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Animation Insider on "Avatar" Animator Oh Seung-hyun

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2008
Animation Insider has posted a summary of a profile of Avatar the Last Airbender animator Oh Seung-hyun, based on an article from Korea.net. The article covers Oh’s start in animation, working in an animation production office in Seoul for $95 a month, and follows his rise through the Korean animation industry and eventually to a […]

New VIZBIG Editions Super-Size "Rurouni Kenshin" and "Dragon Ball" Manga

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2008
VIZ Media has issued a press release touting their new VIZBIG line of manga, which will release popular manga series in editions with larger pages, thicker volumes, and more extras than the average manga digest. The first volume of the series will be Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki, to be released this month, followed by […]

"Turok: Son of Stone" Direct-to-Video Movie Arrives February 5, 2008

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2008
Genius Products and Classic Media have announced the impending arrival of Turok: Son of Stone on DVD on February 5, 2008. The direct-to-video movie will revive the 1950’s comic book character and Nintendo video game star to tell a “dark, intense, epic reimagining” of Turok’s origin. Voice actors will include Adam Beach (Flags of Our […]

PR: The Quintessential Dinosaur Hunter Returns in "Turok: Son of Stone"

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2008
THE QUINTESSENTIAL DINOSAUR HUNTER RETURNS IN GENIUS PRODUCTS AND CLASSIC MEDIA’S TUROK: SON OF STONE The Legend is Born With DVD Debut February 5th SANTA MONICA, CA – A great warrior in a lost land is about to find his destiny when TUROK: SON OF STONE charges onto DVD for the first time February 5th […]

"Basilisk": Gaze Not Too Long Across the Abyss …

by on January 9, 2008
I don’t watch much anime. That’s not a boast, and it’s not an apology. It’s just a statement of fact. Oh, I’ve watched my share of Miyazaki, and I’ve sampled bits of Cowboy Bebop, Paranoia Agent, and other titles whose names escape me. Miyazaki, of course, can’t be beat, and I’ve seen plenty of good […]

"Terminator" Animated Project Coming in 2009

by Ed Liuon January 8, 2008
In a chat about the upcoming TV show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, producer James Middleton revealed some details about Termination, an animated project based on the Terminator franchise of movies which is scheduled for release in 2009. The project will be similar to The Animatrix, combining several animated short films set in the Terminator […]

PR: VIZ Media Brings New Perspective to Manga Arena with VIZBIG Edition Imprint

by Ed Liuon January 8, 2008
VIZ MEDIA BRINGS NEW PERSPECTIVE TO MANGA ARENA WITH DEBUT OF VIZBIG EDITION IMPRINT New Imprint To Offer Omnibus Editions Of Popular Manga Series With New Cover Art, Color Pages And Bonus Content San Francisco, CA, January 3, 2008 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, […]

"Captain N and the New Super Mario World": Game Over For This Series

by on January 8, 2008
Over the years, Shout! Factory has dug into the Nintendo vaults and released some absolutely “classic” cartoons on DVD. With video games being hotter than ever, and nostalgia being something the DVD market has always been good at tapping into, Shout! Factory’s releases have definitely struck a chord with video game and DVD buyers. And […]

"Backyardigans: Tale of the Mighty Knights" Movie Premieres Jan 14, 2008

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2008
Nickelodeon has announced a new Backyardigans TV movie, Tale of the Mighty Knights, which will premiere on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 7:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The movie will cast Uniqua and Tyrone as royal knights to King Pablo, following the pair’s misadventures as they try to take care of a magical egg. Tony-nominated Broadway star […]

"Duckman" Coming to DVD in 2008

by SB20xxon January 7, 2008
CBS, who currently handles Paramount’s properties, plans to begin releasing the cult animated series Duckman sometime in 2008. It may be possible that multiple seasons in one package will be released in the same year. Ken Ross, CBS DVD Executive VP and General Manager, says “There has been a level of fan demand for this […]