A censored version of Persepolis, which portrays the Iranian revolution and its aftermath in a critical light, received a legal screening in Tehran last week, Variety reports. A DVD of the film with Farsi subtitles was given in two different locations with the permission of the cultural authorities. Scenes of a sexual nature were cut […]
India’s DQ Entertainment and Japan’s THINK Corp. have signed a “memorandum of understanding” to co-produce three high-end CG-animated TV series, and are considering plans for a direct-to-DVD feature film, Animationxpress reports. The two companies expect to spend approximately $24 million on the three series.
Viz will release many box sets in May and June. Pokemon fans will want to mark their calendars, as Pokemon: Battle Frontier Box Set 1 will be released on 6/24/08 for $39.98. It runs 520 minutes. Also, Pokemon Season 1 Box 4 will be released on 5/20/08 for 39.98. It runs 760 minutes. June will […]
Ragnarok is a show completely lacking in inspiration, the kind of series that feels created solely to cash in on a popular online video game. The kind where the writers, stumped, said, “Oh right, we have to make a show! Uh… let’s have them fight some random monsters! Done!” The characters are all archetypes we’ve […]
The Aristocats debuted at number three on the DVD sales charts in its first week of release, trade journal Video Business Online reports. Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest fell from seventh to eleventh place in its fourth week of release, and The Simpsons Movie slipped from ninth to fifteenth place.
Superhero Hype! has posted a ten-minute documentary featurette on Batman: Gotham Knights showing scenes and images from the upcoming direct-to-DVD release. Producer Bruce Timm and others discuss the roots of the Batman character and ways they and the directors went about introducing anime styles and conventions into the six-part feature. Deadshot, Scarecrow, and Killer Croc […]
A year ago, Jeremy Sisto was starring as a private investigator with deep psychological scars in “Kidnapped.” This season, Sisto joined the “Law & Order” legacy of actors as a detective with a haunted past. It’s seem only natural that his next starring role would be as Batman. Warner Bros. has released another interview with […]
A year ago, Jeremy Sisto was starring as a private investigator with deep psychological scars in “Kidnapped.” This season, Sisto joined the “Law & Order” legacy of actors as a detective with a haunted past. It’s seem only natural that his next starring role would be as Batman. Sisto fills the vocal role of the […]
LONDON , Ky. ,- Toy Vault, Inc. announced today that it signed a licensing agreement with FUNimation Entertainment to create high quality plush, and plush accessories based on “Shin chan,” a Japanese anime series based on the manga written by Yoshito Usui. Toy Vault plans to launch products that showcase the intriguing personalities of the […]
Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America have announced the schedule for their The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights. touring production. The tour, which is based on the primetime special, has the characters trying to protect an unpredictable egg. The production comes from the same creative team behind the TV show, including writer Adam Peltzman, […]