Family Guy’s "Blue Harvest": Silly Star Wars

by SB20xxon January 16, 2008
I’ll admit: I went into the Family Guy episode “Blue Harvest” with low expectations. Star Wars has been spoofed to death, Family Guy has been hit-or-miss since its 2005 revival, and I was worried the episode was just going to regurgitate famous scenes from the movie with no real twist. Not only that, but the […]

Nick Jr.’s "Ni Hao, Kai-lan" Premieres for Chinese New Year on Feb 7, 2008

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2008
Nickelodeon has just announced that their newest Nick Jr. Show, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, will be premiering on February 7, 2008, at 11:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific), which will also be the first day of the Chinese New Year. The series focuses on a 5-year old Chinese-American girl named Kai-lan, who will explore her background, her relationships with […]

PR: Nick Jr. Debuts "Ni Hao, Kai-lan" on Thursday, Feb 7, at 11:00 AM (ET/PT)

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2008
NICK JR. CELEBRATES THE CHINESE NEW YEAR AND INTRODUCES PRESCHOOLERS TO CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ON NI HAO, KAI-LAN, A GROUNDBREAKING NEW ANIMATED SERIES PREMIERING THURSDAY, FEB. 7, AT 11:00 A.M. (ET/PT) Nick Jr.’s New 20-Episode Half-Hour Interactive Series to Teach Preschoolers Mandarin Language for the First Time on Television Ni Hao, Kai-lan Premiere to […]

Media Blasters Announces New April Titles Including "Kujibiki Unbalance"

by SB20xxon January 15, 2008
The first volume of Kujibiki Unbalance, a 2006 series based on the show-within-a-show from Genshiken, will be released on 4/29/08 for $21.99. It runs 125 minutes. In addition, Simoun‘s third volume comes out 4/8/08 for $19.99. It also runs 125 minutes. [Source: RightStuf ]

"Archie’s Funhouse" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson January 15, 2008
The gang from Riverdale is back as Genius Entertainment and Entertainment Rights bring you Archie’s Funhouse: The Complete Series for the first time on DVD. Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Big Moose, and the rest of the gang brings music and comedy, while a “live-action” audience mixed in to get the response. Not to mention […]

PR: "Archie’s Funhouse": The Complete Series

by Dan Collinson January 15, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15 or January 16, 2008 <O</O <O</O JOIN ARCHIE AND FRIENDS IN THEIR DAZZLING VARIETY SHOW<O</O <O</O <O</O ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE:<O</O THE COMPLETE SERIES<O</O <O</O <O</O Shoo-bopping Onto Three-Disc DVD March 4th From Classic Media and Genius Products <O</O <O</O SANTA MONICA, CA – Stroll down memory lane and over to Riverdale […]

Bandai Visual USA Licenses "Haruka"

by SB20xxon January 15, 2008
A 26-episode shoujo anime series called Haruka has been licensed by Bandai Visual USA. Its official website can be found here. Most notably, this series will offer a different release structure than many of Bandai Visual’s former releases; it will be nine volumes and each volume will be $29.99. Its first volume is expected on […]

"Ratatouille" Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2008
The 65th Annual Golden Globe awards named Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille the best animated feature film of 2007, beating out DreamWorks Animation’s Bee Movie and 20th Century Fox’s The Simpsons Movie.

CBR Talks with Kobun Shizuno about "Evangelion 1.0"

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2008
Comic Book Resources has just posted a late panel report about Kobun Shizuno’s appearance at the New York Anime Festival, where he discussed his work co-directing Evangelion 1.0: You (Are) Not Alone. The panel report covers Shizuno’s entry into the animation business, his attitudes towards the recent downturn the anime industry is experiencing, what it’s […]

"Dragonlance" Is Just a Drag of a DVD

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2008
My name is Ed, and I am a Dungeons and Dragons geek. I’ve played four different versions of the pencil-and-paper game, and may have played every computer RPG version since the famous “Gold Box” games. However, despite the enduring popularity of the game, the franchise has never had much success in media other than novels […]