"Variety" on Israeli Animation in "Waltz with Bashir" and "$9.99"

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2008
Variety has noted the two Israeli animated movies set to be released in U.S. movie theaters soon: the documentary Waltz with Bashir and $9.99, based on the short stories of Etgar Keret. The stop-motion movie $9.99 is a “surreal, multi-stranded musing on the meaning of life featuring disparate characters including a disgruntled guardian angel,” and […]

"Chowder" Vol. 2 DVD Brings 10 More Episodes on March 3, 2009

by Ed Liuon November 26, 2008
Warner Home Video has announced that Chowder Vol. 2 will be released on March 3, 2009. The disc will contain the following 10 episodes of the show: “The Wrong Address”/”The Wrong Customer” “The Burple Nurple Stand”/”Shnitzel Makes a Deposit” “Gazpacho Stands Up”/”A Taste of Marzipan” “The Puckerberry Overlords”/”The Elemelons” “Sniffleball”/”Mung on the Rocks” Running time […]

Susie Essman on Voicing Mittens in "Bolt"

by Ed Liuon November 26, 2008
Actor Susie Essman has spoken to the Fresno Bee about her role as the voice of the cynical cat Mittens in Disney’s new movie Bolt. Essman discusses the leeway she was given to improvise line readings during the recording sessions and the reasons why she loves her character.

"Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder" Coming to DVD & Blu-Ray

by Dan Collinson November 26, 2008
The Sci Fi Wire reports that the fourth and final Futurama film will be on DVD & Blu-Ray in Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder. The film features guest voices Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg, and magician Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller fame. Fans will also find out more about the […]

FUNimation Announces New February Titles Including "Love Hina" Collection

by Classic Speedyon November 26, 2008
Quite a few collections are on their way from FUNimation, some of which are license rescues: * Dragon Ball GT Season 2: 2/10/09 – $49.98 * Dragon Ball Z Season 8 Uncut: 2/10/09 – $49.98 * Kurau Phantom Memory Box Set: 2/24/09 – $69.98 * Love Hina Complete Box Set: 2/24/09 – $49.98 * Nerima […]

"Emma: A Victorian Romance" Season 1: Love, Victorian Style (in Japanese)

by Ed Liuon November 25, 2008
To many in the United States, anime consists of giant fighting robots, ninjas, game adaptations, and the occasional bit of tentacle porn. Even true fans of anime should admit that non-Japanese audiences are exposed to relatively few of its many genres. In more ways than one, then, Emma: A Victorian Romance represents a quirky offering […]

"Astro Boy" Trailer Available at Moviefone

by Ed Liuon November 25, 2008
AOL’s Moviefone service is hosting the trailer for Imagi Animaton Studio’s upcoming Astro Boy, based on the manga and anime by Osamu Tezuka. The trailer is available in streaming video and high-definition QuickTime video. The CGI animated movie is scheduled for release on October 23, 2009, and stars the voice talents of Freddie Highmore, Nicholas […]

Bandai Talks "Towards the Terra" to Anime Today Podcast

by Ed Liuon November 25, 2008
The latest Anime Today podcast from Right Stuf speaks with Bandai Entertainment about the Toward the Terra TV series. Participants include Richard Kekahuna (series producer), Brian Cutts (series assistant producer), Robert Napton (director of marketing) and Anthony Foronda (marketing coordinator), who discuss the series production, release format, and more. For full details, read the press […]

DC Anime Club Hosts Tezuka Marathon December 6, 2008

by Ed Liuon November 25, 2008
On December 6, 2008, he DC Anime Club will be hosting a marathon of animation based on the works of Osamu Tezuka, often credited as the father of anime and the god of manga. Highlights will include Phoenix, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack, and Astro Boy. For full details on the screening, read the […]

Nickelodeon Announces December 2008 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon November 25, 2008
Nickelodeon has released highlights of their December 2008 programming schedule, focusing on the Christmas and holiday-themed specials. Animated premieres include the Christmas episodes of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, The Wonder Pets!, and The Fairly Odd Parents. Other seasonal episodes of The Backyardigans, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, and Yo Gabba Gabba! will also be running […]