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Aaron McGruder on "Boondocks" Season 2

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts is reporting on a press session with Aaron McGruder, creator of The Boondocks newspaper strip and animated series, about the second season of the show. McGruder speaks about why the delays in getting the second season on the air, his take on the controversies which the first season generated, lessons learned in […]

Bandai Visual Announces New December Titles Including "Super Robot Wars"

by SB20xxon October 9, 2007
Bandai Visual will release two DVDs on 12/11/07 for $39.98 each: * Freedom vol. 3: 25 min. (HD-DVD) * Super Robot Wars: Original Generation – Divine Wars: 48 min. (DVD) [Source: RightStuf ]

PR: Meet the Creators of "Vampire Hunter D" On Pop Japan Travel’s Cold Steel Tour

by on October 9, 2007
MEET THE CREATORS OF “VAMPIRE HUNTER D” AND VISIT THE HOME OF NARUTO & BLEACH ON POP JAPAN TRAVEL’S COLD STEEL TOUR Pop Japan Travel is thrilled to announce the addition of two anime legends to our Cold Steel Tour: a visit to Studio Pierrot, producers of the “Bleach” and “Naruto” anime, and a meeting […]

"Gumby Essentials": Return of the Lean, Green, Mirth Machine

by on October 9, 2007
I remember watching Gumby’s eternally syndicated adventures in the afternoons during summer vacation, and soon became a lifelong fan of the unique textural appeal of Claymation. Yet I hadn’t seen the series in more than a decade due to its recent absence from TV. Thankfully that drought has been brought to an end by the […]

"Death Note" Volume 1 Nominated for Evergreen Young Adult Book Award

by on October 7, 2007
Death Note, a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba with art done by Takeshi Obata, has been nominated for a 2008 Evergreen Young Adult Book Award. Voters must be in grades 7-12 and must have read two or more of the titles up for nomination. Only one vote per ballot is allowed (to be […]

"Galaxy Angel Rune" Vol. 3: Fresh New Faces, Same Old Style

by SB20xxon October 7, 2007
Galaxy Angel has always been one of my favorite anime comedies. Its only goal was to entertain, and so it didn’t forcibly add drama, romance, or angst where it wasn’t needed. It was just a group of five gals, having misadventures throughout the cosmos in their search for the Lost Technology. Not deep, but silly […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New December Titles

by SB20xxon October 6, 2007
Four new DVDs from Bandai Ent. will be released on 12/4/07. They are: * .hack//Roots vol. 5: 100 min. – $24.98 * Flag vol. 2: 75 min. – $29.98 * Galaxy Angel AA vol. 4: 87 min. – $24.98 * Zegapain vol. 2: 125 min. – $29.98 [Source: RightStuf ]

PR: Digital Leisure Announces Release of Space Ace in HD

by on October 5, 2007
GORMLEY, Ontario , Canada (October 4, 2007) — For the first time ever you can experience the stunning classical animation of Space Ace in true High Definition. This release of Don Bluth’s legendary animated arcade game features video transferred directly from the original film source, delivering the sharpest images and most vibrant colors ever – […]

"Dr. Katz" Complete Series Extras Announced

by SB20xxon October 5, 2007
Special features have been announced by Paramount and Comedy Central for Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: The Complete Series, which comes out on 11/20/07 for $139.99 MSRP: * Three lost episodes: “Bakery Ben”, “Uncle Nothing”, and “Lerapy”, which were previously only shown outside the U.S. * “An Evening With Dr. Katz: Live From the Comedy Central […]

"Astro Boy" Teaser Poster Revealed; Animator Jakob Jensen Interviewed

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2007
A movie poster for Imagi Animation Studios’ Astro Boy film has been revealed. The movie will be a CGI-animated adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s seminal anime character, and is currently scheduled for release in 2009. UPDATED: The Hollywood Reporter has spoken with animator Jakob Jensen about the challenges and successes in animating Astro Boy at Imagi […]