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Mike Kleinhenz 1951 – 2008

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2008
Anime News Network is reporting that Mike Kleinhenz, veteran voice actor, passed away on July 11, 2008, at age 56 of a heart attack. Kleinhenz played Kalinin in all the Full Metal Panic! anime series, the Raven in Princess Tutu, and Friday Monday in Madlax. (via Toon Zone member Funaktron)

Wall Street Journal on Mort Walker’s National Cartoon Museum

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2008
The Wall Street Journal has taken a look at the long and trouble-fraught history of Mort Walker’s National Cartoon Museum, which holds more than 200,000 pieces of artwork from comics, cartoons, and animation, but was not able to find a stable location for the museum until recently. Last year, Ohio State University announced that it […]

Warner Brothers Announces "Motion Comics" for "Watchmen," "Batman: Mad Love"

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2008
Warner Brothers has announced a new line of “Motion Comics,” which will take original comic book pages and bring them to life through “the use of subtle movements, voice-overs, sweeping music scores and stunning comic book artwork.” The first title to get the Motion Comics treatment will be Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, which […]

‘Moribito’ to debut on Adult Swim August 24, 2008

by on July 18, 2008
Publishers Weekly is reporting that the anime series Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit (Seirei No Moribito) will be premiering on the Adult Swim programming block on Cartoon Network on August 24, 2008. No time slot has been announced at this time. As we’ve previously reported, the series is being handled by Media Blasters. In addition, […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New September Titles Including "Galaxy Angel X"

by SB20xxon July 17, 2008
A number of new DVDs have been announced by Bandai Entertainment for September: * Clamp School Detectives: 9/16/08 – $49.98 * Di Gi Charat Nyo! vol. 9: 9/16/08 – $24.98 * Galaxy Angel X vol. 1: 9/2/08 – $49.98 * Gurren Lagann vol. 3: 9/2/08 – $29.98 * Lucky Star vol. 3: 9/2/08 – $29.98 […]

Voice Actor Rie Tanaka to Appear at NY Anime Fest 2008

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2008
The New York Anime Festival has announced that Japanese voice actor Rie Tanaka will be appearing at this year’s convention in September. Tanaka is best known as Lacus Clyne in the anime series Gundam SEED, Chii in Chobits, and Suigintou in Rozen Maiden. For full details, read the press release here.

PR: Rie Tanaka Brings Her Famous Voice to NYAF

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2008
RIE TANAKA BRINGS HER FAMOUS VOICE TO NYAF PROLIFIC JAPANESE VOICE ACTRESS TO ATTEND THE NEW YORK ANIME FESTIVAL AS A GUEST OF HONOR Norwalk, CT, July 17, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced famous Japanese voice actress Rie Tanaka will appear at its 2008 event as a Guest of Honor. Ms. […]

"Masters of the Universe Vs. The Snake Men" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 17, 2008
He-Man is up to his greatest challenge ever, facing not only his arch-enemy Skeletor, but the horrible threat of King Hiss in He-Man & the Masters of the Universe (2002): Volume 3 from BCI. The 3 disc set contains the final 13 episodes which was titled Masters of the Universe Vs. The Snake Men. Each […]

PR: "He-Man and the Masters of The Universe: Volume 3"

by Dan Collinson July 17, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WITNESS THE FINAL BATTLE OF GOOD VS. EVIL! HE-MAN® AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE® Volume Three Includes the Final 13 Episodes From the 2002 Emmy®-Award Winning Series Debuts on DVD on August 5, 2008 New Hope, MN (July 17, 2008) ­ BCI Entertainment is pleased to announce the DVD release of […]

"Batman: The Complete Animated Series" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 17, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner will release the complete run of Batman: The Animated Series in Batman: The Complete Animated Series. The 17-disc set will contains every episode from the show and a special Bonus feature disc and a 40 page book featuring never before seen artwork. The big set will be in stores on November […]