DVD Talk and Newsarama Interview "Ratatouille" Talent (UPDATED November 15, 2007)

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2007
DVD Talk has posted three articles covering the recent release of Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille on DVD: The Mouse and the Rat, which covers the appearance of Ratatouille director Brad Bird at the Blu-ray DVD release event. The article covers the difficulties in communicating the high-concept of the movie, what it was like to work with the […]

ADV Streams First Episode of Venus Versus Virus On Its Website

by Weathermanon November 7, 2007
ADV Films is streaming the entire first episode of the Venus Versus Virus supernatural adventure anime series on its website starting on November 6, 2007. The first DVD volume ships on November 13, and ADV’s television network, The Anime Network, will premiere the series on November 16 on its video-on-demand service. [Source: ADV Films]

"Devil May Cry 4" Collector’s Edition to Include 1st Disc of the Animated Series

by Weathermanon November 7, 2007
The collectors edition of the Devil May Cry 4 video game will include the first DVD of the Devil May Cry animated series. The series is a 4-volume set that is being produced and distributed by ADV in the USA. The collectors edition of the game will retail for $79.99. [source:]

Marvel Announces a Strong 3rd Quarter and Upcoming Animated DTV Projects

by Weathermanon November 7, 2007
Marvel has reported a very strong set of earnings figures for the 3rd quarter of 2007, sending their stock 17% higher on the news. Licensing associated with the Spider-Man 3 movie made up the largest single portion of the gain over 3rd quarter 2006. Marvel also updated their slate of upcoming television and DTV projects, […]

"Lucky Star" Licensed By Bandai Entertainment

by Dr. Daedaluson November 6, 2007
The 2007 anime comedy series Lucky Star has been licensed and will be released by Kadokawa Pictures USA and Bandai Entertainment. It was unofficially announced through a surprise trailer at the beginning of the fourth volume of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, another Kyoto Animation show. The 24-episode series will debut sometime in 2008, with […]

Nickelodeon Announces "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend" for Nov 22-25, 2007

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2007
This Thanksgiving, Nickelodeon will be running day-long marathons of its hit animated series in the “Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend.” The blocks will start at 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM (all times Eastern/Pacific) from November 22 to 25, 2007. Mixed in with the programming will be a chance to vote for and count down the “Top 100 […]

"Shrek the Third" Hits DVD and HD DVD on November 13; Special Features Announced

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2007
DreamWorks Animation has announced details on the DVD and HD DVD of Shrek the Third, which will be released on November 13, 2007. The hit movie will be available in both full-screen and widescreen versions on the standard DVD release, and special features will include “Shrek’s Guide to Parenthood,” behind-the-scenes featurettes, bloopers and technology demonstrations, […]

PR: Nickelodeon Serves Up Thanksgiving “Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend"

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2007
Nickelodeon Serves Up Full Plate This Thanksgiving with 65 Hours of Non-Stop Animation in the “Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend” Four-Day Animation Marathon Includes Kid-Picked 100 Greatest Nicktoon Moments and Sneak Peeks of New Nick Series, from Thursday, Nov. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 25 Burbank, Calif. – Nov. 5, 2007 – Nickelodeon is stuffing more than just […]

PR: "Shrek the Third" on DVD November 13

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2007
The Year’s Biggest Animated Film Gets Even Bigger with New Ogre-Sized Bonus Features and Shrek-tacular Prizes HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 27, 2007) – Hear ye! Hear ye! Prepare for king-sized laughs as DreamWorks Animation’s newest adventure in the largest theatrical animated franchise ever gets the royal treatment on DVD and HD DVD on Tuesday, November 13th. […]

Viz Pictures Adds "Honey & Clover", "Love*Com the Movie" and "Nana" Live-Action

by Weathermanon November 3, 2007
Viz Pictures, a division of Viz Media, has confirmed that they have licensed the live action addaptions of Honey & Clover, Love*Com the Movie and both of the NANA movies. They plan to have a theatrical distribtion of all of the movies. All four movies will premire at the New York Anime Festival. Honey & […]