L.A. Times on New "Star Wars" Animated Series

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
The Los Angeles Times has published an article about the new Star Wars CGI-animated series (free registration required), speaking with supervising director Dave Filoni (Avatar the Last Airbender) and executive producer Catherine Winder. The article notes that most of the production of the series will be done in Singapore, where Lucasfilm has set up a […]

Katzenberg Planning Shrek 4 and 5 to Finish the Franchise

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
In an interview with Australia’s The Age, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg stated that he intends to make Shrek 4 and 5 to wrap up the franchise of movies. Katzenberg also discusses the scathing critical response to Shrek the Third, as well as his general feelings towards the business, DreamWorks, and the current American political […]

PR: The Rhythm Continues with the Second Season of Class of 3000

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
The Rhythm Continues with the Second Season of Class of 3000 New Season Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) Following a Sing-a-Long Musical Marathon on Cartoon Network A new season of Class of 3000, the critically-acclaimed Cartoon Network original series from creators and executive producers André “3000” Benjamin (OutKast) and Tom Lynch (Romeo!), […] Licenses Anime for Online Distribution (Updated)

by Weathermanon May 29, 2007 has announced that they have licensed the Enoki films library for online distribution. Enoki owns such titles as Kare Kano, El Hazard: The Wanderers and Revolutionary Girl Utena, among others. ReelTime’s deal currently only covers the United States of America and is only useable on the latest Windows platform through Internet Explorer or Firefox. […]

"Basilisk": Lovely Brutality

by Dukeon May 29, 2007
It’s been a long time since the US anime market has gotten a good, realistic samurai drama. Sure, there’s Samurai Champloo, Samurai 7, and Rurouni Kenshin, but those shows aren’t all that realistic. Basilisk isn’t all that realistic either, but it’s still more in tune with the samurai drama archetype than most other samurai titles […]

Charles Nelson Reilly R.I.P.

by Dan Collinson May 28, 2007
The Associated Press reports that actor Charles Nelson Reilly passed away on Friday from complications of pneumonia at the age of 76. A regular on the classic game show The Match Game, Reilly has also done two live action series for Saturday mornings. He played the evil magician Hoodoo in Sid & Marty Kroft’s Lidsville, […]

"Tachigui": Oshii Scams the Audience

by Maxie Zeuson May 28, 2007
Tachigui, Mamoru Oshii’s latest film, is a “mockumentary” of such deadpan humor I had to lean over when it was done and ask my theater companion—who’s lived in Japan—how much of it was true. “Not a word of it!” he shouted, and began waving his arms furiously. That, in a nutshell, may be the reaction […]

PR: Advance Tickets for "Naruto the Movie" On Sale Now at Select Cineplex Theatres

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2007
ADVANCE TICKETS FOR NARUTOâ„¢ THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW ON SALE TODAY AT SELECT CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT THEATRES Advance tickets on sale now at participating box offices or Toronto, ON (CGX.UN) and San Francisco, CA, May 25, 2007 — Cineplex Entertainment and VIZ Media, one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative […]

"Gunbuster vs. Diebuster" Licensed By Bandai Visual

by Dr. Daedaluson May 27, 2007
At FanimeCon 2007, Bandai Visual announced they have Gunbuster vs. Diebuster: Aim For the Top Gattai, a 2006 film from Gainax which combines elements of both Gunbuster (1988) and Diebuster (a.k.a. Gunbuster 2) (2004). [Source: Anime News Network ]

"Paprika": One Spicy Anime

by Lord Dalekon May 26, 2007
In some of his early reviews, Roger Ebert spoke of motion pictures that gave him what he called “the out-of-body experience.” By that, he meant movies that seemed to close the gap between the viewer and the projected celluloid and create an experience that engulfed the viewer. Recently I had that kind of experience. The […]