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NY Times Profiles John Lasseter

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2007
The New York Times has profiled John Lasseter, examining his early performance as the Chief Creative Officer of Animation for the Walt Disney Company (registration required). His involvement in recent changes to Disney’s Meet the Robinsons and American Dog is addressed, as well as his role and stature in the company.

Geneon Announces "When They Cry – Higurashi"

by Classic Speedyon March 6, 2007
Geneon Entertainment has licensed When They Cry – Higurashi, a 26-episode horror/mystery anime from 2006. The series was originally titled Higurashi No Naku Koro ni. The first volume will be released on 6/5/07 in both regular and limited editions. [Source: Anime News Network ]

Lazlo Fights Obesity in New PSA and Educational Game

by Maxie Zeuson March 6, 2007
Cartoon Network and the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) have created a public service announcement promoting healthy eating and a nutrition and exercise game for the Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen website, the network announced yesterday. Both the PSA and the game will feature characters from Camp Lazlo. Cartoon Network will also send […]

"UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie" Gets May 1 DVD Date

by Maxie Zeuson March 6, 2007
ADV Films will release UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie to DVD on May 1, the company said yesterday. The DVD-only release will present the first three episodes the third season in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include “Valkyrie World Notes”; messages from the voice actors; a collection of Japanese commercial spots; clean […]

PR: Junior Leagues Partner with Cartoon Network to Help Fight Childhood Obesity

by Maxie Zeuson March 6, 2007
Camp Lazlo Characters Featured in PSA and Online Game to Help Kids Learn More About Healthy Eating and Exercise NEW YORK (March 5, 2007) – The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) is proud to announce a new partnership with Cartoon Network. The Junior Leagues’ KIDS IN THE KITCHEN childhood obesity and nutrition education initiative […]

FUNimation Channel Gets NYC Carriage

by Maxie Zeuson March 6, 2007
The FUNimation Channel is now available in the New York City area on WRNN-TV, FUNimation announced yesterday. The independent regional television station reaches approximately five million cable and satellite subscribers in New York and sixteen million with its digital broadcast. [Source: FUNimation]

PR: ADV Announces a May 1 Release for "UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie"

by Maxie Zeuson March 6, 2007
ADV ANNOUNCES A MAY 1 RELEASE FOR UFO ULTRAMAIDEN VALKYRIE BRIDE OF CELESTIAL SOULS DAY: SACRED STONES AND PERKY PERVERTS “Warning: Hottie Harem Sci-Fi Comedic Frolics Contained Herein!” – theOtaku.com HOUSTON, March 5, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the first volume of the […]

Geneon to Distribute Bandai Visual USA Titles

by Classic Speedyon March 6, 2007
In a recent press release, it was announced that Geneon Entertainment will be distributing numerous Bandai Visual USA titles in North America. Among the first titles include Gunbuster 2, Demon Prince Enma, The Wings of Rean, Freedom, and Galaxy Angel Rune. The distribution agreement lasts two years, and Geneon will be the exclusive distributor on […]

"Trinity Blood" Volume 4: Betrayal and Bloodbaths with Vampires!

by Dukeon March 5, 2007
After spending so much time with the Vatican, in Volume 4 Trinity Blood finally lets us see how the vampires tick. After all, what’s the use of having vampires as a major factor in global politics if they’re just going to be evil bloodsuckers? Previously, Father Abel Nightroad had teamed up with Asta, one of […]

Greg Weisman and Slave Labor’s Dan Vado Talk "Gargoyles" at Wondercon

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2007
This weekend’s Wondercon comic book convention in San Francisco hosted two panels connected to Disney’s Gargoyles tie-in comic book. Comic Book Resources covered a panel hosted by Greg Weisman, writer of the new comic book series and producer of the original TV series. Weisman went into the origins of the show, how it evolved from […]