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"Lupin the 3rd" Continues the Hilarity

by on January 29, 2007
For decades now, Lupin the 3rd has entertained millions of Japanese fans, so much so that the character has appeared in a new movie or television special just about every year. Often called Japan’s version of James Bond, this timeless character has become an icon. Now FUNimation has collected five of his specials into one […]

I.G. Short Film on Maaya Sakamoto DVD

by on January 29, 2007
30minutes night flight, the new DVD from Japanese singer and voice actress Maaya Sakamoto, will contain a short film about five minutes long animated by Production I.G. [via Anime News Service]

"Hare+Guu Vol. 4": Well Let’s Bungle in the Jungle!

by SB20xxon January 28, 2007
Hare+Guu, an anime comedy from 2001 that has only recently come stateside, concerns a grade-school boy, Hare, and his alcohol-loving, free-spirited mother Weda. In the first episode they’re joined by Guu, a mysterious child who charms adults but acts subdued around Hare. The show revolves around these characters’ daily misadventures in their tropical setting. Hare […]

Anime Production Shifts To "OverDrive"

by on January 28, 2007
Kodansha has announced a television anime series based on Tsuyoshi Yasuda’s manga “OverDrive” is in the works, though details regarding the anime production staff and broadcast schedule have not yet been released. “OverDrive” was first featured in Kodansha’s ‘Weekly Shonen’ magazine in May of 2005, and is still going strong. The fast-paced sports series chronicles […]

"BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo Volume 1: Bo-NaFide Protector" Comes to DVD February 13

by Zeddon January 28, 2007
Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment will release BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo Volume 1: Bo-NaFide Protector to DVD on February 13. The DVD will feature unedited versions of four episodes, as well as the original Japanese soundtrack, and will retail for $19.98. Click here to view the full press release.

PR: BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO VOLUME 1: BO-NAFIDE PROTECTOR Comes to DVD February 13

by Zeddon January 28, 2007
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2007 ON FEBRUARY 13, ILLUMITOON ENTERTAINMENT AND WESTLAKE ENTERTAINMENT WILL RELEASE THE POPULAR CARTOON NETWORK ANIME SERIES ON DVD OFF OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF ITS SECOND SEASON AIRING ON THE CARTOON NETWORK BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO VOLUME 1: BO-NAFIDE PROTECTOR Woodland Hills, CA Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment are proud […]

BusinessWeek Profiles Disney’s Robert Iger

by on January 27, 2007
BusinessWeek carries a lengthy and very positive profile of Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger. The article credits Iger with dispelling the “poisonous” atmosphere that oppressed the company at the end of Michael Eisner’s term by giving division chiefs more room to improvise and experiment. The article also notes that Iger has kept his hands […]

HIT Names Latin America VP

by on January 27, 2007
Rodrigo Pizà has been named vice-president of television for Latin America at HIT Entertainment, World Screen reports. He joins the company from The Locomotion Channel.

"Mutant Turtles" Gets UK, Euro Distribution

by on January 27, 2007
Networks in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy have bought broadcast rights to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Fast Forward, World Screen reports. The 4Kids Entertainment show has already debuted in the United States and has been licensed in Australia, Portugal, Denmark, and Singapore.

Wall Street Journal on Life After Shrek for DreamWorks

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2007
An article in the Wall Street Journal talks with DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg about the upcoming slate of projects coming from the studio, including the third Shrek film, Jerry Seinfeld’s animation debut Bee Movie, Jack Black’s Kung Fu Panda, and the Madagascar TV series for Nickelodeon. Katzenberg notes that a year has been added […]