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ICv2 Lists Top Anime & Manga Properties For Fall 2008

by Classic Speedyon December 30, 2008
The results are in: These are the top anime and manga properties for September through mid November, based on info provided from retailers and distributors, as well as info from Nielsen BookScan. Anime: 1) Dragon Ball Z 2) Naruto 3) Afro Samurai 4) Death Note 5) Batman: Gotham Knight 6) Pokemon 7) Hellsing Ultimate 8) […]

"Horton Hears a … Cellphone?"

by Weathermanon December 30, 2008
Horton Hears a Who takes a classic short story and stretches it to fill a ninety-minute feature running time, and it shows. Though it is by no means a bad movie, and might even make you laugh a bit, its comedy is as unsubtle as the trunk on Horton’s face. In the end, it’s only […]

WF Online Posts 2 Clips from Upcoming "Batman: Brave and the Bold" Episode

by Ed Liuon December 29, 2008
The World’s Finest Online has posted two video clips from the upcoming “Day of the Dark Knight” episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. The episode promises to team Batman with Green Arrow against the evil of Morgan Le Fey in the medieval kingdom of Camelot. The episode will air on January 2, 2009, […]

Seth Green and Matt Senreich to Appear for "Robot Chicken" Panel at NYCC

by Ed Liuon December 29, 2008
Robot Chicken co-creators Seth Green and Matt Senreich will be special guests at the 2009 New York Comic Con, which will be held from February 6-8, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The pair will host a dedicated Robot Chicken panel which will be followed by an autograph session. […]

PR: Robot Chicken Creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich at NY Comic Con 2009

by Ed Liuon December 29, 2008
ROBOT CHICKEN CREATORS – SETH GREEN AND MATTHEW SENREICH – TO APPEAR AT NEW YORK COMIC CON Panel About Popular Series Will be Followed by Autographing Norwalk, CT, December 29, 2008: Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are set to appear as Special Guests at New York Comic Con (NYCC) where they will be joined by […]

Funimation New Show a Go Go Day 8-"Slayers Revolution"

by Weathermanon December 29, 2008
Funimation has announced that they have licensed the 4th Slayers series entitled “Slayers Revolution”. The series is the continuation of the Slayers anime story line, following Lina Inverse and Gourry Gabriev in their quest to obtain new weapons, defeat their challengers, and eat as much food as possible. “Slayers Revolution” will be coming to DVD […]

"The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea" – The Littler Mermaid

by Christopher Glennonon December 28, 2008
I have to admit, I’m a little confused by Disney’s thinking in regards to its The Little Mermaid DVD releases. Just last summer, they released a new prequel movie, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, and now they’re releasing a special edition of the first sequel, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, eight years […]

New Show a Go Go Day 7-"Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo"

by Weathermanon December 28, 2008
Funimation has announced the licensing of “Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo” for release in 2009. Continuing a trend for Funimation, “Gankutsuou” is a Gonzo production formerly released by Geneon. Based on the Alexandre Dumas novel, “Gankutsuou” reimagines the classic story in a futuristic sci-fi setting, utilizing cutting edge animation techniques and a unique visual […]

"Waltz with Bashir" Interview/Feature Round-up

by Ed Liuon December 28, 2008
Several press outlets have profiled Waltz with Bashir, the animated documentary film about Israel’s 1982 Lebanon war, and its director Ari Folman. The L.A. Weekly interviews Folman, who explains why he gets frustrated when people compare his film to Richard Linklater’s Waking Life, how the movie was received in Israel on its debut, and how […]

TV Time Machine Posts Interview with Lee Mendelson on "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

by Ed Liuon December 28, 2008
Jim Benson’s TV Time Machine website has posted a 3-part audio interview with Lee Mendelson, longtime producer of the Peanuts cartoons, focusing on A Charlie Brown Christmas. Among other topics, Mendelson discusses the Willie Mays TV special that led to his involvement in the Peanuts cartoons and why children were used to voice the characters, […]