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Briefly: Miyazaki Profile on NHK; TMNT 25th Anniversary

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2008
* GhibliWorld.com is reporting a new TV special on Hayao Miyazaki will be airing on NHK’s Professional series on August 5. The special will include a look at the production of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. [Nausicaa.net] * The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are turning 25 this year, and Mirage Studios and 4Kids […]

"Shuffle" Vol. 4: Love is No Laughing Matter

by SB20xxon June 17, 2008
Having never been involved in a situation where five girls were after my heart at the same time (and I doubt many of you have been in that situation, either), I can’t say the events of dating sim-turned-anime Shuffle “hit home” for me. But, luckily, I don’t feel disconnected from the characters because of this […]

CW4Kids: "Spectacular Spider-Man" to Rerun Over Summer; "The Batman" Returns

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2008
The CW4Kids network issued another press release in advance of the airing of “Nature vs. Nurture,” the season finale of The Spectacular Spider-Man. The press release has comments by Spider-Man’s voice actor Josh Keaton, who said, “even though I’m about 13 episodes ahead of everyone else – I already know what’s going to happen – […]

"Hulk" Smashes "Panda" to Second Place at Weekend Box Office

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2008
Marvel Studios’ The Incredible Hulk dominated the weekend box office in its first weekend of release, smashing its way to an estimated $54.5 million in its opening weekend to knock DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda to a strong second place finish with an estimated $34.3 million in ticket sales. Panda is now sitting on a […]

PR: 3 Teen Kung Fu Heroes Hit Their Bikes to Protect Chinatown in "Three Delivery"

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2008
Save the Recipes, Save the World! Three Teen Kung Fu Heroes Hit their Bikes to Protect Chinatown In New Action-Adventure Comedy Three Delivery Premiering on Nicktoons Network June 27 NEW YORK – June 16, 2008 – Nicktoons Network, the fastest-growing kids’ network, presents Three Delivery, a new modern-day superhero tale packed with martial arts, high-speed […]

PiQ Magazine to End with July 2008 Issue

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2008
The PiQ magazine website has announced that the current issue (July 2008) will be its last. The announcement states that “a combination of low advertising revenue, poor business management and a lack of proper marketing and promotion all hamstrung the magazine from the start,” and added that, “without a good financial backing, it’s all an […]

PR: Spectacular Spider-Man Season Finale, Summer Schedule Plans

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2008
School’s almost out … the seasons continue to change … the Lakers are toast … yes, all good things do come to an end — but it’s nice to know they’ll all be back AND better than ever. Well, we hope the Lakers will improve. But “better than ever” is definitely the case for “The […]

"xxxHOLIC Vol. 3": Wake Me When Something Happens

by on June 16, 2008
I suppose every quasi-anthology series eventually reaches a point where it either has you or it doesn’t. The point comes where you decide you like the characters, the settings, the stories, and the design work enough to take whatever it gives you; or the point comes that you just start flicking boogers at the TV […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New August Titles Including "Code Geass"

by SB20xxon June 14, 2008
A release date has been set for the mecha anime series Code Geass. Vol. 1 and 2 both come out on 8/5/08 for $24.98 each. Bandai will also be releasing a first set (titled Part 1) for $39.98, which is also available with an artbox and extras such as an OST and Sound Drama ($74.99). […]

"The Inspector": Who Stole the Funny Bits?

by on June 14, 2008
Back when I was growing up (and here I’m about to date myself horribly), my cartoon-watching activities mostly involved genuflecting to the Holy Trinity of The Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Show (plus the AAP-tagged syndicated shorts), Scooby-Doo and The Pink Panther Show. The Tom and Jerry Show would have made the Trinity a Quartet, with who knows […]