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Max Fleischer Getting Spotlight at Anima 2008

by Maxie Zeuson January 19, 2008
The films of Max Fleischer will be showcased at Belgium’s Anima 2008 festival, which runs from February 1st through the 9th, AWN reports. Fleischer’s work will be represented with a collection of short films and two features. The festival will also include a look at Polish animation and showings of Le Chevalier d’Eon and The […]

PULSE News Talks to Alan Burnett About Justice League in Comics and "The Batman"

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2008
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed writer Alan Burnett about his brief stint writing DC Comics’ Justice League of America, comparing the experience to his job writing for animated shows like Static Shock and The Batman. Burnett notes how his animation writing got him the job writing the comic, how he and regular series writer Dwayne […]

"The New Adventures of He-Man Volume 1": Fighting Mutant Slime in a Future Time

by Chris Woodon January 17, 2008
The G.I. Joe and He-Man franchises have a lot in common. Both launched new toy lines in 1982, TV series in 1983, and feature films in 1987. Both are today fondly remembered 80s pop culture icons, and both, reportedly, are due for feature film revivals. And each one has a black sheep in the family: […]

Kennedy Center Hosts Anime Premieres in February

by Maxie Zeuson January 17, 2008
The Kennedy Center will host a series of anime screenings as part of its Japan! Culture + Hyper Culture program in February. “Genius Party” and “Genius Party Beyond” on February 15 and 16 will present a series of anime films, including Genius Party, Shanghai Dragon, Deathtic 4, Doorbell, Limit Cycle, Happy Machine, Baby Blue, Gala, […]

Head to Imaginationland with "South Park" on DVD (Updated 1/17)

by Dan Collinson January 17, 2008
“Imaginationland”, the 3 part episode of South Park drew huge ratings, and now the trilogy is coming to DVD according to tvshowsondvd.com. Comedy Central and Paramount will release the “Imaginationland” Trilogy extended and uncensored in March 2008. No word on bonus features or cover work. Updated January 17: Tvshowsondvd.com has the cover art for South […]

PR: The Kennedy Center Presents a Number of Anime Premieres

by Matt Hazudaon January 17, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Kennedy Center will present a series of anime screenings with Genius Party Premieres and A Marathon of Anime Premieres from February 15 – February 17, 2008 in the Family Theater. Genius Party Premieres are original works created by Japan’s leading artists in the anime field chosen by Director and Genius Party Executive […]

Nina Paley Seeks Funds to Get "Sita Sings the Blues" to Berlin

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2008
Independent animator Nina Paley has posted a public plea for donations to fund a 35mm print of her film Sita Sings the Blues for screening at the 58th Annual Berlin International Film Festival in February. A master print will cost $30,000, with additional costs for surround sound, and Paley has stated that she still needs […]

Anime Network Strikes Carriage Deal with Mediacom

by Maxie Zeuson January 17, 2008
Anime Network has signed a carriage agreement with Mediacom, making the channel available on Mediacom’s subscription based video-on-demand (SVOD) service. The deal raises Anime Network’s access to more than 33 million households. [Source: Anime Network] Read the full press release

PR: Anime Network Strikes Deal with Mediacom

by Maxie Zeuson January 17, 2008
Anime Network today announced its carriage deal with Mediacom. Under the terms of the agreement, America’s #1 Anime Channel will be available to Mediacom customers in January 2008 as a subscription based video-on-demand (SVOD) service. Viewers will find some of the network’s hottest new series, including Project Blue SOS, Kanon, Magikano, 5 Centimeters per Second, […]

*Vroom Vroom* "Ergo Proxy Vol. 5" Cuts Down Some Plot Trees

by Weathermanon January 16, 2008
When we last left our crew of wanderers, they had just begun the trip back to Mosk, Vincent’s home town, to try to find some answers. And as Volume 5 of Ergo Proxy starts up, the answers begin to fly fast and furious. We meet some new characters, find out some important details about Vincent, […]