PR: VIZ Media Announces DVD Release of New Pokémon Titles in Q3 2008

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES DVD RELEASE OF EXCITING NEW POKÉMON TITLES THROUGHOUT THIRD QUARTER OF 2008 VIZKIDS Imprint Expands With New POKÉMON: DIAMOND and PEARL, POKÉMON: BATTLE FRONTIER and POKÉMON: ALL STARS DVD Releases San Francisco, CA, September 3, 2008 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, […]

PR: IDW Launches Debut Issue of "Transformers Animated" Miniseries

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
IDW’S LAUNCHES DEBUT ISSUE OF TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED MINISERIES Diego, September 3, 2008) For newcomers as well as longtime fans, IDW Publishing – under license from Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), is proud to announce the release of The Transformers Animated: The Arrival #1 — the first of a series of five ALL-NEW ORIGINAL comics. The […]

PR: NY Anime Festival Sponsors Death Note Day at Kinokuniya

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
NY ANIME FESTIVAL SPONSORS DEATH NOTE DAY AT KINOKUNIYA DAY OF CELEBRATION FOR U.S. RELEASE OF DEATH NOTE MOVIE DVD Norwalk, CT, September 3, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced it has partnered with VIZ Pictures to hold Death Note Day at the largest Japanese bookstore in North America — New York […]

Popeye: Volume 3 Delayed

by Dan Collinson September 3, 2008 reports that the upcoming Popeye the Sailor – Volume 3: 1941-1943 has been pushed back from its original date of September 30th to a new release date on November 4th. No word on Warner Brothers on the delay.

Peanuts Animator Bill Melendez Dies at 91

by on September 3, 2008
Bill Melendez, best known for his work on various animated incarnations of Peanuts, died yesterday morning aged 91. Melendez’s distinguished career took him from Disney to Warner Brothers and to UPA, amongst other studios. His directorial credits range from 1965’s A Charlie Brown Christmas to 2006’s He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown. He was also the […]

In "Chicago 10," History and Nuance Lose Out as Jackasses Face Jackboots

by Ed Liuon September 3, 2008
as forcefully and as thoroughly as possible. If there is any real message of value in Chicago 10, it is that having such people in power is not a recent phenomenon. However, Chicago 10‘s presentation just makes us choose sides between the jackasses and the jack-booted thugs. If we do end up choosing the jackasses, […]

Hayao Miyazaki at the Venice Premiere of "Ponyo"

by Ed Liuon September 2, 2008
Directory Hayao Miyazaki was interviewed at the Venice Film Festival at the screening for his latest movie, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Gake no ue no Ponyo). Miyazaki commented on his insistence on hand-drawn animation vs. the CGI used by his friends at Pixar Animation Studios, how the film was inspired by Hans […]

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Secret Saturdays" Debut on October 3, 2008

by Ed Liuon September 2, 2008
Cartoon Network has announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Secret Saturdays will debut on Friday, October 3, 2008, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific), alongside Ben 10: Alien Force. The debut Friday will feature an hour of The Secret Saturdays and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, with subsequent weeks filled by one episode of […]

Fifth Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit to be Held at Pixar

by Ed Liuon September 1, 2008
The fifth annual benefit dinner for San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum will be held at Pixar Animation Studios on Saturday, October 11, 2008. Attendees will get access to a gallery of pre-production artwork from WALL-E, as well as admission to a presentation hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson, lead, Moving Pictures Group at Pixar. Members […]

"The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning": How To Keep Fish Fresh

by Christopher Glennonon September 1, 2008
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning is the third installment of Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid movies. That’s not to say it is the final chapter in some sort of sequential trilogy. Quite the opposite: It’s a prequel to the original Little Mermaid movie from 1989, which spawned a direct-to-video sequel The Little Memaid II: Return […]