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Marvel Launches New Subscription Web Site for Comic Archive

by Weathermanon November 15, 2007
Marvel has launched a new subscription service for it’s comic archive online through a new service called Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. The archive will contain over 2,500 issues of Marvel comics from many different franchises and will post new material six months after the material’s original publication date. The comics will be available for viewing […]

"Pixar Short Films Collection" Vol. 1: Fun, But Worth the Price?

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2007
They’re the appetizers before the main course or the desserts for the home-video audience. They’re trials for new techniques, new technology, and new filmmakers to stretch their muscles. They’re the often-imitated but never quite duplicated short films of Pixar Animation Studios, and now Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released their first collection of all of […]

"Atlantis SquarePantis" Lands Best Ratings Ever for SpongeBob

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2007
Nickelodeon has issued a press release announcing that Atlantis SquarePantis, the special SpongeBob SquarePants event that aired on Monday, has scored the best ratings that the series has ever received, landing 8.8 million viewers to be the number one cable program of the evening and leading to its highest rated total day of the year […]

Homer, Charlie Brown, and Cartman on "Top 100 TV Icons" List

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2007
Viacom’s TV Land and Entertainment Weekly have published their “Top 100 Greatest TV Icons and Legends” list (Numbers 51-100 and Numbers 1-50 at TVLand.com, and the Entertainment Weekly article). Included on the list are South Park‘s Cartman at #84, Peanuts‘ Charlie Brown at #57, and The Simpsons‘ Homer Simpson at #9. Beyond the usual differences […]

PR: Atlantis SquarePantis Nets Series’ Biggest Audience Ever

by on November 14, 2007
NEW YORK, NY – Nov. 14, 2007 – Nickelodeon’s latest Spongebob adventure, SpongeBob Atlantis SquarePantis (Monday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m., all times ET/PT) nabbed the series’ biggest audience ever, with 8.8 million total viewers (P2+) tuning in to the show’s first-ever TV movie. SpongeBob Atlantis SquarePantis led Nick to its highest rated total day of […]

"Astro Boy" Director Colin Brady Interviewed; New Movie Poster Released

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2007
FirstShowing.net has interviewed Colin Brady, the director of Imagi Animation Studios’ Astro Boy feature film. Based on the manga and anime series created by Osamu Tezuka, the new CGI animated Astro Boy movie is currently scheduled for a 2009 release. Brady discusses why he took on the project, how closely he is working with Tezuka […]

Avatar TV Movie "Day of the Black Sun" Premieres November 30 on Nick

by on November 14, 2007
Nickelodeon has announced in a press release that the Avatar: The Last Airbender hourlong special event movie Day of the Black Sun will be premiering on the network on Friday, November 30 at 8PM (ET/PT). Tennis star Serena Williams and WWE wrestler Mick Foley will be providing their voices as special guests in the movie. […]

PR: Avatar’s Hour-Long Movie "Day of Black Sun" Premieres on Nickelodeon Fri, Nov. 30

by on November 14, 2007
Burbank, CA, November 14, 2007 – Nickelodeon’s hit series Avatar: The Last Airbender invades television screens with a new one-hour TV movie “Day of Black Sun” on Friday, Nov. 30 from 8 to 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The epic third season of the series from creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko continues as Aang and his […]

Goku, Piccolo Actors Announced for Live-Action "Dragonball" Movie

by on November 14, 2007
Variety.com is reporting that Twentieth Century Fox has announced actor Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds) will be playing the lead character of Goku in their live-action version of the popular Dragonball manga and anime series. In addition, James Masters, best known as Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, will be playing the […]

"Spider-Man 3" and "Transformers" Dominate the DVD Market

by Weathermanon November 14, 2007
Spider-Man 3, the top grossing movie of the 2007 summer movie season, has roared out of the gates in stores, taking the number one spot for its first week of release. Transformers, the previous number one for the last two weeks, fell to number two. In addition, the Spider-Man movie boxset containing all three films […]