Although there are a number of anime with very original execution, most can comfortably be pigeonholed in one of the popular genres like sci-fi, comedy, romance, or horror. Which is to say, genres that are easily digestible for the core teen audience. So it is both a treat and a shock to encounter an anime […]
Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions, Universal’s newly formed family entertainment label, announced that production has begun on 26 episodes of a The Land Before Time animated television series based on the movie series. The series is scheduled to debut on Cartoon Network in 2007 and to eventually be distributed on DVD by Universal. Coming […]
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Productions LTD, will release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3.4: Shredder’s Final Countdown on DVD August 30, 2005. This latest release includes five episodes — three from the third broadcast season on 4Kids TV and two never-before-seen episodes. A special in-pack promotion gives kids the chance […]
This past weekend’s WizardWorld Chicago convention served as the platform for DC and Marvel to announce many of their initiatives for the rest of this year and early 2006. Summary pages of news coverage have been provided by Newsarama.com and ComicBookResources.com. Highlights include the creator and character line-up for Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy #15, including “Blackjack” […]
Although violent action anime is in no short supply, there is a curious shortage of titles depicting real-world warfare. After all, what could be more topical than a volatile Middle Eastern insurgency? Yes, probably not one set in the early 1980s. But, chronology aside, Kaoru Shintani’s classic aerial combat manga Area 88 has returned in […]
Comic Book Resources has posted an in-depth look into the upcoming The Ultimate Avengers straight-to-DVD production. The first of a proposed series of direct-to-DVD animated releases featuring Marvel properties, The Ultimate Avengers — slated for release in February 2006 — is based on the first six issues of The Ultimates by Mark Millar and Bryan […]
Warner Bros. has officially announced Mission Hill: The Complete Series for DVD, scheduled for a November 29 release. The 2-disc set will contain all 13 episodes of the animated series and will retail for $29.98. More information, including an episode and extras listing, can be found at TVShowsonDVD.com.