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"Popotan" (Vol. 1) Made a Popofan Outta Me!

Popotan‘s packaging might lead you to think that it’s only about one thing—boobs—but it’s about a lot more. Don’t let this genre-bending show slip under your radar; it richly deserves to find an audience. Popotan is about three magical sisters who live in an equally magical house. The ditzy yet kindhearted Ai, the tomboyish Mai, […]

"Batman" Cast Signs on for Videogame

Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy and Tom Wilkinson will reprise their Batman Begins roles for the film’s video game tie-in, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The game is scheduled to be released in June on the same day as the film.

"Di Gi Charat Nyo: Nyo Arrival" Due May 24

Bandai will release Di Gi Charat Nyo: Nyo Arrival (Vol. 1) to DVD on May 24, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $29.98.

Lucasfilm's Morris Moves to Pixar

Jim Morris will produce an as-yet-unnamed film for Pixar, Luxo (citing Variety) reports. He joins the company from Lucasfilm Digital, where he served as president. (via Animated-News)

Geneon Announces Two New Titles

ICv2 reports that Geneon Entertainment will release two new Japanese animation titles in the United States. Girl’s Bravo is a story about a young boy who lands on a planet full of women. The only problem is, he’s utterly afraid of the opposite sex. Melody of Oblivion is a more dramatic story which takes place […]

Pixar Profits Drop in Latest Quarter

Pixar Animation Studios earned $55.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2004, down from $83.9 million in the same period in 2003, Reuters reports. Revenues fell to $108.9 million from $164.8 million. The company said results were hurt by comparisons to a quarter which saw the DVD release of Finding Nemo. The company still managed […]

"Divergence Eve" to DVD on March 1

ADV Films will release the first volume of the sci-fi/action space thriller Divergence Eve: Welcome to Watcher’s Nest to home video on March 1, the company said today. The DVD-only release will feature five complete episodes in anamorphic widescreen and English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening and closing animation; […]

Coke Adopts Anime for Ad

In an article about February advertising, The New York Times notes that the Coca-Cola Company will air a 60-second Japanese anime styled advertisement during the Daytona 500 broadcast on Fox. The print edition of the paper includes a still photo from the ad which is not available in the on-line version.

"Batman: The Man Who Laughs" According to Brubaker

Writer Ed Brubaker has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about Batman: The Man Who Laughs, a prestige-format comic drawn by Doug Mahnke that details the first encounter between Batman and the Joker. Batman: The Man Who Laughs was released to comic shops last Wednesday with a cover price of $6.95.

New "AcceleRacers" Coming to Cartoon Network

A new four-part AcceleRacers animated special will run quarterly on Cartoon Network as part of a deal with Mattel, the companies announced today. The first part aired in January, and the remaining parts are scheduled to air in March, June and October. In addition, sixteen micro-episodes can be viewed at Business Wire. [Source:Business Wire]

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