It’s amazing how far Toonami has come. Way back in 1997, it looked like just another generic action block, starring Moltar from the then-popular Space Ghost Coast to Coast to drum up some ratings. It had old-school 80’s cartoons, old-school 70’s cartoons, and the first “reinvention” of a classic series, and some people didn’t expect […]
Aaron McGruder has managed tick off a lot off people with his newspaper comic, The Boondocks. In a sense, that’s quite a feat because the format is probably one of the most constricted creative mediums. The strip has provoked angry letters, conservative media diatribues and have even been pulled from various papers (most notably from […]
The New York Times covers the growing amount of programming aimed at cell phone and other mobile users (registration required). In addition to spinoffs for network shows 24 and The Simple Life, several upcoming “mobisode” programs will be animated, including Samurai Love God from Viacom. Several animated mobile programs are already available in Japan.
Paramount Home Entertainment has begun a direct-to-video unit that will produce six to eight films annually, according to a report in Home Media Retailing. The first movie in the pipeline is an animated comedy from Mike Reiss (The Critic), which is likely to debut in the first quarter of 2006. (via Internet Movie Database Daily […]
Last time on Samurai 7, three peasants by the names of Kirara, Komochi and Rikichi traveled to the city to find some samurai willing to defend their village from the horrible Nobuseri – a band of giant mecha raiders who extort grain from the peasants’ village in exchange for not obliterating the lot of them. […]
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok is a charming fantasy series about Norse mythology. Of course, most of the charm comes from the large charms on the female protagonist, Mayura. But it also comes through the varied and colorful palette, the relatively light-hearted tone (which also becomes serious when needed), and a lack of any real violent […]
Yahoo! Finance has learned that a new animated series based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men franchise is currently in pre-production for a Summer 2007 release. The new show, primarily focused on Wolverine, will utilize 2D and 3D animation. Twenty-six episodes have been confirmed thus far, similar to the upcoming Fantastic Four and Iron Man shows.
You know, with all the filler Toei has created over the years you figure they’d be good at it by now. Sure, sometimes the writers get lucky, but more often than not, they fail miserably. The 11th Dragonball Z movie, Bio-Broly, could’ve used a four-leaf clover or twelve. It’s been a while since Broly was […]