Naruto is Yahoo’s 4th Most Popular Search Term in 2007

by Weathermanon December 5, 2007
According to CNet, Naruto was the 4th most searched term on Yahoo! this year. Yahoo! does not currently release its overall numbers, prefering to break them up in trends, but did provide the information to CNet for its article. Naruto was also the second most popular search in the Toys and Games category. [Source: Anime […]

"Samurai Horror Tales: Goblin Cat" is Spooky, Stylish, and Psychedelic

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2007
I’m a sucker for animation that mimics the style of an artist in another medium. The most common examples are cartoons based on comics, with the best known being the Peanuts animated adaptations, which vividly brought Charles Schulz’s children to the screen completely intact visually. Other, less well-known examples include the SciFi Channel’s adaptation of […]

Charlie Brown Easter, Valentines Specials Get Remastered DVD Release

by on December 4, 2007
Warner Home Video will release deluxe, remastered editions of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown early next year, the company said today. Each DVD will retail for $19.95. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, which originally debuted in 1975, has Charlie Brown waiting patiently by the mailbox for a Valentine, […]

PR: Warner Home Video Brings "It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" to DVD

by on December 4, 2007
BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2007) – This spring consumers will want to fill their Easter baskets with Warner Home Video’s (WHV) latest Peanuts release, It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, Deluxe Edition, on DVD February 19, 2008. The all-time favorite seasonal animated television special, will be available just in time for the Easter holiday in […]

PR: Love Is in the Air with the Release of "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown"

by on December 4, 2007
BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2007) – Warner Home Video (WHV) will steal consumers’ hearts on January 15, 2008 with the deluxe edition DVD release of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown. The all-time favorite seasonal animated television special, will be available just in time for Valentine’s Day in its dazzling, newly re-mastered format along with a […]

World’s Finest Online Interviews Alan Burnett on "The Batman" Season 5

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2007
The World’s Finest Online has interviewed writer/producer Alan Burnett about the fifth season of The Batman. The interview discusses the introduction of more of DC’s heroes into the show, as well as the reasons why some characters have not appeared yet and how to balance the expanded superhero cast with the existing one.

Anime Innovation Tokyo Adds Show Clips to YouTube

by on December 4, 2007
Anime Innovation Tokyo will webcast clips of its investment projects on with what it calls the Anime Innovation Channel, Variety reports. The clips represent pilots that might be made into full-length animated series or features if they attract enough investment money.

"Shrek the Third": This Shrek’s a Wreck

by on December 3, 2007
Shrek the Third is a bit of a mess. The first two films in the series could entertain both children and adults effortlessly, and they had highly original plots. But with Shrek the Third we get what I feared the second film would be: an unoriginal, unentertaining film full of repetitious jokes. The story has […]

James Tucker on "Legion of Super-Heroes" with Comic Book Resources

by Ed Liuon December 3, 2007
Producer James Tucker has spoken with Comic Book Resources about “Message in a Bottle,” last weekend’s episode of Legion of Super-Heroes. Tucker talks about how the episode will introduce a famous element of the 1950’s Superman comics into the continuity of the show, and also how the introduction of Kell-El, a clone of Superman from […]

2007 Annie Award Nominations Announced

by on December 3, 2007
The nominees for the 35th annual Annie Awards were announced today. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, February 8, 2008 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. Among the big news is that Pixar’s Ratatouille leads the field with 13 nominations, followed closely by Sony Pictures Animation’s Surf’s Up with […]