Newsarama Interviews Gary Hartle on Directing "Next Avengers"

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Gary Hartle, director of the upcoming Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow direct-to-video movie. The new movie centers on the children of Marvel’s iconic Avengers and the old threat that they must face down. Hartle discusses how he got the job to direct the DTV, how he approached several of the […]

Media Blasters Announces New November Titles Including "Moribito"

by SB20xxon August 28, 2008
Moribito, which is currently airing on Adult Swim, will see its DVD debut on 11/4/08. Its first two volumes will be released for $24.98 each, and there’s also the option to buy a two-pack of the first two volumes with ($44.99) or without ($37.99) an art box. A few complete collections have been announced by […]

Briefly: LaFontaine in Critical Condition; Miyazaki Interview; NYAF Hosts Iron Chef

by Ed Liuon August 27, 2008
* Famed voice-over performer Don LaFontaine is reported in critical condition, with a blood clot lodged in his lung. * has posted a translated excerpt of an interview with Hayao Miyazaki which was published in the Japanese magazine CUT. * The NY Anime Festival will host Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto as a Guest of […]

PR: Chef Masaharu Morimoto Comes to the NY Anime Fest

by Ed Liuon August 27, 2008
CHEF MASAHARU MORIMOTO COMES TO THE NY ANIME FEST WORLD FAMOUS FUSION CHEF ATTENDS JAPANESE POP CULTURE EVENT AS A GUEST OF HONOR Norwalk, CT, August 27, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced Chef Masaharu Morimoto — star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America — will attend its 2008 event as […]

Korea Times Interviews Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston and Andrew Pienaar

by Ed Liuon August 27, 2008
The Korea Times has interviewed Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston (production director) and Andrew Pienaar (technical director), who were in South Korea to deliver lectures in conjunction with a Pixar exhibition on display at the Seoul Arts Center through September 7, 2008. The pair discuss the working environment at Pixar Animation Studios, noting that it’s the Pixar […]

Newsarama Interviews Brooke Burgess on "I Am Legend" and "Hellboy 2" Animated Shorts

by Ed Liuon August 27, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed animator Brooke Burgess, who made enough of a splash with his Broken Saints web animation to get a DVD release from Fox. The interview covers how Broken Saints led to his work on four animated short films on the I Am Legend DVD and the Hellboy 2 feature film. […]

"WALL-E" on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov 18, 2008

by Ed Liuon August 27, 2008
Walt Disney Home Entertainment will release Pixar’s latest movie WALL-E on DVD and Blu-ray disc on November 18, 2008. Details are still emerging, but current reports state that the movie will be available in a three-disc deluxe edition DVD and a two-disc Blu-ray edition (with the second disc believed to be a standard-definition DVD holding […]

Briefly: India Needs ‘Toon Pre-Production; Rall Animated; NYAF Tix Outlets

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2008
* The Financial Express states that the Indian animation industry needs to develop a strong pre-production plan to recover from a recent downturn as hundreds of animators have been left unemployed as studios are shutting down or shifting their business focus. * Editorial cartoonist Ted Rall will be joining several of his colleagues in producing […]

"You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown" to DVD on October 7, 2008

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2008
Warner Home Video has announced You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown will be released on DVD on October 7, 2008. The deluxe edition DVD will contain the original TV special where Charlie Brown runs for student body president, along with the special “He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown” as a bonus episode. In addition to a digital […]

PR: NY Anime Festival Tickets Available at Retailers

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2008
NY ANIME FESTIVAL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT RETAILERS TICKETS ON SALE AT COMIC AND ANIME SHOPS IN NYC Norwalk, CT, August 25, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced tickets to its 2008 event are now available at select retailers throughout New York City. Participating comic and anime shops include Manhattan anime landmarks Kinokuniya […]