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Funimation Licenses "School Rumble"

At their 1 p.m. panel at Otakon, Funimation announced the acquisition of School Rumble, including seasons one and two and the OVAs. [Thanks to zmanjz for on-site reporting.]

"G Gundam" Box Set 2: I'm a Wonderbug!

G Gundam, the red-headed stepchild of the Gundam universe, finally completes its long journey. The time for the Final Battle of the Gundam Fight is here. Neo Japan. Neo America. Neo France. Neo China. Neo Germany. Neo Russia. Neo Holland. Neo Denmark. Neo Greece. All these countries and more are competing for the right for […]

"G Gundam" Manga: You Too Will Want to Communicate With Your Fists!

G Gundam. The name is infamous in anime circles as the black sheep of the long-running Gundam franchise due to its bizarre mecha designs and very un-Gundam story. But the series has its defenders. When it was released in America in 2002 this now decade-old debate took on a new angle. As is standard these […]

G Gundam FIX Figuration: Hi, God. It's Me, Sailor Moon Gundam.

Back when I was 15 (a long five years ago), the Pokemon craze was at its height and networks were desperate to try almost any anime in the hopes of similar success. One such show, creeping onto Cartoon Network’s fledgling Toonami block, was Gundam Wing. I knew little about Gundam at the time, but from […]

Ghibli Releases Classic French "Le Roi et L'Oiseau" Cartoon

Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew reports that Paul Grimault’s classic cartoon Le Roi et L’Oiseau has just been re-issued on DVD in Japan, thanks to the efforts of Studio Ghibli. The movie, which took nearly 30 years to complete, will also be screened in a limited theatrical run until September 22, and Grimault’s work will […]

"Ultimate Avengers 2": Redundancies Assemble!

The first Ultimate Avengers DTV film represented a big step in the right direction for Marvel Comics animation. Not only were the smooth animation and thrilling fights perhaps the best the Marvel universe has ever enjoyed, but at a time when rival DC’s superhero cartoons are skewing younger and younger UA endeavored to appeal across […]

Press Release: Original Animated Comedy Series "The Replacements" Premieres on Disney

ORIGINAL ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES “THE REPLACEMENTS” PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 8 ON DISNEY CHANNEL – The Wondermints (“Austin Powers”) Perform Main Title Theme Song – BURBANK, July 31, 2006 . . . Disney’s original animated comedy series “The Replacements,” about orphaned tween siblings who can replace any adult in their life with the help of a mysterious […]

Comedy Central: "South Park" Ad Not Aimed at Mel Gibson

Representatives from Comedy Central had to state that a recent ad for South Park was not meant to exploit the public relations problems actor Mel Gibson is facing over anti-Semitic remarks made during a driving-while-intoxicated incident (free registration required). Instead, the ad intended to exploit the public relations problems actor Tom Cruise faced over the […]

Sony Pictures TV Working on New Animated DTV Spider-Man Series

An article in the Hollywood Reporter focuses on Sony Pictures Television’s Culver Entertainment subsidiary company, which will make it “the first major television studio to enter the direct-to-DVD market for series.” The first new series will be a new animated Spider-Man show, presumably to capitalize on the upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie. The article states that […]

Press Release: New TBS, Inc. Network Programming Now Available on iTunes Music Store

New TBS, Inc. Network Programming from CNN, Adult Swim & Cartoon Network Now Available on the iTunes Music Store Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) and Apple® today announced that hit programming from CNN, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network is now available for purchase and download on the iTunes® Music Store (www.itunes.com). The new content […]

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