongeBob Atlantis SquarePantis led Nick to its highest rated total day of […]

"Astro Boy" Director Colin Brady Interviewed; New Movie Poster Released

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2007 has interviewed Colin Brady, the director of Imagi Animation Studios’ Astro Boy feature film. Based on the manga and anime series created by Osamu Tezuka, the new CGI animated Astro Boy movie is currently scheduled for a 2009 release. Brady discusses why he took on the project, how closely he is working with Tezuka […]

Avatar TV Movie "Day of the Black Sun" Premieres November 30 on Nick

by Matt Hazudaon November 14, 2007
Nickelodeon has announced in a press release that the Avatar: The Last Airbender hourlong special event movie Day of the Black Sun will be premiering on the network on Friday, November 30 at 8PM (ET/PT). Tennis star Serena Williams and WWE wrestler Mick Foley will be providing their voices as special guests in the movie. […]