TV Time Machine Posts Interview with Lee Mendelson on "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

by Ed Liuon December 28, 2008
Jim Benson’s TV Time Machine website has posted a 3-part audio interview with Lee Mendelson, longtime producer of the Peanuts cartoons, focusing on A Charlie Brown Christmas. Among other topics, Mendelson discusses the Willie Mays TV special that led to his involvement in the Peanuts cartoons and why children were used to voice the characters, […]

New Show a Go Go Day 6-Funimation Licenses "Oh! Edo Rocket"

by Weathermanon December 27, 2008
Funimation has licensed the 26 episode “Oh! Edo Rocket” show from Madhouse Studios. Set in Japan in the 1840’s shortly after the government banned the use, sale, or manufacture of rockets and fireworks, “Oh! Edo Rocket” revolves around Sekichi, a young boy with a passion for fireworks. Unable to pursue his passion without government interference, […]

Funimation Licenses "Last Exile" on New Show a Go Go Day 5

by Weathermanon December 26, 2008
Continuing a trend of licensing Gonzo Digimation productions, Funimation has announced the acquisition of “Last Exile”. Like many of Funimation’s recent acquisitions, “Last Exile” is a former Geneon title. Released as the feature title of Gonzo’s ten year aniversary celebration, “Last Exile” is a steam-punk show set in an alternate future earth where people fly […]

"The Tale of Despereaux" Just Misses a Win, But Definitely Brave in the Attempt

by Ed Liuon December 25, 2008
The best fairy tales are lighter than air, which is why we can listen to them over and over, even though we know exactly where they are going and how they are getting there. The hero of the story will overcome all obstacles to achieve his destiny. Every character or plot element has a larger […]

Eartha Kitt 1927 – 2008

by Dan Collinson December 25, 2008
The Associated Press reports that singer and actress Eartha Kitt passed away Christmas Day at the age of 81. The woman known for singing the Christmas song ‘Santa Baby’ as well the third actress to play Catwoman on the Batman TV series died at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital of colon cancer. Kitt provided voices for American […]

Funimation New Show a Go-Go Day 4-"Nobari no Ou"

by Weathermanon December 25, 2008
FUNimation has announced the acquisition of “Nobari no Ou” for distribution in 2009. The show is a 2008 production from J.C. Staff and D. Rights incorporated. The manga was previously licensed and is being distributed by Yen Press. The show will be released in two box sets. Set in modern day Japan, “Nobari no Ou” […]

Funimation A Go-Go Day 3-"Vandread"

by Weathermanon December 24, 2008
Continuing their 10 licenses in ten days roll out, FUNimation has announced that they have acquired the license for the sci-fi robot series “Vandread”. The show is a Gonzo Digimation production from the early 2000’s and had previously been distributed by Geneon before they ceased operations earlier this year. FUNimation acquired the license directly from […]

Warner Home Video Brings "Max Fleischer’s Superman" to DVD on April 7, 2009

by Ed Liuon December 24, 2008
Warner Home Video has announced the Max Fleischer’s Superman 2-disc DVD set, which will present the iconic animated shorts in newly restored versions. The set will contain all 17 of the short films. Suggested retail price is $26.99; any additional special features have not been announced at this time. UPDATE: According to the Superman Home […]

"Exosquad" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson December 24, 2008 reports that Universal Studios is bringing Season 1 of Exosquad on DVD April 14, 2009. The two disc set will contain 13 episodes of a group of small fighters facing against the Neosapiens in a war to save humanity. The cartoon aired on USA Network in 1993 and features the voices of Robby Benson […]

Warner Home Video Releases 4 New Images from "Wonder Woman"

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2008
Warner Home Video has given DC Comics superhero fans an early Christmas gift in the form of four new high-definition images and captions from the upcoming direct-to-video movie Wonder Woman. Click on any of the images to enlarge. Artemis (center, voiced by Rosario Dawson) takes the lead during a gathering of Amazonians in Wonder Woman. […]