"TMNT": A Shell of a Good Time

by Conekilleron March 23, 2007
Forget re-makes and re-packaging. TMNT does open with a brief backstory about the turtles and how they were mutated by a strange goo and trained as ninjas by their rodent mentor, Splinter. But for the most part the movie just assumes its audience will know all about them. In fact, key items shown at the […]

"Seirei no Moribito" Novels Come to U.S. 2008

by Benon March 22, 2007
At a press conference at the Tokyo Anime Fair for their upcoming series Seirei no Moribito (Guardians of the Sacred Spirit) yesterday, Production I.G. announced English translations of the novels on which the series is based will be released in the United States in 2008 by Arthur A. Levine Books, the imprint of Scholastic that […]

"The Condor": Paved with Good Intentions

by Ed Liuon March 22, 2007
One of the most mocked and reviled superhero cartoons is Challenge of the Super Friends, and no characters received more scorn than the politically correct superhero additions. Apache Chief, the Samurai, and El Dorado may have been created with good intentions, but any goodwill they generated was far outweighed by their propagation of exactly those […]

1001 Marvel Nights

by Weathermanon March 22, 2007
Marvel Entertainment has announced a patnership with The United Arab Emirates Al Ahli Group to construct a theme park in Dubai. Theme park professionals from Hollywood and Florida will be assisting in the aproximately 1 billion dollar project. The park is currently scheduled to open in 2011. []

Naruto to invade US movie theatres in June

by Weathermanon March 21, 2007
Viz Media has announced a limited number of one-time only screenings of the 1st Naruto movie Naruto: CLash of the Ninja in the Land of Snow. The film will debut in select cities including New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco on June 6th, 2007. Further ticket information and future cities will […]

BusinessWeek Online Recaps Anime’s Impact on US Entertainment

by Nobuyuki samaon March 21, 2007
In an article covering the beginning of this year’s Tokyo International Anime Fair, reviews the commercial aspects of the exportation of Japan’s animated film industry to US entertainment companies. [via]

"Aqua Teen Zombie Ninja Pro-Am" Coming This Fall to PS2

by Dukeon March 21, 2007
Midway and Cartoon Network have announced that a video game based on the hit Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the movie Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters will be ready for consumers this fall for the PlayStation 2 game console. The game, entitled Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja […]

"Witchblade Anime" Preview from Wizard World Los Angeles

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2007
At last weekend’s Wizard World Los Angeles comic convention, representatives from Studio Gonzo, FUNimation, and Top Cow comics gave audiences the first look at the English dubbed Witchblade anime, and also a preview of the Witchblade manga titles coming later this year. In addition to the sneak preview, the panel participants also detailed how this […]

Aardman Plans For "Shaun the Sheep" DVDs

by Grant Whiteon March 21, 2007
Currently airing across the globe, Aardman Animation’s Shaun the Sheep series focuses on the adventures of the Wallace & Gromit co-star. Aardman Licensing Co-ordinator Gabrielle Stackpool has announced that the show will see its first DVD released in the UK in September, Shaun the Sheep: Shape Up With Shaun, containing 8 episodes. A further 8 […]

Mike Mignola’s "Busiest Year Ever" as Hellboy Hits Comics, Film, and Animation

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2007 has interviewed Mike Mignola on the many different Hellboy-related projects coming out this year, including new Hellboy/BPRD-related comic books, the sequel to the 2004 live-action movie, and the Hellboy Animated direct-to-video movies. Mignola discusses the plans for each and how they differ from each other.