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Kevin Conroy to Appear at Florida Supercon June 22-24, 2007

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2006
A press release from Florida Supercon is announcing that Kevin Conroy will be a guest for their show being held from June 22-24, 2007. Conroy was the voice actor for Batman starting with Batman the Animated Series and on through Justice League Unlimited. He also provided the voice for John Grayson, Dick Grayson’s father, on […]

"Ode to Kirihito": 2.3 Pounds of Comic Book Masterpiece

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2006
Before he began the work that would establish him as the God of Manga and the father of the anime industry, Osamu Tezuka was trained as a medical doctor. No doubt his experiences in that prior life informed Ode to Kirihito, a grand-scale work from 1970 that has just been released in English by Vertical, […]

FUNimation Announces New 2007 Titles

by William C. Mauneon December 6, 2006
FUNimation has released its DVD schedule for January through April of the new year. New series include Gonzo’s Solty Rei, the shoujo title Peach Girl and Afro Samurai which will also be airing on Spike TV. Additionally, series Baki the Grappler, Kodocha, Galaxy Railways, Burst Angel, Samurai 7 and Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki will all […]

"A Scanner Darkly": What Does a Scanner See? Confusion and Delight.

by Bird Boyon December 5, 2006
When I first saw the trailer for A Scanner Darkly, my perception of the story, characters and director was thrown out the window. All I cared about was this animation style that they had chosen to use for this film and I knew I had to see it for that alone. The only drawback to […]

Flintstones, Simpsons, and Schoolhouse Rock Among 50 Best DVDs

by Dan Collinson December 5, 2006
The Minneapolis Star Tribune has a list of the 50 best DVD Box sets. Three animated box sets made the list; The Flintsones: Season 1, Schoolhouse Rock!, and The Simpsons: Season 4.

2006 Annie Award Nominations Announced

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2006
The full list of 2006 Annie Award nominees has been released by ASIFA-Hollywood. Highlights of the awards include: Best Animated Feature Cars – Pixar Animation Studios Happy Feet – Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller Production in association with Animal Logic Film Monster House – Columbia Pictures Presents […]

'The Invincible Iron Man' Official Website Now Online

by Stuon December 4, 2006
The official website for the upcoming Direct to DVD feature The Invincible Iron Man is now online. The site features the trailer for the movie as well as a selection of images. Via Screw On Head

Lucy Lawless to Voice Wonder Woman in "Justice League" Toon

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2006
In an interview with the website AfterEllen.com, actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Battlestar Galactica) stated that she was “in the studio voicing the character of Wonder Woman for a Justice League DVD.” No further details are available at this time on Lawless’ casting or on the DVD in question. DC Comics declined to comment […]

"Paniponi Dash!": SD Azumanga Daioh Meets Excel Saga

by Dr. Daedaluson December 4, 2006
Paniponi Dash! is one of those shows that pretty much requires multiple viewings to fully appreciate. I can guarantee that you won’t be able to catch every joke on initial viewing, especially when so many of them deal with extremely obscure Japanese references that fly by at lightning fast rates. Not only that, but much […]

Are You Pondering the DVD I'm Pondering? "Pinky and the Brain" Vol. 2 on DVD

by Bird Boyon December 3, 2006
Pinky and the Brain return for another full volume of twenty-two episodes, spanning four discs and it does not disappoint! Like its companion, Animaniacs, the first volume of this set sold at an extraordinary pace both in-stores and online. Those who scored the set on the first day eagerly dug into the set and with […]