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"Aquarion" Unleash Your Super Comeback Falafel Sandwich Attack!

by on June 18, 2008
I don’t know if it’s because of the genre’s lack of hits or just some really poor shows lately, but the mecha genre over here has been rather sparse with offerings lately. The only notable mecha releases of recent memory have mostly been Gundam titles (though many of the latest volumes aren’t all that good), […]

"Toy Story Midway Mania" Brings Pixar’s Touch to Disney’s California Adventure Park

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2008
The Los Angeles Times has examined “Toy Story Midway Mania” (free registration required), a new theme park ride at Disney’s California Adventure park in Anaheim, CA, which merges an amusement park ride with video game techniques for a more interactive ride experience. Several segments on the ride will react to a rider from a library […]

"Next Avengers" DVD Artwork Revealed

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2008
The Marvel Animation Age has posted the DVD cover artwork and press release for the Next Avengers direct-to-video movie coming in September 2008. Artist Josh Middleton has also posted clean images of the cover artwork, including the back cover image, although he notes that he had no involvement in the project other than illustrating the […]

American Film Institute Names Top 10 Animated Films

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2008
The American Film Institute has released a “10 TOP 10” set of lists, naming the top 10 films in 10 different film genres. Listing “Animation” as a genre (much to the chagrin of many animation fans), the AFI named the following movies: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940) Bambi (1942) The Lion […]

Briefly: Shaun the Sheep DS Game; 2008 Harvey Awards; CD India Sticks to Toons

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2008
* D3Publisher will be releasing a Shaun the Sheep videogame for the Nintendo DS this fall. [BusinessWire] * The 2008 Harvey Award nominees have been announced, recognizing outstanding work in comics and sequential art in the past year. Nominees include William Van Horn (Best Writer, Best Artist, Best Cartoonist – Disney Comics and Stories) and […]

"Avatar" Finale to Air July 19, 2008

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2008
According to an advertisement in Nickelodeon magazine’s July issue, Avatar the Last Airbender will return to the broadcast schedule starting on Monday, July 14, 2008, leading up to the four-part series finale on Saturday, July 19, 2008.

"Popeye the Sailor Vol. 2" Cartoon Classics Best Viewed Without "Friends"

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2008
Some classics are best appreciated in modern times as building blocks. Any understanding of history will show that they broke new ground at the time they were made and formed the foundation for much of what would follow. However, for most modern audiences, they have much more interest as history than as entertainment. There are […]

FUNimation Licenses "Big Windup!"

by SB20xxon June 17, 2008
FUNimation has licensed the anime series Big Windup!, known as Ookiku Furikabutte in Japan. The baseball-themed series ran for 26 episodes in 2007. They’ve posted a website for viewing, though no release date is yet set. [Source: FUNimation.com ]

Media Blasters Announces New September Titles Including "Dokuro-Chan"

by SB20xxon June 17, 2008
The recently-licensed anime comedy Dokuro-Chan has a first volume release date of 9/30/08 for $24.99. Two complete collections have also been announced: * Otogi Zoshi Collection 1 – Heian Arc: 9/9/08 – $129.95 * Voltron Vol. 6: 9/30/08 – $34.99 Finally, further volumes of the following are expected: * Strawberry Panic vol. 4: 9/2/08 – […]

PR: An All-New Garfield Movie Romps Onto DVD Aug. 5th

by on June 17, 2008
CENTURY CITY, Calif. – Hold onto your lasagna! Everyone’s favorite morning-loathing, Odie-taunting, tart-tongued tabby is back for a slew of hilarious new antics in Garfield’s Fun Fest, his newest full-length computer animated feature film, coming to DVD Aug. 5 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Written by creator Jim Davis — Garfield, Odie, Jon, Arlene […]