Frederator’s Fred Seibert Talks "Samurai Jack" Movies

by Ed Liuon July 14, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Fred Seibert, head of the Frederator animation studio. Seibert describes a number of projects in progress, including a Samurai Jack movie, a project based on the Neverhood video game, an anthology film called Seven Deadly Sins, and the Random Cartoons short series for Nickelodeon.

PR: "Renaissance" Animated Sci-Fi Thriller on DVD July 24, 2007

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2007
In the Tradition of Blade Runner, Minority Report and Sin City Renaissance Award-Winning, Groundbreaking Animated Sci-Fi Thriller Will Be Born on DVD July 24th BURBANK, Calif., April 13, 2007 – The groundbreaking digitally animated sci-fi crime thriller Renaissance will breathe new life into your DVD collection July 24th from Miramax Home Entertainment. A “Visually Wondrous […]

TotalVid to sell Funimation downloads

by Weathermanon July 12, 2007
TotalVid has announced that they will be selling downloads of Burst Angel, Kitty Grade, Rumbling Hearts, The Galaxy Railways and Trinity Blood, all Funimation shows. TotalVid will offer the titles as aprt of their $9.95 a month subscription service or for $1.99 each in a permanently downloaded format. The downloads will require a Windows enabled […]

"Samurai 7" Is Gonzo’s Best Series Ever

by on July 12, 2007
If you like excellent anime, go out and buy Samurai 7. Go. Now. Wait, you mean I have to write more? Oh, all right … Samurai 7 is a sci-fi remake of Akira Kurosawa’s classic film The Seven Samurai, which some readers might know better from its Western remake, The Magnificent Seven. In this version […]

"The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 11, 2007 reports that the last version of the Superfriends will be coming to DVD in The Super Powers Team: Galatic Guardians. The 2 disc set contains 10 episodes and features a new member of the team, Cyborg of Teen Titans fame as they encounter Darkseid, Lex Luthor, The Scarecrow, Bizarro, Mr. Mxyzptlk, and their first […]

"Looney Tunes Golden Collection" Vol. 5 Announced

by SB20xxon July 11, 2007
Warner Bros. announced the fifth volume of the annual Looney Tunes Golden Collection today. The set will be released on 10/30/07. As usual, the discs are broken down by theme: * Disc 1: Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck * Disc 2: Fairy tales * Disc 3: Bob Clampett * Disc 4: Porky Pig & other […]

Viz Media Europe Announces New Staff

by Grant Whiteon July 11, 2007
The Paris based European arm of Viz Media have announced two new hirings. Pascal Bonnet, whose past employment includes US director of licensing for Ubisoft, joins as director of licensing and brand management. Isabelle Aghina, former international sales VP at Marathon Group, joins as director of TV and DVD sales and distribution. [Source:C21Media]

"Black Lagoon" Vol. 1: On the Good Ship Blowitup!

by SB20xxon July 11, 2007
If you want to introduce newbies to anime, Black Lagoon is the perfect kind of series to show them. (Cowboy Bebop is another one.) It bucks the stereotypes that the general public has of anime by offering high quality animation, a mature storyline, action in spades, and a whole lot of fun, all without relying […]

Dan Slott Talks Fantastic Four, She Hulk… And Squirrels

by on July 11, 2007
Dan Slott loves his She Hulk. Imagine his excitement when he was offered the chance to work on an episode of Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes featuring the single female lawyer herself! The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News managed to pull Dan away from the ridiculous amount of work he probably has to […]

Superherohype Interviews Michael Arias, Director of "Tekkonkinkreet"

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2007
Comic Book Resources Comics Reel, director of the new anime movie Tekkonkinkreet, which will be opening in select cities in the United States on July 13. Arias discusses the long period from its original publication in the 1990’s to its animated adaptation, the use of 2-D and 3-D elements in the movie, the status of […]