Batman DVDs Top Sales Charts in Advance of "The Dark Knight"

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Batman DVDs have topped the sales charts for the week ending July 13, 2008, with the direct-to-video Batman Gotham Knight animated movie taking the top spot in standard DVD sales, followed by the reissued DVD of Batman Begins. The two movies switch places on the Blu-ray sales chart.

"Black Lagoon" Third Season Green-Lit

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2008
Anime News Network is reporting that a third season of the anime series Black Lagoon has been green-lit to start production. The source is a jacket band to the latest novelization of the original manga by Rei Hiroe. The series centers on a Japanese salaryman who takes up with a band of pirates in the […]

Alan Burnett Talks "Batman Gotham Knight" with Comic Book Resources

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2008
Writer Alan Burnett has been interviewed by Comic Book Resources about his work scripting the “Deadshot” chapter of Batman Gotham Knight. Burnett discusses how much he loves the final direct-to-video movie, why he selected Deadshot for the antagonist of his chapter, and how he feels about his work on later episodes of Superfriends.

Right Stuf Posts "Aria" Trailer

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2008
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has posted the trailer for Aria the Animation on the official Aria website. The series is set in the early 24th Century on a water-covered Mars, as the teenaged Akari Mizunashi pursues her dreams to be an “undine,” a female gondolier who navigates the canals in the city of Neo-Venezia. The […]

The Complete "Speed Racer" Coming to DVD (UPDATED)

by Dan Collinson July 17, 2008 reports that Lionsgate will be putting all 5 volumes of Speed Racer into a six-disc set titled Speed Racer: The Complete Classic Collection. The set will contain every episode of the classic show, as well as bonus features, in a case in the shape of the Mach 5. The set will be in stores […]

2008 Primetime Emmy Animated Programming Nominations Revealed

by Matt Hazudaon July 17, 2008
The 60th annual Emmy Award nominations were revealed today, and the following animated programs are up for awards: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) Creature Comforts America • Don’t Choke To Death, Please • CBS • Aardman Animations production in association with The Gotham Group King Of The Hill • Death Picks […]

PR: Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment Unveils Trailer for "Aria the Animation"

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2008
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Unveils Trailer for ARIA The ANIMATION at aria.rightstuf.comBox set now available for pre-order, scheduled for Sept. 30, 2008 GRIMES, IA, July 16, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to unveil the trailer for ARIA The ANIMATION, now playing at ( ). […]

Comic Book Resources Interviews Josh Olson on "Batman Gotham Knight"

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2008
Comic Book Resources has posted a brief interview with Oscar-winning screenwriter Josh Olson about his segment in the Batman Gotham Knight direct-to-video movie. Olson discusses why his agent thinks he’s crazy, the inspiration for his chapter “Have I Got a Story for You,” how he approached writing his first cartoon, and what he’s working on […]

VIZ Media Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2008 Special Events

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2008
VIZ Media has issued a press release detailing the special events and guests they will be hosting at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con between July 24-27, 2008. Bleach creator Tite Kubo will host a special panel on Saturday, July 25, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, and also host one-hour signing sessions at the VIZ Media […]

PR: VIZ Media Brings Bleach Creator Tite Kubo, LA Laker Girls, & Greg Oden to SDCC08

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2008
VIZ MEDIA WELCOMES BLEACH CREATOR TITE KUBO, THE LOS ANGELES LAKER GIRLS AND NBA STAR GREG ODEN TO 2008 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL Array Of Notable Personal Appearances And Events In Booth 4113 Celebrate Dual SHONEN JUMP Anniversaries And Showcase Hit Manga Series BLEACH, REAL And SLAM DUNK San Francisco, CA, July 16, 2008 – VIZ Media, […]