Amy Wolfram and Karl Kerschl on "Teen Titans: Year One" Mini-Series

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2007
Comic Book Resources has spoken to writer Amy Wolfram and artist Karl Kerschl about Teen Titans: Year One, an upcoming six-issue mini-series from DC Comics that will “re-imagine” DC’s iconic teen superteam starting in January. Wolfram was a writer and story editor for the Teen Titans cartoon, and she addresses how she is dealing with […]

"Afro Samurai" Scores Big in Japan

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2007
An article at reports on the success that Afro Samurai has had in Japan, making it one of the relatively few American-produced cartoons that has managed to gain a large Japanese fanbase. The article notes that Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki initially had trouble garnering much attention with the original Afro Samurai manga, and […]

NY Times on SpongeBob’s Yearlong Journey to Atlantis

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2007
The New York Times has examined the year-long process to bring the SpongeBob SquarePants special episode Atlantis SquarePantis from concept to screens (free registration required). The article examines the outline-driven writing of the show; the reasons, benefits, and added overhead for outsourcing animation to Korea; the continuing involvement of creator Stephen Hillenburg in SpongeBob; and […]

Starz Channels to Air "Full Metal Alchemist" Movie & "Desert Punk" on Animidnight

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2007
The Starz cable networks have announced upcoming titles scheduled for their Tuesday night “Animidnight” blocks: Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Midnight on Starz Edge Summary: Trapped in another dimension, Edward Eric – the Fullmetal Alchemist – tries to uses his magic to help his brother fight a hostile enemy. […]

New York Anime Festival Releases Full Panel and Screening Information

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2007
The New York Anime Festival has released its full panel and screening information on its website. Highlights include industry panels from anime and manga media companies, cultural discussions, premiere anime screenings, a Maid Cafe, and the World Cosplay Summit Masquerade. The New York Anime Festival will take place from December 7-9, 2007, at the Jacob […]

Captain N and New Super Mario World Hit DVD on November 13

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2007
Shout! Factory has announced that Captain N & The New Super Mario World will be released on a 2-disc DVD set on November 13, 2007. The set will include the complete third season of Captain N: The Game Master combined with The New Super Mario World, mirroring the combination of the two shows for one […]

"The Land Before Time: The Wisdom of Friends" Debuts on DVD on November 27, 2007

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2007
The latest installation in the durable Land Before Time series will be released on DVD on November 27, 2007. The Wisdom of Friends will feature the voices of Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Sandra Oh as Loofah and Doofah, two goofy dinosaurs who are separated from their herd and get assistance from Littlefoot and his friends. […]

"Bender’s Big Score" Brings Feature-Length "Futurama" to DVD on November 27

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2007
Fox Home Entertainment has issued a press release announcing the feature-length direct-to-video Futurama movie, Bender’s Big Score. The movie will be released on DVD on November 27, and will be the first new Futurama programming since 2003. The movie will pit Bender, Fry, Leela, and the crew of Planet Express against nudist alien Internet scammers. […]

"South Park" Imaginationland Trilogy Gets Record Ratings

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2007
Comedy Central has issued a press release announcing that the third and last episode of South Park‘s “Imaginationland” trilogy drew almost 4 million total viewers to become Comedy Central’s most-watched telecast this year. The three episodes combined were reported to have drawn almost 10 million unique viewers in total. The Imaginationland trilogy will be released […]

PR: Full Panel and Screening Schedule is Released on

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2007
FULL PANEL AND SCREENING SCHEDULE IS RELEASED ON NEWYORKANIMEFESTIVAL.COM Norwalk, CT, November 8, 2007: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced that its full program schedule, including a complete listing of screenings, panels, and special events, is now available for viewing on the festival website at The schedule can be seen by clicking […]