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DVD Talk Covers "Lilo & Stitch 2" Launch Party

DVDTalk.com’s das Monkey has posted an article covering the DVD launch party for Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. Several photos are provided, along with several long audio interviews with cast members and creators.

The Growth of Anime in America According to "Wired"

Wired magazine has analyzed the state of the American anime industry, noting that anime now accounts for nearly 7% of all DVDs sold and appears more and more frequently on TV. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

"Crabes", "Naive Man" Win Nextoons Awards

Arthur de Pins’ “La Révolution des Crabes” has been named the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner in Nextoons 2005 Film Festival. J.G. Quintel’s “The Naïve Man From Lolliland” won for Producer’s Choice and Student Animator. Finalists include PSYOP’s “Anthem”; Tom Kyzivat’s “Prey”; John Dilworth’s “The Mouschist”; M. Toth Geza’s “Maestro”‘; Rie Ito’s “Betty”; Jiwook Kim’s “Oh, […]

"Yumeria" Coming to DVD in October

ADV Films will release Yumeria: Into the Dreamscape on October 11, the company says. The DVD-only release will include episodes one through four in anamorphic video and both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  Extras include reverse cover artwork, clean opening and closing animation, and previews. It will retail for $29.98.   [Source: […]

Geneon Launches PSP-Dedicated Anime Website

Geneon Entertainment has launched a PSP-dedicated version of its anime homepage, the company says. The new site, which can be found at geneonanimation.com, is customized for the PlayStation Portable’s controls. [Source: Geneon Entertainment]

WHV Announces 'Thundercats' Season One, Volume Two

WHV has announced ‘Thundercats’ Season One, Volume Two on DVD for a December 6th release date. Synopsis: Led by their young leader Lion-O, the Thundercats forge a new home on Third Earth. But as they rebuild their lives, the vile Mumm-Ra and the Mutants at Castle Plundarr plot to annihilate the Thundercats’ fledgling civilization. Mystical […]

"Fire and Ice" Runs Hot, Cold, And Bloody

Why do mature animated action films draw sizable audiences in Japan, whereas American adults are highly reluctant to show up at theaters unless you throw in a few adorable singing animals so that their kids will drag them along? It’s one of the industry’s great mysteries. But in 1982 oddball animation director Ralph Bakshi of […]

Jack Kirby Museum Opens Virtual Doors

an appreciation of Jack has opened up its official website on what would have been Kirby’s 88th birthday. The website currently hosts a video interview with Kirby and rare artwork. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog, who also posted an appreciation of Jack on August 28)

NY Times on "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Origins

The New York Times looks at Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nick’s belated entry into territory staked out by cartoons like Dragonball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh (free registration required).

Toon Zone Talks to Greg Weisman, Part Four: "W.I.T.C.H."

Toon Zone would like to welcome readers to the fourth and final installment of our four-part Greg Weisman interview. Previous installments will be linked at the end of the interview. Ever heard of the Jetix/Disney cartoon series W.I.T.C.H.? No? Well, that’s going to change. The series acquired a cult following during its first season, and […]

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