Media Blasters Expands Office, Distribution Space

by Weathermanon February 7, 2008
Bucking the current trend of downsizing in the anime business, Media Blaters has leased space in Secaucus, New Jersey in addition to their Manhattan headquarters. They will use the space for DVD distribution. [Source: Anime News Network]

"The Batman" Hawkman Images Appear Online

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2008
TV Guide has posted two online images of Hawkman as he appears in The Batman. The character will appear on the upcoming episode “What Goes Up… ” on Saturday, February 16. (h/t: Andrew Laubacher)

PR: Chaotic Trading Card Game Builds Momentum at Retail and Online

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2008
Innovative Trading Card Game with Patented Online Functionality Now Available at over 10,000 Locations Over 2 Million Cards Registered, More Than 1 Million Visits and Nearly 200,000 Games Played on 4Kids Launches Multi-Million Dollar Advertising & Marketing Program To Further Support Chaotic® In the Marketplace New York (February 6, 2008) – The Chaotic Trading […]

Director’s Cut of Robert Zemeckis’ "Beowulf" Hits DVD and HD DVD on Feb 26, 2008

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
Paramount Home Entertainment has announced the imminent arrival of Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf on DVD and HD DVD on February 26, 2008. The movie used a motion-capture system to animate the epic Old English poem with stars like Ray Winstone, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, and Robin Wright Penn. The movie will be available in three separate […]

Comedy Central Announces Return of "South Park," "Lil’ Bush," & Futurama DTV Premiere

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
Comedy Central has announced the return dates for several of their series and premiere dates for new series and movies: – The next season of South Park will return on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 10:00/9:00 Central – The second season of Lil’ Bush returns on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at 10:30/9:30 Central – The […]

Newsarama and Comics2Film on "Turok" and Gold Key Sequels

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
Two separate interviews about the Turok Son of Stone direct-to-video movie have been published, touching on potential follow-ups . Writer/producer Evan Baily, screenwriter Tony Bedard, and supervising director Tad Stones spoke to Comics2Film in a four-part interview (part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4); in the fourth part, Bedard expresses his hopes for […]

"Diego," "Dora" Games Due January 12

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2008
Go, Diego, Go: Safari Rescue, a new video game based on the Nickelodeon show, will be released for the PlayStation 2 and Wii systems on February 12, 2K Play announced today. The PlayStation version will retail for $29.99 and the Wii version for $39.99. Players take the role of Diego and journey across Africa, scaring […]

PR: Robert Zemeckis’ Stunning Spectacle "Beowulf" Arrives on DVD and HD DVD

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
ANGELINA JOLIE AND ANTHONY HOPKINS HEADLINE A STELLAR CAST IN THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED EPIC ADVENTURE THAT BRINGS THE MIGHTIEST WARRIOR OF ALL TO LIFE Academy Award®-Winning Director Robert Zemeckis’ Stunning Spectacle Arrives on DVD and HD DVD February 26, 2008 Loaded with Behind-the-Scenes Riches HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Exploding onto the screen with breathtaking effects and exhilarating […]

Nickelodeon’s "Ni Hao, Kai-lan" is "Hen Bucùo"! (Not Bad!)

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
One of the biggest beneficiaries of globalization has been China. Its growing financial, political, and military power are triggering reactions ranging from anxiety and open hostility to good old fashioned economic opportunism. However, assuming current trends continue, it is more than likely that this generation of American children will enter a world where understanding Chinese […]

Media Profits: Cable Pulls Time Warner Results Higher

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2008
Time Warner Inc. had operating income of $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2007, up from $2.1 billion in the same period in 2006, the company reported today. Fourth quarter revenues rose to $12.6 billion from $12.3 billion. For the year, the media conglomerate had operating income or $8.9 billion, up from $7.3 billion. […]