COMIC CON’S ANIME GUESTS AND EVENTS REVEALED Norwalk, CT, April 3, 2008: The New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced many of the anime events going on at its 2008 event — April 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Center. New York Comic Con is a showcase for the biggest and the best of American pop […]
A “lost” Futurama episode produced for the Futurama video game will be one of the extras included when Twentieth Century Fox releases The Beast With a Billion Backs to DVD on June 24, Animation Magazine reports. Other extras on the previously announced disc will include a commentary track with Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, […]
W!ildbrain and Esurance will co-sponsor a stand-alone animation program at this month’s Vail Film Festival, the companies said today. The Esurance Animation Showcase will feature work by independent animators Bill Plympton and Juan Pablo Zaramella, among others, as well as studio-produced work by Walt Disney and Pixar. W!ldbrain’s Phil Robinson will give an overview of […]
* Alvin and the Chipmunks sold 2.6 million DVD units its first day in release, setting a one-day record for the year. [Variety] * Broadcasters in France, Australia, and Israel have picked up local rights to Chorion’s The Mr Men Showl. [c21 Media] * Disney Channel Latin America is adding Neptuno’s Zoo Mix to its […]
When starting a new series, checking out a new movie, or even just stopping on a random TV show, I will often give it what I think of as a “three strikes” test: I’ll track the number of times it “hits” or “misses” with a scene, a joke, or a bit of business, until either […]
The Wonder Pets! will travel to Liverpool in “Save the Beetles!”, a primetime musical special that will premiere on Monday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, the network said today. The mini-operetta by Spamalot‘s Larry Hochman will have the team rescuing the bug band The Beetles after their yellowish submarine becomes tangled in […]
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has picked up international distribution rights to Anchor Bay’s home entertainment catalog, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The deal gives Sony rights to such product as the Hellboy animated movies and Manga Entertainment titles in territories outside the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner will release Robot Chicken: Star Wars on May 20th. The special episode will also contain episode commentary (audio & video) as well as deleted scenes, trailers, and behind the scenes footage. The episode features the voices of Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series), Star Wars creator George Lucas, Robot […]
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the second season of The Boondocks to DVD on June 10, Animation Magazine reports. The three-disc set will include thirteen episodes, including two that did not air on Adult Swim. Extras will feature commentary by creator Aaron McGruder and character profiles. It will retail for $49.95.
You know a series is bad when your mind wanders back to scenes from better series while you’re watching it. Ragnarok is just such a series. It couldn’t hold my interest, due to its “been there, done that” feel, its lifeless execution, and its subpar animation. I don’t want to repeat myself, so if you […]