"Pokemon," "Bakugan" Deliver Strong Ratings for Cartoon Network

by on February 28, 2008
The back-to-back premiere of two Bakugan episodes delivered strong ratings to Cartoon Network, the studio said earlier this week. The 9:00pm telecast of the new series drew 788,000 kids viewers in the 6-11 demographic, and among boys in that demo the episode beat programming on Disney. Viewership of the 9:30pm broadcast, however, dropped to 597,000. […]

"Justice League: The New Frontier": The Brave and the Bold and the Little Bit Bonkers

by on February 28, 2008
Justice League: The New Frontier opens with two of the loveliest animated sequences ever glimpsed outside a Brad Bird film. In the prologue an unseen artist paints and narrates a spooky tale about the rise and incipient return of the monstrous “Centre.” The colors are bold but perhaps slightly divergent from the usual primaries; the […]

"Justice League: The New Frontier": Flawed, but Strong and of Good Courage

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2008
It’s hard to walk into an adaptation of one of your favorite books with the full expectation that your favorite scene isn’t going to be in it. Such was the problem I faced when spinning up Justice League: The New Frontier, the direct-to-video adaptation of Darwyn Cooke’s graphic novel DC: The New Frontier. Attempting to […]

Media Blasters Announces New May Titles Including "Beast King GoLion"

by SB20xxon February 27, 2008
Media Blasters will debut Beast King GoLion (aka Voltron) vol. 1 on 5/27/08 for $34.99. It runs 396 minutes. In collection news, both Kirameki Project and Mirage of Blaze will be getting complete collections. Kirameki will be released on 5/6/08 for $19.99, and Blaze will be released on 5/20/08 for $34.99. In addition, volume 2 […]

"Justice League" Flying Again

by on February 27, 2008
Warner Bros. on-again, off-again Justice League movie is officially back “on” again, Variety reports. The studio is still aiming for a 2009 release. Cast options connected to the picture had expired, but no changes appear to be in the works. Adam Brody will play the Flash; Rapper Common plays Green Lantern; Armie Hammer Jr. is […]

Voltron Fans Can Order "Fleet of Doom" on Amazon

by Dan Collinson February 27, 2008
Great news for Voltron fans. The Voltron animated movie “Fleet of Doom” can now be ordered on The feature length movie features the “Lion Force” and “Vehicle Force” versions of Voltron stopping a new armada of Viceroy Throk and King Zarkon. The DVD is limited to 1000 copies. The DVDs will be shipped on […]

"Shuffle" Vol. 1: Shuffling in My Seat From Restlessness

by SB20xxon February 26, 2008
Shuffle is pretty. It’s got a bunch of girls who are appealing and well-drawn. True, they all wear the same uniform, but you can tell them apart by the way they move, how they style or color their hair, or wear ribbons. Okay, if it sounds like I’m digging deep to find something good to […]

"Imagination" Getting DVD Release

by on February 26, 2008
Vanguard Cinema International has released Imagination to DVD, AWN reports. The live-action/animated feature is about a child neuro-psychologist whose reality begins to warp after beginning to treat twin sisters with Asperger’s Syndrome. It will retail for $19.95.

Briefly: B’cast Deals for Koalas, Zakland, Bruno, and Franny

by on February 26, 2008
* Broadcasters in Portugal and Spain have picked up rights to The Koala Brothers. [World Screen] * US DVD rights to Zakland have been bought by PorchLight Home Entertainment. [c21 Media] * Let’s Go Bruno has been picked up by Nickelodeon’s Dutch affiliate and the U.S. Animania channel. [c21 Media] * Franny’s Feet is joining […]

"Evangelion 1.0" Takes Top Prize at TAF

by on February 26, 2008
Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone won the Animation of the Year award at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, Variety reports. The feature is the latest installment in the franchise.