"The Penguins of Madagascar" Series Coming to Nick in Early 2009

by SB20xxon December 10, 2007
The Penguins of Madagascar, a tentatively titled series based on the 2005 Dreamworks Animation’s CG film Madagascar, is coming to Nickelodeon in early 2009. The studio will be produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, CA. Its executive producers are Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley (Kim Possible, Hercules), and features the voices of Danny […]

"Haré+Guu": The Rumble (and Bumble, and Stumble) in the Jungle

by on December 10, 2007
You know, we haven’t really had that many anime comedies lately that aren’t harem/fanservice-laden, and even fewer that take place in the wild arena known as the jungle. Well, the wackiness of the jungle comes home in Haré+Guu. Ten-year-old Haré led a simple life. He got up, cooked breakfast, did laundry, cleaned the house, went […]

NYAF 2007: Central Park Media Panel Report

by Ed Liuon December 10, 2007
One of the last panels at the New York Anime Festival was for Central Park Media, anime and manga publishers for over 18 years. The panel was hosted by the affable John O’Donnell, managing director and co-founder of CPM. He began the panel first by handing out red plastic CPM bags, saying he would be […]

NYAF 2007: Bandai Panel Report

by Ed Liuon December 10, 2007
The Bandai Entertainment panel at the New York Anime Festival was hosted by Robert Place Napton and Ken Iyadomi, and kicked off quickly with information about the much-anticipated Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. After a brief preview, Iyadomi stated that it will be coming soon in 2008, and will be broadcast on Adult Swim. […]

NYAF 2007: ADV Films Panel Report

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2007
The ADV Films panel at the New York Anime Festival was packed with trailers and news about newly released DVDs and upcoming titles and projects coming in 2008. The panel was hosted by Chris Oarr (sales and marketing) and Mike Bailiff (senior vice-president of sales and marketing), the latter of whom was also revealed as […]

NYAF 2007: FUNimation Panel Report

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2007
FUNimation’s Brand Manager Adam Sheehan ran the FUNimation panel at the New York Anime Festival 2007 to fill in fans on the company’s new releases and upcoming events for 2008. We got into the panel a few minutes late, when Sheehan was already discussing the success of FUNimation on iTunes. Sheehan said that iTunes sales […]

NYAF 2007: VIZ Media Panel Report

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2007
At the New York Anime Festival, VIZ Media was represented on a panel by Wendy Shimamura, associate product manager for home entertainment at VIZ; Nicole Boyer, senior sales associate with Simon and Schuster for VIZ manga; and Manny Rodriguez, who handled DVD distribution for the East Coast. Shimamura began the panel by commenting on the […]

NYAF 2007: Peter Fernandez and Corinne Orr Panel Report

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2007
The inaugural New York Anime Festival was host to two legendary anime performers: Peter Fernandez and Corinne Orr, better known as the voices of Speed Racer and Trixie on Speed Racer, the show that led the first wave of anime to penetrate American pop culture consciousness. The two appeared on Saturday on the Tokyopop stage […]

"The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" to Get US Theatrical Release in 2008

by on December 9, 2007
Bandai will release The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in 2008, and will give the film a limited theatrical release, the company announced today at the New York Anime Festival. Exact dates for the release will be announced soon, but New York and Los Angeles will be the first locations to get the film. The […]

"The Land Before Time: The Wisdom of Friends": Not so Wise

by on December 8, 2007
So just how long has The Land Before Time series been with us? This film, The Wisdom of Friends, is designated number thirteen in the series, but that’s not counting the various releases the TV show has received. It’s not hard to figure that by this point the property has long since abandoned its roots. […]