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PR: FUNimation Entertainment and The Bigger Picture Launch Foreign Exchange Program

by on February 4, 2008
One Piece Movie 8: The Desert Princess and The Pirates Adventures in Alabasta debuts Thursday, February 7, in an exclusive run in 98 theatres nationwide. From the popular manga and the series currently airing on Cartoon Network comes the eighth movie from the One Piece tale. Six pirates may be all that stands between salvation […]

"Haruka" DVD Getting Sakura-Con Premiere

by on February 3, 2008
Bandai Visual USA will give Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time—A Tale of Eight Guardians its US premiere at Sakura-Con 2008, the company announced today. Copies of the DVD will be available at the con, which is being held from March 28 through 30 in Seattle. The DVD will hit retail outlets on April 22. […]

PR: Bandai Visual USA Premieres HARUKA: Beyond the Stream of Time at Sakura-Con 2008

by on February 3, 2008
Torrance, Calif. February 1, 2008 – Bandai Visual USA, is pleased to host the premier of HARUKA: Beyond the Stream of Time ― A Tale of the Eight Guardians at Sakura-Con 2008! In honor of the US premiere, the director of HARUKA, Aki Tsunaki, will be a Guest of Honor at Sakura-Con 2008, March 28th […]

"The Mr. Men Show": Pod People at Play

by on February 3, 2008
One always experiences an acute sense of trepidation upon hearing that the sacred cows of childhood are being remade. The knee-jerk response is usually something like: “WHAT?! How dare they?! WHY? What’s wrong with the old one? Why tamper with something that isn’t broken?” And if you’re British you’ll probably add “Are they going to […]

PR: Cyberchase Explores Hands-On Fun in Builders’ Math Initiative Premiering in Feb.

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2008
MATH MYSTERY CARTOON CYBERCHASE EXPLORES HANDS-ON FUN IN BUILDERS’ MATH INITIATIVE, PREMIERING IN FEBRUARY ON PBS KIDS GO!sm Miniseries Featuring New Episodes And Fun Web Activities Kicks Off During National Engineering Week “Come on! Let’s build a tree house!” is a familiar childhood chant. Whether it’s a tree house, deck or bookcase, just about every […]

PR: New York Comic Con to Unveil IGN.com Theater

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2008
NEW YORK COMIC CON TO UNVEIL IGN.COM THEATER FEATURING MOVIE PREVIEWS, PREMIERES AND MORE Norwalk , CT , January 31, 2008: The Special Events Hall at the Jacob K. Javits Center will be christened the IGN.com Theater at the upcoming New York Comic Con (NYCC), which takes place April 18 — 20 in New York […]

"Blue Harvest," "Simpsons" Hold Up on Sales Chart

by on February 1, 2008
Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest dropped from second place to fifth in DVD sales during its second week in release, and The Simpsons Movie slipped from eighth to ninth place, Video Business Online reports. Both DVDs disappeared from the list of top twenty rentals. Ratatouille dropped from fifteenth place to nineteenth place in sales.

"Strawberry Shortcake" DVD Due in March

by on February 1, 2008
DIC and Fox Home Entertainment will release Strawberry Shortcake: Big Country Fun to DVD on March 4, the companies announced yesterday. The DVD, which sets Strawberry and her friends to working on a dude ranch, will come in English stereo with English and Spanish subtitles; extras include a music video. It will retail for $14.98. […]

ADV Films Goes Blu-Ray

by SB20xxon February 1, 2008
ADV Films has chosen Blu-Ray as its high definition format, and soon plans to release some of its newest titles in it. This may affect ADV’s release schedule, as high definition transfers have to be created. Previously Bandai Visual and Sony have released anime titles in high definition formats, so there is some precedent. [Source: […]

Toshio Suzuki Steps Down as Ghibli President

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2008
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Toshio Suzuki has stepped down as the president of Studio Ghibli effective today, February 1, 2008, and will be replaced by Koji Hoshino. Hoshino was the former president of Walt Disney Japan, and has worked with Studio Ghibli since Disney began releasing Studio Ghibli films on home video in 1996. Suzuki […]