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Disney, Pixar Animation Studios Get New General Managers

by on September 11, 2008
Andrew Millstein and Jim Morris have been named general managers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios respectively. [ Source: AWN ]

(UPDATED) 2-Disc Edition of "Superman: Doomsday" Coming to DVD & Blu-Ray

by Dan Collinson September 10, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner Bros. will release a special 2-disc edition of the hit DC Universe movie Superman: Doomsday on November 25, 2008. Disc one of the set will contain the film starring Adam Baldwin as Superman, James Marsters as Lex Luthor, and Anne Heche as Lois Lane. The second disc will contain bonus features […]

"Blood Plus": Plussing the Vampire Genre

by on September 10, 2008
Probably, Blood Plus is an excellent series. Probably, you’ve already formed your opinion on it, given that it was airing on Adult Swim recently; and if you weren’t watching it, probably you should have been. But I wasn’t watching it; and though I mostly like what I’ve seen of it, I’m probably not going to […]

Marvel.com Debuts "X-Men Evolution" in Streaming Video

by Ed Liuon September 9, 2008
Marvel.com has begun airing episodes of X-Men Evolution in streaming video format. According to a news article at Marvel.com, two new episodes will be posted every Monday for the next five weeks, and with one new episode debuting per week afterwards. All 52 episodes of the show will be made available on the web site. […]

FUNimation Has 1/3 Market Share

by SB20xxon September 8, 2008
According to ICv2, FUNimation had 32.7% of the U.S. anime market in the first half of 2008. Note that the VideoScan data that determined this doesn’t include Wal-Mart, so their percentage may be even higher. The second half of 2008 is expected to be even bigger for them, as they acquired numerous titles from ADV […]

Totoro Fundraising Auction a Success

by on September 8, 2008
The Totoro Forest Project, a fundraising auction headed by Pixar’s Dice Tsutsumi, has sold all 200 of the pieces of art that were provided by top illustrators and animators. The final amount raised is forthcoming. [ Source: AWN ]

Funimation Acquires Kaze No Stigma

by Weathermanon September 8, 2008
From Studio GONZO, “Kaze no Stigma” will be released by Funimation in 2009. [Source: Anime News Network]

Russian Religious Groups Hate "South Park" Too

by Ed Liuon September 8, 2008
Reuters is reporting on an effort to get Comedy Central’s South Park banned from Russian television under a statue that seeks to ban extremism. The Russian Union of Christians of Evangelical Faith filed a complaint against an episode aired on the 2×2 network in January, with spokesperson Konstantin Bendas stating the show “insults the feelings […]

Sony Pictures Licenses Oshii’s "Sky Crawlers" Film

by Weathermanon September 8, 2008
Based on a novel by Hiroshi Mori “Sky Crawlers” is a military romance story set in an alternate-history. The film is directed by Mamoru Oshii. No screening or distribution date have been announced so far. The agreement covers distribution in the Americas, Australia and New Zealand. [Source: Anime News Network]

"Galaxy Rangers: Collection 2" Saddles Up Successfully and Rides Into The Sunset

by Jon Ton September 8, 2008
The second, and concluding, volume of The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers finally makes its way to DVD, and provides more of the same kind of entertaining episodes and informative extras that the first volume had. “Consolidation” is a theme in the series’ second half, which introduces far fewer new characters and concepts. Instead, it […]