First Shot of Disney/Pixar’s "WALL•E"

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2007 has posted the first still image from Disney/Pixar’s WALL•E, their newest animated film directed by Andrew Stanton and scheduled for release in June 2008. The still of the title character was taken from a letter to Disney shareholders from CEO Robert A. Iger. (via Toon Zone member tb4000)

"Brady Kids" Cartoons in Complete "Brady Bunch" DVD

by Dan Collinson January 17, 2007 reports that several episodes of the Filmation cartoon The Brady Kids will be featured in The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series DVD set. No word on which episodes will appear or if Paramount is planning to make a Brady Kids box set. The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series will be available in stores on […]

Disney/Pixar Reported Seeking "John Carter of Mars" Rights

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Disney/Pixar is in active negotiations for the film rights to the John Carter of Mars series of novels. Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan, the series centers on a Civil War officer transported to the savage landscape of Mars. The Burroughs estate claimed that the rights […]

"Le Chevalier D’Eon" Debuts on Anime Network February 8

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
Le Chevalier D’Eon is debuting on the Anime Network on February 8, 2007. The press release from the Anime Network contains a brief plot synopsis and airtime information. The first DVD of the series will be available on February 20.

Illumitoon and Westlake Debut "Beet the Vandel Buster" on DVD

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
Illumitoon Entertainment Ltd. and Westlake Entertainment have issued a press release about their first DVD release: Beet the Vandel Buster: The Sacrifice. The series focuses on young Beet, a warrior whose village is engaged in a life-and-death struggle with the demonic Vandels. The first DVD will hit store shelves on January 30, 2007, containing 4 […]

PR: Le Chevalier D’Eon Premieres Feb 8 on Anime Network

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
LE CHEVALIER D’ EON: PSALM OF VENGEANCE PREMIERES FEBRUARY 8 ON AMERICA’S #1 ANIME CHANNEL Obsessed By Her Death. Possessed By Her Soul. HOUSTON, TX — January 8, 2007 — Revolution and revelations begin when Le Chevalier D’Eon: Psalm of Vengeance premieres February 8, 2007 on Anime Network—America’s #1 Anime Channel! WHAT: U.S. VOD Premiere […]

PR: Illumitoon and Westlake DVD Debut with "Beet the Vandel Buster"

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
The First Anime DVD Release from Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment Debuts with Hugely Popular New Anime Series BEET THE VANDEL BUSTER: THE SACRIFICE Woodland Hills, CA ­ On January 30, 2007, BEET THE VANDEL BUSTER: THE SACRIFICE, the premiere Anime release under the new partnership between Illumitoon Entertainment Ltd. and Westlake Entertainment, will arrive […]

New York Comic-Con Announces Anime Guests and Programming

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2007
A press release from the New York Comic-Con details the anime-related programming scheduled for this year’s convention. In addition to panel discussions with the various anime companies, there will be dedicated panels to Japanese horror comics and anime; “Laptop Anime,” about how to create anime on personal computer hardware and software; and a Robotech: The […]

Alexandr Petrov Exhibit at the Ghibli Museum, Foreign DVD Library Announcements

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2007
According to, Studio Ghibli and animator Alexandr Petrov have announced an exhibition of Petrov’s work at the Ghibli Museum. The same news posting details Ghibli’s efforts to release more foreign animated movies to DVD in Japan, with Paul Grimault’s Le Roi et l’Oiseau to be released on April 4.

"Cars," "Happy Feet" Win Golden Globes

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2007
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has awarded the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film to Disney/Pixar’s Cars, and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song to “The Song of the Heart” from Warner Brothers’ Happy Feet. A full list of the Golden Globe award winners is available at the HFPA website.