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"Brainiac Attacks," and the Audience Loses

Superman: Brainiac Attacks is the kind of thing that makes you believe in parallel dimensions: places where Batman is evil, Spock wears a beard, and mullets are thought stylish. This new and appalling direct-to-DVD movie looks like a feature-length spin-off of the much-esteemed Superman: The Animated Series (STAS), but everything in it is creepily “off.” […]

"Animated Shorts" Column on "Venture Bros." Season 2

Newsarama.com’s latest “Animated Shorts” column interviews The Venture Brothers‘ creator Jackson Publick on season 2 of the cult hit show on Adult Swim. Among other topics, Publick details plans for the new season in the wake of the surprise ending to the first season, praises his creative collaborators, and credits the fans for convincing Adult […]

"Pokémon: Battle Frontier" Coming to Cartoon Network This Fall

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Cartoon Network has announced that season 9 of the Pokémon series will be premiering this fall under the guise of Pokémon: Battle Frontier. The former Kids’ WB! show follows the journeys of Ash and May as they traverse the lands of Kanto, where Ash competes against the six remaining Frontier Brains in the Battle Frontier […]

Warner Home Video: "JLU" Season 1 DVD in 16x9, More

TheDigitalBits.com has posted the transcript of an online chat held on June 6 with executives from Warner Home Video. The highlight of the chat is the announcement that the first season boxed set of Justice League Unlimited will be presented in 16×9 widescreen, rather than the “matted” 4×3 full-screen format of earlier Justice League DVD […]

Glico Markets "Grave of the Fireflies" Candy

Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog notes that Asian food company Glico is marketing “Shuwa Puccho Can drops retro Candy,” a 130g tin of candy based on Studio Ghibli’s Grave of the Fireflies. In the film, a similar tin of candy serves as one of the lead characters’ few sources of nourishment, with the tin getting […]

Greg Weisman Interviewed About "Gargoyles" Comics

BrokenFrontier.com has interviewed writer Greg Weisman about Gargoyles, both in its original TV incarnation and in the new Gargoyles comic book title, published by Slave Labor Graphics and hitting comic book store shelves today, June 14. Part 1 of the interview was published at the end of May, and part 2 was published yesterday. The […]

Anime Boston 2006

Anime Boston, now based out of the Hines Convention center in the Prudential Center (a.k.a. The Pru) in the Back Bay area of Boston, is what all great conventions should aspire to be in most ways. It was decidedly different being a member of the press, rather than a regular attendee who would have been […]

Anime Boston 2006: ADV Films

ADV announced at Anime Boston 2006 the licensing of a new property, Jinki: Extend. The show, based on a manga by Sirou Tunasima, tells the story of a young, somewhat flighty middle-school aged girl named Aoba who lives in near future Japan with her grandmother and has a knack of model kits and other things […]

Anime Boston 2006: Media Blasters

Media Blasters gave a brief panel on their current plans for 2006 and beyond. This year is the 10th anniversary of Media Blasters. The company plans to have some major property announcements at AX. Highlights of the panel are as follows: * Media Blasters confirmed a new OVA in the Kite universe not staring Sawa, […]

Anime Boston 2006: TokyoPop

TokyoPop’s panel presentation at Anime Boston 2006 did not feature any new property announcements. Company representatives highlighted the full slate of productions for the next several months including manga-based novels, anime-based novels and several upcoming previously announced new mangas, as well as global comic properties including comic adaptations of several of the former Jim Henson […]

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