Newsarama Interviews Marty Isenberg on "Transformers: Animated"

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has spoken with producer Marty Isenberg about the upcoming Transformers: Animated, which debuts as a TV movie on Cartoon Network on December 26, 2007, to launch a new series in 2008. Isenberg discusses how the series was started, plot elements and changes that were made because of the successful live-action movie, […]

Anime Network Adds Four New Series

by on December 19, 2007
Four new anime series will get a VOD television premiere in January 2008 courtesy of The Anime Network, the network announced today. Premiering on January 3 will be Studio Gonzo’s Magikano, about a seemingly ordinary middle school student and his three witch sisters. It is directed by Seiji Kishi. January 17 will bring 5 Centimeters […]

FUNimation Recalls "My Santa!" DVDs Due to Ratings Misprint

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2007
FUNimation has announced a recall of the romance/comedy anime DVD Ittsudate My Santa! due to a ratings misprint. DVDs were shipped originally with a TV-PG rating (parental guidance suggested) when they should have been rated TV-MA (mature audiences only) due to animated nudity and other content inappropriate for younger viewers. FUNimation plans to re-release of […]

"Roger Rabbit" Producer Still Open for Sequel; Spills Sequel Plot Details

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2007
At the MTV Movies weblog, producer Frank Marshall said that he is still open to the idea of doing a sequel to 1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which mixed live-action actors and animated characters from a variety of companies for a noir tale in post-WWII Los Angeles. Marshall said that the special effects costs scuttled […]

Four New Images from "Justice League: New Frontier"

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2007
The World’s Finest Online has posted four new images from the upcoming Justice League: The New Frontier direct-to-video movie. Based on the graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke, the DVD will be released in February 2008.

"Beck" Strikes a Chord: The Mongolian Chop Squad Returns in Volume 2

by on December 19, 2007
Ladies and Gentlemen! Tonight—and for tonight only—on your very own DVD player comes the return of the guitar-strumming, mic-fumbling, tom-tapping heroes of teen angst. Yes, light your lighters, spill your drinks and get all sweaty for Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad Volume 2. Koyuki: Guitar and babe magnet extraordinaire, author of the bestselling book “How to […]

Painting the Town Yellow at "The Simpsons Movie" DVD Release (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2007
To commemorate the release of The Simpsons Movie on DVD and Blu-ray disc, 20th Century Fox painted midtown Manhattan yellow, using Bryant Park’s skating rink as the centerpiece of a massive Simpsons-themed wonderland, with giveaways, a one-day-only Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor, and free skating all day for visitors, with the chance to skate […]

"Futurama" Coming to Comedy Central

by on December 18, 2007
Comedy Central will add Futurama repeats to its schedule beginning Wednesday, January 2, at 8:00pm, with a broadcast of two back-to-back episodes, the network announced yesterday. Back-to-back episodes will also air on Thursday and Friday beginning at 8:00pm. Afterward, the series will settle into its regular broadcast slot: 9:00pm on Mondays through Thursdays, and 9:00pm […]

New "Wall*E" Trailer Goes Online

by on December 18, 2007
Rotten Tomatoes has posted a new trailer for the upcoming Disney/Pixar feature Wall*E. The new trailer is longer than the original teaser, but does not appear to disclose more in the way of plot.

Mickey and Friends to Hawk Rayovac Batteries

by on December 18, 2007
Spectrum Brands, maker of Rayovac batteries, has signed a licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Company to use Disney cartoon icons to advertise the battery brand, The New York Times reports. As part of the deal Rayovac will also become the exclusive supplier of batteries at the six Disney theme and water parks in the […]