"Phineas and Ferb": Spawn of Frankenstein

by Maxie Zeuson February 1, 2008
I am the seventh son of a seventh son of a seventh son. The blood of a dozen gypsy fortunetellers flows through my veins. Criswell was my uncle’s cousin’s third husband. I have second sight so bad I need a special prescription, and the DMV won’t let me drive 48 hours before an election, a […]

Newsarama Interviews "Phineas & Ferb" Co-Creators and "Mr. Men Show"’s Kurt Mueller

by Ed Liuon January 31, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has posted a double-set of interviews: one with Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, co-creators of Disney’s Phineas & Ferb; and the other with Kurt Mueller, one of three creators of Cartoon Network’s The Mr. Men Show. Povenmire and Marsh talk about how the pair have come through the industry together, […]

VIZ Media Offers New "Bleach," "Death Note," "Naruto" DVDs for 1st Quarter 2008

by Ed Liuon January 31, 2008
VIZ Media has issued a press release detailing their animated DVD releases for the first quarter of 2008, which will include two new single-disc volumes of Bleach, four volumes of Naruto plus a new uncut boxed set, one new Death Note DVD, two new volumes of RANMA ½, and new boxed sets for Prince of […]

"Space Chimps" Game in Development

by Maxie Zeuson January 31, 2008
Brash Entertainment is developing a video game based on Space Chimps, says The Hollywood Reporter. The game will be available on the Xbox 260, Sony PlayStation 2, and Nintendo Wii and DS systems. It will hit retail a few weeks prior to the July 18 release of the Fox-distributed film.

Coleman, Roberts Get SVP Posts at Disney TV Animation

by Maxie Zeuson January 31, 2008
Walt Disney Television Animation has named Eric Coleman to the post of SVP, Development, and Meredith Roberts to the post of SVP and General Manager of DisneyToon Studios, AWN reports. Coleman joins Disney from Nickelodeon, where he was the Exec in Charge of Production on SpongeBob SquarePants and other Nick shows. Roberts has been serving […]

PR: VIZ Media Announces Exciting New Animated Releases for 1st Quarter 2008

by Ed Liuon January 31, 2008
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEW ANIMATED RELEASES FOR FIRST QUARTER 2008 New Volumes Of Popular Animated Series Kick Off the New Year! San Francisco, CA, January 31, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced an exciting array of new […]

ADV Films Breaks Silence on Anime Titles Vanishing from Their Website

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2008
ADV Films has issued a brief statement to Anime News Network about many different anime titles that have vanished from their website recently, and unpublished news reports about licensing issues: “We know there are a lot of rumors swirling about, and that fans are looking for assurances that ADV will continue to distribute the anime […]

"G.I. Joe" Movie Finds its Destro

by Dan Collinson January 30, 2008
Superhero Hype reports that David Murray is cast in the role of Destro in the big screen adaptation of G.I. Joe. Murray’s film credits included King Arthur, and Batman Begins. Murray will join Channing Tatum (Duke), Dennis Quaid (Hawk), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), Sienna Miller (The Baroness), Rachel Nichols (Scarlett), Arnold Vosloo (Zartan), Marlon Wayans […]

Bandai Visual USA Licenses "Shigofumi" and "True Tears"

by Classic Speedyon January 30, 2008
Bandai Visual USA announced that it has two new shows from 2008: Shigofumi: Letters From the Departed and True Tears. Both series will debut in R1 very soon after their R2 broadcast and DVD release. Shigofumi‘s first volume will be released on 5/13/08 for $39.99. It will contain two episodes, and includes a 12-page color […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New April Titles Including "SEED Destiny Final Plus"

by Classic Speedyon January 30, 2008
Some new titles have been announced by Bandai Entertainment for April 2008. Most notably, numerous series are being re-released in Anime Legends complete collection form, all on 4/1/08: * Dan Doh! Complete Collection: 650 min. – $49.98 * Magical Meo Meow Taruto Complete Collection: 300 min. – $39.98 * Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Collection 1: […]