* Sony’s newly formed Intl. Product Expansion Group will be distributing the Marvel anime series produced by Madhouse Entertainment. [Variety] * The Japan Times looks at the legacy of Osamu Tezuka’s manga and its influence on Japanese pop culture and culture worldwide.
Several news stories about Disney’s new movie Bolt have been published as part of the movie’s launch. CNN follows how Disney story development artist Mark Walton got the job to voice Rhino, the hyperactive hamster and rabid Bolt fan, noting that his work on the scratch vocal track was just never replaced. Elsewhere, Disney Animation […]
Disney’s CGI animated feature film Bolt grossed an estimated $27 million in its debut weekend, landing it in third place behind vampire romance Twilight ($70.5 million est.) and the new James Bond film Quantum of Solace ($27.4 million est.). DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa placed fourth with $16 million, bringing its cumulative total to […]
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the upcoming Spike TV movie Afro Samurai: Resurrection will be coming to DVD and Blu-Ray from FUNimation on February 3, 2009. The DVD features the voices of Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Mace Windu from Star Wars Episodes I-III), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels, Kill Bill), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker from […]
Warner Bros. Animation has launched an interactive website for Batman: The Brave and the Bold at www.braveandthebold.com. Visitors to the site can participate in a serialized Batman game, play with “Inter-Action Figures,” check on character profiles of the heroes and villains appearing on the show, and more. For full details, read the press release here.
Some three years after BCI began releasing the original Filmation series, here at last is the final season of the 2002 iteration of Masters of the Universe. By the time season two of the new series began airing, the toyline itself was in deep freefall, thanks most notably to horrendous distribution problems that infamously put […]
Warner Bros. Animation Launches “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” Web Destination Spanning KidsWB.com and DCHeroZone.com Site Features “Inter-Action Figures,” Multi-Level Game, and Behind-the-Scenes Experiences Themed Around the Cartoon Network Series Airing Fridays at 8 PM ET/PT BURBANK, Calif. (November 19, 2008) – Warner Bros. Animation today announced the creation and launch of a new […]
VIZ Media has announced its DVD releases for the fourth quarter of 2008. Highlights include: Buso Renkin Boxed Set Vol. 2 (Available Now) Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody (Available Now) Naruto the Movie 3 (Available Now) Hunter X Hunter Boxed Set Vol. 1 (December 9, 2008) Naruto Uncut Boxed Set Vols. 10 and 11 […]
In his keynote address to the 3DX Film and Entertainment Technology Festival in Singapore, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg repeated his predictions that “all films, regardless of budgets or type, will be made in 3-D,” providing an estimated timeline for this transition within 5 to 7 years, and that the migration will extend past movie […]
The Boston Herald has spoken with John Travolta on his first voice-acting role as the title character in Disney’s Bolt, which opens today. Travolta discusses how his competitive nature caused him to wait to do an animated character’s voice and how the movie affected him.