Word Balloon Podcast Interviews Andrea Romano on Voice Directing the DC Universe

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2008
The Word Balloon podcast has interviewed voice director Andrea Romano, veteran casting and voice director who has directed dialog sessions for shows such as Batman the Animated Series, Justice League: The New Frontier, The Boondocks, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Avatar the Last Airbender. Romano provides some details about her work on the upcoming Batman: Gotham Knight […]

"Avatar the Last Airbender" Live-Action Movie in 2010; Shyamalan Interviewed

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2008
Variety is reporting a July 2, 2010 release date for the first movie in a planned live-action feature film trilogy based on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. The movies will be directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and will drop “Avatar” and merely go by “The Last Airbender” to avoid confusion with the James Cameron movie […]

"Shaun The Sheep–Saturday Night Shaun": These Are The Cartoon Heroes

by Grant Whiteon April 15, 2008
Wallace & Gromit’s wooly chum now has a third DVD collection out. Returning with a further eight episodes of claymation slapstick, Shaun, Bitzer and all their friends prove that them there country folk know how to have a good time. The focus is still on voiceless comedy escapes, hanging on a seven-minute premise. As with […]

Yahoo! Movies Posts "Batman: Gotham Knight" Trailer

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2008
Yahoo! Movies has posted a new trailer for the upcoming Batman: Gotham Knight direct-to-video project. It is available in Flash and multiple high-definition QuickTime formats. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

"Hell Girl" Vol. 5 Takes Baby Steps Away From Its Formula

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2008
The first four volumes of Hell Girl felt like an exercise in unrealized potential. There were spooks and chills in abundance, but also incredibly repetitive plots, paper-thin characters, and seemingly no interest in examining the moral and ethical implications of the show’s premise. With the release of Hell Girl volume 5 (“Carp”), the series finally […]

"Avatar" Book 3 Vol. 4 DVD Coming July 29, 2008

by Ed Liuon April 14, 2008
The fourth and final DVD of Book 3 of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender will hit retailers on July 29, 2008, according to a report on The DVD will run for 123 minutes and will include the four-part series finale. The report at also has disc artwork and a summary which could spoil […]

Deals Bring "Death Note," "Bleach" to European Markets

by Maxie Zeuson April 14, 2008
Bleach and Death Note have been picked up for distribution in Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom under a set of broadcast and DVD deals, VIZ Media announced today. Panini UK’s The Licensing Machine subsidiary has acquired TV and home video rights to Bleach in Italy and Germany; the company has also purchased TV, home […]

PR: "Death Note" Live-Action Feature Film Is Coming Two Days Only

by Maxie Zeuson April 14, 2008
Special Two-Night Event Will be Shown in Select Theatres Nationwide San Francisco, CA, April 14, 2008 – VIZ Pictures, an affiliate of VIZ Media, LLC that focuses on Japanese live-action film distribution, has announced that it will team with NCM FATHOM, the entertainment division of National CineMedia, to present a special two-night multi-city debut at […]

PR: VIZ Media Presents Exciting New Japanese Animated Series at 2008 MIPTV

by Matt Hazudaon April 14, 2008
CANNES, FRANCE, April 8, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, arrives at MIPTV this year with a variety of exciting new animated series available for the territories of North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Oceania. . […]

PR: VIZ Media and Manga Entertainment Announce Exclusive DVD Deal for UK and Ireland

by Matt Hazudaon April 14, 2008
Cannes, FRANCE, April 7, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies and Manga Entertainment Ltd., a division of Starz Media, LLC an entertainment company specializing in the marketing and distribution of Japanese animation, announce an exclusive DVD distribution deal for the […]