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Bandai Entertainment Announces New October Titles Including "Rocket Girls"

by SB20xxon August 19, 2008
The 2007 sci-fi anime series Rocket Girls makes its debut on 10/7/08 with a complete collection. It costs $49.98 and will include all twelve episodes. My-Hime fans are in for a treat, as 10/7/08 not only sees the release of the My-Hime Complete Collection (Anime Legends), but also My-Otome Zwei, which comes in both regular […]

New Voices for Nickelodeon’s "Dora"

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2008
Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer will be launching its next season with an entirely new voice cast, according to the New York Daily News. Dora herself will be voiced by 12-year old Caitlin Sanchez, who will be taking over from Kathleen Herles. The new season will begin on September 15, 2008, at 10:30 AM (Eastern).

Henry Selick on "Nightmare Before Christmas" Blu-ray (UPDATED with "Coraline")

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2008
The Monsters and Critics website has taken a look at the upcoming Nightmare Before Christmas Blu-ray release, which will hit store shelves next Tuesday, August 26, 2008. They have also posted a brief discussion they had with director Henry Selick about possibilities for a sequel, and also a transcript of a round-table discussion where Selick […]

"Voltron: Volume 6" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson August 18, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the long awaited vehicle versions of Voltron: Defender of the Universe are coming to DVD in Voltron: Defnder of the Universe – Collection 6: Air Team. The 3 disc set will contain 17 episodes from the show as well as bonus features. The set will be in stores on September 30th. The […]

South Park Sparkle: Season Eleven Has Still Got It!

by on August 18, 2008
There are some laws you should never try to break. No man should try going faster than light; no dog should be for Christmas. And, of course, no show should continue past a seventh season and attempt to maintain credibility. But oh no, as with all rules, there has to be one defiant exception; there […]

Disney’s "Bolt" Moves to November 21, 2008, after "Potter" Move

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2008
Warner Brothers has moved the release date of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film from November 21, 2008, to July 17, 2009, claiming that the Writers Guild of America strike earlier this year has impacted production and that the film is better suited for a summertime release. In response, Disney has moved the […]

Disney Funds Research and Development Labs

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2008
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Walt Disney Corporation will be funding two research labs at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in Switzerland. The labs will do work in “computer animation, computational cinematography, autonomous interactive characters, robotics and user interfaces” that will be used by Pixar […]

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Is a CG-Film Only a CG-Audience Could Love

by on August 15, 2008
The other day the phone rang, but I let the answering machine get it. The “caller,” it turned out, was an automated system from one of the big box stores. Their machine and our machine spent a merry few minutes trying to talk to each other, what with the one badgering the other to press […]

Newsarama Begins "Clone Wars Weekly" with Dave Filoni

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has begun a new feature called “Clone Wars Weekly,” inaugurating it with a chat with director Dave Filoni. Filoni discusses his way up in the animation industry from Mission Hill to Avatar the Last Airbender to Star Wars. Filoni also discusses the link (or lack of one) between this Clone Wars movie/series […]

"Popeye and Friends" Vol. 2 Cancelled

by SB20xxon August 15, 2008
According to Warner Home Video, Popeye and Friends Vol. 2, which was scheduled for 9/30/08, has been cancelled, as “Popeye has such a strong appeal to collectors, so we’re focusing on that.” This cancellation doesn’t affect the release of Popeye the Sailor Volume 3: 1941-1943, however; that is expected on 9/30/08 as planned. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com […]