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Newsweek Names Steve Jobs, John Lasseter in List of 50 Most Powerful People for 2009

by Ed Liuon December 22, 2008
Newsweek‘s cover story “The Story of Power” contains their “highly subjective list of the most powerful people who will figure in the era over which [US President Barack] Obama will preside.” Sitting at #34 and #35, respectively, are Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple and co-founder of Pixar, and John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Disney/Pixar. […]

"Kyo Kara Maoh!" – Season 2 Vol. 7 Intrigues, Vol. 8 Stalls, and Vol. 9 Just Ends

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2008
The sixty-seventh episode is almost assuredly not the best place to pick up a long-running television series, so if this review of the latest volumes of Kyo Kara Maoh seems a bit tepid or lukewarm, be assured that this may well be caused entirely by general confusion about what’s going on rather than any deficiencies […]

Fred Ladd Talks "Astro Boy," "Kimba," and Classic Anime on Anime Today Podcast

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2008
The latest Anime Today podcast contains an interview with Fred Ladd, producer of the earliest anime imports such as Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion, about his upcoming book Astro Boy and Anime Come to the Americas, the similarities between Osamu Tezuka’s Kimba and Disney’s Simba the Lion King, the live-action Speed Racer movie, […]

TELETOON Announces January 2009 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2008
Canada’s TELETOON Network has announced programming highlights for the main TELETOON channel, the teen-to-adult oriented TELETOON Detour channel, and the TELETOON Retro channel. On TELETOON, the new animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold will make its debut on the Sunday Action Force block alongside Wolverine and the X-Men. New episodes of these shows […]

PR: 4Kids Entertainment Unveils New Saturday Morning Schedule on CW TV Network

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2008
4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS NEW SATURDAY MORNING SCHEDULE ON THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK “CHAOTIC: M’arrillian Invasion” and” SONIC X” Move to The CW from Fox beginning Saturday, January 3 “HUNTIK” and “KAMEN RIDER: Dragon Knight” Highlight TheCW4Kids New Lineup 4KidsTV.com Web Portal Launches With Huge Library of 4Kids Shows Available On Demand Via Streaming Video NEW […]

PR: Right Stuf’s Anime Today Talks "Astro Boy" & Anime with Fred Ladd

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2008
Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Talks ASTRO BOY & Anime With Fred Ladd “If you like ARIA…,” the AUTOMATICS, contests & more in episode 82! GRIMES, IA, December 19, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Mr. Fred Ladd – the producer of anime classics including Astro Boy […]

Toon Zone Top 5 Things I Learned in Bob Bergen’s Voice-Over Class

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2008
Me in the recording booth under Bob Bergen’s watchful eye. One of the most common fantasies of animation fans is to become a voice actor. “How do I become a voice actor?” is probably the most common question asked at voice actor panels at conventions or signings. After interviewing a few different voice actors and […]

(UPDATED) Retailers Offering Volume 1 of "The Real Ghostbusters" On DVD

by Dan Collinson December 19, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com has reported that Volume 1 of The Real Ghostbusters is coming to stores on January 27th, 2009. The 5-disc set will contain the first 30 episodes of the show that was produced by DiC, in association with Coca-Cola Telecommunications (syndication episodes) and Columbia Pictures Television (ABC episodes from the first season). Also included in […]

PULSE News Interviews Will Friedle on "Batman: Brave & the Bold" Blue Beetle

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2008
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has spoken with actor Will Friedle about his new role as the Blue Beetle on Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Friedle discusses how he broke into the business, whether he was a comic-book fan growing up, and the difference between acting for the Warner Animation superheroes and for Disney’s Kim Possible. […]

Marvel Animation Age Posts "Spectacular Spider-Man" Season 2 Episode Descriptions

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2008
The Marvel Animation Age has posted the episode synopses for all 13 episodes of The Spectacular Spider-Man‘s second season, which will debut next year in January on Canada’s TELETOON network and in March 2009 on the Disney XD network. Note that the episode descriptions may contain spoilers for the season.