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PR: VIZ Media Celebrates 2 Shonen Jump Anniversaries with New Collector’s Editions

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2008
VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES TWO HISTORIC SHONEN JUMP ANNIVERSARIES WITH EXCITING NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITONS 40th Anniversary Of Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump And 5th Anniversary Of SHONEN JUMP Magazine Commemorated With Special Collector’s Edition Of Top Manga Anthology’s Articles And New Hardcover Presentations Of Several Most-Loved Manga Series San Francisco, CA, July 10, 2008 – VIZ Media, […]

Warner Home Video Brings Charlie Brown and Rankin-Bass on Home Video for the Holidays

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2008
Warner Home Video has announced several new holiday-themed DVDs scheduled for release on October 7, 2008, including: A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Deluxe Edition Rankin-Bass’ Jack Frost (1979) Bonus features have not been released for these DVDs. In addition, a Peanuts Holiday Pack containing the deluxe editions of It’s the […]

Marvel Animation Age Posts 3 New Images from "Next Avengers" DTV

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2008
The Marvel Animation Age has received three screengrabs from the upcoming direct-to-video movie Next Avengers, inspired by the Avengers comic book franchise from Marvel. The screengrabs also came with information about the panel for the movie at San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July , 2008, at 8:30 PM in room 6A. The panel will […]

Christopher Drake on Scoring "Batman Gotham Knight"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2008
Comic Book Resources has interviewed composer Christopher Drake on his work scoring two of the six short films in Batman Gotham Knight, the direct-to-video animated movie from Warner Home Video available now. Drake discusses how he worked with the producers and the other composers, his love of Batman and how it inspired his work, and […]

"Charlie and Lola" Complete Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD in October 2008

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2008
Warner Home Video has announced Charlie and Lola: The Absolutely Completely Complete Seasons One and Two, an 8-disc DVD set that will contain the first two season of the popular animated BBC show. The title characters are the four-year old Lola, who often refuses to do what she is told, and her older brother Charlie, […]

"Click & Clack’s As the Wrench Turns:" Like "Car Talk" Without the Funny Bits

by Ed Liuon July 9, 2008
Car Talk is consistently one of the funniest and most popular offerings on National Public Radio, despite what the show’s hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi claim. On their radio show, Tom and Ray (a.k.a. Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) offer up really rotten puns, crazy puzzlers, questionable relationship advice, a lot of laughing at […]

"Looney Tunes Golden Collection" Vol. 6 Announced

by Classic Speedyon July 9, 2008
Vol. 6 of the annual Looney Tunes Golden Collection has been announced. It will be released on 10/21/08 for $64.92. Cartoons included on the four discs: Disc 1: Looney Tunes All Stars * Hare Trigger: 1945 – Freleng * To Duck… Or Not to Duck: 1943 – Jones * Birth of a Notion: 1947 – […]

"Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade" Put This Wolf To Sleep, Before It Puts Me To Sleep

by Chad Boninon July 9, 2008
Japan is under attack. The class struggle between the government and its citizens has reached a fever pitch; young girls have been cast in the role of suicide bombers. As part of the Panzer Cops, Kazuki Fuse knows he’s supposed to fire when he sees a bomb, no matter who is about to detonate it. […]

Briefly: DreamWorks Goes Intel; Disney Goes On Ice; Thailand Goes for Wedding Videos

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2008
* The Wall Street Journal reports that DreamWorks Animation has signed a deal with Intel to supply chips and hardware for their large-scale computer operations, costing AMD one of its largest and most well-known customers. * DVD sales in the U.K. have shown continuing growth even in the face of an economic downturn, with Disney/Pixar’s […]

Thruop Van Orman Talks "Flapjack" with Animation Magazine

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2008
Animation Magazine has posted an interview with Thurop Van Orman about his new show on Cartoon Network, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. In the interview, Van Orman describes how his life as a child influenced the show, how he got Cartoon Network interested in the show, and the lessons he’s learned over the two years […]