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"Shakugan no Shana" Season 1: Why So Serious?

by Dr. Daedaluson September 5, 2012
Wow, 2012 hasn’t been a good year for me when it comes to anime.  Rosario+Vampire, Arakawa Under the Bridge X Bridge, Sekirei, Motto To Love Ru, Panty & Stocking, Infinite Stratos … I haven’t been crazy about very many of them.  And now we have Shana, which sadly doesn’t reverse the trend. Unlike the previous […]

PR: Walt Disney Animation Studios Debuted Newly Restored 1928 Oswald Short "Hungry Hobos" at Telluride Film Fest

by Ed Liuon September 5, 2012
WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS DEBUTED NEWLY RESTORED, ONCE-THOUGHT-LOST 1928 OSWALD SHORT “HUNGRY HOBOS” AT TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2012) —Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) debuted a newly restored digital print of the once-thought-lost 1928Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short “Hungry Hobos” at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, according to Dave Bossert, producer/creative director […]

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PR: Relive the Wedding of the Year with Encore "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" Episode on Sept 8, 2012

by Ed Liuon September 5, 2012
*TUNE-IN ALERT*  RELIVE THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR WITH SPECIAL ENCORE OF TWO-PART “MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC” EPISODE  THIS SATURDAY ON THE HUB! ALSO TUNE-IN FOR ALL-NEW EPISODES OF “TRANSFORMERS PRIME,” FRIDAY AT 7 PM ET AND “CARE BEARS: WELCOME TO CARE-A-LOT,” SATURDAY AT 8 AM ET Saturday, September 8, 10-11 am ET – “My […]
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PR: Jazwares Expands Portfolio to Include Nickelodeon License; New Figures & Plush Set to Launch Fall 2012

by Ed Liuon September 5, 2012
JAZWARES™ EXPANDS PORTFOLIO TO INCLUDE NICKELODEON LICENSE New Line of Classic Nicktoons Figures and Plush Set to Launch Fall 2012 SUNRISE, FL – September 4, 2012 – Jazwares™, a leader in the licensed products marketplace, announced today a licensing partnership with Nickelodeon to create Nicktoons-themed figures and plush. Inspired by some of the network’s most […]

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Review: "Fairy Tail Part 3 (UK Edition)": I Believe Slightly Less In Magic

by Grant Whiteon September 3, 2012
The last volume of Fairy Tail ended pretty tensely, with the guild hall in ruins, the guild’s master possibly on his death bed, and the members themselves locked in a battle with a giant, magically powered doomsday robot controlled by their arch rival. Those are some pretty high stakes, and as this set opens the […]
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Nickelodeon Fires Animation Chief Amid Management Shake-Up

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2012
The New York Times “Behind the Screens, Between the Lines” weblog reports that Nickelodeon veteran Brown Johnson has been removed as president of animation and head of preschool programming as part of a larger management shake-up intended to reverse a sharp decline in ratings for the network. Johnson is credited with bringing kidvid hits from […]

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PR: "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Returns for Season 5 on Cartoon Network; Enters Syndication Nationwide

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2012
The Epic Saga Continues as Star Wars™: The Clone Wars™ Returns for its Fifth Season on Cartoon Network and Enters Syndication Nationwide This September, the Critically Acclaimed Series from Lucasfilm Animation Returns for Season Five, while Seasons One and Two Enter Syndication Across the Nation. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (August 28, 2012) – Following an impressive […]
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"The Rescuers/The Rescuers Down Under": Half Good, Half Eh

by Dr. Daedaluson August 29, 2012
This release has been a long time coming. The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under have been sorely in need of a re-release, having been out on DVD as long ago as 2003 and 2000, respectively. And with a new video format, it seemed like there was no better time to bring these back into […]

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"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 1" - First Official Video Clip Released

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2012
Warner Home Video has released the first official video clip from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 1, the next upcoming direct-to-vide0 animated movie from DC Entertainment that adapts Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel of an aging Batman confronting challenges old and new in a darker, uglier Gotham City: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns will […]
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Comics Alliance Interviews Alex Hirsch on "Gravity Falls"

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2012
ComicsAlliance.com has interviewed Gravity Falls series creator Alex Hirsch about his new series, which airs on Disney Channel. Among other topics, Hirsch discusses how the relationship between the series leads Mabel and Dipper is modeled on his relationship with his twin sister, the origins of some of Mabel’s sweaters, the multiple references to Twin Peaks […]