Media Blasters Announces New December Titles Including "Princess Princess" Collection

by Dr. Daedaluson September 19, 2007
A few new Media Blasters DVDs have been announced. Complete collections include Princess Princess, which has a 12/18/07 release date and is priced at $24.95, and Midori Days, a reprice re-release which has a 12/4/07 release at $24.95. The sole single disc release is Phoenix vol. 2, which will be released on 12/4/07 for $19.95. […]

PR: Finally Releasing from the Disney Vault – "The Jungle Book" Platinum Edition DVD

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2007
Finally releasing from the Disney Vault Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book 2-Disc Platinum Edition DVD Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this Jumpin’ Jungle Classic Spectacular Restoration with Enhanced Picture and Sound On DVD October 2 For A Limited Time Only On October 2nd , Walt Disney Home Entertainment will celebrate The Jungle Book’s 40th anniversary […]

Nickelodeon Posts New "Back to the Barnyard" Preview Clip

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2007
A new video clip for Back to the Barnyard has been posted by Nickelodeon. It is available in both QuickTime and Windows Media formats. Back to the Barnyard will debut on Friday, September 29, 2007, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific).

France Chooses "Persepolis" for Foreign Language Oscar Contender

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2007
France will use the animated film Persepolis as its representative for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. The movie is based on the graphic novel memoir of Marjane Satrapi about her life growing up during the Islamic Revolution of Iran. The film has drawn criticism from the Iranian government, but has been selected to […]

NY Times on Nickelodeon’s Push Into Licensed Electronics

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2007
The New York Times takes a look at Nickelodeon’s push for higher-end electronics that feature the network’s most popular animated characters (free registration required). Items such as SpongeBob DVD players and digital photo frames will be on sale at retailers this month, and are meant to compete with similar products coming from competitors like the […]

Frank Molieri on Updating "Tom and Jerry"

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed producer Frank Molieri about his work on The New Adventures of Tom & Jerry. Among other topics, Molieri discusses the first question he asked Warner Brothers when he was asked to pick up the assignment, the many ways that he tries to stay faithful to the spirit of the original […]

Funimation to Premiere New Episodes of "One Piece" at Anime Weekend Atlanta

by Matt Hazudaon September 19, 2007
On Sunday, September 23, 2007, Funimation Productions will debut the first 3 episodes of the third season of anime series One Piece (the Skypiea arc) at Anime Weekend Atlanta. Previously dubbed by 4Kids entertainment, this version of the show will feature voice talent including Colleen Clinkenbeard and voice direction from Mike McFarland.

Manga Entertainment to Offer Programming to XBOX Live

by Matt Hazudaon September 19, 2007
Starz Media, parent company of Manga Entertainment, has announced today that it will be offering anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Seasons 1 & 2, Street Fighter II V, Noein, Tokko, Virus, and Astro Boy starting today and adding more episodes in the upcoming weeks. Read the full press release here.

PR: Anime Classics from Starz Media’s Manga Entertainment coming to XBOX 360

by Matt Hazudaon September 19, 2007
Los Angeles and New York – September 19, 2007 – Anime-style animation continues to demonstrate its multi-media appeal with today’s launch of audience-favorite titles from Starz Media’s large video library on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace video store. The agreement between the two companies was announced jointly by Marc DeBevoise, Starz Media’s senior vice president, business […]

"Ape Escape" animated shorts coming soon to Nicktoons Network

by Matt Hazudaon September 19, 2007
Frederator Productions is teaming with Project 51, Hawaii Film Partners and Showcase Entertainment to bring a series of 38, 2-minute shorts based on the Sony Playstation game series Ape Escape to the Nicktoons Network in early 2008. Frederator has a production blog up for the series with more production art on their Flickr page.