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 […]
Warner Brothers Animation has released an interview with Lauren Montgomery, the director of the upcoming Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie coming to DVD and Blu-ray disc. Among other topics, Montgomery discusses how she decided to embark on a career in animation, what it’s like to move from being a fan to a colleague of Bruce […]
Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Talks TOWARD THE TERRA TV With Bandai Entertainment Gin Tama, girugamesh, reviews, contests & more in episode 80! GRIMES, IA, November 21, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome the team responsible for Bandai Entertainment‘s release of the Toward the Terra television series […]
DC Anime Club’s Osamu Tezuka Marathon A tribute to the God of Manga The DC Anime Club, an organization whose purpose is to educate the Washington, DC community about East Asian culture through the art form known as Anime (Japanese animation) will host a Marathon of Anime Films based upon the Manga (Japanese Comics) works […]
NICKELODEON UNWRAPS A JOYFUL SLATE OF HOLIDAY SPECIALS FOR KIDS FROM TOTS TO TWEENS IN DECEMBER Festive Fare Includes the All-New, Two-Hour TV Movie Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh Toonful Yuletide Premieres of The Wonder Pets!, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and The Fairly OddParents; Plus Tween-Pleasing Hits iCarly, True Jackson, VP and The Naked Brothers Band […]
* Sony’s newly formed Intl. Product Expansion Group will be distributing the Marvel anime series produced by Madhouse Entertainment. [Variety] * The Japan Times looks at the legacy of Osamu Tezuka’s manga and its influence on Japanese pop culture and culture worldwide.
Several news stories about Disney’s new movie Bolt have been published as part of the movie’s launch. CNN follows how Disney story development artist Mark Walton got the job to voice Rhino, the hyperactive hamster and rabid Bolt fan, noting that his work on the scratch vocal track was just never replaced. Elsewhere, Disney Animation […]
Disney’s CGI animated feature film Bolt grossed an estimated $27 million in its debut weekend, landing it in third place behind vampire romance Twilight ($70.5 million est.) and the new James Bond film Quantum of Solace ($27.4 million est.). DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa placed fourth with $16 million, bringing its cumulative total to […]
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the upcoming Spike TV movie Afro Samurai: Resurrection will be coming to DVD and Blu-Ray from FUNimation on February 3, 2009. The DVD features the voices of Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Mace Windu from Star Wars Episodes I-III), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels, Kill Bill), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker from […]
Warner Bros. Animation has launched an interactive website for Batman: The Brave and the Bold at www.braveandthebold.com. Visitors to the site can participate in a serialized Batman game, play with “Inter-Action Figures,” check on character profiles of the heroes and villains appearing on the show, and more. For full details, read the press release here.