Andrew Dabb on "G.I. Joe Sigma 6" Comics

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2006
Writer Andrew Dabb has been interviewed by’s PULSE News about his work on the G.I. Joe Sigma 6 licensed comic book published by Devil’s Due Publishing. Among other topics, Dabb discusses his artistic influences, the challenges in writing for younger audiences, and his favorite members of the G.I. Joe team. Five preview pages are […]

UK/Australia "Ren and Stimpy" DVDs Censored

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2006
A report on the Lyris Lite weblog is stating that the UK and Australian DVD release of Ren and Stimpy Season 1 and 2 has been censored. Slightly over 3 minutes have been cut from the “Out West” cartoon to conform to British Board of Film Censors regulations, which prohibit the depiction of hanging as […]

"Lupin Columbus Files": Explores Familiar Territory

by Chris Woodon March 10, 2006
If you’ve only recently joined the Lupin the Third fan club you’ve been spoiled, because beginning with 1997’s thrilling Island of Assassins the annual Lupin TV specials have all been solidly entertaining. Although no exception to the rule, 1999’s The Columbus Files struggles to stand out. With Excel Saga‘s Shinichi Watanabe directing, the film’s deftness […]

ImaginAsianTV Acquires "Hikaru No Go"

by Karl Olsonon March 10, 2006
According to this week’s Shonen Jump newsletter, ImaginAsianTV has acquired Viz Media’s Hikaru No Go. Of note is that ImaginAsian will be airing both the dubbed and subtitled versions of the series, with the dubbed version airing in the afternoons and the subbed version airing in prime time. No premiere date is set at this […]

AtomFilms To Go Serves Up Portable Short Films

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2006
AtomFilms has just launched their “AtomFilms To Go” service, which allows people to download short films optimized for display on portable devices such as Sony’s PSP and Apple’s iPod Video. Included in the launch titles are several animated offerings, including Bill Plympton’s “Your Face” and “Vampz,” which depicts vampire sibling rivalry.

FUNimation Announces New Titles For August

by Dr. Daedaluson March 9, 2006
Two new FUNimation titles are making their debut in August: Moon Phase (alternatively titled Tsukuyomi Moon Phase) and Basilisk. The first volume of Basilisk heads to DVD on August 8, while Moon Phase appears later that month on August 29. Other FUNimation titles releasing during the month of August include further volumes of Desert Punk, […]

Viz Media Announces New Titles For Summer & Fall

by Dr. Daedaluson March 9, 2006
Viz Media recently announced three months worth of new DVD titles, running the gamut from July to late September. To start, volumes 44 and 45 of Inu-Yasha are getting released, as well as the fourth movie and the Season 3 boxset. Other titles on the horizon include more volumes of Flame of Recca, Naruto(edited version), […]

"Naruto" Wait for the Uncuts

by Dukeon March 9, 2006
Wow. It’s so weird seeing Naruto in English. I’ve been keeping track of the Japanese version for so long now, and with the supposed bidding war the series was going through, seeing Naruto on American television seemed like a far off dream. Yet here we are. The series has become Toonami’s biggest draw, they’ve already […]

Wayans Brothers Produce Cartoon for Nickelodeon

by Dan Collinson March 9, 2006
Nickelodeon will premiere a new series of cartoon specials produced by Shawn, Marlon and Keenan Ivory Wayans (In Living Color, Scary Movie 1 & 2). The cartoon is called Thugaboo, and it deals with nine very different kids growing up in the inner city. The series will consist of three specials; one will be a […]

Warner Bros. and Weinstein Co. to Distribute "TMNT" Film

by Zeddon March 8, 2006
The upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CG animated film has landed deals for both domestic and international theatrical distribution. Warner Bros. Pictures will oversee domestic distribution of the film, while the Weinstein Co. will distribute the film internationally. The film is scheduled for domestic release on March 30, 2007. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter] (via William […]