NYCC Announces Anime Movies and Guests for April Event

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
Anime premieres and anime panels will be among the highlights of the 2008 New York Comic Con this month, event organizers announced today. In addition, T.M.Revolution will give its first US concert in four years on Saturday, April 19, at 9:00pm at the Con. Anime premieres scheduled include Lucky Star (Friday, April 18, at 6:00pm); […]

PR: Anime Premieres, Panels, and Highlights at NYCC

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
COMIC CON’S ANIME GUESTS AND EVENTS REVEALED Norwalk, CT, April 3, 2008: The New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced many of the anime events going on at its 2008 event — April 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Center. New York Comic Con is a showcase for the biggest and the best of American pop […]

Extras for Second "Futurama" DTV Announced

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
A “lost” Futurama episode produced for the Futurama video game will be one of the extras included when Twentieth Century Fox releases The Beast With a Billion Backs to DVD on June 24, Animation Magazine reports. Other extras on the previously announced disc will include a commentary track with Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, […]

W!ldbrain and Esurance to Host Animation Program at Vail Film Festival

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
W!ildbrain and Esurance will co-sponsor a stand-alone animation program at this month’s Vail Film Festival, the companies said today. The Esurance Animation Showcase will feature work by independent animators Bill Plympton and Juan Pablo Zaramella, among others, as well as studio-produced work by Walt Disney and Pixar. W!ldbrain’s Phil Robinson will give an overview of […]

Briefly: "Alvin" Sets First-Day DVD Record; New Broadcast Deals; Nick Jr. Goes Latin

by Maxie Zeuson April 3, 2008
* Alvin and the Chipmunks sold 2.6 million DVD units its first day in release, setting a one-day record for the year. [Variety] * Broadcasters in France, Australia, and Israel have picked up local rights to Chorion’s The Mr Men Showl. [c21 Media] * Disney Channel Latin America is adding Neptuno’s Zoo Mix to its […]

"xxxHOLIC" Vol. 1: Spirits Distilled and Diluted

by Maxie Zeuson April 2, 2008
When starting a new series, checking out a new movie, or even just stopping on a random TV show, I will often give it what I think of as a “three strikes” test: I’ll track the number of times it “hits” or “misses” with a scene, a joke, or a bit of business, until either […]

New "Wonder Pets" Episodes, DVD Due Week of April 21

by Maxie Zeuson April 2, 2008
The Wonder Pets! will travel to Liverpool in “Save the Beetles!”, a primetime musical special that will premiere on Monday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, the network said today. The mini-operetta by Spamalot‘s Larry Hochman will have the team rescuing the bug band The Beetles after their yellowish submarine becomes tangled in […]

Sony Nabs Int’l DVD Rights to Anchor Bay Catalog

by Maxie Zeuson April 2, 2008
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has picked up international distribution rights to Anchor Bay’s home entertainment catalog, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The deal gives Sony rights to such product as the Hellboy animated movies and Manga Entertainment titles in territories outside the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

"Robot Chicken: Star Wars" Coming to DVD (Updated April 2)

by Dan Collinson April 2, 2008 reports that Warner will release Robot Chicken: Star Wars on May 20th. The special episode will also contain episode commentary (audio & video) as well as deleted scenes, trailers, and behind the scenes footage. The episode features the voices of Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series), Star Wars creator George Lucas, Robot […]

"Boondocks" Season Two Hitting DVD in June

by Maxie Zeuson April 2, 2008
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the second season of The Boondocks to DVD on June 10, Animation Magazine reports. The three-disc set will include thirteen episodes, including two that did not air on Adult Swim. Extras will feature commentary by creator Aaron McGruder and character profiles. It will retail for $49.95.