With a core cast consisting of one pre-teen boy teacher and an all-girl class of thirty-one students, Negima, I could tell going in, would be a very odd experience. Fortunately, the series does not degenerate to such a level that the male-to-female ratio becomes overly tiresome. But then, neither does it make full use of […]
Precious Moments and Sabella Dern Entertainment will partner to produce a series of Precious Girls Club movies, AWN reports. The values-oriented series will be introduced in select theaters beginning in August of 2009 before heading to DVD in October of that year.
DreamWorks Animation intends to continue releasing its product exclusively on the HD DVD format, despite Toshiba’s recent decision to abandon the technology, Reuters reported earlier this week. DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg says that the studio will respect its contract with Toshiba, which requires the studio to support the HD DVD format exclusively. Other HD DVD-exclusive […]
A fourth Slayers anime series will be produced by J.C. Staff under the direction of Takashi Watanabe, Anime News Network reports. Title and cast have not yet been announced.
One hundred seventy-six programs from twenty-four countries will be showcased at Cartoons on the Bay between April 10 and April 13, World Screen reports. The festival is being held in Salerno, Italy. The United States will be represented by such popular favorites as Avatar: The Last Airbender (Season 3); Ben 10 (Season 4); Foster’s Home […]
Nick Jr. will air two new episodes of Dora the Explorer back-to-back under the title “Dora Undercover Spies,” the network announced yesterday. The adventure, which has Dora and Boots trying to stop Swiper the Fox from stealing Tico the Squirrel’s birthday presents and Isa the Iguana’s cupcakes, will premiere on Friday, March 14, at 12:00pm […]
* Trigun the Movie will get a theatrical release in Japan sometime in 2009. [Anime News Network] * Dragon Hunters, a feature film spin-off of the French animated series, will get its world premiere at Cartoon Movie, the European co-production forum, in early March. [” target=”_blank”>Variety] * Worldwide distribution rights to the CGI/live-action mix Captain […]
The back-to-back premiere of two Bakugan episodes delivered strong ratings to Cartoon Network, the studio said earlier this week. The 9:00pm telecast of the new series drew 788,000 kids viewers in the 6-11 demographic, and among boys in that demo the episode beat programming on Disney. Viewership of the 9:30pm broadcast, however, dropped to 597,000. […]
Justice League: The New Frontier opens with two of the loveliest animated sequences ever glimpsed outside a Brad Bird film. In the prologue an unseen artist paints and narrates a spooky tale about the rise and incipient return of the monstrous “Centre.” The colors are bold but perhaps slightly divergent from the usual primaries; the […]
It’s hard to walk into an adaptation of one of your favorite books with the full expectation that your favorite scene isn’t going to be in it. Such was the problem I faced when spinning up Justice League: The New Frontier, the direct-to-video adaptation of Darwyn Cooke’s graphic novel DC: The New Frontier. Attempting to […]