In the late 1960’s, a new form of children’s entertainment began its march onto American airwaves. Cartoons imported from Japan and dubbed into English were the first steps towards the multi-million dollar phenomenon that is the current-day anime industry, and all of that can be said to have started with the success of Speed Racer, […]
Cartoon Network has landed at #21 on Fortune magazine’s 101 Dumbest Moments in Business list for 2007 for the attempt to publicize the Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force using electronic lightboards placed in urban areas, which triggered a massive bomb scare in the city of Boston, MA. The negative impact of the stunt […]
Writer Neil Gaiman has posted a short video clip from Coraline, the stop-motion animated movie adaptation of his novella to be directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and scheduled for release next year.
Universal will release The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection Vol. 2 to DVD on April 15, TVShowsonDVD reports. The three-disc set will retail for $39.98.
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, 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 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 […]
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’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 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]