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Imagi Animation Studios to Make "Astro Boy" Movie

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
Superhero Hype! is reporting that Imagi Animation Studios has optioned the rights to Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, with an eye towards making a new CGI-animated feature film tentatively targeted for release in 2009. Imagi is currently at work on TMNT and Gatchaman feature films. (via Comic Book Resources’ Comics Reel)

Four Theatrical "Evangelion" Anime in 2007-2008

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
Variety is reporting that Gainax will be producing four theatrical Evangelion movies for release in Japan. The movies are scheduled to be released in June 2007, January 2008, and a double-bill in June 2008. According to the report, the first two movies will “borrow” images from the original Evangelion TV show, but the third and […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 9": Death + Drama = Dynamite!

by James915on September 14, 2006
The last volume of Fullmetal Alchemist left us with one hell of a cliffhanger: Ed and Al at the mercy of Greed and his band of half-human, half-chimeras, and the rogue State Alchemist Zolf Kimbley in their midst… Whew. Now let’s see what fate has in store for our heroes in volume 9. Greed and […]

Retailers Selling "Voltron" Early

by Dan Collinson September 13, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that retailers like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and FYE are selling Voltron: Defender of the Universe-Collection 1: Blue Lion in stores now instead of waiting until the actual release date of September 26th.

VIZ, Amtrak, and Pokemon Team for NY Trip Giveaway

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
VIZ Media is teaming up with Amtrak and Pokémon USA for a contest to give away a five-day/four-night trip to New York City to celebrate the release of Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Details will be available in a special prize pack distributed on Pokémon-branded Amtrak train running from Boston, MA to Washington, […]

Press Release: VIZ MEDIA WANTS POKÉMON FANS TO "CATCH 'EM ALL" WITH A RIDE ON AMTRAK

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
VIZ MEDIA WANTS POKÉMON FANS TO “CATCH ‘EM ALL” WITH A RIDE ON AMTRAK San Francisco, CA, September 8, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, Amtrak and Pokémon USA, present the “Gotta Catch a Ride to New York!” Sweepstakes! The […]

"The Batman Season Two": The Batman Strikes Back?

by Stuon September 13, 2006
With its opening season rarely rising above mediocrity, The Batman needed a hell of a lot of work if it was to become worthy of 22 minutes of your time. Despite awesome character models, stunning animation and amazing chorography, The Batman was tiresome to watch in its initial season – the characters were two-dimensional bores, […]

Apple Unveils Movie Download Service; "Cars" Coming Soon

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
Apple Computer revealed a long-awaited downloadable digital video service that will sell movies through its iTunes Music Store. Current content will include movies from Walt Disney Company studios, including Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and Miramax, with Pixar’s Cars to be available soon. Resolution of the video files will be 640×480, in “Dolby Surround” sound according to […]

Bandai Provides Anime to Amazon's Unbox Service

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
Bandai will be providing anime content for Amazon.com’s newly unveiled “Unbox” service, which provides high-quality downloadable video content over broadband connections. Among the titles to be available from Unbox are Eureka SeveN, Escaflowne, Witch Hunter Robin, and several Mobile Suit Gundam titles. Launched on Thursday, September 7, Amazon’s Unbox service already includes a variety of […]

Bandai Announces New December Titles

by Dr. Daedaluson September 11, 2006
Four Bandai titles are set for December releases: Eureka 7 (vol. 5; also available in limited edition), Fantastic Children (vol. 6), IGPX (vol. 7), and Magical Meow Meow Taruto Complete Collection. [Source: AnimeOnDVD]