Solid Shōnen: "Beck" Sustains Its High Note

by on January 28, 2008
Since the mid twentieth century, rock and roll has been the obsession of youth. But the musical road is a tough one to follow—I know, having followed it myself during my vibrant years—and it leads to more failures than successes. As far as realism—or even a vague association to realism—goes, I’ve seen few stories that […]

"The Richie Rich/Scooby Doo Show" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson January 27, 2008 reports that The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show: The Complete Series Volume 1 will be out on May 20th. The Scooby-Doo segments contain Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy in humorous adventures against “real” supernatural forces. Richie Rich chronicles the adventures of the poor little rich boy in a series of Zillion Dollar Adventures with friends Gloria, Cadbury, […]

"Boondocks" Loses 2 Episodes in Season 2

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2008
A report on Newsarama is stating that The Boondocks has pulled two episodes from season 2, “The Huey Freeman Hunger Strike” and “The Ruckus Reality Show.” According to an anonymous source speaking to the website, the two episodes were pulled from the schedule for taking a critical and satiric view of BET and its […]

Hulk vs Wolverine/Hulk Vs Thor DTV Rumoured

by on January 26, 2008
A recent email survey for marketing focus groups from Marvel/Lionsgate Productions reveals their possible plans for the Hulk Smash! Direct to DVD feature, currently planned for an October 2008 release. These were the synopsis’ provided for the direct-to-video feature, but please note, this project is currently in the early stages of production and has yet […]

"Blue Harvest" Debuts at Number Two in DVD Sales

by on January 26, 2008
Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest debuted in the number-two spot among DVD sellers, Video Business Online reports. It was the thirteenth most popular DVD rental during the same period. Good Luck Chuck, also in its debut week, was both the top DVD seller and rental. The Simpsons Movie rose to the number eight spot from […]

"Kara no Kyokai" Breaks House Records in Japan

by on January 25, 2008
Kara no Kyokai, a Japanese animated feature adapted from a web-based comic, set a house record at the Theater Shinjuku during its December debut, Variety reports. The film, about a girl who can see the “death lines” on all living things, garnered standing room crowds and more than 19,000 admissions during its four-week run.

PR: VIZ Media Teams with Amazon Unbox for Narto Uncut, Death Note, and Bleach

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2008
VIZ MEDIA TEAMS WITH AMAZON UNBOX TO OFFER NARUTO UNCUT, DEATH NOTE AND BLEACH ANIMATION FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD Three Of The Hottest Animated Action Series Sweeping North America Offered With Convenience, Flexibility And DVD Quality San Francisco, CA, January 25, 2008 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and […]

AZN Network to Shut Down April 9, 2008

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2008
Broadcasting & Cable magazine is reporting that Comcast’s AZN Television channel will cease broadcasting on April 9, 2008, due to its inability to attract a wider audience outside Comcast’s subscriber base and an adequate body of advertisers. The network, which geared its programming for the Asian-American population, was another outlet for anime series on broadcast […]

CulturePulp Interviews Marjane Satrapi on "Persepolis"

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2008
Mike Russell’s “CulturePulp” webcomic has published a webcomic interview with Marjane Satrapi on Persepolis, her autobiographical graphic novel and animated movie. The web comic is based on a 40-minute interview which Russell has provided along with an extra-large PDF version of the webcomic. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

"Persepolis" Nominated for Cesar; Toons Jostle for Sound Editing Prizes

by on January 25, 2008
Prize season continues to unfold, with Persepolis gaining multiple nominations for France’s Cesar Awards, Variety reports. The animated feature was nominated in the Picture, First Film, Adapted Screenplay, Song, Score, and Editor categories. For Best Picture it will compete with The Secret of the Grain, La Vie en rose, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, […]