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Art Asylum to Make New "Speed Racer" Cartoons

Art Asylum has announced a major initiative revolving around Speed Racer, one of the earliest Japanese anime shows imported to America. The centerpiece will be a new set of Speed Racer toys, each of which will contain a DVD of Speed’s new animated adventures. Art Asylum promises “a new take on Speed Racer – he […]

"Mobile Suit Gundam 0083-The Afterglow of Zeon": Turn Out That Light!!

When you create a smash hit, it’s natural to want to spread the hype as far as you can. As Pokemon became a world wide phenomenon, Bandai/Sunrise hoped for similar success with the Gundam franchise…..so far, Haro plushies aren’t quite outselling Pikachus. Whilst the focus of this campaign has been America, other parts of the […]

"Gundam: Lost War Chronicles" Is Completely Pointless

One of the most pervasive trends in Gundam history is the sidestory. Nowhere is this used more than in the Universal Century. Ask any Gundam nut and they can rattle off almost a dozen sidestories based on the One Year War (covered in the original series, Mobile Suit Gundam) alone, not even counting all the […]

Final Volume of "He-Man" Coming to DVD

BCI Eclipse and Entertainment Rights are releasing the final box set of the original He-Man & the Masters of the Universe on DVD on September 19th. The six-disc box set contains the final 32 episodes of the classic 80s toon including one of the most popular episodes, “The Problem with Power.” The box set also […]

Press Release: "He-Man": Season 2, Volume 2

NAVARRE CORPORATION’S BCI ANNOUNCES THE FINAL VOLUME IN ITS BEST-SELLING SERIES <O</O “HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE®“ <O</O Season Two, Volume Two—Featuring the Final 32 Episodes of the Original Series—Available September 19th For $49.98 Includes Two Feature Documentaries <O</O Los Angeles, CA – All good things must come to an end….including the final […]

Press Release: "Groovie Goolies": The Saturday "Mourning" Collection

ONE OF THE GROOVIEST CARTOONS FROM THE ’70S COMES TO DVD AS NAVARRE CORPORATION’S BCI INTRODUCES <O</O “GROOVIE GOOLIES”<O</O <O</O The Saturday “Mourning” Collection <O</O Available October 24th For $29.98<O</O <O</O Los Angeles, CA – They were the grooviest, most eclectic array of animated monsters ever to hit the small screen in the early ’70s. […]

Screenwriting Expo Dedicates a Day to Pixar

Pixar’s Andrew Stanton will be keynoting this year’s Screenwriting Expo to be held in Los Angeles from October 19-22, according to a report on Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog. Stanton’s keynote will be the foundation of an entire day dedicated to Pixar that will culminate in a panel discussion with Brad Bird and Mark Andrews […]

UPDATED: Scholastic's Graphix Announces Upcoming Graphic Novels

ICv2.com has announced the new graphic novels coming soon from Scholastic’s Graphix publishing imprint, including an adaptation of Peter S. Beagle’s popular fantasy The Last Unicorn to be drawn by Michael Kaluta and released in Fall 2008. Other works from Graphix include Magic Pickle by Pixar animator Scott Morse and two Goosebumps anthologies which will […]

"Squirrel Boy": TV to Hibernate to

One might question the creativity of the mastermind of a show called Duckman, but since many iconic and complex characters such Batman, Spider-man, and Hamlet-man share the same nomenclature I’m inclined to give the benefit of the doubt. However, when that person’s next magnum opus turns out to be Squirrel Boy, well, one begins to […]

Animated "Sabrina" Coming to DVD (Updated 7/13)

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the animated version of Sabrina: The Teenage Witch is coming to DVD from Shout! Factory on October 17. The show is the animated spin-off of the series starring Melissa Joan Hart. This time the voice of Sabrina is played by Emily Hart (Melissa’s sister), while Melissa plays the voices of Helda & […]

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