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"Gurren Lagann" Jump Starts New Broadband Broadcasts

by Maxie Zeuson December 19, 2007
Broadcasts of Gurren Lagann will inaugurate The Anime Network’s new ad-supported broadband service (available at www.theanimenetworkonline.com) beginning today, the company says. The channel also says it plans to use the broadband service to regularly broadcast series that have not yet been released to home video in North America. Such series will be shown in Japanese […]

PR: Anime Network Launches New Broadband Service

by Maxie Zeuson December 19, 2007
New Hit Series Gurren Lagann Leads Off Lineup December 19, 2007 – Anime Network, America’s #1 Anime Channel, today announced a new broadband service to stream high-quality anime on the Internet. This new service is free to the consumer, who can expect to find over 20 full episodes of classic and brand new anime series […]

IESB.net Gets Sneak Peek at "Gatchaman"

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2007
The IESB.net website has posted a sneak peek at Gatchaman, the CGI-animated feature film coming in 2009. The article includes comments about the setting, tone, and storyline of the film from co-directors Kevin Munroe (TMNT) and Tom Tanaka. Three new still images from the movie accompany the article. The movie is based on the anime […]

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 Maxie Zeuson 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 Jameson 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 […]