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NY Anime Festival Bumped Back by Two Weeks

by on April 9, 2008
The New York Anime Festival will move its 2008 date back by two weeks, from Septermber 12-14 to September 26-28, convention organizers said today. No reason was given for the shift, other than that the NYAF had “discussions” with the Jacob Javits Center, which is hosting the event. [Source: New York Anime Festival] [Read the […]

PR: NYAF Announces New Dates

by on April 9, 2008
The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced new dates for its 2008 show — September 26th through the 28th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The New York Anime Festival, a Japanese pop culture convention from the creators of the New York Comic Con, held its first event on December 7-9, […]

Black Book Interviews Ralph Bakshi; Details on Bakshi NY Appearances in April

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2008
The Black Book website has posted an interview with Ralph Bakshi, the legendary animator behind films such as Fritz the Cat, the animated Lord of the Rings, and the controversial Coonskin. The highly opinionated Bakshi speaks candidly about his youth, the reactions he’s gotten for many of his cartoons, and why he left Hollywood. (NOTE: […]

Disney Announces Next 10 Animated Movies Through 2012

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2008
Walt Disney Studios has announced the next 10 animated movies coming from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. The movies will be released between now and 2012, and all Disney and Pixar animated features will be released in Disney Digital 3-D starting with Bolt, coming later this year. Two Pixar movies will be getting sequels: […]

PR: Walt Disney Studios Rolls Out Slate of 10 New Animated Movies Through 2012

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2008
The Walt Disney Studios Rolls Out Slate of 10 New Animated Motion Pictures Through 2012 – DISNEY’S ‘FAIRIES’ DIRECT-TO-DVD FRANCHISE WILL ALSO DEBUT NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire/ — The Walt Disney Studios unveiled a diverse and ambitious slate of 10 new animated feature films from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios to be released […]

"The Mighty B!" Premiering April 26

by on April 8, 2008
The Mighty B!, a new animated series starring Saturday Night Live‘s Amy Poehler, will premiere on Nickelodeon on Saturday, April 26, at 10:30am (ET/PT), the network said today. The series centers on the adventures of the ambitious Bessie Higgenbottom, a member of the Honeybee scout troop determined to win every Honeybee badge. Andy Richter plays […]

Briefly: New Series from Amberwood, Imira; "64 Zoo Lane" Getting DVD Release

by on April 8, 2008
* Amberwood Productions and Studio100 have signed a deal to co-produce Super Mega Hyper Pets, an animated action comedy about an eight-year-old boy and his three superpowered pets. [World Screen] * Spain’s Imira Entertainment and Korea’s VOOZ Character Systems will co-produce Myo & Ga: The Life of a Hero, a new CG-animated series for Korea’s […]

Sam’s Club to Sell $14.7K All-Access Tickets to Pixar

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2008
Sam’s Club will be selling a $14,700 Once-in-a-Lifetime Package Disney/Pixar Animation Lover’s Dream Vacation Behind The Scenes Access Pass to benefit juvenile diabetes research. The ticket for four people includes airfare, transportation, and lodging for a 5 day/4 night trip to Emeryville, CA, for tours of the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios, a private screening […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New June Titles Including "Aika R-16"

by SB20xxon April 8, 2008
Aika R-16, the fanservice and action-heavy prequel to the original Agent Aika, will be released on 6/3/08 for $29.98. Gundam SEED Destiny TV Movie 1: “The Shattered World” will also see a June release on 6/17/08. It will come in both regular ($29.98) and limited editions ($49.98). More good news for Gundam fans in June: […]

"The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show:" The Modern Stone-Age "Hannah Montana"

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2008
Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the Flintstones remembers Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble, the two adorable tykes of the Modern Stone Age Family who were added to the cast during the third and fourth seasons of the show. If nothing else, the addition of the children meant the show could establish its own […]