AX2007 – Full of CONtradictions

by on August 23, 2007
This is an AX2007 sandwich, it is made of win and fail. Now, for those familiar with that meme, you’re probably chortling about that contradiction. However, it’s entirely true. AX2007 was the best of times, and it was the worst of times. Let’s start with the good: – Makoto Shinkai’s new film, 5 Centimeters Per […]

ADV Films Announces New November Titles Including "Princess Tutu" Thinpak

by SB20xxon August 22, 2007
A few new complete collections and re-releases are coming from ADV: * Burn Up/Plastic Little Double Pack: $19.98 – TBA * Gantz Perfect Score Collection: $99.98 – TBA * Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Perfect Collection (Tin): $59.98 – 11/27/07 * Nadia, Secret of Blue Water Perfect Collection (Tin): $79.98 – 11/27/07 * Neon Genesis Evangelion […]

IDW Talks "Speed Racer" Comics

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2007
IDW’s Chris Ryall spoke to about the company’s plans for new Speed Racer comics in conjunction with the upcoming live-action movie and animated series. Ryall discussed why IDW went after the Speed Racer license, their plans for publishing older Speed Racer comics, and publication plans for the new Speed Racer comics starting in February […]

"Doctor Strange": Marvel’s DTV Supreme

by on August 22, 2007
Except, possibly, for Forbush Man, Marvel could scarcely have come up with a more unlikely candidate for the DTV movie treatment than Doctor Strange. Strange is probably the biggest Marvel name I know next to nothing about, owing largely to the fact that he rarely appeared in crossovers in the series I read. Add that […]

"Frisky Dingo" Creators Talk Season 2

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Matt Thompson and Adam Reed, co-creators of Adult Swim’s Frisky Dingo, about the debut of the second season this Sunday. The interview notes how a second season is a bit of a spoiler in itself, considering the ending of the first one, along with the source of some of their […]

DreamWorks Animation and Paramount Back HD DVD over Blu-Ray

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2007
Paramount and DreamWorks Animation have both announced that they will be backing the HD DVD high-definition DVD format over the rival BluRay format (registration required). In the past, both studios released movies in both formats, but Paramount president of worldwide marketing and distribution Rob Moore cited a lower cost to consumers with HD DVD. The […]

Philip Brophy on the Marvel of Osamu Tezuka’s Manga

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2007
Philip Brophy’s resume makes him out as a multi-media renaissance man, with a variety of critically acclaimed and intellectually challenging projects in music, film, analytical texts, and museum curatorship. He has done several exhibitions so far on the work of Osamu Tezuka, often regarded as the artist who built the foundations of Japanese anime and […]

"Persepolis" to Close 2007 New York Film Festival in October

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2007
The 2007 New York Film Festival will close with a screening of Persepolis, the autobiographical animated movie based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi and directed by Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. The graphic novel and movie are based on Satrapi’s experiences growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The film won the Jury […]

PR: Cartoon Network Adopts New Food & Beverage Guidelines

by on August 18, 2007
Cartoon Network to Adopt New Food & Beverage-Related Guidelines and New Healthy Lifestyle Programming Pledge for Kids Guidelines to Affect Licensing of Cartoon Network Original Characters for Kid-Targeted Food & Beverage Licensed Products & Promotional Tie-Ins Beginning January 1, 2008 ATLANTA, August 17, 2007—To reflect its ongoing commitment to promote lifetime health and wellness for […]

"Zipang" Vol. 5: Marty McFly in the Navy

by on August 18, 2007
As a huge World War II history buff, I’m easily entertained by anything remotely related to it, such as my all-time favorite anime Space Battleship Yamato. Since I already know about most of the war’s actual events, I find “what if?” scenarios especially involving. As a kid I was entranced by the 1980 Kirk Douglas […]