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Funimation License A Go-Go Day 2: "Gad Guard"

by Weathermanon December 23, 2008
FUNimation has confirmed the licensing of another former Geneon title, “Gad Guard”, a 26 episode series from Gonzo Digimation. As with yesterday’s licenses, “Gad Guard” is a direct license from the Japanese rights holder for the series, in this case GDH, which is also the parent company of the show’s producer and a frequent partner […]

Toon Zone News and Marvel Animation Age Present Exclusive "Hulk vs." Clip

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2008
The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News are proud to host this exclusive video clip from the upcoming Hulk vs. direct-to-video animated movie. The clip is from the “Hulk vs. Thor” segment of the movie, showing the green goliath’s first encounter with the forces of Asgard. Click the image to play (requires QuickTime): <!– […]

"My Santa" Makes Me Believe In Ho-Ho-Hotties

by Chad Boninon December 23, 2008
Santa is not just a big, fat, jolly man at the North Pole. There’s a Santa who lives in Japan. No, he doesn’t have any holiday spirit, but his birthday is December 24th, and he was named after Saint Nicholas. As he doesn’t believe in the Christmas Spirit, he’s part of the weakening of the […]

Koch Entertainment to Crop Fleischers’ "Gulliver’s Travels" on DVD and Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2008
Participants on the AV Science Forum have confirmed that Koch Entertainment’s upcoming release of the Fleischer Bros’ Gulliver’s Travels movie on DVD and Blu-ray will be given a 16×9 widescreen presentation, even though the original movie was made in a 4×3 aspect ratio. The resulting image will probably be either severely distorted or drastically cropped. […]

"Aria the Natural" Pt. 2 DVDs Coming March 24, 2009

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2008
Right Stuf’ Nozomi Entertainment has announced that the Aria the Natural Pt. 2 DVD set will be released on a 5-disc DVD set on March 24, 2009. The box will contain the second half of Aria season 2, following the teenaged Akari, Aika, and Alice as they try to become Neo-Venezia’s top gondoliers. The 13-episode […]

Briefly: Disney IT’s Graham Allen; "Madagascar 2" Overseas; "Peter & the Wolf"@Helix

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2008
* Scotland’s Sunday Herald interviewed Disney’s Graham Allan, IT strategist for the Walt Disney Corporation, who discusses the move to CGI and how that affected infrastructure decisions. * Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa made a strong showing in overseas markets this past weekend, netting $33.5 million to beat out The Day the Earth Stood Still for […]

PR: Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment Announces "Aria the Natural" Pt2 for Mar 24, 09

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2008
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces the ARIA The NATURAL – Part 2 DVD Collection for March 24, 2009 Box set to include final 13 episodes of ARIA anime’s second television season GRIMES, IA, December 22, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the ARIA The NATURAL […]

Funimation Opens Licensing Blitz with "Ikki Tousen"

by Weathermanon December 22, 2008
Funimation has opened their year end licensing blitz of 10 titles in 10 days by announcing that they will be distributing “Ikki Tousen”, a former Geneon title, in 2009. Rather than aquiring the license from Geneon, Funimation picked it up directly from the Japanese rights holder, Enoki Films. Read more here Source: Animenewsnetwork.com and Funimation.com

Newsweek Names Steve Jobs, John Lasseter in List of 50 Most Powerful People for 2009

by Ed Liuon December 22, 2008
Newsweek‘s cover story “The Story of Power” contains their “highly subjective list of the most powerful people who will figure in the era over which [US President Barack] Obama will preside.” Sitting at #34 and #35, respectively, are Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple and co-founder of Pixar, and John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Disney/Pixar. […]

"Kyo Kara Maoh!" – Season 2 Vol. 7 Intrigues, Vol. 8 Stalls, and Vol. 9 Just Ends

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2008
The sixty-seventh episode is almost assuredly not the best place to pick up a long-running television series, so if this review of the latest volumes of Kyo Kara Maoh seems a bit tepid or lukewarm, be assured that this may well be caused entirely by general confusion about what’s going on rather than any deficiencies […]