ADV Films Breaks Silence on Anime Titles Vanishing from Their Website

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2008
ADV Films has issued a brief statement to Anime News Network about many different anime titles that have vanished from their website recently, and unpublished news reports about licensing issues: “We know there are a lot of rumors swirling about, and that fans are looking for assurances that ADV will continue to distribute the anime […]

"G.I. Joe" Movie Finds its Destro

by Dan Collinson January 30, 2008
Superhero Hype reports that David Murray is cast in the role of Destro in the big screen adaptation of G.I. Joe. Murray’s film credits included King Arthur, and Batman Begins. Murray will join Channing Tatum (Duke), Dennis Quaid (Hawk), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), Sienna Miller (The Baroness), Rachel Nichols (Scarlett), Arnold Vosloo (Zartan), Marlon Wayans […]

Bandai Visual USA Licenses "Shigofumi" and "True Tears"

by SB20xxon January 30, 2008
Bandai Visual USA announced that it has two new shows from 2008: Shigofumi: Letters From the Departed and True Tears. Both series will debut in R1 very soon after their R2 broadcast and DVD release. Shigofumi‘s first volume will be released on 5/13/08 for $39.99. It will contain two episodes, and includes a 12-page color […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New April Titles Including "SEED Destiny Final Plus"

by SB20xxon January 30, 2008
Some new titles have been announced by Bandai Entertainment for April 2008. Most notably, numerous series are being re-released in Anime Legends complete collection form, all on 4/1/08: * Dan Doh! Complete Collection: 650 min. – $49.98 * Magical Meo Meow Taruto Complete Collection: 300 min. – $39.98 * Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Collection 1: […]

"Cinderella II: Dreams Come True," But Not in This Sequel

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2008
It was an uphill battle convincing people that Cinderella III: A Twist in Time was a genuinely good movie, and much of the reason for their doubt can be traced back to Cinderella II: Dreams Come True. Recently re-released as a Special Edition DVD, Cinderella II is emblematic of everything that was wrong with Disney […]

‘Marvel Zombies’ Animated Feature Rumoured

by on January 29, 2008
According to a Direct To DVD animated feature based upon the popular Marvel Zombies mini series may be in the works. The series, which follows the events of an alternate Marvel universe becoming infected with a virus that turns the characters into flesh hungry zombies, has been both a critical and commmercial hit for […]

Nick Theme Park Coming to Mall of America

by on January 29, 2008
Nickelodeon and Mall of America will open Nickelodeon Universe, a new theme park, on Saturday, March 15, the network said today. The attraction, which is the first-ever Nickelodeon theme park in the world, will feature such Nick-themed rides as the SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge; Avatar Airbender; and Splat-O-Sphere. It will also have live shows, […]

Nick Airing Valentine’s Day Romance Marathon

by on January 29, 2008
Nickelodeon will air romance-themed episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Go, Diego, Go and other series on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, as part of its Crush Week programming schedule, the network says. The Valentine’s Day marathon will run from 6:30am to 9:00pm (EST/PST). [Source: Viacom]

PR: VIZ Media Announces Debut of Second Season of "Bleach" On Adult Swim

by on January 28, 2008
New Episodes Of Riveting Supernatural Action Series To Debut In March San Francisco, CA, January 28, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that the 52-episode second season of the hit supernatural action animated series BLEACH is expected to […]

Charter Communications Adds Anime Channel to SVOD Lineup

by on January 28, 2008
Charter Communications is offering Anime Network to its customers as a subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service under a carriage agreement announced today by the two companies. The deal means Anime Network will now be available in over the 35 million VOD-enabled households. [Source: Anime Network] [Read the full press release]