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ADV Films Announces New June Titles

by SB20xxon March 7, 2007
In the month of June, be on the look-out for the following ADV titles: * 009-1 vol. 1: 6/19/07 * Air Gear vol. 3: 6/5/07 * Kurau Phantom Memory vol. 2 (w/optional artbox): 6/12/07 * Le Chevalier D’Eon vol. 3: 6/19/07 * Paniponi Dash vol. 4: 6/12/07 * Papuwa vol. 6: 6/26/07 All of the […]

FUNimation Announces New May and June Titles

by SB20xxon March 6, 2007
Beck is making its R1 DVD debut on 6/26/07 with four episodes, and will be available in both a regular edition ($29.98) and one with a box ($44.98). Suzuka also makes its debut with a 6/12/07 release date. It will contain four episodes and will be available in both regular ($24.98) and boxed versions ($34.98). […]

DVD Talk Visits London for "Peter Pan" Launch Weekend

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2007
DVD Talk’s Jamie S. Rich has posted a writeup of the weekend press junket in London for the release of the Peter Pan 2-disc Platinum Edition, detailing the tours of London to recreate the trips taken by the Darling children in the movie and the discussions with Kathryn Beaumont and Margaret Kerry, the voice of […]

"South Park" Available in High-Definition on Xbox 360

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2007
Microsoft and Comedy Central have teamed up to deliver Xbox 360 owners the first episode of South Park in high-definition video. Starting today until March 20, 2007, the season 8 episode “Good Times With Weapons” will be available as a free download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The episode will also be given to customers who […]

Geneon Announces "When They Cry – Higurashi"

by SB20xxon March 6, 2007
Geneon Entertainment has licensed When They Cry – Higurashi, a 26-episode horror/mystery anime from 2006. The series was originally titled Higurashi No Naku Koro ni. The first volume will be released on 6/5/07 in both regular and limited editions. [Source: Anime News Network ]

"UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie" Gets May 1 DVD Date

by on March 6, 2007
ADV Films will release UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie to DVD on May 1, the company said yesterday. The DVD-only release will present the first three episodes the third season in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include “Valkyrie World Notes”; messages from the voice actors; a collection of Japanese commercial spots; clean […]

PR: ADV Announces a May 1 Release for "UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie"

by on March 6, 2007
ADV ANNOUNCES A MAY 1 RELEASE FOR UFO ULTRAMAIDEN VALKYRIE BRIDE OF CELESTIAL SOULS DAY: SACRED STONES AND PERKY PERVERTS “Warning: Hottie Harem Sci-Fi Comedic Frolics Contained Herein!” – theOtaku.com HOUSTON, March 5, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the first volume of the […]

Geneon to Distribute Bandai Visual USA Titles

by SB20xxon March 6, 2007
In a recent press release, it was announced that Geneon Entertainment will be distributing numerous Bandai Visual USA titles in North America. Among the first titles include Gunbuster 2, Demon Prince Enma, The Wings of Rean, Freedom, and Galaxy Angel Rune. The distribution agreement lasts two years, and Geneon will be the exclusive distributor on […]

Bruce Timm and Gregory Noveck Talk Animated DC at Wondercon

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2007
At a panel at this weekend’s Wondercon comic convention, DC Comics Senior Vice President – Executive Editor Dan Didio, Senior VP of Creative Affairs of Warner Bros. Animation Gregory Noveck, and producer and animator Bruce Timm spoke about the new direct-to-DVD movies that will adapt many of DC’s most famous and popular comic book stories […]

Toon Zone News Inteviews Kathryn Beaumont, the Voice of Wendy in "Peter Pan"

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2007
Born in London, England, in 1938, Kathryn Beaumont came to the United States as a child actress for MGM at the age of 7. About three years later, her acting ability and charm led Walt Disney to cast her as Alice in the studio’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The story goes that […]