"The Simpsons Movie" DVD Details

by SB20xxon August 27, 2007
The Simpsons Movie will be released on DVD on 12/18/07, in both widescreen and fullscreen editions. Aside from the film itself, special features include: * Animators Commentary: David Silverman, Mike B. Anderson, Steven Dean Moore, Rich Moore. * Producers Commentary: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Richard Sakai, Al Jean, Mike Scully, David Silverman, Dan Castellaneta, […]

NY Times on the Revival of Pokémon

by Ed Liuon August 27, 2007
The New York Times has taken a look at the revival of Pokémon after sales and interest in the brand flagged after 2003 (registration required). An executive for Pokémon USA noted that Pokémon was a victim of its own success, suffering from overexposure after its first peak in popularity, but that the brand has bounced […]

"South Park" Creators Signed to 2011, Land Ad-Sharing Deal

by Ed Liuon August 27, 2007
The New York Times is reporting that Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the co-creators of South Park, have just signed a deal with Comedy Central to renew the show to a 15th season (in 2011), evenly split ad revenues, and significantly raise their salaries and back-end advances on merchandising revenues (registration required). As part of […]

Strange Days: Greg Johnson on Scripting the Sorcerer Supreme

by on August 25, 2007
Having served as the screenwriter for all four of Marvel/Lionsgates’ Direct To DVD features, Greg Johnson is more than familiar with the particulars of writing these features. The Marvel Animation Age caught up with Greg to talk about scripting The Sorcerer Supreme just in time for it’s release. MARVEL ANIMATION AGE: How did you come […]

"Hello Kitty Stump Village" Vol. 4: Hurrah for Comrade Kitty!

by Ed Liuon August 24, 2007
. , a.k.a. my niece Mira. She was quite excited to be watching another Hello Kitty video, but declared that it was “lamer” than the last one because it wasn’t as funny. Her initial reaction suggests that there is probably still a market for Hello Kitty videos, even if that market doesn’t include thirty-something male […]

"Xenosaga" Episode 1 Streaming on IGN

by SB20xxon August 23, 2007
The first dubbed episode of Xenosaga: The Animation, the sci-fi anime based on the video game series, is available for viewing on . The first DVD volume will be released on 9/11/07. [Source: ]

Otakon 2007: Bigger and Better Than Ever

by Weathermanon August 23, 2007
“Mommy, can I watch Crying Freeman?” The above is a very neat summation of what the Otakon experience is like. Sublime surreality. Otakon isn’t just a “con” like the weekend junket down the street. It’s more like an altered reality. It’s a world where guys and girls in drag hanging out in a giant water […]

AX2007 – Full of CONtradictions

by on August 23, 2007
This is an AX2007 sandwich, it is made of win and fail. Now, for those familiar with that meme, you’re probably chortling about that contradiction. However, it’s entirely true. AX2007 was the best of times, and it was the worst of times. Let’s start with the good: – Makoto Shinkai’s new film, 5 Centimeters Per […]

ADV Films Announces New November Titles Including "Princess Tutu" Thinpak

by SB20xxon August 22, 2007
A few new complete collections and re-releases are coming from ADV: * Burn Up/Plastic Little Double Pack: $19.98 – TBA * Gantz Perfect Score Collection: $99.98 – TBA * Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Perfect Collection (Tin): $59.98 – 11/27/07 * Nadia, Secret of Blue Water Perfect Collection (Tin): $79.98 – 11/27/07 * Neon Genesis Evangelion […]

IDW Talks "Speed Racer" Comics

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2007
IDW’s Chris Ryall spoke to about the company’s plans for new Speed Racer comics in conjunction with the upcoming live-action movie and animated series. Ryall discussed why IDW went after the Speed Racer license, their plans for publishing older Speed Racer comics, and publication plans for the new Speed Racer comics starting in February […]