"Naruto Shippuden" Episode 101 Gets Simultaneous Debut in U.S. & Japan on Mar 26, ’09

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2009
VIZ Media has become the first American anime company to achieve the “holy grail” of anime fans: a episode of an anime series that will debut simultaneously in both the United States and Japan. Episode 101 of Naruto Shippuden will be available for free at the official Naruto website at on March 26, 2009, […]

"Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson March 19, 2009 reports that Warner Brothers is releasing Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2 on DVD July 21st. The DVD will not only contain the special, but also a special extended edition with 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage. Also includes video commentary, deleted scenes, an animation meeting, and behind the scenes footage.

"Pinocchio" 70th Anniversary DVD/Blu-ray Deliver Monstro-Sized Sales Debut

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2009
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that the new re-release of Pinocchio topped national home video sales for the week ending March 15, 2009, with Blu-ray disc sales accounting for 15% of the total units sold. The relatively high number of Blu-ray discs sold suggests that the format may be expanding past technology early adopters. (via […]

Disney/Pixar’s "Up" to Open 2009 Cannes Film Festival

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2009
Disney/Pixar’s Up will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009, becoming the first Disney film and the first animated film to open the renowned festival. The movie will open 2 weeks later on May 29, 2009. In response to the announcement, Chief Creative Officer for Disney and Pixar John Lasseter stated, “This is […]

AWN Interviews "Venture Bros." Co-Creators on Season 3 Blu-ray and Season 4

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2009
AWN has interviewed Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, the co-creators of Adult Swim’s Venture Bros., about the upcoming release of season 3 on Blu-ray and the next season of the show, which debuts in November 2009. Publick and Hammer discuss how the show has evolved since its origins as a Johnny Quest parody, the decision […]

Viz Media Announces "Bleach" Season 3 Box Set

by Classic Speedyon March 19, 2009
On 7/14/09, Viz Media will release Bleach‘s third season on DVD. It will come in both regular ($69.97) and limited editions ($89.97). Both versions run 500 minutes. [Source: AAA Anime ]

"G.I. Joe" Season 1 Part 1 Deploys on DVD on July 21, 2009

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2009
TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that G.I. Joe Season 1 Part 1 will be coming to DVD on July 21, 2009. The 4-disc set will run approximately 700 minutes, chronicling the on-going battles between the elite counter-terrorist team of the title and the would-be world dominators of Cobra. No artwork or special features are available at this […]

VIZ Media Announces May/June ’09 Releases: Bleach, Pokémon, Naruto

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2009
VIZ Media has announced their upcoming DVD release schedule for May and June 2009, which will include new volumes of Bleach, the first volume of Death Note Re-Light, and new boxed sets for Naruto and Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The full press release follows. VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES DIVERSE COLLECTION OF NEW DVD RELEASES FOR MAY […]

"Save Me! Lollipop": I’ll Save You From Watching This

by Chad Boninon March 19, 2009
Nina, an average seventh-grader in Japan, is more interested in boys and sweets than school. She dreams of meeting her knight in shining armor. While eating at a cake shop, she accidentally ingests the Crystal Pearl, a magical MacGuffin from the world of sorcerers. To pass a sorcerer exam, dozens of witches and sorcerers must […]

Disney Releases Interview with Director of "Bolt" TV Show

by Ed Liuon March 18, 2009
In advance of the release of Bolt on DVD and Blu-ray disc next week, The Walt Disney Company has released an exclusive interview with the unnamed director of the Bolt television show, where he discusses his amazing method-acting dog and addresses the oft-repeated rumors of strain between the production and the network. Bolt will be […]