PR: New York Anime Festival Announces 2008 Dates

by on February 21, 2008
Norwalk, CT, February 21, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced its 2008 show will be held from September 12th to the 14th at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. The New York Anime Festival, a Japanese pop culture convention from the creators of the New York Comic Con, held […]

"Glass Fleet": Rocks Wanted

by on February 20, 2008
“Michel hasn’t quite been himself since that incident.” You’re talking about the sex-change operation, right? Cleo must find it a relief now that he can stop biting back the sarcastic replies to obvious set up lines. I know it was a relief to me. But then, I’m not a soulful, raven-tressed pirate who’s nicknamed himself […]

Bumblz Media Offers "Bumblz: The Pirate’s Treasure" for Free Online

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2008
Bumblz Media has issued a press release noting that they are launching their own children’s programming network using the Internet and YouTube to promote their Bumblz franchise of pre-school videos. Parents and fans can watch the complete DVD release of Bumblz: The Pirate’s Treasure at the Bumblz website before purchasing. For full details, read the […]

PR: Bumblz Media Launches Internet-Based Children’s Network

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2008
*Bumblz Media By-Passes the Big Broadcasters to Launch Their Own Internet-Based Children’s Network* Vancouver Animation Producers Use The Power of YouTube to Reach Their Audience Vancouver February 20, 2008 After patiently waiting for things to play out in the broadcast market, Ed and Dan decided they had enough. It was time to take control of […]

"Fairly OddParents" Special Sets Ratings Records

by on February 20, 2008
The Fairly OddParents‘ President’s Day special was the highest rated entertainment program among all kid demographics for the year to date, Nickelodeon said today. The special had an average viewership of 8.8 million, making it second only to the Super Bowl among television events so far this year among kid audiences. It was also the […]

David Boreanaz on Playing Green Lantern in "New Frontier"

by on February 20, 2008
David Boreanaz wore green socks the first day he went in to record as the Green Lantern for Justice League: New Frontier. That’s one of revelations the actor makes in a studio-provided interview about the upcoming DVD release. You can read the full interview here.

"Dragonball Z": The Past and the Future Collide in the Present

by on February 20, 2008
Back when FUNimation started dubbing Dragonball Z in-house, they soon realized that the franchise was popular enough to support additional releases. Soon after, they put out two specials, The History of Trunks and Bardock: The Father of Goku. Now, these ancient releases have come back in remastered form. In The History of Trunks, we get […]

New "Bob the Builder" DVDs Due in March, June

by on February 19, 2008
Bob the Builder will star in new adventures with new members of his machine team beginning this March with the DVD release of Building Bobland Bay, producer HIT Entertainment said today. That first DVD will be followed in June with Let’s Build the Beach! and new episodes of Bob the Builder on PBS Kids in […]

"Madea" Getting Animated

by on February 19, 2008
Tyler Perry will create, write, and executive produce a new animated series based on his Madea character, Variety reports. The project will be produced by Exodus Film Group. No distribution or broadcast arrangements have yet been made, and producers do not rule out the possibility of distributing it directly to DVD.

Giacchino, "Ratatouille" Composer, Profiled in USA Today

by on February 19, 2008
USA Today profiles and interviews Oscar nominee Michael Giacchino, who wrote the score for Ratatouille. Giacchino made stop-motion animated home movies as a child, the article notes. He also moved sideways into composition, getting a job in the marketing division at Disney Interactive before segueing over into music-writing for games and ultimately for TV and […]