VIZ Announces "Naruto," Bleach" and "Pokemon" Titles for July

by Maxie Zeuson April 30, 2009
VIZ Media will release box sets of Naruto and Bleach, and new DVDs collecting Pokemon episodes to home video in July, the company announced earlier this week. Naruto Uncut Box Set Vol. 15 will include fourteen episodes and playing cards 37-45, and will retail for $49.95. It will be released on July 21. Bleach Uncut […]

Adult Swim Adding British "The Office" to Lineup

by Maxie Zeuson April 30, 2009
The original British series The Office will be joining the Adult Swim line-up, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network has picked up two seasons of the series along with its Christmas special.

Media Company Profits Mostly Down in First Quarter of 2009

by Maxie Zeuson April 30, 2009
A tough economic climate took its toll on Time Warner and Viacom, two of the largest media conglomerates, which reported their first quarter revenues earlier this week. But DreamWorks Animation bucked the trend with better results. First quarter revenues at Time Warner fell to $6.9 billion from $7.5 billion in the same period last year, […]

"Air": Series Boxset and Movie Are Both Under-Oxygenated

by Karl Olsonon April 29, 2009
Yukito Kunisaki is a man on a mission. He is wandering the Japanese countryside, trying to fulfill the last wishes of his deceased mother while doing puppet shows on the street to earn food money. His goal? He must find a winged girl in the sky, a goal his mother didn’t manage to complete. He […] Announces Streaming of 1990s "X-Men" Series

by Jacob T. Paschalon April 29, 2009 has begun streaming the 1992 X-Men animated series. Episode 1 is available now, with new episodes streaming every Tuesday.

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Premiere Strikes the Iron Hot!

by Jacob T. Paschalon April 29, 2009
The April 24th premiere of Iron Man: Armored Adventures–based upon the popular comic book character of the same name–scored Nicktoons Network its highest original series premiere ever with boys 6-11, averaging about 125,000 viewers in said demographic. The Nicktoons Network homepage also scored in the six digit range with 239,000 visitors (+389% versus last year) […]

"Utawarerumono" Collection: It’s the Mr. Skullhead Show

by Classic Speedyon April 28, 2009
Utawarerumono is Braveheart with amnesia and some small-scale Jurassic Park thrown in as well. The main character, Hakuoro, who wears a skull mask that can’t come off, awakens in the woods and doesn’t know who he is. A kind girl named Elulu takes him into her home, becoming the family he doesn’t have anymore. In […]

Central Park Media Shuts Down

by Classic Speedyon April 28, 2009
Central Park Media, an anime and manga distributor based in New York, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and closed its doors on Monday. It owes $1.2 million to its creditors, and will face liquidation. The last DVD to be released by CPM was in June 2007. [Source: Anime News Network ]

"SpongeBob SquarePants: First 100 Episodes" DVD Set Coming September 22, 2009

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2009
USA Today is reporting that SpongeBob SquarePants: The First 100 Episodes DVD set will be released on September 22, 2009, with a suggested retail price of $99.98. The set will contain more than 36 hours of episodes and bonus features, which will include commentary tracks by Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob.

"Wonder Pets" Season 3 Begins May 18 with One of Eartha Kitt’s Final Performances

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2009 is reporting that the third season of Nickelodeon’s Wonder Pets! will begin on May 18, 2009, and that one of the episodes will contain one of performer Eartha Kitt’s final performances before her passing last year from colon cancer. Kitt will voice Cool Cat who wants to scat, alongside Hip Hippo (voiced by jazz […]