Bandai Visual USA will begin streaming some of its episodes through its dot-anime.us e-commerce site, the company announced yesterday. Streaming will begin in late March with the first episode of HARUKA: Beyond the Stream of Time. Future titles will include true tears, Shigofumi: Letters of the Departed, and sola. The company says further details and […]
Actor Gerard Butler has stated to Empire magazine that he will be providing the voice for the captain character in a “Tales from the Black Freighter” sequence in the upcoming movie adaptation of the graphic novel Watchmen. According to Butler, the comic-within-a-comic will appear on screen “in the style of a Japanese anime.” (via Comic […]
With a core cast consisting of one pre-teen boy teacher and an all-girl class of thirty-one students, Negima, I could tell going in, would be a very odd experience. Fortunately, the series does not degenerate to such a level that the male-to-female ratio becomes overly tiresome. But then, neither does it make full use of […]
Precious Moments and Sabella Dern Entertainment will partner to produce a series of Precious Girls Club movies, AWN reports. The values-oriented series will be introduced in select theaters beginning in August of 2009 before heading to DVD in October of that year.
DreamWorks Animation intends to continue releasing its product exclusively on the HD DVD format, despite Toshiba’s recent decision to abandon the technology, Reuters reported earlier this week. DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg says that the studio will respect its contract with Toshiba, which requires the studio to support the HD DVD format exclusively. Other HD DVD-exclusive […]
A fourth Slayers anime series will be produced by J.C. Staff under the direction of Takashi Watanabe, Anime News Network reports. Title and cast have not yet been announced.
One hundred seventy-six programs from twenty-four countries will be showcased at Cartoons on the Bay between April 10 and April 13, World Screen reports. The festival is being held in Salerno, Italy. The United States will be represented by such popular favorites as Avatar: The Last Airbender (Season 3); Ben 10 (Season 4); Foster’s Home […]
Nick Jr. will air two new episodes of Dora the Explorer back-to-back under the title “Dora Undercover Spies,” the network announced yesterday. The adventure, which has Dora and Boots trying to stop Swiper the Fox from stealing Tico the Squirrel’s birthday presents and Isa the Iguana’s cupcakes, will premiere on Friday, March 14, at 12:00pm […]
* Trigun the Movie will get a theatrical release in Japan sometime in 2009. [Anime News Network] * Dragon Hunters, a feature film spin-off of the French animated series, will get its world premiere at Cartoon Movie, the European co-production forum, in early March. [” target=”_blank”>Variety] * Worldwide distribution rights to the CGI/live-action mix Captain […]
The back-to-back premiere of two Bakugan episodes delivered strong ratings to Cartoon Network, the studio said earlier this week. The 9:00pm telecast of the new series drew 788,000 kids viewers in the 6-11 demographic, and among boys in that demo the episode beat programming on Disney. Viewership of the 9:30pm broadcast, however, dropped to 597,000. […]