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Briefly: New Nick Toys; "Sound Effects in Animation" Seminar; Disney Studio Tour

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2009
* Nickelodeon has announced new toys and merchandise based on long-time hit SpongeBob SquarePants and new show Ni Hao, Kai-lan at this year’s Toy Fair 2009. * A special presentation on “Sound Effects in Animation” will be presented on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at the Arts Exchange in White Plains, NY, as part of the […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New May Titles Including "Gundam 00"

by Classic Speedyon February 19, 2009
The latest Mobile Suit Gundam series, 00, makes its DVD debut on 5/19/09 in both regular ($39.98) and special edition ($49.98) sets. The runtime for both versions is 225 minutes, or nine episodes. Additional May releases include: * FLAG DVD Collection (Anime Legends): 5/5/09 – $39.98 * Zegapain DVD Collection (Anime Legends): 5/5/09 – $49.98 […]

FUNimation Licenses "El Cazador De La Bruja"

by Classic Speedyon February 19, 2009
Today, FUNimation announced that it had acquired the 2007 anime El Cazador De La Bruja, a 26 episode series from Bee Train (.hack, Noir, Madlax). It concerns a suspected murderer, Ellis, on the run with female bounty hunter Nadie, in Mexico. As with the other announcements, FUNimation plans to release the series later this year […]

"Xenosaga" Fails To Fill in the Blanks

by Jon Ton February 19, 2009
For a few years now, lots of anime series have been based on video games, and Xenosaga is no exception. Like many, though not all, such series, Xenosaga falls into the trap of seemingly being made to cater to pre-existing fans of the original game material rather than trying to attract a new audience. Xenosaga […]

"The Mighty B!" Comes to DVD on February 24, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2009
Nickelodeon will be releasing the first DVD of The Mighty B! on February 24, 2009. The Mighty B! We Got the Bee will contain 8 episodes of the show, plus a behind-the-scenes featurette, an original animatic from the episode “Bat Mitzvah Crashers,” and a karaoke music video for “Running with the Rainbow Unicorn.” Created by […]

Marvel Announces New "Marvel Super Heroes: What the–?!" Video Series

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2009
Marvel has announced a new video series titled Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?!, which will be superhero satire along the lines of their Not Brand Echh and What The–?! comic book series. The first episodes will debut in the early spring, and a preview is available on the Marvel.com site now. The full press release […]

"Wonder Woman" and First "Green Lantern" Footage at Wondercon on Feb 27, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2009
The direct-to-video animated movie Wonder Woman will be screening at Wondercon in San Francisco at the Moscone Center on February 27, 2009, at 6:00 PM. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and voice cast of the movie, including producer Bruce Timm and actor Virginia Madsen, who plays Queen Hippolyta […]

FUNimation Licenses "Seto No Hanayome"

by Classic Speedyon February 18, 2009
Today, FUNimation announced that it has acquired the 2007 comedy anime series Seto No Hanayome, from AIC and Gonzo. It concerns a boy who is saved from drowning by a mermaid, and who must marry her while keeping her mermaid form a secret. FUNi will be releasing it under the title My Bride is a […]

Viz Media Announces New May/June Titles Including "Naruto" Uncut Vol. 14

by Classic Speedyon February 18, 2009
New DVDs set for May and June releases from Viz include: * Death Note: Re-Light vol. 1: 6/16/09 – $24.98 * Bleach vol. 16: 5/12/09 – $24.98 * Bleach vol. 17: 6/16/09 – $24.98 * Naruto Uncut vol. 14: 5/26/09 – $49.98/$69.98 (Special Edition) * Pokemon Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension vol. 1 & 2: […]

New "Wonder Pets!" Premieres on March 9, 2009 Starting with "Join the Circus!"

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2009
Nickelodeon will be debuting a week’s worth of Wonder Pets! episodes starting on March 9, 2009, with the first being the half-hour special The Wonder Pets! “Join the Circus,” which guest-stars Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller, and Ben Vereen. All new debuts will premiere at 10:30 AM. The DVD of Wonder Pets! Join the Circus will […]