70s "Popeye" Toons Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson March 8, 2008 reports that the 70s Popeye cartoons from The All-New Popeye Hour are coming to DVD in Popeye & Friends Vol. 1. The DVD contains 8 episodes from the 70s cartoon series that was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and aired on CBS in 1978 continuing the adventures of the spinach-eating sailor saving his girl Olive […]

"Kiddy Grade": Much More Than Fanservice

by Jon Ton March 7, 2008
I recall first hearing about Kiddy Grade when it was originally broadcast in Japan back in 2002. Like an increasing number of science-fiction anime, it seemed to feature quite a lot of young women in fanservice-friendly costumes. Based on this first impression, I dismissed the series and never sought it out. I’m now grown-up enough […]

"Ranma 1/2" Season 5: Old School Fun

by SB20xxon March 7, 2008
I’ve seen a decent amount of Japanese animation since I started really watching it in late 2003, but believe it or not, I’d never seen the famous Ranma 1/2 until now. Having finally seen some of it—Season 5, to be exact—what did I think? The series has a great premise, and while I’m sure most […]

"Maria Watches Over Us" Coming to DVD This Summer

by on March 6, 2008
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has licensed Maria Watches Over Us (Maria-sama ga Miteru) and will release it to DVD in season box sets beginning this summer, the company said today. The series, based on a series of novels by Oyuki Konno and illustrated by Reine Hibiki, follows the lives of several teenage girls attending the […]

PR: Nozomi Entertainment to Release Maria Watches Over Us (Maria-sama ga Miteru)

by on March 6, 2008
Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the licensing of MARIA WATCHES OVER US (Maria-sama ga Miteru). The series, often referred to by fans as “Marimite,” will be released on DVD as “season box sets,” with Japanese audio and English-language subtitles, starting Summer 2008. A character-driven, coming of […]

Neil Patrick Harris on Being The Flash

by on March 6, 2008
Neil Patrick Harris on the best part of being an animation VA: When I finally get to see the animation, I barely remember what the lines were – which is great because not only do I get to be in it, but I get the fan perspective on it, too. For from the man who […]

"Tim and Eric" Tour in 2008

by on March 6, 2008
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators of Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! will launch a 13-city tour in Boston on April 21 and end in Los Angeles on May 5, it was announced today. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Tour 2008 will be a live-action variety show consisting of […]

PR: Crispin Freeman (Voice of Electro) The Spectacular Spider-Man

by on March 6, 2008
Crispin Freeman steps away from his luminary status in the world of anime and video game voiceovers to assume the animated role of Electro, a featured member of the rogues gallery of recurring villains in “The Spectacular Spider-Man.” An all-new animated television series, “The Spectacular Spider-Man” premieres Saturday, March 8 with back-to-back episodes airing at […]

PR: Neil Patrick Harris "The Flash" "Justice League: The New Frontier"

by on March 6, 2008
Somewhere between the Emmy Award nominations and the critically-acclaimed stage performances from Broadway to Los Angeles, Neil Patrick Harris still finds room in his busy schedule for his guilty pleasure: comic books and the super heroes within. Harris is now back on the set of “How I Met Your Mother,” but he had time during […]

"Tak," "SpongeBob" and "Pinocchio 3000" Highlight YTV Schedule in April

by on March 6, 2008
Yellow and green will color the YTV schedule in April as the channel marks Earth Day and premieres a SpongeBob SquarePants special. First, though, the channel will premiere the new Nickelodeon series Tak and the Power of Juju on Saturday, April 5, at 10:00am. The series is about a fourteen-year-old boy who discovers he has […]