FUNimation Acquires "One Piece"

by Dukeon April 13, 2007
In an interview with animeOnline, Lance Heiskell (Marketing Director) and Justin Cook (Production Manager) have revealed that FUNimation has acquired the licensing rights to the hit Shonen Jump anime One Piece. After discussion with Cartoon Network, the company will begin dubbing starting at episode 144 (where 4Kids’ previous dub leaves off), which is currently scheduled […]

Clip of "The Drinky Crow Show" now available online

by Matt Hazudaon April 12, 2007
Publisher’s Weekly The Beat column has provided a link to a clip of The Drinky Crow Show. which debuts on Adult Swim on May 13, 2007. The clip can be viewed at Revver. The clip is recommended for mature audiences only due to content.

Nick Jr’s Wonder Pets Need Saving in Latest TV Special

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2007
Nickelodeon has issued a press release announcing Save the Wonder Pets!, a new musical special on Nick Jr. debuting on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 11:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific). The episode follows the classroom pets Linny, Tuck, and Ming-Ming down the gullet of a humpback whale, and the efforts of a wide swath of sea creatures […]

Pixar Backdated Stock Options Deeper than First Reported

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2007
Variety is reporting that backdated stock options were more pervasive at Pixar than was initially reported. While initial statements by Pixar and Disney representatives focused on options offered to Pixar executive officers, the latest filing with the SEC by Disney indicates that many mid- and lower-level Pixar employees received backdated options as well, and that […]

Kevin Munroe on "TMNT," Possible Sequels

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2007
The Animated Views website has interviewed director Kevin Munroe about TMNT, the hit CGI animated movie that returned the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the pop culture spotlight. The interview delves deeper into the involvement of Turtles creator Peter Laird in the movie, casting decisions, and the future of the franchise, including Munroe’s off-the-cuff ideas […]

PR: Nick Jr. Presents "Save the Wonder Pets!"

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2007
NICK JR. PRESENTS “SAVE THE WONDER PETS!” – A NEW UNDERWATER MINI-OPERETTA FROM THE HIT ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES, PREMIERING MONDAY, APRIL 23 Nick Records Releases First-Ever Wonder Pets! CD on Tuesday, April 10 Featuring Tracks From the Show’s Award-Winning Broadway Composers; Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment To Release Save the Wonder Pets! DVD […]

Marvel, Sony, Hasbro and Take-Two sued over "Ghost Rider" movie

by Weathermanon April 11, 2007
The Reuters news agency has reported that Gary Freidrich, one of the creators of the character Ghost Rider, has filed suit against Marvel, Sony, Hasbro and Take-Two Interactive over the production of the recent Ghost Rider live-action movie and subsequent merchandising. Friedrich is claiming that the movie was unauthorized by him and that he has […]

Gatchaman, Yatterman make their way to the big screen

by Weathermanon April 11, 2007
Index Holdings, through their subsidiary Nikkatsu Corporation, has announced the green lighting of live action movies based on the Gatchaman and Yatterman properties for a spring 2009 release. Yatterman will be helmed by renowed director Miike “Beat” Takashi and will feature mechanical designs by Katsuya Terada. No production details were released about the Gatchaman feature. […]

"Ghost Rider" chain whips his way to a DVD player near you

by Weathermanon April 11, 2007
The recent live-action adaptation of the Ghost Rider comics will be peeling silicon on DVD on June 12th, 2007. The film will be released in a standard one disc format for $28.95 and in an extended cut two disc version for $34.95. Both versions will include a “making of” featurette and 2 commentary tracks. The […]

Warner Brothers buys a new Arrow for their quiver

by Weathermanon April 11, 2007
Green Arrow that is. Wizzard magazine is reporting that Warner Brothers has purchased a script from David Goyer(Batman Begins, Blade II) for a movie based on the Green Arrow franchise. The film features the title character locked up for life in a Super Max prison for super villians and super heroes who go bad after […]