"Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs" Arrives on DVD June 24, 2008

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2008
The next Futurama direct-to-video movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs, will be available at retailers on June 24, 2008. The movie will put Fry, Leela, Bender, and the rest of the crew at Planet Express in “a disturbing – yet sensuous – interplanetary love story” with a repulsive planet-sized creature. The DVD will be […]

PR: "Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs" on June 24, 2008

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2008
A Carbon-Neutral Production! THE BEAST WITH A BILLION BACKS BENDER AND HIS ROBOT ARMY ARE ON THE ATTACK IN AN ALL-NEW FEATURE-LENGTH EPIC The Intergalactic Hot Tentacle Action Arrives Exclusively On DVD June 24 >From Fox Home Entertainment CENTURY CITY, CALIF. – Good news, everyone! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) proudly presents the second […]

"Shin-chan" Season 1 Part 1: Yo! Here’s My DVD!

by Classic Speedyon May 22, 2008
Japan has loved Shin-chan for over a decade. But until just recently, America was left out of the fun. Thanks to FUNimation and Adult Swim, though, U.S. viewers finally have had the opportunity to see the long-running domestic slice-of-life comedy. And now FUNi is releasing the series to DVD in thirteen-episode sets. For those late […]

"Gurren Lagann" To Air on Sci-Fi in July?

by Classic Speedyon May 21, 2008
(Updated 5/21/08) Talks are currently being held to air Gurren Lagann on Sci-Fi Channel’s Ani-Monday block starting on 7/28/08 at 11 PM/10c. Bandai Entertainment producer Toshifumi Yoshida and Hiroe Tsukamoto of Aniplex are currently working an accelerated schedule to debut the new dub in time. The dub is being handled by Bang Zoom. [Source: Sci […]

PR: VIZ Media welcomes Bleach Manga Creator Tite Kubo to San Diego Comic Con 2008

by Matt Hazudaon May 21, 2008
San Francisco, CA, May 21, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that its SHONEN JUMP magazine will welcome prolific manga (graphic novel) creator Tite Kubo for a series of rare in-person appearances beginning on Friday, July 25 at […]

Onion A.V. Club Interviews "South Park"’s Matt Stone and Trey Parker

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2008
The Onion A.V. Club has interviewed Matt Stone and Trey Parker, co-creators of South Park. The interview digs into how the two work and collaborate, the sacrifices and benefits of the show’s grueling nine-day turnaround schedule, how they approach writing episodes of the show, the genesis of the Imaginationland 3-part episode, how much supervision they […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg Profiled at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2008
The Associated Press has published a profile of Jeffrey Katzenberg, co-founder and CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG, as the studio’s latest film, Kung Fu Panda, debuts at the Cannes Film Festival. Katzenberg details how he became an animation executive by accident at Walt Disney under Michael Eisner, the founding of DreamWorks, and how envy of […]

Newsarama on Animation Pioneer Georges Melies

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has posted a two-part profile of film and animation pioneer Georges Melies (part 1 and part 2). The profile chronicles his contributions in the earliest days of film in conjunction with Flicker Alley’s Georges Melies: The First Wizard of Cinema (1896-1913) five-DVD retrospective of his work.

"Bleach" Creator Tite Kubo to Appear at San Diego Comic-Con 2008 in July

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2008
VIZ Media will be hosting Tite Kubo, the creator of the Bleach and Zombie Powder manga, as a special guest at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2008 on July 25-26. Kubo will be appearing at the Bleach the Movie screening on July 25, and at the Shonen Jump panel and two autographing sessions on July […]

Briefly: Computer Animation Degrees, Brazilian Cons, and mc chris at NY Anime Fest

by Maxie Zeuson May 21, 2008
* The Los Angeles Film School will begin offering an Associate of Science Degree in Computer Animation this September. [AWN] * Brazil’s 7th Annual Kodama Manga, Anime, and Cartoon Convention will be held May 23-24, 2008. [via TZ member Marcos] * Hip hop artist mc chris will be performing at this year’s New York Anime […]