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New "Thomas" Toys Coming This Fall

by on February 19, 2008
HIT ToyCo has announced new Thomas & Friends-themed toys in advance of the American International Toy Fair. The new line of products for preschoolers will be available this fall. Items in the new line include Thomas & Bulstrode Bath Buddies, the Tuneful Thomas Radio, the Thomas Rock ‘n Roll Guitar, and the Sodor Musical TV. […]

"TV Funhouse" Back on DVD Schedule

by Dan Collinson February 19, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the Saturday Night Live spin-off TV Funhouse is now back on the DVD schedule, and the DVD will be on June 10th. Extras will include Triumph the Insult Comic Dog appearing on The Daily Show as well the New York Friar’s Club Roast of Rob Reiner. Commentary from the Anipals as well […]

PR: In Fall 2008 "Thomas & Friends" Embark on their Greatest Adventure Yet

by on February 19, 2008
“THE GREAT DISCOVERY” — THE FIRST DVD FEATURE NARRATED BY PIERCE BROSNAN — IS FULL-STEAM AHEAD WITH NEW PUBLISHING AND TOY TIE-IN PRODUCTS NEW YORK, NY, February 18, 2008 – Fans of the beloved Thomas the Tank Engine™, hold on to your engineer’s cap, as Thomas & Fiends™ pulls into the station with The Great […]

"Justice League: New Frontier" Interviews Around the Web

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2008
Several interviews related to the upcoming direct-to-video movie Justice League: The New Frontier are available on-line. Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed scripter Stan Berkowitz and director Dave Bullock about producing the movie. Berkowitz discusses the choices he had to make to whittle down the 400+ page graphic novel to a 75-minute movie, and also how […]

Just Deserts: Yar-Har for "The Desert Princess and the Pirates"

by on February 19, 2008
It has been said there is nothing more fashionable than being late for a party. But how late is “late”? Fifteen minutes? An hour? Okay, how about 183 hours? Or, to cast the same number in TV/cinematic terms, how about 343 episodes and 7 movies late? Rare for anime visuals to make me smile, but […]

Newtype/PiQ Editor in Chief Gary Steinman Departs ADV; PiQ Website Launches

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2008
Anime News Network is reporting that Gary Steinman, editor-in-chief of Newtype USA magazine and its upcoming replacement PiQ, has left ADV as of Friday, February 15, 2008. Steinman stated in an e-mail sent to ANN that his reasons for leaving are personal, and that he “didn’t want to announce my departure sooner because I didn’t […]

"Dora" Going Live-Action

by on February 18, 2008
Dora the Explorer will get a live-action, prime-time movie spinoff, Nickelodeon announced today. The film will feature Dora as a ten-year-old live-action character in a CG-effects enhanced world. [Source: PR Newswire]

FUNimation Named "One Piece" Licensing Agent for North America

by on February 18, 2008
FUNimation has picked up the North American licensing and merchandising rights to Toei’s One Piece, the companies announced today. The deal will allow FUNimation to negotiate partnerships in key licensing categories, including toys, games, and collectible figures, based on the series. [Source: FUNimation] [Read the full press release]

PR: Toei Animation Selects FUNimation Entertainment as Agent for "One Piece"

by on February 18, 2008
Toei Animation and FUNimation Bring Popular Pirate Adventure Property to Toy Fair 2008 FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS (February 18, 2008) – Tokyo-based Toei Animation Co., Ltd. has appointed FUNimation Entertainment, as Agent, to act on its behalf in North American licensing and merchandising activities for one if its signature series: One Piece. In addition to managing […]

PR: FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Claymore from NTV

by on February 18, 2008
Techno-Fantasy Anime Series to come to the United States Flower Mound, TX – February 18, 2008 – Following an online video reveal on the new www.funimation.com on Friday, FUNimation® Entertainment today officially announces that it has acquired rights to the 26-episode anime series Claymore from Japan’s Nippon Television which aired the series in 2007. FUNimation […]