PR: NYCC Opens Casting Call for MTV’s "True Life: I’m a Fan Boy"

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2008
NEW YORK COMIC CON OPENS CASTING CALL FOR MTV’S TRUE LIFE: I’M A FAN BOY!!! Popular Show to Film on Location at New York Comic Con Applications Accepted Immediately at New York Comic Con Web Site Norwalk, CT, November 7, 2008: New York Comic Con (NYCC) is working closely with MTV to help them cast […]

ADV Films Announces New January Titles Including "Kiba"

by Classic Speedyon November 7, 2008
Kiba, which has been airing on Toonami Jetstream, makes its DVD debut on 1/20/09; it is being released in a partial series set, and will cost $49.98. Other releases include: *Eden’s Bowy Complete Collection: 1/6/09 – $39.98 *Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Complete Collection: 1/20/09 – $49.98 *Mahoromatic Complete Collection: 1/13/09 – $44.98 *Martian Successor Nadesico: […]

Nickelodeon Posts "Wolverine and the X-Men" Trailer; 26 More Eps in Pre-Production

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2008
Nickelodeon has posted a new trailer for the Wolverine and the X-Men series, coming to the Nicktoons network in January 2009. In addition, the Marvel Animation Age has also revealed that 26 more episodes of the show are currently in pre-production.

SpongeBob Becomes a Sponge

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2008
The Connecticut-based SpongeTech Delivery Systems has landed the obvious license to turn Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants into an actual sponge. Licensed sponges will also be produced in the shape of Dora the Explorer and Diego of Go, Diego, Go! Company owner Michael Metter stated that he decided to go for the license after the success of […]

Briefly: Shyamalan on "Airbender;" NYT on Disney Merch; Boop on Broadway

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2008
* M. Night Shyamalan spoke with the MTV Movies Blog about his live-action trilogy adapting Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. * The New York Times has taken a look at Disney’s efforts to expand their licensed merchandise programs to higher-end products like wedding gowns and haute couture clothing (free registration required). * A stage musical […]

"Hana": Don’t Be Reluctant to Catch This Samurai Flick

by Maxie Zeuson November 7, 2008
Hana is subtitled “The Tale of a Reluctant Samurai,” though “reluctant” doesn’t even begin to describe Soza, the samurai of the subtitle. “Incompetent” is nearer the mark. But don’t let Soza’s thumb-fumbled way with a katana put you off this charming feature from Hirokazu Koreeda. Hana won’t be to the taste of those who like […]

"Shinobi: Heart Under Blade" Soars Above Expectations

by Chad Boninon November 7, 2008
Four hundred years ago in Japan, the Tokugawa shoguns rule the land, leading to a time of peace. But there are still two clans of ninjas with a burning desire to fight. The shoguns have deemed them weapons: not civilians but swords. These two clans, the Kouga and the Iga, have been forced into an […]

CBR Interviews Ben Jones on "Batman: Brave and the Bold"

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2008
Comic Book Resources has interviewed director Ben Jones about his work on the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Among other topics, Jones talks about how he broke into the superhero shows at Warner animation, discusses some events in the first two episodes of the show, and confirms that there will be an upcoming […]

Marvel Reveals "Hulk Vs." Special Features and Box Artwork

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2008 has posted box artwork for the Hulk Vs. direct-to-video movie, as well as a list of the special features available on the DVD and the Blu-ray editions of the movie. The DVD will contain two stories, “Hulk vs. Wolverine” and “Hulk vs. Thor,” and both will have audio commentary tracks by supervising producer/co-writer Craig […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New January Titles Including "GITS Innocence" Blu-ray

by Classic Speedyon November 6, 2008
A number of new titles have been announced for January ’09 releases from Bandai Entertainment: * Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence: 1/13/09 – $19.98/$29.98 (limited edition) * Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (Blu-ray): 1/13/09 – $39.98 * Gundam SEED Destiny TV Movie 4: 1/13/09 – $29.98 * Gundam SEED Destiny Collection 1 (Anime […]