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FUNimation Announces New February Titles

by SB20xxon November 4, 2006
Case Closed: Case 2 (vol. 2), Galaxy Railways (Complete Collection), Kodocha (vol. 11), Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Movie, and Rumbling Hearts (vol. 2) are all being released on February 6, 2007. Everything is $29.98 MSRP, except for Galaxy Railways, which is $59.98. [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com ]

"SD Gundam Force": These Defenders Don’t Come Up Short

by Grant Whiteon November 4, 2006
Gundam is an odd beast. On the one side you have the artists, the Tominos and Imagawas, the guys more concerned with telling a worthwhile, enjoyable and memorable story. On the other you have the executives, the guys who couldn’t give a fudge about character development when it’s taking screentime from new model kits they […]

"Punisher" Extended Cut DVD to Include Exclusive Animated Sequence

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2006
Lions Gate Home Entertainment has announced the Punisher: Extended Cut DVD, which will add 17 minutes of footage into the 2004 live-action film starring Thomas Jane and John Travolta. One special feature on the disc will be an animated sequence by Tim Bradstreet. Titled “The Kuwait Scene,” the animated segment would have been the opening […]

"Newsday" Examines "Class of 3000"

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2006
Newsday takes a look at Andre Benjamin (a.k.a. Andre 3000)and his new series Class of 3000, debuting on Cartoon Network tonight at 8 PM (Eastern Time). The article notes how Benjamin’s base of operations in Atlanta may have aided in his landing the show, and a partial list of celebrity artists that will be providing […]

Robert Neff on When Disney Went to War

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2006
Robert Neff has written a brief survey article about the contributions made by Walt Disney Company artists to the war effort during World War II, ranging from painted nose artwork for planes and ships and the well-known but rarely seen propaganda cartoons. Several images of Disney mascots are included, along with an interesting anecdote on […]

"Class of 3000": Eclectic, But Not In A "The Love Below" Way

by on November 3, 2006
Animation has been playing with music, popular and otherwise, before you could even get sound on film, and at points has been a driving force behind creating animated shorts and films – after all, they were not called Merrie Melodies for nothing, and the Disney musical formula was quite profitable until they sort of burned […]

Cartoon Outkast: "Class of 3000" Misses the Grade

by on November 3, 2006
I’ve never been overly comfortable with cartoons based on established media persona. Having celebrity personalities voicing fictional cartoon characters, fine. Celebrity personalities voicing themselves, spat into the middle of a fictitious universe in which they themselves play the central hero just seems rather indulgent. After all, it’s the fact that Batman or Bugs Bunny cannot […]

ADV Partners with Shochiku for "Le Chevalier D’Eon"

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV Films has partnered with Shochiku to bring Le Chevalier D’Eon for North American video, TV, and video-on-demand rights. The gothic mystery series based on D’Eon De Beaumont, the real-life French diplomat who traveled throughout Europe during the 18th century while passing himself off as a woman. Read the full press release here.

ADV to Release Guyver, Jinki: Extend on Jan 2, 2007

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV Films has issued a press release announcing the DVDs scheduled for release on January 2, 2007. The second volume of Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor will present four episodes of the series along with production sketches and clean opening and closing credits. The single-disc DVD will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $29.98 Jinki: […]

Press Release: ADV Films Pacts with Shochiku for Multiple Acquisitions

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
ADV FILMS PACTS WITH SHOCHIKU FOR MULTIPLE ACQUISITIONS ADV Acquires “Le Chevalier D’Eon” For North America, UK & Australia Also North American Theatrical, Video & TV Rights to Shochiku’s “Ghost Train” and “Synesthesia” Houston, TX – November 2, 2006 – ADV Films, the number one producer/distributor of Japanese animation outside of Japan, announced today that […]