Viz announced that they have Bleach The Movie: Memories of Nobody, a 2006 feature film based on the Bleach anime TV series. It will briefly be released in select U.S. theaters in summer 2008, with a DVD release date in the winter. For more info, see the press release .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES LICENSE FOR BLEACH THE MOVIE: MEMORIES OF NOBODY New Feature Film Based On Popular Action Manga And Animated Series to Have a Limited Domestic Theatrical Release San Francisco, CA, March 24, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation […]
Nickelodeon will air the SpongBob SquarePants half-hour special “Pest of the West” on Friday, April 11, at 8:00pm (ET/PT), the network said today. The special tells of SpongeBob’s ancestor, SpongeBuck, who fought off Dead Eye Plankton when the latter took control of Bikini Gulch. TurboNick, the network’s broadband video service at nick.com, will air song […]
South Park will pay homage to the 1981 animated feature Heavy Metal in “Major Boobage,” a new episode premiering on March 26, Comedy Central said today. In the episode, Kyle’s parents find contraband in his room, and Kenny begins to skip school, leading all concerned to worry that the boys are getting hooked on drugs. […]
Bee Movie topped DVD sales charts in its debut week, selling 1.4 million units in the week ended March 16, according to figures compiled by The-Numbers.com. 101 Dalmatians held third place with 451,000 units. Other animated titles in the top thirty include Beowulf (110,000 units), Barbie Mariposa (75,000) and The Aristocats (63,000).
Lionsgate has acquired worldwide home entertainment distribution rights to HIT Entertainment’s library of children’s programming, the companies announced today. Lionsgate has also secured electronic sell-through rights to the titles. The deal gives Lionsgate sales and distribution rights to Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, and Fireman Sam, among other titles. The pact also includes DVD […]
Following on from the Super Robot Wars OVA, Bandai Visual has begun releasing the prequel TV series, Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars. Unlike the OVA, which effectively blitzed the viewer with characters upon characters from the get go, Divine Wars takes a vastly more measured approach to introducing the characters and their world. […]
Disney’s Enchanted was nominated for a 2008 Hugo Award in the “Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form” category, alongside The Golden Compass, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Stardust, and Heroes Season 1. The Hugos will be awarded at the 66th World Science Fiction Convention in Denver, CO, on Saturday, August 9, 2008. (via […]
After the rather clumsy tryout that was the first season of Slayers, Slayers Next shows why it’s on the very short list of “Must See Fantasy Anime.” Previously, wandering sorceress Lina Inverse and her dim-witted guardian, Gourry Gabriev, teamed up with the chimera man and magical swordsman Zelgadis Graywords and the self-proclaimed “Hammer of Justice” […]
Fullmetal Alchemist wraps up in these final eleven episodes. The tension between Colonel Mustang and the Führer explodes; someone from Ed and Al’s past finally returns (much to their mixed feelings), alternate realities are explored with Ed briefly in World War I-era London; Ed and Al face off against Homunculi for the coveted Philosopher’s Stone; […]