PR: Toy Vault Inks Deal with FUNimation Entertainment for "Shin Chan"

by Maxie Zeuson February 15, 2008
LONDON , Ky. ,- Toy Vault, Inc. announced today that it signed a licensing agreement with FUNimation Entertainment to create high quality plush, and plush accessories based on “Shin chan,” a Japanese anime series based on the manga written by Yoshito Usui. Toy Vault plans to launch products that showcase the intriguing personalities of the […]

"Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights" Tour Announces Schedule

by Maxie Zeuson February 15, 2008
Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America have announced the schedule for their The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights. touring production. The tour, which is based on the primetime special, has the characters trying to protect an unpredictable egg. The production comes from the same creative team behind the TV show, including writer Adam Peltzman, […]

Indian Short Feature Getting US DVD Release

by Maxie Zeuson February 15, 2008
India’s River of Promise is getting a US DVD release courtesy of Family Value Properties, AnimationXpress reports. The thirty-minute film from Digital Magic Visual is about the consequences for three bears who break a promise and sail into dangerous waters.

Funimation Acquires ‘Claymore’

by Matt Hazudaon February 15, 2008
FUNimation has acquired DVD and broadcast rights to the NTV series Claymore, the company has announced. The 26-episode series is about half-human warriors fighting monsters called Yoma who live among and prey upon humans. It is directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka and produced by Madhouse Studios. A preview clip for the show is being shown at […]

PR: Timothy Harris Writing Imagi Studios’ ‘Astro Boy’

by Matt Hazudaon February 15, 2008
Los Angeles (February 14, 2008) – Timothy Harris is writing the screenplay for Imagi Studios’ upcoming CG-animated feature film Astro Boy, it was jointly announced by Cecil Kramer, Executive VP of Production, and Maryann Garger, producer of Astro Boy. Writer of such box office hits as Space Jam, Kindergarten Cop, Twins and Trading Places, Timothy […]

"DuckTales": From Globe-Hopping to Multi-Parters. Yay?

by Dukeon February 15, 2008
While many of the classic Disney Afternoon shows have both their fans and their haters, DuckTales seems an exception. I guess everyone loves seeing Scrooge McDuck get richer and richer. For the uninitiated: DuckTales centers on Scrooge McDuck, the richest duck in the city of Duckburg. He’s so rich he dumps all his petty cash […]

Free Comic Book Day 2008 Offerings Announced

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2008
The Free Comic Book Day website has announced the comics that will be available this year. Included in the Gold Sponsor offerings are Simpsons and Futurama comics in the Bongo Comics Free-for-All! Edition (Bongo), the Transformers Animated FCBD 2008 Edition (IDW), and a 2008 Shonen Jump sampler (VIZ Media). Silver-level sponsors include Disney’s Gyro Gearloose […]

"Dora," "Diego" Headline Nick Toys for 2008

by Maxie Zeuson February 14, 2008
New toy lines based Dora the Explorer, Diego, and SpongeBob SquarePants were announced by Nickelodeon today in advance of Toy Fair 2008. Dora‘s upcoming Dora Saves the Snow Princess TV movie will get a major push from Fisher Price, which will unveil a Dora’s Prance & Fly Pegasus and a line of 11″ fashion dolls. […]

"Voltron" Comes to Boomerang

by Maxie Zeuson February 14, 2008
Voltron will join the Boomerang schedule on Monday, February 18, Anime on DVD reports. The series will air weekdays at 10:30pm.

PR: Right Stuf Sets Feb. 18 Deadline to Receive Name in DVD Credits for "Emma" DVD

by Maxie Zeuson February 14, 2008
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces Feb. 18 Deadline to Receive Name in DVD Credits for the EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE – Season 1 DVD Collection Box set to include “Victorian Gazette” & available June 24, 2008 GRIMES, IA, February 13, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to […]