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FUNimation to Distribute Select Geneon Titles

by SB20xxon July 3, 2008
FUNimation announced that it has distribution, manufacturing, marketing, and sales rights to many recent Geneon titles. They plan to release the following: –Black Lagoon & The Second Barrage –Elemental Gelade –Ergo Proxy –Familiar of Zero, The –Fate/Stay Night –Hellsing Ultimate –Kamichu –Karin –Kyo Kara Maoh! (Season 2) –Law of Ueki, The –Lyrical Nanoha –Paradise Kiss […]

"Freedom" Vol. 6 Reminds Us Why We Should Reach for the Stars

by Ed Liuon July 3, 2008
Bandai Visual’s Freedom certainly lives up to its name, resolutely refusing to settle down in one place for very long. What started off as a grand conspiracy theory sci-fi story set on the Moon turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland buddy flick by volumes 4 and 5 of the series. With volume 6, Freedom returns to […]

YTV Highlights in August 2008: "Mighty B!", "Pokémon" Marathon

by Ed Liuon July 2, 2008
Canada’s YTV has released their programming schedule for the month of August. Highlights include a sneak peek at The Mighty B! and a marathon of Pokémon episodes, in addition to the usual array of animated movies. For full details, read the press release here.

Imagi Studios and Summit Entertainment to Show "Astro Boy" at Anime Expo 2008

by Ed Liuon July 2, 2008
Imagi Animation Studios and Summit Entertainment will be showing off their new CGI animated feature film Astro Boy at this year’s Anime Expo 2008 in Los Angeles, CA, from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The movie is based on the seminal anime and manga by Osamu Tezuka. A special edition Astro […]

NY Anime Festival 2008 Hosts World Cosplay Summit’s Official USA Preliminary Round

by Ed Liuon July 2, 2008
The New York Anime Festival 2008 will be hosting the World Cosplay Summit’s Official USA Preliminary Round, with the winners of the Cosplay Masquerade receiving a trip to Japan to represent the United States in the World Cosplay Summit Finals. The convention will be held from September 26-28, 2008, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention […]

David Fincher Options "The Goon" for CG Animated Movie

by Ed Liuon July 2, 2008
Fight Club director David Fincher and Blur Studio have optioned Eric Powell’s The Goon for a CGI animated feature film. The Goon is a darkly humorous comic published by Dark Horse about a misshapen mob lord battling zombie priests, mad scientists, and Spanish-speaking giant lizards. UPDATED July 3, 2008: The Hollywood Reporter has a bit […]

PR: Milestones, The Mighty B, and Marathons This August on YTV

by Ed Liuon July 2, 2008
MILESTONES, THE MIGHTY B AND MARATHONS THIS AUGUST ON YTV (July 2, 2008 – Toronto , Canada ) This August, YTV will celebrate 20 years of family-friendly programming with classic favourites like Rugrats and Goosebumps, plus an exclusive sneak peek of the new Nickelodeon series The Mighty B starring SNL’s Amy Poehler, as well as […]

PR: Astro Boy Coming to L.A.’s Anime Expo 2008

by Ed Liuon July 2, 2008
IMAGI STUDIOS AND SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT BRING ASTRO BOY TO L.A.’S ANIME EXPO® 2008 ð Voice talent includes Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland ð Los Angeles, June 24, 2008 – Imagi Studios and Summit Entertainment will be at Anime Expo® 2008 (Booth #913 and #915) introducing its upcoming CG-animated motion picture ASTRO BOY. A special edition ASTRO […]

PR: World Cosplay Summit Returns to NY Anime Festival 2008

by Ed Liuon July 2, 2008
WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT
 RETURNS TO NYAF WINNERS OF COSPLAY COMPETITION TO COMPETE IN INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN JAPAN Norwalk, CT, July 2, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced it will again partner with the World Cosplay Summit at the second annual New York Anime Festival this September in New York City. The World […]

Andrew Stanton on Influences, Biblical and Otherwise, on "WALL-E"

by Ed Liuon July 2, 2008
Christianity Today has posted an interview with WALL-E director Andrew Stanton, directly addressing some of the biblical references and inspirations that made their way into the movie, as well as discussing how Stanton’s faith was expressed in the film. Among other things, Stanton discusses how female lead robot EVE’s name was not an accident and […]