Media Blasters Announces New June Titles Including "Genshiken 2"

by Classic Speedyon March 24, 2009
Genshiken 2, a sequel to the comedy series about otakus, makes its DVD debut on 6/30/09 with the first volume, which comes with an artbox ($34.99) or without ($29.99). Other new DVD titles coming soon from Media Blasters include: * Ah My Buddha vol. 3: 6/30/09 – $29.99 * Moribito Two Pack (vol. 3 & […]

ADV Films Opens Anime Network iTunes Store

by Ed Liuon March 24, 2009
ADV Films has begun selling anime titles on Apple’s iTunes via the Anime Network iTunes Store. Initial offerings include Saiyuki, Angelic Layer, Pet Shop of Horrors, Mahoromatic, and Tsukihime. (via ADVNation weblog)

"Ponyo" Gets US Release Date of August 14, 2009

by Ed Liuon March 24, 2009
The newest Hayao Miyazaki movie Ponyo will be released in the United States on August 14, 2009. The dubbed version of the movie will feature Noah Cyrus as the title character, a young and overeager goldfish. Other cast members include Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White and […]

Briefly: 3-D Slow to Theaters; Real-Time Toon Interviews; MTV Human Trafficking Toon

by Ed Liuon March 24, 2009
* While promoting Monsters vs. Aliens in Hong Kong, DreamWorks Animation SKG CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg noted that the upgrading of theaters to support screening 3-D films is moving slower than expected, noting that the $100,000 up-front cost to upgrade and the current economic climate are making it harder to justify mass upgrading of theaters. [Chicago […]

Toon Zone Presents: A Virtual Roundtable with "Bolt"’s Mark Walton & Nathan Greno

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2009
To tie in with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Bolt, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment invited journalists to participate in a virtual roundtable with Nathan Greno, story supervisor for Bolt and director of the new short “Super Rhino,” and Mark Walton, visual development artist and voice of Rhino (and yes, he typed all the […]

Warner Home Video Releases 3 New Images from "Tales of the Black Freighter"

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2009
The Mariner uses his sword to help construct his raft in Warner Premiere’s Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter, arriving Tuesday, March 24 on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Home Video. Warner Home Video has made three new high-defintion images available from the animated Tales of the Black Freighter tie-in to the new movie Watchmen. […]

La-La-Land Records Takes Orders for "Mask of the Phantasm" LE Soundtrack on Mar 24

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2009
La-La-Land Records will begin accepting orders for their Batman: Mask of the Phantasm expanded archival edition soundtrack CD on March 24, 2009, at 12:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time). The CD will include the remastered soundtrack to the movie along with bonus tracks. The CD will be limited to 3,000 copies and will sell for $19.98. […]

PULSE News Speaks with Chris Williams on Directing "Bolt"

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2009’s PULSE News has interviewed Chris Williams on directing Disney’s Bolt, now available on Blu-ray disc and coming to DVD tomorrow, March 24, 2009. Williams briefly discusses the production of the film, his involvement in the voice casting of the movie, what it’s like to work with John Lasseter, and what’s coming up next for […]

CBR Previews "Incredibles" and "Muppet Show" Comics

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2009
Comic Book Resources has posted 2 exclusive previews for BOOM! Studios’ The Incredibles: Family Matters #1 and The Muppet Show #1. The spinoff comics are the first of many coming soon that will expand on several Pixar animated movies. The Incredibles: Family Matters is written by Mark Waid with art by Marcio Takara, and The […]

Disney Releases "10 Fun Facts About ‘Bolt’"

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2009
In conjunction with the Blu-ray and DVD release of Bolt, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released 10 Fun Facts about the movie: 10 FUN FACTS ABOUT “BOLT” Mittens, the street-wise alley cat, was originally called Mr. Mittens, because her owners never took the time to figure out if she was a boy or a […]