PR: SpongeBob’s Tom Kenny to Host 36th Annual Annie Awards

by Ed Liuon January 21, 2009
SPONGEBOB’S TOM KENNY TO HOST 36TH ANNUAL ANNIE AWARDS – January 30 at UCLA’s Royce Hall Animation’s Most Prestigious Night BURBANK, CA (January 21, 2009) – ASIFA-Hollywood is proud to announce that Tom Kenny, the familiar voice behind film and TV’s SpongeBob SquarePants, will handle hosting duties again this year for the 36th Annual Annie […]

PR: Bolt Coming to Blu-Ray March 22, 2009; DVD on March 24

by Ed Liuon January 21, 2009
Heroically Arriving on Blu-ray™ Two Days Early! BOLT Coming to Disney Blu-ray + DVD + Digital File Combo Pack March 22 Also available on Disney DVD March 24 Burbank, California, January 21, 2009— Fully awesome! For the first time ever Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release BOLT in high definition early as an exciting […]

"Ghost Hunt" Bags a Trophy

by Maxie Zeuson January 21, 2009
I am, I’ll forthrightly declare, a sucker for a good ghost story. The operative word, of course, is “good.” Anyone can stick a phantom or spirit into any old yarn, and come up with something as crass and incompetent as xxxHOLIC. (cough cough). But it takes a deft hand to fashion a spook story that […]

Takashi Miike and Sho Sakurai Premiere "Yatterman" at NY Comic Con

by Ed Liuon January 21, 2009
The 2009 New York Comic Con will be hosting director Takashi Miike and actor/pop star Sho Sakurai in conjunction with Miike’s movie Yatterman, based on the classic anime series by Tatsuo Yoshida. Miike will be a Guest of Honor at the con and Sakurai will be a Special Guest, with both hosting a panel on […]

CBR Talks with Wil Wheaton on Being "Batman: Brave & the Bold" Blue Beetle

by Ed Liuon January 21, 2009
Comic Book Resources has interviewed actor Wil Wheaton about his role as the Silver Age Blue Beetle on the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode “Fall of the Blue Beetle!” Wheaton discusses how the 1980’s-era Justice League comics inspired his performance as the Blue Beetle and comments on how much he loves the […]

PR: Takashi Miike & Sho Sakurai to Premiere "Yatterman" at NY Comic Con

by Ed Liuon January 21, 2009
TAKASHI MIIKE AND SHO SAKURAI TO PREMIERE YATTERMAN IN PERSON AT NY COMIC CON NEW YORK COMIC CON, SUBWAY CINEMA, AND NIKKATSU PRESENT WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW JAPANESE FEATURE FILM Norwalk, CT, January 20, 2009: New York Comic Con (NYCC) today revealed that maverick Japanese director Takashi Miike will appear at its 2009 event as […]

Media Blasters Announces "Night Head Genesis" Vol. 4

by Classic Speedyon January 21, 2009
Only one new Media Blasters title is on tap for April, and it’s Night Head Genesis‘s fourth volume. It is slated for a 4/7/09 street date, and is priced at $21.99. 1/23/09 Update: In related news, Ah! My Buddha vol. 2 has been rescheduled for 4/21/09, while Voltron‘s eighth boxset is rescheduled for 4/28/09. [Source: […]

The Day is Saved, Thanks to “The Powerpuff Girls 10th Anniversary Collection”

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2009
The city of Townsville … once a staple of the programming on Cartoon Network, but now mostly relegated to fond recollections of the kids and adults who enjoyed hanging out there during The Powerpuff Girls‘ six-season run from 1998 to 2004. It’s a little hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since the diminutive […]

Anime Expert Helen McCarthy in Right Stuf’s Anime Today Podcast

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2009
Right Stuf’s Anime Today podcast has interviewed anime expert Helen McCarthy about her new book 500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide, discussing how she narrowed down her picks to just 500 movies and how the world of anime has changed over the years. For more details, read the press release here (and check out […]

TELETOON Releases February 2009 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2009
Canada’s TELETOON Network has announced their programming highlights for February 2009 across all 3 of their networks. The main TELETOON network will be debuting new episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Chowder, Chaotic: M’arillian Invasion, Wolverine and the X-Men, and Spectacular Spider-Man, along with numerous Valentine’s Day-themed specials for February 14. TELETOON Retro […]