"Agent Aika": No Cover For Young Women

by Classic Speedyon September 4, 2008
Agent Aika is the king of the panty shot, turning their reveal into an art form. Name a shot, and there’s probably a panty somewhere in it. This is no exaggeration. The director and storyboard artists deliberately chose as many low angles and situations (not to mention skimpy outfits) as they could so panties would […]

Ed Catmull Details Secrets of Pixar’s Success at Harvard Business Review

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
Dr. Ed Catmull, co-founder and president of Pixar Animation Studios, has written a lengthy article for the Harvard Business Review detailing his views on what makes Pixar a successful company. Titled “How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity,” the article begins with a meeting between Catmull and the head of a major motion picture studio who claimed […]

VIZ Media Announces Q3 2008 "Pokémon" DVD Releases

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
VIZ Media has announced the Pokémon-related DVDs they will be releasing over the third quarter of 2008. Included in the list are: POKÉMON: BATTLE FRONTIER BOX SET 1 (available now) POKÉMON: BATTLE FRONTIER BOX SET 2 (September 16, 2008) POKÉMON: DIAMOND and PEARL BOX SETS Volumes 1 and 2 (September 16, 2008) For full plot […]

IDW Announces Debut of "Transformers Animated" Tie-in Comics

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
IDW has announced the debut of the Transformers Animated comic book mini-series, which shipped on August 13, 2008 and should be available at comic book retailers now. Transformers Animated: The Arrival #1 is the first of a five-issue mini-series that will fill in holes and providing alternate viewpoints of the arrival of the Autobots and […]

4KIDS Entertainment Releases ’08-’09 Saturday AM Lineups on Fox and CW Networks

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
4KIDS Entertainment has issued a press release detailing their 2008-2009 Saturday morning television lineup, which will be split between FOX and the CW Network. FOX will pick up the new series Biker Mice from Mars and Chaotic: M’arrillian Invasion, while the CW4Kids will pick up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Back to the Sewer and Yu-Gi-Oh! […]

Briefly: Art of Animation @ HK Disneyland; Death Note Day @ Kinokuniya on Sept 14

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
* Hong Kong Disneyland has opened an exhibit called Art of Animation, which will educate park visitors on how animation is made. Exhibits will include a history of Disney cartoons and a life-size zoetrope. [Press Release] * The New York Anime Festival will host a Death Note day at New York City’s Kinokuniya bookstore on […]

PR: VIZ Media Announces DVD Release of New Pokémon Titles in Q3 2008

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES DVD RELEASE OF EXCITING NEW POKÉMON TITLES THROUGHOUT THIRD QUARTER OF 2008 VIZKIDS Imprint Expands With New POKÉMON: DIAMOND and PEARL, POKÉMON: BATTLE FRONTIER and POKÉMON: ALL STARS DVD Releases San Francisco, CA, September 3, 2008 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, […]

PR: IDW Launches Debut Issue of "Transformers Animated" Miniseries

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
IDW’S LAUNCHES DEBUT ISSUE OF TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED MINISERIES Diego, September 3, 2008) For newcomers as well as longtime fans, IDW Publishing – under license from Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), is proud to announce the release of The Transformers Animated: The Arrival #1 — the first of a series of five ALL-NEW ORIGINAL comics. The […]

PR: NY Anime Festival Sponsors Death Note Day at Kinokuniya

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2008
NY ANIME FESTIVAL SPONSORS DEATH NOTE DAY AT KINOKUNIYA DAY OF CELEBRATION FOR U.S. RELEASE OF DEATH NOTE MOVIE DVD Norwalk, CT, September 3, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced it has partnered with VIZ Pictures to hold Death Note Day at the largest Japanese bookstore in North America — New York […]

Popeye: Volume 3 Delayed

by Dan Collinson September 3, 2008 reports that the upcoming Popeye the Sailor – Volume 3: 1941-1943 has been pushed back from its original date of September 30th to a new release date on November 4th. No word on Warner Brothers on the delay.