Variety reports that Tales from Earthsea (Gedo Senki), the Studio Ghibli film directed by Goro Miyazaki, was the No. 1 box office hit in Japan for 2006, earning $63.2 million. Fifth was Death Note: The Last Name, a live action film based on the manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, with $43 million. Notably, […]
Just a mere six years ago it would have been unthinkable for a television cartoon to cause a citywide highway shutdown. Thanks to post-September 11th paranoia, our police are now summoned to settle issues that would previously have seemed asinine. Recently Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block decided to promote cult series Aqua Teen Hunger […]
Electronic devices placed around Boston as part of a nationwide marketing campaign for Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force caused a bomb scare today, resulting in multiple road closings. Read the full AP article here.
Warner Home Video has released an official statement about their Tom & Jerry Spotlight Collection: Volume 1 replacement program. “Previously, Warner Home Video had advised consumers who purchased Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection: Volume 1 DVD that certain episodes on Disc 1 had an alternate picture/audio track. Warner Home Video offered to replace Disc 1 […]
After a breakneck start, Gundam SEED Destiny took a breather on the last disc, and is about to kick the plot back into high gear—but not before giving us some good, old-fashioned harem hilarity and the return of one of the original series’ greatest annoyances. After destroying the Lohengrin cannon at the Suez base, the […]
Bandai Visual announced its acquisition of Gunbuster 2, Wings of Rean and its eventual plans to release Wings of Honneamise during its panel at the ‘Anime LA’ convention held last weekend, according to a report at Anime News Network. Confirming an acquisition announcement first published in the latest issue of Newtype USA, Gunbuster 2 (known […]
A press release from Corus Kids Television contains programming highlights for March 2007, including the debuts on YTV of Tony Hawk: Boom Boom Sabotage, two Rugrats specials, and the season 2 finale to Avatar the Last Airbender. Strawberry Shortcake will get the spotlight on companion channel Treehouse. Read the full press release here.
The Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission has approved YTV’s request to create a new network called The Anime Channel. The station will carry a minimum of 65% anime and up to 35% “anime-related” content. (via Zannen, Canada)
A brief article on SciFi Wire reports that TMNT, the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film, is “in crunch time,” according to director Kevin Munroe and producer Thomas K. Gray. The current efforts “include 400 people working in Hong Kong six days a week who have been animating the TMNT film since 2004,” and […]
Director Tad Stones has posted a sneak peek at some of the bonus material coming for the Hellboy Animated DVDs, including a look at the comic book that will be shipping with the DVDs, screenshots of the documentaries, and photos of the voice actors at work. The description on the blog page does not indicate […]