Alan Burnett Talks with Comic Book Resources About "The Batman"

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2007
Comic Book Resources has interviewed writer/producer Alan Burnett about The Batman, focusing especially on how the current season of the show is introducing many of the members of the Justice League. In addition, Burnett talks about why many of his DC superhero animation projects don’t do traditional origin stories, why Hal Jordan was selected to […]

The Secret of Relativity: "Baby Einstein" Is Only for the Very Young

by on November 29, 2007
There will come a day when nearly all of you dear readers will experience a tiny, ignorant, and distinctly wiffy bundle of joy that you will call your own. This little, bed-wetting cherub of nature will eventually grow into a pouting, greasy catalyst of rampant hormones, and on more than one occasion will attempt to […]

Anime Toy Maker Southern Island Is Bankrupt

by Weathermanon November 29, 2007
Southern Island, a toy company based in Arizona that specialized in anime-based merchandise, has closed up shop according to Anime News Network. The company’s phones have been disconnected, their website is down and their inventory will be auctioned off on EBay. They held the license for four Funimation shows, Case Closed, Full Metal Alchemist, Fruits […]

NY Times on "Ratatouille" Oscar Dilemma

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2007
The New York Times covers the dilemma facing Disney/Pixar over Ratatouille over Academy Award nominations for 2007 (free registration required): whether to lobby for a Best Picture award or for the Best Animated Film award. While the Best Picture is considered a more prestigious award, the Best Animated Film award is an easier one to […]

"Casshern" Premieres at New York Anime Festival

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2007
The New York Anime Festival has announced a special screening of the movie Casshern on Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 10 PM at the ImaginAsian Theater. The screening will be open only to NY Anime Festival attendees, and admission to attendees will be free. Casshern places live actors into a digital environment to give the […]

"Justice League: The New Frontier" DVD Release Date and Specs Announced

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2007
Warner Brothers Home Video has announced the full release information about the direct-to-video animated movie Justice League: The New Frontier. The movie will be released on February 26, 2008, in a single-disc standard edition and a two-disc special edition. The movie will be anamorphic widescreen on both editions, with a 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack, two […]

"Handy Manny: Tooling Around" in a World Without Currency?

by on November 28, 2007
Apparently, everyone in the town of Sheetrock Hills is functionally deficient. A day doesn’t go buy that they don’t break something, or need help fixing a step, or just go looking for cheap labor to put up a flagpole or a house. What can get cheaper than free? Zero dollars an hour is apparently the […]

PR: Sam Register Joins WB Animation On Multi-Property Development/Production Deal

by on November 28, 2007
November 27, 2007 – Burbank, CA – Sam Register, the veteran animation executive behind the development of such hit animated series as “Ben 10” and “Teen Titans,” and creator of “Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi,” has entered into a multi-property development and production deal with Warner Bros. Animation, it was announced today by Lisa Judson, President, […]

PR: Warner Home Video Releases “Justice League: The New Frontier” On Feb 26, 2008

by on November 28, 2007
(November 27, 2007 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation are set to release the all-new original movie “Justice League: The New Frontier” on February 26, 2008 on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc, distributed by Warner Home Video. Order due date is January 22, 2008. The original movie will […]

PR: CASSHERN Film Premiere at New York Anime Festival

by on November 28, 2007
Norwalk, CT, November 27, 2007: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced that the American theatrical premiere of CASSERN will take place at 10 PM on December 8, 2007 at The ImaginAsian Theater at 239 East 59th Street in New York City as part of the New York Anime Festival. The premiere of CASSHERN […]