Prescott Wright, co-founder of ASIFA-SF and Ottowa Int’l Animation Fest, 1935 – 2006

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2007
The Cartoon Brew weblog is relaying the information that Prescott Wright passed away on December 28, 2006, at the age of 71. Wright was a co-founder of the Ottowa International Animation Festival and of ASIFA-San Francisco.

"DuckTales": Methinks Scrooge Is Secretly an MLB General Manager

by on January 2, 2007
Way back when I was a kid, there were a few cartoons I adored. G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Chip N’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers were the main three, but DuckTales was up there too. Today, of the first three, only G.I. Joe still entertains me. But DuckTales proves to still have its moments. […]

‘The Invincible Iron Man’ Website Updated

by screw on headon January 1, 2007
The “DVD Special Features” and “Downloads” sections of The Invincible Iron Man website have been updated. New additions include DVD Special Features previews, iPod & PSP trailers, and assorted wallpaper. The Invincible Iron Man premieres on DVD January 23, 2007.

‘Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles’ Theater List Announced

by on January 1, 2007
FUNimation Films and Harmony Gold have released the list of selected theaters that will show the feature film ‘Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles,’ prior to its DVD release on February 6th. ‘Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles’ is the original production sequel to the Harmony Gold-produced TV series ‘Robotech,’ which was the 1985 adaptation of the combined anime […]

"Viva Piñata": Enjoy Your Stay at Piñata Island, Unless You’re Easily Bored

by on December 31, 2006
You’ve been given a plot of land on Piñata Island. What you do with it is all up to you. Your goal? Get as many piñatas as you can to call your little land home. Microsoft, Rare, and 4K!Ds TV have put together the bright and colorful world of Viva Piñata, but have we seen […]

More than Girl Power: She-Ra on DVD

by on December 30, 2006
Ah, the good old days. Home-baked bread, kids on BMXs, Duran Duran booming out of the stereo and of course, an abundance of cheap and cheerful Filmation cartoons. And that was just last Thursday. For once again I’m back on the Filmation DVD box sets, and this time we’re off to experience one of Filmation’s […]

Pixar Under SEC Investigation

by on December 30, 2006
Daily Variety and the Financial Times of London (paid subscription required) are reporting that two months after Apple failed to find stock options irregularities at Pixar, the Securities & Exchange Commission is double-checking their work. According to the Financial Times, the SEC is believed to be investigating whether the animation company backdated options issued to […]

"Kurau: Phantom Memory" Announced By ADV Films

by SB20xxon December 29, 2006
Kurau: Phantom Memory has now been given a release date for volume 1, and it is April 10, 2007. The series will be released across six volumes, with the second volume containing an optional artbox — much like ADV’s recent release of Pani Poni Dash. [Source:]

"Robin Hood: Most Wanted Edition" Misses the Mark as a Film

by Ed Liuon December 29, 2006
Robin Hood is one of the world’s truly enduring fictional characters. The outlaw who robs from the rich to give to the poor has always had obvious popular appeal, and Robin’s roguish charm and wily intelligence place him alongside classic trickster figures of myth and folklore. The thief and his merry men have been film […]

"Rumbling Hearts" Vol. 1: Falling In Love Again …

by on December 29, 2006
Haruka likes Takayuki. Takayuki likes Mitsuki. Mitsuki’s best friend is Haruka. Shinji likes women in general. These four friends, in their high school days, have only two major worries: college entrance exams and matters of the heart. With Mitsuki’s prodding, Haruka finally confesses her love to Takayuki. With their high school days coming to a […]