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Cartoon America Opens at the Library of Congress

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
An exhibition titled “Cartoon America” is opening today at the Library of Congress. The exhibit will showcase a variety of cartoon and animation artwork from the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature, including cartoons from Winsor McCay and Charles Schulz and animation cels from Walt Disney Productions and Hanna-Barbera. The exhibit is free to […]

DC Comics Trade Paperbacks for March/April

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
DC Comics has announced the trade paperbacks and collected editions that are scheduled for release in March and April 2007. Among the books is Batman: Detective, collecting Detective Comics #821-826, all of which were written by Paul Dini. Other highlights include the first softcover release of Alex Ross and Jim Kreuger’s Justice; a Robin: Wanted […]

More "Bleach" Merchandise Coming from C&D Visionary

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
VIZ Media has issued a press release announcing the latest merchandising licensee for the hit manga and anime series Bleach. C&D Visionary will be producing Bleach buttons, stickers, key chains, magnets, shoelaces, and postcards for the United States. Read the full press release here.

New Walt Disney Biography Excerpt and Author Interview On-line

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
Author Neal Gabler has been Comics Reporter, titled Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. The interview is available on the NPR website in RealAudio and Windows Media formats. An excerpt from the book is also available at Salon.com. (via Cartoon Brew weblog and the Comics Reporter, respectively)

DreamWorks Reports 3Q Profit of $10.5 million

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported a .5 million profit for the third quarter of 2006, up from a loss of $0.7 million for the same period last year. The profit was attributed to continuing strong sales of the Madagascar DVD and to sales of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit feature film to […]

Press Release: VIZ Grants C&D Visionary "Bleach" Merchandising License

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
Date: October 31, 2006 VIZ MEDIA’S LICENSING NEWS FLASH!!! THE “SCOOP”: VIZ MEDIA LICENSES RECENTLY GRANTED THE “PROPERTY”: BLEACH BLEACH, based on the best selling manga series from VIZ Media with over 1.4 million copies in print, is now seen on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. BLEACH is the story of 15-year-old Ichigo who has […]

Amusing Openings For Animated Hellboy

by on November 1, 2006
Hellboy makes his debut on the small screen as part of Cartoon Network’s deal to air both planned Hellboy Direct To DVD movies this year and next. Direct To DVD has recently become a haven for animation fans as the state of Saturday morning usually leaves much to be desired as most of the people […]

ADV Films Announces New January ’07 Titles

by SB20xxon November 1, 2006
A few new series are making their debut in January 2007: Best Student Council (1/9/07), Coyote Ragtime Show (1/16/07), Moeyo Ken TV (1/30/07), and Utawarerumono (1/16/07). All have a MSRP of $29.98, and aside from Coyote Ragtime Show, all run 125 minutes. Complete collections include Area 88 TV (thinpak), Get Backers Season 2 (thinpak), Hello […]

Viz Announces New January and February Titles

by SB20xxon November 1, 2006
During January, expect Bleach (vol. 2), Flame of Recca (vol. 10), Hikaru No Go (vol. 6), Naruto (vol. 8), and Pokemon Advanced Battle (vol. 5 & 6). All volumes listed above are $24.98, except for Pokemon, which will be $14.98. February should bring us Inu-Yasha (vol. 50 & 51), Naruto (vol. 9), One Piece (vol. […]

Geneon Announces New 2007 Titles

by SB20xxon November 1, 2006
Geneon recently provided five months of new releases. In January, Ergo Proxy (vol. 2), Heat Guy J (complete box set), and Tales of Phantasia (vol. 1) will be released. During February, we can expect Elemental Gelade (vol. 5), Fate/Stay Night (vol. 2), Saiyuki Reload Gunlock (vol. 6), and Viewtiful Joe (vol. 7). March brings us […]