Comic Book Vets Team Up for Holocaust Survivor Artist Dina Gottliebova Babbitt

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2008
The New York Times is reporting on a six-page comic book to benefit Dina Gottliebova Babbitt, a Holocaust survivor who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp by painting watercolor portraits for Dr. Josef Mengele (free registration required). Some of Babbitt’s artwork survives in the possession of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland, which is refusing […]

Newsarama on "Adventures in Voice Acting"

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has taken a look at the making of the Adventures in Voice Acting DVD, now available from Bang Zoom Entertainment. The column includes lengthy comments from voice actor Steven Blum and Bang Zoom president Eric P. Sherman on why the DVD was made and how it all came together. The first volume […]

Bandai Entertainment Licenses ".hack//G.U. Trilogy"

by Classic Speedyon August 12, 2008
At Otakon ’08, Bandai Entertainment announced that they have .hack//G.U. Trilogy, a 2008 feature length anime film based on the .hack series. [Source: Anime News Network ]

ADV Films Licenses "Indian Summer"

by Classic Speedyon August 12, 2008
At Otakon ’08, ADV Films announced that they have Indian Summer (also known as Koharu Biyori), a 2007-2008 anime comedy OAV concerning robot maids. It runs three episodes. [Source: Anime News Network ]

"Smurfs" Season 1, Vol. 2 on DVD on October 7, 2008

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2008
Warner Home Video has released details about the Smurfs Season 1, Volume 2 DVD boxed set which will be released on October 7, 2008. The two-disc set will contain 20 more episodes of the hit TV series, along with a featurette titled “I Smurf the Smurfs!” which will “explore the childhood memories of the people […]

NY Anime Festival Releases Details on August 17, 2008 Cosplay Day

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2008
The New York Anime Festival has issued a press release detailing a Cosplay Day on Sunday, August 17, 2008, which it will run with Del Rey Manga and Samurai Beat Radio. The event will be hosted at the new Kinokuniya Bookstore at 1073 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. For full details, read the press […] Opens Doors with "Princess and the Frog," "Home Theater"

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2008
Walt Disney Animation Studios has unveiled, which will showcase their current and upcoming projects. The page for The Princess and the Frog links to several new pieces of production artwork, as well as a clip from the new short film “How to Hook Up Your Home Theater.”

PR: Warner Home Video Releases The Smurfs: Season 1, Vol 2 on Oct 7, 2008

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2008
IT’S A SMURFALICIOUS CELEBRATION! WARNER HOME VIDEO CELEBRATES THE SMURFS’ 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE RELEASE OF THE SMURFS: SEASON 1, VOLUME 2 ON DVD OCTOBER 7, 2008 Release will Feature 20 Episodes from the Show’s First Season as well as Bonus Material DVD Will Include All Original Content, Fully Re-mastered and Uncut Burbank, CA (August […]

PR: NY Anime Festival, Del Rey Manga, & Samurai Beat Radio to Stage Cosplay Day

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2008
NY ANIME FESTIVAL, DEL REY MANGA AND SAMURAI BEAT RADIO TO STAGE COSPLAY DAY WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT TEAM USA AT KINOKUNIYA BOOKSTORE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 17! Norwalk, CT, August 11, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced it is partnering with Del Rey Manga and Samurai Beat Radio to hold a Cosplay Day […]

Stan Lee Teams with Gonzo Parent Company for "Quartz" Anime

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2008
Anime News Network is reporting that comic book icon Stan Lee will be developing a new anime series called Quartz with GDH, the parent company that owns Studio GONZO. The project is the third collaboration between Lee and Japanese media companies, joining the Ultimo manga and the Hero Man animated TV series. (via TZ member […]