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Press Release: Soviet Propaganda Films From Stalin’s Animation Factories Released

by on November 7, 2006
Shocking, Beautiful, Anti-American Collection Never Before Seen in the West LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Soviet propaganda films, some over 80 years old, will be released to the U.S. for the first time on November 7, 2006, in coordination with the 89th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. Films by Jove, the major distribution company for Russian animation, has […]

Bandai Announces New February Titles

by SB20xxon November 7, 2006
Four movies are getting “Anime Movie Classics Edition” treatment from Bandai, as Escaflowne: The Movie, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack are all being released in February at MSRPs of $19.98. The only other release announcement in this wave is Eureka Seven (vol. 6), which […]

"Shrek the Halls" to Air on ABC in December 2007

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
A press release states that an original DreamWorks animated special based on the Shrek franchise will be debuting in December 2007. Titled Shrek the Halls, the half-hour special will reunite Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and Antonio Banderas as Shrek and his friends “put their own twist on everyone’s favorite holiday traditions.” Read the […]

CN’s Live Action/Animation Hybrid "Re-Animated" to Debut December 8

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
Cartoon Network’s first foray into live-action filmmaking, Re-Animated, is set to debut on December 8, 2006, at 8 PM (Eastern and Pacific time). The two-hour movie centers on 7th grader Jimmy Roberts, who begins to see cartoon characters in the real world after receiving the frozen brain of cartoonist Milt Applegate. Read the full press […]

"Ranma 1/2" Manga to Conclude on November 14

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
VIZ Media is reporting that the 36th and final volume of Ranma 1/2 will be released on November 14, 2006, after a 14-year run in the VIZ catalog. The beloved manga by Rumiko Takahashi centers on Ranma Saotome, a martial-arts student in training who turns into a girl whenever he gets wet. The manga has […]

Press Release: ABC Adds "Shrek the Halls" Holiday Special Dec 2007

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
ABC ENTERTAINMENT ADDS “SHREK THE HALLS” A DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG ORIGINAL ANIMATED SPECIAL TO ITS IMPRESSIVE LIBRARY OF HOLIDAY CLASSICS “Shrek The Halls” To Premiere December 2007 Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas Reprise Original Roles ABC Entertainment adds “Shrek The Halls,” an original animated special from DreamWorks Animation SKG, to its […]

Press Release: Cartoon Network’s Re-Animated Premiere Set for Friday, Dec. 8

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
Cartoon Network’s First Original Live-Action Movie Re-Animated Premiere Set For Friday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) Re-Animated, Cartoon Network’s first original movie, will premiere on Friday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The two-hour movie, which combines animation with live-action, tells the story of a 12-year-old boy whose life is turned upside-down after an […]

Press Release: VIZ Media Announces Conclusion of Beloved Ranma 1/2 Manga

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE EXCITING CONCLUSION OF THE BELOVED RANMA 1/2 MANGA SERIES Final Volume To Be Released November 14th And Will Be Complemented By Farewell Letter to North American Fans San Francisco, CA, November 6, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and […]

MoCCA Saturday Morning Animation Show Opening on Nov 18, 2006

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City has announced a special opening party for their Saturday Morning Animation exhibit on November 18, 2006. A private reception will run from 7 to 8 PM, with the exhibition opening running from 8 to 11 PM. Over 75 shows are represented in the exhibit, […]

"Flushed Away" Ranks 3rd in Weekend Box Office with $19.1m

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2006
DreamWorks/Aardman’s Flushed Away came in third in the box office estimates from this past weekend, with its projected take of $19.1 million coming in just short of the #2 spot taken by Disney’s The Santa Clause 3. Despite the somewhat disappointing results for Flushed Away (DreamWorks’ Over the Hedge opened with $38 million in ticket […]