No Second Wind for "Racer" at Box Office

by Maxie Zeuson May 19, 2008
Iron Man grossed $31.2 million at North American box offices over the weekend, giving it a domestic cumulative of $222.5 million. The film came in second at the box office, behind Prince Caspian, but it outdrew the Narnia sequel overseas with a gross of $25.6 million, lifting its foreign take to $206 million. Speed Racer, […]

PR: Pokemon Announces Video Game Showdown Between US and Japan

by Maxie Zeuson May 19, 2008
The Most Talented Pokémon Players Will Compete in Los Angeles and New York for a Chance to Battle the Best Players from Japan Bellevue, WA ­ May 15, 2008 ­ Pokémon USA, Inc., has announced the first-ever Video Game Showdown, pitting the most skilled Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl players from the United States and […]

"The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries" Coming to DVD

by Classic Speedyon May 19, 2008
(Updated 5/19/08) Warner Home Video announced it has plans to release The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, an animated series starring Sylvester, Tweety, Hector the Dog, and Granny, onto DVD on September 9th. All thirteen episodes from the 1995-1996 season are planned for the first release, which is expected to cost $19.97. [Source: ]

"Spiral": Iris Out

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2008
Spiral is the kind of cool, high-concept television series that starts off with a bang, sputters about in a chaotic frenzy for awhile, and then gutters out in complete banality. And that’s the best thing about it. Most series that start well and end badly are only mediocre, but Spiral is actively infuriating. After three […]

FUNimation Announces ‘Romeo X Juliet’

by Nobuyuki samaon May 17, 2008
During their industry panel at Anime Central in Chicago today, Senior Events Manager Adam Sheehan announced the licensing of Gonzo’s animated re-imagining of the classic Shakespeare play, with a planned release over two 12-episode sets beginning in the spring of 2009.

FUNimation Licenses "D.Gray-Man"

by Classic Speedyon May 17, 2008
The currently-running shonen anime series D.Gray-man has been licensed by FUNimation, and is slated for a 2009 release. The official website can be viewed here. [Source: ]

Scott Bradley: The Other Master of Musical Mayhem

by Maxie Zeuson May 17, 2008
You know, it’s a funny thing. I can’t draw, have never been to art school, and have a sense of humor so dry that my jokes will instantly mummify anyone who hears one. And yet that doesn’t stop me from talking about cartoons as though they were something I understood. Did I say that was […]

"Animaniacs" Vol. 3: Watching This Is a Good Idea

by Weathermanon May 17, 2008
It’s that time again! Time to write mean things about a Time Warner executive? Time to watch another anime company declare bankruptcy? No, it’s time to review another Animaniacs DVD set! Volume 3 to be specific: Five discs loaded with over 25 episodes of one of the greatest comedic series in the history of US […]

Sylvain Chomet’s "The Illusionist" First Footage to Screen at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2008
The Cannes Film Festival will host the first public screening of footage from The Illusionist, the new animated film by Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville). The movie is based on a combination of original material and previously unproduced material by Jacques Tati, and will be produced with a combination of hand-drawn animation and CGI. […]

"Robotech: Shadow Chronicles" 2-Disc: Worthy Successor

by Jon Ton May 16, 2008
Well, it took Harmony Gold almost twenty years to do it, but in 2006 they finally produced their first complete sequel to the original Robotech series. In this day and age, the word ‘sequel’ is quite out of the ordinary when it comes to 1980s animated franchises. Transformers, Masters of the Universe, and the Teenage […]