"Nerima Daikon Brothers" Vol. 1: If Blues Brothers Was an Anime

by Dr. Daedaluson December 21, 2006
Having scored a hit with Shinichi Watanabe’s earlier series, Excel Saga, ADV Films has licensed another title he directed, a musical comedy called Nerima Daikon Brothers. What makes this new title stand out amidst the other anime comedies out there is that it’s a musical. So, it earns automatic points for innovation right there. However, […]

Press release: VIZ Media Announces Expanded Coverage and New Look for Shojo Beat

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2006
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES EXPANDED COVERAGE AND A NEW LOOK FOR SHOJO BEAT MAGAZINE BEGINNING WITH JANUARY 2007 ISSUE First Issue Of The Year To Debut Several New Sections, Introduce New Magazine Mascot And Feature A 2007 Shojo Beat Calendar San Francisco, CA, December 19, 2006 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment […]

Press Release: FUNimation Channel Goes Live on SureWest Digital Television

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2006
*** FUNimation Channel Goes Live on SureWest Digital Television *** Top anime available 24/7 on digital channel from FUNimation Entertainment FORT WORTH, TX – December 18, 2006 – FUNimation Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation and the market share leader for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States, announced today that […]

"Batman Adventures’" Burchett and Slott Re-Unite for "She-Hulk"

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2006
Comic Book Resources has spoken to writer Dan Slott and artist Rick Burchett about their upcoming run on Marvel’s She-Hulk, starting with issue #14 shipping on December 20. The last comic book the two collaborated on was DC’s Batman Adventures, based on Batman the Animated Series. In the article, Slott and Burchett provide a current […]

"Cars" Soundtrack Nominated for 3 Grammys

by Dan Collinson December 19, 2006
The AWN website reports that the soundtrack to the Disney-Pixar film Cars is nominated for three Grammy Awards. The soundtrack is nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album; Randy Newman & James Taylor get the nod for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture for “Our Town”; and John Mayer’s rendition of “Route 66” gets a […]

"Ninja Nonsense" Vol. 4: Break Out the Egg Nog and… Swords?

by Dr. Daedaluson December 18, 2006
All good things must come to an end, unfortunately. And Ninja Nonsense is no exception. It was one of the better anime comedies in recent memory, and I’m glad RightStuf licensed it. That said, this final volume isn’t quite as strong in the humor department as Volume 3, but there are still quite a few […]

Jim Hill on the $500m Impact of "Tinker Bell Movie" Delays

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2006
Jim Hill Media has posted an article examining the potential impact to Disney’s bottom line due to the delays of The Tinkerbell Movie, which was to be the flagship of a new “Disney Fairies” marketing initiative. The movie was originally scheduled to be released to DVD in October 2007 in conjunction with a retailing push […] Posts Mega-Interview with "Teen Titans’" Glen Murakami

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2006
The website has posted a massive interview with Teen Titans producer Glen Murakami, running from his start in the animation industry with Batman the Animated Series and going all the way through to the fifth and final season of Teen Titans. Along the way, Murakami hits on such various topics as the approach the […]

ASIFA-East Interviews Animation Historian Jerry Beck

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2006
Animation historian Jerry Beck has been interviewed for the ASIFA-East monthly newsletter. Interviewer David B. Levy inquires about Beck’s career path, some of the DVD projects he is working on (including the Paramount Harveytoons boxed set and the upcoming Popeye shorts collection), and what shorts from each studio he would save in a fire. Beck […]

"Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes" Comes To DVD

by Stuon December 18, 2006
Several online retailers such as and PlayUSA are citing a March 27th release for Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes Volume One. The disc is set to contain four episodes of the show but has yet to be officially announced. No cover art or specs are available.