FUNimation Announces New August Titles Including "School Rumble" Collection

by SB20xxon May 27, 2008
(Updated 5/27/08) Numerous complete collections are set for August releases: * Afro Samurai (Re-release): 8/26/08 – $12.98 (Spike) ; $24.98 (Director’s Cut) ; $29.98 (Blu-ray) . * Kodocha Season 2 Box Set: 8/5/08 – $49.98 * Rumbling Hearts (Viridian collection): 8/19/08 – $29.98 * Sasami Season 1: 8/12/08 – $39.98 * School Rumble Season 1: […]

"Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai" Movie Available Now on DVD

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2008
VIZ Media has announced that Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai is available now on DVD. The tenth feature-length Pokémon movie puts Ash, Pikachu, and his friends in Alamos Town to confront the mysterious Darkrai, whose combat threatens to tear a hole in the space-time continuum. For full details, read the press release here.

Briefly: Animation in Australia, in Chinese Opera, in Comics, and on Mars

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2008
* The Australian Film Commission reports that Happy Feet was the most popular DVD of 2007 in Australia. [Variety] * Animated sequences are one of many multi-media elements utilized in a new opera version of the Chinese Monkey King folktale premiering at the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. in South Carolina. [The New York Times, free registration […]

Deluxe Edition "Beetlejuice" DVD to Contain Three Cartoon Episodes

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2008
Warner Home Video has announced the details of the 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition DVD of Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, starring Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Winona Ryder. The movie will be available on standard definition DVD and Blu-ray high definition disc, and will include three episodes of the successful animated TV series among the […]

PR: "Beetlejuice" 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Debuts September 16

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2008
“The Ghost with the Most!” Now juiced with extras on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD! Beetlejuice 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Debuts September 16 on DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi-Def Tim Burton “Cult Classic” Starring Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Winona Ryder Arrives Newly Remastered with Three Zany Episodes of Beetlejuice TV Cartoons Blu-ray™ Hi-Def Version […]

PR: VIZ Media Announces DVD Release of "Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai"

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES DVD RELEASE OF POKÉMON: THE RISE OF DARKRAI Latest Feature Film From Iconic Children’s Property Offers Exciting New Adventure Featuring Popular “Diamond and Pearl” Characters Dialga and Palkia, Also Introducing the Mysterious Darkrai San Francisco, CA, May 27 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s […]

Film & Video Interviews Nina Paley on "Sita Sings the Blues"

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2008
The Film & Video website has posted an interview with independent animator Nina Paley about her film Sita Sings the Blues, which tells the parallel tales of The Ramayana and her own painful breakup with her husband. The interview digs into many technical details on the production of the movie and the many problems that […]

World’s Finest Interviews Matt Wayne and Carlo Barbieri on Ending "JLU" Comics

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2008
The World’s Finest Online has interviewed writer Matt Wayne and artist Carlo Barbieri on wrapping up the Justice League Unlimited comic book series that tied-in to the Justice League Unlimited series on Cartoon Network. Both discuss their work on the issue, how the knowledge that it was the last issue of the comic affected their […]

"Venture Bros" Premieres June 1 Along with T-Shirt Club

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2008
The Venture Bros. will be returning to Adult Swim for its third season on June 1, 2008 (read the full press release here). The producers of the show at Astro Base Go! have also launched the Venture Bros. T-Shirt of the Week Club, which will offer 13 limited-edition, episode-specific T-shirts for $22 each. Subscribers to […]

NY Times on Warner Bros’ Hopes for "Watchmen" Animated DTV

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2008
The New York Times is reporting how a direct-to-video animated project connected with the Watchmen movie fits in with Warner Brothers’ strategies to revive the flagging DVD market (free registration required). The feature film adaptation of Watchmen, based on the DC Comics graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, will be hitting screens in […]