PR: VIZ Media Brings New Perspective to Manga Arena with VIZBIG Edition Imprint

by Ed Liuon January 8, 2008
VIZ MEDIA BRINGS NEW PERSPECTIVE TO MANGA ARENA WITH DEBUT OF VIZBIG EDITION IMPRINT New Imprint To Offer Omnibus Editions Of Popular Manga Series With New Cover Art, Color Pages And Bonus Content San Francisco, CA, January 3, 2008 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, […]

"Captain N and the New Super Mario World": Game Over For This Series

by Bird Boyon January 8, 2008
Over the years, Shout! Factory has dug into the Nintendo vaults and released some absolutely “classic” cartoons on DVD. With video games being hotter than ever, and nostalgia being something the DVD market has always been good at tapping into, Shout! Factory’s releases have definitely struck a chord with video game and DVD buyers. And […]

"Backyardigans: Tale of the Mighty Knights" Movie Premieres Jan 14, 2008

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2008
Nickelodeon has announced a new Backyardigans TV movie, Tale of the Mighty Knights, which will premiere on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 7:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The movie will cast Uniqua and Tyrone as royal knights to King Pablo, following the pair’s misadventures as they try to take care of a magical egg. Tony-nominated Broadway star […]

"Duckman" Coming to DVD in 2008

by Classic Speedyon January 7, 2008
CBS, who currently handles Paramount’s properties, plans to begin releasing the cult animated series Duckman sometime in 2008. It may be possible that multiple seasons in one package will be released in the same year. Ken Ross, CBS DVD Executive VP and General Manager, says “There has been a level of fan demand for this […]

Dwayne McDuffie Working on "Ben 10" Revamp

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2008
In an article with Comic Book Resources, writer Dwayne McDuffie stated that he and Glen Murakami (Teen Titans) are working on a revamp of Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, which will be “set five years in the future from the show that is currently running” and stated that, “It’s pretty much unlike anything people have ever […]

"Tactics" Ends Wonderfully

by Dukeon January 7, 2008
After a long bout of waiting, endless delays, and a lack of answers from company representatives, Tactics Volume 5 was finally released last summer. Now maybe it will stop being the black sheep of Manga’s catalog. Previously, Raiko Minamoto, and Doji Ibaragi had continued their quest to awaken the true Demon-Eating Goblin residing inside Haruka, […]

ADV Shuts Down The Anime Network’s 24/7 Linear Feed

by Weathermanon January 7, 2008
The Anime Network, a US-based anime broadcasting service run by ADV, has discontinued its 24 hours a day 7 days a week linear service. Future Anime Network content will be available via Video-On-Demand service, their Sprint Mobile service and their Online Player. Confirmation of the change is on The Anime Network’s website. Source:

Adult Swim Records Its Best Week of 2007 With the Last "Futurama" Marathon

by Weathermanon January 4, 2008
Adult Swim recorded its best week of 2007 among adults 18-34 with an average of over 500,000 watching during the last week of December when their last Futurama marathon was aired. Futurama has now moved to the Comedy Central network. The marathon featured all 72 episodes of the show aired in chronological order. Read the […]

PULSE News Talks to Jason Hall About "Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures" Comics

by Ed Liuon January 4, 2008’s PULSE News has interviewed writer Jason Hall about his latest contribution to Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures comics, based on the Clone Wars cartoons by Genndy Tartakovsky and aired on Cartoon Network. Hall discusses where he got the inspiration for a new Jedi character, how he prepares to write for the […]

Marvel Adventures Animated Web Shorts Debut at

by Ed Liuon January 4, 2008
Read the full press release hereMarvel Entertainment has issued a press release announcing the launch of the Marvel Adventures Animated Web Shorts, a three-part CGI-animated web cartoon series available for viewing now at The next two chapters will be available on January 10 and 17, 2008. The shorts feature Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the […]