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PR: Walt Disney’s Animated Masterpiece "Sleeping Beauty" on DVD and Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2008
Prepare to Awaken Your Senses… Finally Releasing from the Disney Vault — on DVD and for the First Time EVER in High Definition! Walt Disney’s Animated Masterpiece Sleeping Beauty 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition First time on 2-Disc Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def with the All New Disney BD-Live Network, and an all-new 2-Disc Platinum Edition DVD, October 7, […]

PR: VIZ Media Debuts Black Lagoon Manga Series

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2008
VIZ MEDIA DEBUTS BLACK LAGOON MANGA SERIES A PT Boat Packed with Mercenary Couriers Lands on North American Shores San Francisco, CA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008 — VIZ Media, LLC, one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the exciting North American debut of BLACK LAGOON, a manga […]

PR: International Animated Film Society Hosts 1st Student Animation Film Festival

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2008
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywoods’ Animator Educator’s Forum is hosting its first Student Animation Film Festival at Woodbury University located on 7500 Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank, CA 91510 on October 18, 2008 from 10 AM to 7:30 PM. Students enrolled in professional academic programs throughout the United States including NYU Tisch School of the […]

LA Times Talks with Eric Powell on "The Goon" Movie Adaptation

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2008
The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex weblog has interviewed comic creator Eric Powell, focusing on the upcoming CGI animated adaptation of his Dark Horse comic book The Goon. Powell discusses how the adaptation came about, why he thinks The Goon could only work in animation, his involvement in the art direction and designs of the […]

IGN Visits Disney to Check Out "Bolt"

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2008
IGN.com has visited Walt Disney Animation Studios for a first-look at Bolt, the new CGI animated movie starring John Travolta as a celebrity dog thrown into the real world. The article contains comments by directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard about their approach to the movie. The article also notes that Bolt will be the […]

MovieWeb Hosts Advance Look at "Avatar" Complete Book 3 DVD Special Features

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
MovieWeb.com is hosting an exclusive sneak peek video from the bonus features disc in the Avatar Complete Book 3 DVD collection. The DVD set will be on store shelves tomorrow, September 16, 2008.

PR: Boomerang to Host First-Ever SUPER FRIENDS Marathon on Sept 27, 2008

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
Boomerang to Host First-Ever SUPER FRIENDS Marathon, Saturday, Sept. 27 DC Comic Justice League Superheroes Revisited in Four Classic Saturday Morning Animated Series from 1978-1985 Proving there’s no end in sight to its classic cartoon resources, Boomerang will present its first-ever all-day tribute to the world’s most famous and beloved superheroes who teamed together in […]

21st Annual Tokyo International Film Festival Hosts Tezuka Retrospective

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
The 21st Annual Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will be hosting a retrospective of the works of Osamu Tezuka, often called the father (or God) of modern manga and anime. The festival will begin on Saturday, October 18, 2008, and conclude on Sunday, October 26, 2008. Full information on programming and scheduling can be found […]

OregonLive on the "Coraline" Movie Gamble

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
OregonLive has posted a lengthy behind-the-scenes look at the feature film Coraline, Henry Selick’s stop-motion animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novella. The movie is the first for Laika Entertainment, a new movie studio founded by Nike co-founder and president Phil Knight, and the article notes the risks that Knight is taking with a stop-motion animated […]

"Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow": The Kids are Alright

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2008
In 2005, Marvel Comics announced that The O.C. writer Allan Heinberg was going to write a comic book series titled Young Avengers. The general reaction alternated between laughter and derision from superhero comic book fans across the Internet, which only grew louder and harsher after sketchbook information and character names were made available. However, the […]