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"Bleach" Merchandise Coming Soon from VIZ and Great Eastern Entertainment

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2006
A press release from VIZ Media states that the North American license for Bleach merchandise has gone to Great Eastern Entertainment. Patches, keychains, jewelry, posters, and headware are among the merchandise that will be available starting in 2007. Read the full press release here.

Season One of "Loonatics" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson October 29, 2006
TVshowsondvd.com reports that Season 1 of Loonatics: Unleashed will be on DVD on March 13, 2007. The toon is about the descendants of Looney Tunes characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the Tasmanian Devil. But a meteor crashed to Earth in the 27th Century and gave them superpowers. Season 1 is a 2 disc […]

"Gundam SEED Destiny": Fly Free on the SEEDs of Impulse, Savior!

by on October 29, 2006
While Gundam SEED Destiny has been great so far, aside from Athrun and Cagalli there hasn’t been much development regarding the main cast, specifically the hero of the last war, Kira Yamato. Well, it’s time to go back to the past and bring about the return of many familiar elements. Last time, a group of […]

Animator Don R. Christensen 1916 – 2006

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
Disney and Warner Brothers animator and artist Don. R. Christensen has passed away at the age of 90. Christensen (sometimes credited as “Don Arr” or “Don Arr Christensen”) worked for the Disney studios from 1937 until the 1941 strike, when he moved to the Warner’s story department. He also did work on comics and children’s […]

Press Release: VIZ Media Signs Latin America Rep for Zatch Bell! and Naruto

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIZ MEDIA SIGNS NEW REPRESENTATIVE IN LATIN AMERICA FOR ZATCH BELL! AND NARUTO San Francisco, CA, October 26, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies has selected Licensing & Promotions Latin America as its new representative for ZATCH […]

Press Release: Newtype USA November Issue Details

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
World exclusive Guyver cover in November Newtype USA Plus, North American debut of new manga insert And: Free DVD with three full episodes! HOUSTON, October 26, 2006—Newtype USA, the leading anime magazine in North America, has a special surprise for collectors and casual fans alike—a world exclusive cover on Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor, the hottest […]

Press Release: VIZ Grants Great Eastern Entertainment, Inc License for "Bleach"

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 27, 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 in North America, is now seen on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. BLEACH is the […]

Saving the World (of TV Animation): The “Avatar the Last Airbender” Complete Book 1 Collection

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
Water, Earth, Fire and Air are the four elements that the title character of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender must master as part of his quest to save the world. Similarly, the show’s success lies in its mastery of four different elements: Setting, Story, Characterization, and Technique. The first season, recently released on DVD, proves […]

Wes Anderson to Direct and Produce Animated "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

by Ed Liuon October 27, 2006
Variety is reporting that director Wes Anderson is attached to direct and produce an animated version of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox with 20th Century Fox’s animation studios. The movie is to be done using a mixture of animation techniques, but will be “primarily stop-motion” according to the report. Fantastic Mr. Fox will follow The […]

Marvel Postage Stamp Images Revealed

by Ed Liuon October 27, 2006
The U.S. Postal Service has revealed a preliminary image of the Marvel Comics superhero stamps that are scheduled to be released in 2007. As with the DC Comics superho stamps, 10 heroes will be featured on a sheet of 20 stamps, with half being iconic action shots and the other half reproducing classic covers.