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ADV acquires "Air"

by Weathermanon April 27, 2007
ADV Films has announced the licensing of Air. Based on a visual-novel series produced by Key, Air includes both the television series and the theatrical movie. The 13 episode show will begin distribution on August 14, 2007. The movie will come out late in the fall of 2007. [source: www.animenewsnetwork.com]

Animated Spawn Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson April 27, 2007
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner Home Video & HBO is brining all 18 episodes of Todd McFarlane’s Spawn to DVD in Todd McFarlane’s Spawn- The Animated Collection: 10th Anniversary Edition. All 18 episodes will be digitally remastered, and special features include profiles, storyboards, and interviews with Todd McFarlane. The box set will be in stores on […]

Scripting The Sensational: Stan Berkowitz Talks Spider-Man: The Animated Series

by Stuon April 27, 2007
If you’re into your superhero cartoons, you’re probably all too aware of who Stan Berkowitz is. He was a writer for The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond and Justice League over the past decade, but he got his start on superhero animation with the 1990’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series. The Marvel Animation Age and Toon […]

Adult Swim 2007 Announcements: 7 Nights a Week, New Series

by William C. Mauneon April 27, 2007
Adult Swim’s 2007 Upfront presentation took place Thursday evening in New Tork. Toon Zone’s Harley was there to cover the network’s announcements for the coming year. The presentation included news of another expansion for the network, series extensions, and off-television initiatives. Perhaps the biggest news was Adult Swim taking on a full seven nights a […]

PR: Adult Swim Announces 2007 Programming Slate at New York Upfront

by Matt Hazudaon April 26, 2007
Adult Swim Announces 2007 Programming Slate at New York Upfront New Series and Additional Episodes Ordered for Returning Programs Seventh Night of Programming Beginning in July First Quarter 2007 Ratings Sets New Record Robot Chicken Series Joins Forces with Lucasfilm Ltd. for Star Wars-Themed Special At the Adult Swim Upfront in New York today, the […]

"Samurai Jack" To Be Released This August (Updated)

by Dukeon April 26, 2007
TVShowsOnDVD has reported that the fourth and final season of Cartoon Network’s cult classic Samurai Jack will be released in the 3rd Quarter (July-September) of this year. This differs from the previous 3 seasons, which were released in the month of May. Update: TVShowsOnDVD now has the release date and price. The set will be […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New July Titles

by Classic Speedyon April 25, 2007
The first volume of My-Otome will be released on 7/17/07 and will contain the first four episodes. It will be available in both regular ($24.98) and limited editions ($49.98). The second volume of Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya will also see a July release, with a 7/3/07 release date. It will also be available in both […]

George Lucas and Mark Hamill in "Star Wars" spoof on "Robot Chicken"

by Dan Collinson April 25, 2007
AWN reports that Star Wars creator George Lucas and star Mark Hamill will be guest voices in a special Star Wars spoof on Robot Chicken. Among Lucas and Hamill, guest voices will also include Conan O’Brien, Joey Fatone of N’SYNC, Robert Smigel (Saturday Night Live, TV Funhouse, Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog), Malcom McDowell (Superman:The […]

Hard Time for "Visual Novel" Publishing in U.S.

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2007
Representatives from Hirameki International have described the troubles they have had in finding an American market for “visual novels” imported from Japan. The visual novels present an interactive narrative similar to the famous “Choose Your Own Adventure” series of books, but the company has had little luck expanding outside the anime market to reach other […]

Aliens of All Shapes Shift THE BATMAN’s Universe For 2-Part Season Finale

by Nobuyuki samaon April 25, 2007
The Caped Crusader pairs with the Martian Manhunter to combat alien destruction of Gotham City in the action-packed, two-part episode “The Joining,” beginning this Saturday, April 28th and concluding on Saturday, May 5th at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT on Kids’ WB!. In “The Joining,” Gotham faces its most devastating threat ever – an alien invasion. Simultaneously, […]