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Paul Newman 1925-2008

by Dan Collinson September 27, 2008
The Associated Press reports that legendary Oscar-winning actor Paul Newman died on Friday from complications of lung cancer at his home in Connecticut at the age of 83. A 10-time Oscar nominee, his film credits include Hud, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, and his major role as Fast Eddie […]

Briefly: Japan’s Manga-fan PM; Eco-Bunnies Contest; ICv2 VP on Anime on TV

by Ed Liuon September 27, 2008
* Taro Aso, the “cool old dude” of Japan’s political establishment and self-professed manga fan, has been elected as Japan’s 59th Prime Minister. [Daily Yomiuri Online] * Travelocity is launching a contest to name its animated Eco-Bunny mascots; submissions may be made through November 7, 2008, on the Eco-Bunnies website. [CBS Marketwatch] * Right Stuf’s […]

PR: Right Stuf’s Anime Today Discusses State of Anime on TV with ICV2 VP Tom Flinn

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2008
Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Discusses the State of Anime on TV with ICv2.com V.P. Tom Flinn Webkare, Swinging Popsicle, reviews, contests & more in episode 76! GRIMES, IA, September 26, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Tom Flinn, ICv2.com’s vice president of content, to episode 76 […]

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray Nov 11, 2008

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2008
Warner Home Video will be releasing the theatrical movie of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on DVD and Blu-ray disc on November 11, 2008. The movie will come in a one-disc standard edition (suggested retail price $28.98), a two-disc special edition (SRP $34.99), and a Blu-ray high-definition version (SRP $35.99). Special features were not announced.

"Cars Toons" on Disney Channel in October

by on September 26, 2008
Cars Toons, a series of three shorts based on the Pixar film Cars, is coming to the Disney Channel, Toon Disney and ABC Family. The first short, Rescue Squad Mater, will air on October 27. The shorts will be directed by John Lasseter. [ Source: AWN ]

Transformers: Energon Box on Dec 16, ’08; TF: Animated Season 2 on Jan 6, ’09

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2008
TVShowsOnDVD.com is reporting that Transformers: Energon – The Ultimate Collection will be released on December 16, 2008, from Paramount Home Entertainment. The set will contain 4 “thinpak” DVDs with all 52 episodes of the show, running 1092 minutes total. Special features and artwork is not available yet. The site is also reporting that Transformers: Animated […]

Newsarama Interviews "Superjail" Creators

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed the creators of Superjail, which debuts on Adult Swim this Sunday, September 28, 2008. Christy Karakas and Stephen Warbrick discuss the critical drubbing the show is receiving in some quarters, how the show is different from the pilot episode aired in 2007, and the characters on the show.

"Voltron: Volumes 6 & 7" Delayed

by Dan Collinson September 25, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Volume 6 of Voltron: Defender of the Universe will be delayed from September 30th to December 23rd. The upcoming Volume 7 will be delayed as well from its initial date of December 23rd. No word on when Volume 7 will be out.

Stan Lee to Kick Off Nicktoons Animation Festival on Oct 3, 2008

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2008
Animation Magazine reports that the Nicktons Animation Festival will kick off on October 3, 2008 with a special two-day, invitation-only event with Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and numerous other of Marvel Comics’ iconic superheroes. Shorts from the festival will also air on Nicktoons at 11:00 PM (Eastern) throughout the month of […]

"Legion of Superheroes, Vol. 3": An Innocent and Interesting Show, Warts and All

by on September 25, 2008
When push comes to shove, I remain a stalwart opponent of all single-disc releases of TV episodes. Recognizing that such releases are sadly inevitable has been a bitter pill to swallow, but it follows from the apparently proven success of the so-called “impulse market”: DVD buyers who pick them up on the impulse of a […]