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PR: VIZ Media Teams with Direct2Drive for NARUTO Digital Download

by on November 16, 2007
San Francisco, CA, November 16, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the availability of the NARUTO animated series for digital download in the U.S. on Direct2Drive, IGN Entertainment’s premiere digital retail store. Episodes of the series debuted sequentially […]

PR: CHOWDER Earns Cartoon Network’s #1 Telecast of Year Among Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11

by on November 16, 2007
Scoring even stronger delivery and ratings since its launch last week on Nov. 2, Cartoon Network’s new animated series CHOWDER rocketed to the network’s #1 telecast of the year on Sunday night, Nov. 11 (7:30 p.m.), according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. The latest animated creation from C.H. Greenblatt (SpongeBob SquarePants) attracted 1,201,000 […]

"Soon I Will Be Invincible": Killing Them With Laughter

by on November 16, 2007
This affectionate deconstruction of comic books is narrated by supervillain Doctor Impossible (“smartest man alive, fourth most infamous”) and a rookie cyber-femme named Fatale (“I should’ve gone with Cybergirl, but I was on a lot of painkillers at the time”). Bring some popcorn and join Impossible’s Pinky and the Brain-styled quest to Try to Take […]

"Justice League: The New Frontier" Premieres at WonderCon

by Dan Collinson November 15, 2007
The Superman Homepage reports that the new DC Universe animated movie Justice League: The New Frontier will make its world premiere at WonderCon 2008 in San Francisco on February 22-24. The movie will feature the voices of Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, The Doors, Showgirls) as Superman, Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under) as Batman, Lucy Lawless […]

Media Blasters Announces New February Titles Including "Girls High" Collection

by SB20xxon November 15, 2007
Three more anime titles have been announced by Media Blasters for February. They are: * Girls High Collection: 300 min. – $29.99 – 2/19/08 * Phoenix vol. 3: 100 min. – $19.99 – 2/5/08 * Simoun vol. 2: 125 min. – $19.99 – 2/26/08 [Source: RightStuf]

PR: NY Anime Festival Offers Chance to be Voice Actor

by on November 15, 2007
Norwalk, CT, November 15, 2007: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced Who Wants To Be A Voice Actor?, a voice acting contest produced by leading New York City studios NYAV Post and TripWire Productions. Who Wants To Be A Voice Actor? will take place at 12:30 PM on Sunday, December 9 at the […]

Steve Pearl, the ‘American Otaking’ Has Passed Away

by Weathermanon November 15, 2007
Newsgroup moderator, FAQ author was one of the most well-known American fans of the 1990s. He was the moderator of the rec.arts.anime newsgroup from its founding. Mr. Pearl got the title ‘American Otaking’ from the former president of Gainax, Toshio Okada, at Anime East in 1995. [Source: Anime News Network]

Marvel Launches New Subscription Web Site for Comic Archive

by Weathermanon November 15, 2007
Marvel has launched a new subscription service for it’s comic archive online through a new service called Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. The archive will contain over 2,500 issues of Marvel comics from many different franchises and will post new material six months after the material’s original publication date. The comics will be available for viewing […]

"Pixar Short Films Collection" Vol. 1: Fun, But Worth the Price?

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2007
They’re the appetizers before the main course or the desserts for the home-video audience. They’re trials for new techniques, new technology, and new filmmakers to stretch their muscles. They’re the often-imitated but never quite duplicated short films of Pixar Animation Studios, and now Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released their first collection of all of […]

"Atlantis SquarePantis" Lands Best Ratings Ever for SpongeBob

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2007
Nickelodeon has issued a press release announcing that Atlantis SquarePantis, the special SpongeBob SquarePants event that aired on Monday, has scored the best ratings that the series has ever received, landing 8.8 million viewers to be the number one cable program of the evening and leading to its highest rated total day of the year […]