"Magikano" Trailer on ADV Films Website

by SB20xxon October 26, 2007
ADV Films has a trailer of the 2006 anime comedy series Magikano available for viewing. The first volume will be released by ADV on 12/4/07 for $29.98 and runs 125 minutes. [Source: ADV ]

Starz Edge to Air "Desert Punk" and "Fullmetal Alchemist" Movie on New Anime Block

by SB20xxon October 26, 2007
Starz Edge is starting a new block dedicated to anime called Animidnight, which will air on Tuesday nights/Wednesday mornings at 12 AM. The block debuts on 11/6/07. During its first week, it will air Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society; the following week it will air Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie- Conqueror […]

PR: YTV Airs Canadian Premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants with David Bowie

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2007
YTV AIRS THE EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN PREMIERE OF SPONGEBOB’S ATLANTIS SQUAREPANTIS WITH DAVID BOWIE Three Hour Programming Event Dedicated to Everyone’s Favourite Sea Sponge on Tuesday, November 13 (October 24, 2007- Toronto , Canada ) Viewers can soak up the fun on Tuesday, November 13 when YTV airs a special three-hour SpongeBob SquarePants programming event. Beginning […]

PR: "The Pixar Story" Rolls Out Nationwide on October 23, 2007

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2007
Three Bold Innovators Transform Animated Filmmaking in the Revealing New Documentary THE PIXAR STORY Rolls Out Nationwide on October 23, 2007 From Academy Award® Nominated Filmmaker Leslie Iwerks EMERYVILLE, Calif. , October 11, 2007—Starting in the mid 1980s, an exceptional and inspiring trio of innovators, John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs, combined their gifts […]

"New Galaxy Anime": New Anime Company Founded & First Title Announced

by SB20xxon October 25, 2007
New Galaxy Anime, a new Region 1 anime company, has launched in Humboldt, CA by CEO Katherine Hennessy. Their website can be viewed here. The company strives to license all-ages anime series, with an emphasis on shoujo titles. New Galaxy Anime says it highly values the artistry of anime, and thus has no plans to […]

Live Action "Ikki Tousen" Remake In the Works

by SB20xxon October 25, 2007
Tokyopop has plans to create a live action adaptation of Yuji Shiozaki’s manga Ikki Tousen (also known as Battle Vixens). According to Tokyopop, the remake will take place on American college campuses, and an Asian female may play the lead role. Currently a second draft of the story treatment has been completed. [Source: Anime Anime […]

"Transformers" Makes a Huge Splash on DVD

by Weathermanon October 24, 2007
The recent Transformers live action theatrical feature has sold over 8.7 million DVD’s in its first week including 4.5 million on the first day alone. In doing so the film has become the biggest selling DVD released in 2007, eclipsing previous champion 300. The current top selling DVD overall in 2007 is Happy Feet, thoughTransformers […]

ICv2 to Run "Inside the Otaku Generation" Conference for NY Anime Festival

by Ed Liuon October 23, 2007
ICv2 will be hosting a panel discussion titled “Inside the Otaku Generation” on the eve of the inaugural New York Anime Festival. The panel will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on December 6, 2007, which is the evening before opening day of the Anime Festival. Participants will include numerous representatives from manga […]

Cartoon Network’s "Chowder" Debuts November 2, 2007, at 7:30 PM

by Ed Liuon October 23, 2007
Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing the one-hour debut episode of Chowder on November 2, 2007, at 7:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific). Chowder is a new animated series whose title character is a cat in training to be a chef at the Mung Daal Catering Company in Marzipan City. The series was created by C.H. […]

"Meet the Robinsons" DVD: Near Miss for Disney Animation

by Ed Liuon October 23, 2007
Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. That quote from Walt Disney closes Meet the Robinsons, the latest feature film from the Disney Animation Studios. Even though the quote […]