"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 […]

Anime Network and IATV announce lineup changes

by Weathermanon October 23, 2007
The Anime Network and IATV has announces several changes to their broadcast and VOD lineups. The Anime Network will be adding the new comedy Venus Versus Virus to their VOD serbice starting on November 16, 2007. ImaginAsian TV(IATV) will be replaceing The Law of Ueki with Paradise Kiss starting this week and will replace Kyo […]

Madhouse to Establish USA Office in Conjunction With Nikkatsu

by Weathermanon October 23, 2007
Madhouse Studios (Paranoia Agent, Trigun, Metropolis) has announced plans to establish a joint office in the USA with Nikkatsu, the oldest movie studio in Japan. The joint venture will include Nikkatsu’s current USA operations in the Los Angeles area. Madhouse currently has two adaptions of Western properties in the work as well as the new […]

"Dora Saves the Mermaids" to Premiere at 7pm on November 5, 2007

by Weathermanon October 23, 2007
Nickelodeon will be premiering the one hour long Dora the Explorer movie Dora Saves the Mermaids on November 5, 2007 at 7 PM Eastern. The movie stars Dora in an all new adventure at the beach. During beach cleanup day Dora and her friends hear the story of the fall of the mermaid kingdom from […]

PR: "Dora Saves the Mermaids" Premieres Monday, November 5, at 7:00 PM on Nickelodeon

by Ed Liuon October 22, 2007
IT’S DORA THE EXPLORER AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN HER BEFORE ON THE NEW HOUR-LONG PRIMETIME TV MOVIE “DORA SAVES THE MERMAIDS,” PREMIERING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, AT 7:00 P.M. ON NICKELODEON Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids DVD Available Nationwide (*Art and screeners available upon request) NEW YORK, October 22, 2007 – Preschoolers will join […]

PR: ICV2 Conference at NY Anime Festival "Inside the Otaku Generation"

by Ed Liuon October 22, 2007
ICv2 Announces ICv2 Conference on Anime and Manga at New York Anime Festival “Inside the Otaku Generation” Pop culture publishing and consulting company ICv2 has announced its first ICv2 Conference on Anime and Manga: “Inside the Otaku Generation” at New York Anime Festival (NYAF), the new event being launched by the organizers of New York […]

"Business Week" on Imagi Animation Studios

by Ed Liuon October 22, 2007
Business Week magazine has profiled Imagi Animation Studios, the new animation studio that produced the TMNT movie and is currently working on CGI animated adaptations of Gatchaman and Astro Boy. The article briefly covers the history of the company from making artificial Christmas trees to doing CGI feature film animation and continues on to discuss […]