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"Futurama," "Doomsday" Blaze New Markets for Old Series

by on December 22, 2007
The success of Futurama and Superman: Doomsday show the profits film companies can reap by reviving cancelled television franchises in the DVD-only market, a news analysis by trade newspaper Variety concludes. Futurama, which was cancelled several years ago, has not returned to the airwaves, but producers David X. Cohen and Matt Groening are producing new […]

"Transformers: Robots in Disguise" That’s Just Prime

by Grant Whiteon December 20, 2007
Transformers, more than meets the eye. Transformers, robots in disguise. Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons. A set of timeless lyrics that tells you perhaps all you need to know about the Transformers concept. However, as this franchise (now over twenty years old) has grown, keeping things simple perhaps […]

ADV Announces "Devil May Cry" and "MagiKano" DVDs for February

by on December 20, 2007
ADV Films will release the first volume of Devil May Cry and the second volume of MagiKano: Witch Hunt to DVD on February 5, the company announced today. Devil May Cry: The Animated Series Vol. 1 will present the first four episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. Video extras include […]

PR: ADV Announces February 5 Titles

by on December 20, 2007
HOUSTON, December 20, 2007–ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce two great titles, including the first volume of Devil May Cry and the second volume of Magikano. These titles will be available on store shelves February 5. MAGIKANO: WITCH HUNT Also Available With a Limited Edition Collectors […]

Newsarama Interviews April Stewart on "South Park" Roles

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed April Stewart, the actress who provides the voices of most of the female characters on Comedy Central’s South Park, including Wendy Testaberger, Liane Cartman, and the Mayor. Stewart discusses how she started in the business (with encouragement from fellow voice actress Grey DeLisle), the grueling work schedule required to do […]

IFC Adds Three Anime Series to 2008 Slate

by on December 20, 2007
IFC has added Witchblade, Speed Grapher, and Hell Girl to its 2008 programming slate, the company said today. Witchblade will premiere on the channel in January, and Speed Grapher will be added in March. No date has been announced for Hell Girl. [Source: FUNimation]

Mental Floss Weblog on "A Charlie Brown Christmas" History

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2007
The mental_floss weblog has posted a summary of historical factoids about A Charlie Brown Christmas, the perennial animated holiday special starring the characters of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. The post notes the origins of the special in a documentary about Charles Schulz, the reason why Snoopy gets all the action scenes, and the initial […]

Scrooge McDuck, Mom, and More Make Forbes Fictional 15 Richest List

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2007
Forbes has just released its annual Fictional 15 list, chronicling the top 15 richest fictional characters. Topping the list this year is Scrooge McDuck ($28.8 billion, minus the lucky dime), avian billionaire and star of a popular series of comic books and the Disney animated TV series DuckTales, although some in the fictional business community […]

"George of the Jungle" Watch Out for Him on DVD

by Dan Collinson December 20, 2007
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Genius Entertainment and Classic Media is releasing the original George of the Jungle cartoons in George of the Jungle: The Complete Series. The 2 disc set contains all 17 episodes as well as Tom Slick and Super Chicken. The DVD will be out on February 12th.

DVD Talk Radio Interviews Marjane Satrapi on "Persepolis"

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2007
DVD Talk Radio has posted an audio interview with Marjane Satrapi about Persepolis, the animated movie based on her autobiographical graphic novel about her childhood during the Islamic Revolution.