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PR: Preview Episode 1 of Aria the Animation in Otaku USA October 2008 Magazine

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2008
Preview Episode 1 of ARIA The ANIMATION from RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT on OTAKU USA Magazine’s October 2008 DVD Sampler First ARIA box set scheduled for Sept. 30, 2008; special pre-order offer from RightStuf.com GRIMES, IA, September 10, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the […]

PR: Disney Presents ABC’s Schoolhouse Rock! The Election Collection

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2008
Just In Time for the Presidential Election Cast a Vote for an All-American Classic DISNEY PRESENTS ABC’S SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK! THE ELECTION COLLECTION Coming to Disney DVD on September 23, 2008 Burbank, California, September 9, 2008 – Rediscover the infectious music, witty lyrics and colorful animation from the Emmy-winning animated series that rocked America for more […]

PR: Live-Action Death Note II on the Big Screen October 15-16

by Grant Whiteon September 11, 2008
NCM FATHOM AND VIZ PICTURES BRING LIVE-ACTION DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME TO THE BIG SCREEN BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR AN EXCLUSIVE TWO-NIGHT EVENT ON OCTOBER 15TH & 16TH Tickets Now on Sale to DEATH NOTE Sequel in Nearly 400 Select Theatres Nationwide Centennial, Colo. (Sept. 8, 2008) – What will be the last […]

(UPDATED) "South Park: The Cult of Cartman" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson September 11, 2008
He’s fat (or to him he’s big boned), he’s greedy, and now he has his own DVD. Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Paramount and Comedy Central are releasing 12 of Eric Cartman’s best episodes in a special set called South Park: The Cult of Cartman. The 2 disc set features 12 episodes with introductions by none other […]

Disney, Pixar Animation Studios Get New General Managers

by on September 11, 2008
Andrew Millstein and Jim Morris have been named general managers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios respectively. [ Source: AWN ]

(UPDATED) 2-Disc Edition of "Superman: Doomsday" Coming to DVD & Blu-Ray

by Dan Collinson September 10, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner Bros. will release a special 2-disc edition of the hit DC Universe movie Superman: Doomsday on November 25, 2008. Disc one of the set will contain the film starring Adam Baldwin as Superman, James Marsters as Lex Luthor, and Anne Heche as Lois Lane. The second disc will contain bonus features […]

"Blood Plus": Plussing the Vampire Genre

by on September 10, 2008
Probably, Blood Plus is an excellent series. Probably, you’ve already formed your opinion on it, given that it was airing on Adult Swim recently; and if you weren’t watching it, probably you should have been. But I wasn’t watching it; and though I mostly like what I’ve seen of it, I’m probably not going to […]

Marvel.com Debuts "X-Men Evolution" in Streaming Video

by Ed Liuon September 9, 2008
Marvel.com has begun airing episodes of X-Men Evolution in streaming video format. According to a news article at Marvel.com, two new episodes will be posted every Monday for the next five weeks, and with one new episode debuting per week afterwards. All 52 episodes of the show will be made available on the web site. […]

FUNimation Has 1/3 Market Share

by SB20xxon September 8, 2008
According to ICv2, FUNimation had 32.7% of the U.S. anime market in the first half of 2008. Note that the VideoScan data that determined this doesn’t include Wal-Mart, so their percentage may be even higher. The second half of 2008 is expected to be even bigger for them, as they acquired numerous titles from ADV […]

Totoro Fundraising Auction a Success

by on September 8, 2008
The Totoro Forest Project, a fundraising auction headed by Pixar’s Dice Tsutsumi, has sold all 200 of the pieces of art that were provided by top illustrators and animators. The final amount raised is forthcoming. [ Source: AWN ]