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PR: "The Pixar Story" Rolls Out Nationwide on October 23, 2007

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2007
Three Bold Innovators Transform Animated Filmmaking in the Revealing New Documentary THE PIXAR STORY Rolls Out Nationwide on October 23, 2007 From Academy Award® Nominated Filmmaker Leslie Iwerks EMERYVILLE, Calif. , October 11, 2007—Starting in the mid 1980s, an exceptional and inspiring trio of innovators, John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs, combined their gifts […]

"New Galaxy Anime": New Anime Company Founded & First Title Announced

by SB20xxon October 25, 2007
New Galaxy Anime, a new Region 1 anime company, has launched in Humboldt, CA by CEO Katherine Hennessy. Their website can be viewed here. The company strives to license all-ages anime series, with an emphasis on shoujo titles. New Galaxy Anime says it highly values the artistry of anime, and thus has no plans to […]

Live Action "Ikki Tousen" Remake In the Works

by SB20xxon October 25, 2007
Tokyopop has plans to create a live action adaptation of Yuji Shiozaki’s manga Ikki Tousen (also known as Battle Vixens). According to Tokyopop, the remake will take place on American college campuses, and an Asian female may play the lead role. Currently a second draft of the story treatment has been completed. [Source: Anime Anime […]

"Transformers" Makes a Huge Splash on DVD

by Weathermanon October 24, 2007
The recent Transformers live action theatrical feature has sold over 8.7 million DVD’s in its first week including 4.5 million on the first day alone. In doing so the film has become the biggest selling DVD released in 2007, eclipsing previous champion 300. The current top selling DVD overall in 2007 is Happy Feet, thoughTransformers […]

ICv2 to Run "Inside the Otaku Generation" Conference for NY Anime Festival

by Ed Liuon October 23, 2007
ICv2 will be hosting a panel discussion titled “Inside the Otaku Generation” on the eve of the inaugural New York Anime Festival. The panel will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on December 6, 2007, which is the evening before opening day of the Anime Festival. Participants will include numerous representatives from manga […]

Cartoon Network’s "Chowder" Debuts November 2, 2007, at 7:30 PM

by Ed Liuon October 23, 2007
Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing the one-hour debut episode of Chowder on November 2, 2007, at 7:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific). Chowder is a new animated series whose title character is a cat in training to be a chef at the Mung Daal Catering Company in Marzipan City. The series was created by C.H. […]

"Meet the Robinsons" DVD: Near Miss for Disney Animation

by Ed Liuon October 23, 2007
Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. That quote from Walt Disney closes Meet the Robinsons, the latest feature film from the Disney Animation Studios. Even though the quote […]

Anime Network and IATV announce lineup changes

by Weathermanon October 23, 2007
The Anime Network and IATV has announces several changes to their broadcast and VOD lineups. The Anime Network will be adding the new comedy Venus Versus Virus to their VOD serbice starting on November 16, 2007. ImaginAsian TV(IATV) will be replaceing The Law of Ueki with Paradise Kiss starting this week and will replace Kyo […]

Madhouse to Establish USA Office in Conjunction With Nikkatsu

by Weathermanon October 23, 2007
Madhouse Studios (Paranoia Agent, Trigun, Metropolis) has announced plans to establish a joint office in the USA with Nikkatsu, the oldest movie studio in Japan. The joint venture will include Nikkatsu’s current USA operations in the Los Angeles area. Madhouse currently has two adaptions of Western properties in the work as well as the new […]

"Dora Saves the Mermaids" to Premiere at 7pm on November 5, 2007

by Weathermanon October 23, 2007
Nickelodeon will be premiering the one hour long Dora the Explorer movie Dora Saves the Mermaids on November 5, 2007 at 7 PM Eastern. The movie stars Dora in an all new adventure at the beach. During beach cleanup day Dora and her friends hear the story of the fall of the mermaid kingdom from […]