PR: Disney & Hollywood Unite for "Runway for Life"

by Ed Liuon October 14, 2008
HOLLYWOOD UNITES FOR THE 5th ANNUAL Runway For Life® BENEFITING ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL® PRESENTED BY DISNEY’S “TINKER BELL” ON DVD AND BLU-RAYTM HI-DEF OCTOBER 28 On October 11, 2008, celebrities took to the catwalk as they embarked on an unforgettable, fashion extravaganza through Disney’s greatest animated films of all time. Chairs Robert Ellis […]

PR: Asthmatic Kitty Records & Microcinema Int’l Present Rafter Video Contest Vol. 2

by Ed Liuon October 14, 2008
Asthmatic Kitty Records Microcinema International Present Rafter Video Contest Volume 2 Rafter Video Contest Volume 2 Rafter’s new EP, which is sweaty, magical, and ergo very appropriately titled Sweaty Magic, is available for order right now. It’s the perfect booty-shaking disc for college students returning to dorm halls, or 75 year old veteran dancers wanting […]

PR: TELETOON Set to Become Home of Marvel Animation in Canada

by Ed Liuon October 14, 2008
TELETOON SET TO BECOME THE HOME OF MARVEL ANIMATION IN CANADA Multi-year agreement to see key Marvel Animated Super Heroes on TELETOON and TELTOON Retro in both English and French markets Toronto – TELETOON Canada Inc. and Marvel Animation today announce a multi-year output deal that sees TELETOON become the home of Marvel Animation in […]

Media Blasters Announces New January Titles Including "Ah My Buddha"

by Classic Speedyon October 13, 2008
Two anime titles will debut on 1/27/09 from Media Blasters. The first is a brand new license, Ah My Buddha (also known as Amaenaideyo! in Japan), a supernatural harem comedy from 2005. Its first volume runs 100 minutes and costs $29.99. It will have a dub. The second is Doujin Work, a 2007 comedy series […]

Legions of Gotham Interviews James Arnold Talylor, Green Arrow in "Brave & the Bold"

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2008
The Legions of Gotham website has interviewed voice actor James Arnold Taylor, currently on TV as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and soon to appear in Batman: The Brave and the Bold as Green Arrow. Taylor discusses how he got into voice acting, his role on The Brave and the Bold, how […]

"Whatever Happened to SpongeBob?": Good Question!

by Maxie Zeuson October 12, 2008
I’ve been a fan of SpongeBob SquarePants for a long time, and consider it one of the best cartoons of the past ten years. But I also have to confess that the cheerful sponge and I parted company some time ago. I’m not sure I can peg the exact moment I stopped paying close attention […]

Matt Murray Launches Sequential Art Collective

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2008
Matt Murray, former president and executive director of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City, has announced the launch of the Sequential Art Collective, which is dedicated to working “with publishers, creators, fans and other organizations to coordinate comic and cartoon themed art exhibitions, programs, performances and lectures for and […]

Briefly: "Tal como soy"; "Moribito" Preview; "Jamshid & Khorshid" vs. "300"; MIPCOM

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2008
* Renowned telenovela writer Adriana Lorenzon has signed on for Tal como soy, a live-action/animated hybrid production Tel Aviv-based Dori Media Group and Argentina’s Illusion Studios. [Variety] * The latest episode of the Anime Today podcast will preview Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit with Media Blasters’ Merideth Mulroney. [Press Release] * The Iranian animated film […]

PR: Comics & Animation Scholar Matt Murray Smurfs it Up in DVD and New Seq. Art Org.

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2008
The Accidental Smurfologist Comics and Animation Scholar Matt. Murray Smurfs it Up in New DVD and New Sequential Art Organization October 7th, 2008, New York, NY – Today’s national DVD release of The Smurfs, Season 1 Volume 2 carries the New Wave Media produced featurette I Smurf the Smurfs, billed as a “Smurfology 101” featurette […]

New "Pink Panther" Series Coming to Cartoon Network in 2009

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2008
Cartoon Network and MGM Worldwide Television will be producing a new Pink Panther 26-episode half-hour television series scheduled to premiere in Fall 2009. The series will feature “a rambunctious teenager who, along with his friends, gets into all sorts of mischievous capers and hilarious escapades,” as well as revamped versions of Ant and Aardvark and […]