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Naruto to invade US movie theatres in June

by Weathermanon March 21, 2007
Viz Media has announced a limited number of one-time only screenings of the 1st Naruto movie Naruto: CLash of the Ninja in the Land of Snow. The film will debut in select cities including New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco on June 6th, 2007. Further ticket information and future cities will […]

BusinessWeek Online Recaps Anime’s Impact on US Entertainment

by Nobuyuki samaon March 21, 2007
In an article covering the beginning of this year’s Tokyo International Anime Fair, BusinessWeek.com reviews the commercial aspects of the exportation of Japan’s animated film industry to US entertainment companies. [via AnimeonDVD.com]

"Aqua Teen Zombie Ninja Pro-Am" Coming This Fall to PS2

by Dukeon March 21, 2007
Midway and Cartoon Network have announced that a video game based on the hit Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the movie Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters will be ready for consumers this fall for the PlayStation 2 game console. The game, entitled Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja […]

PR: Midway and Cartoon Network Announce Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am

by Dukeon March 21, 2007
Game Based on Hit Animated Comedy from Adult Swim Scheduled for Release on PlayStation®2 Computer Entertainment System this Fall CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that it will be developing an interactive title based on the hit comedy series from Adult Swim – Aqua Teen […]

More Details on Hayao Miyazaki’s "Ponyo on a Cliff"

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2007
Nausicaa.net has posted a few more details about Ponyo on a Cliff, Hayao Miyazaki’s next animated film currently scheduled for release in the summer of 2008. The movie will supposedly feature parent/child relationships as a central theme of the film, and was inspired by the elder Miyazaki’s musings on his contentious relationship with his son […]

"Witchblade Anime" Preview from Wizard World Los Angeles

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2007
At last weekend’s Wizard World Los Angeles comic convention, representatives from Studio Gonzo, FUNimation, and Top Cow comics gave audiences the first look at the English dubbed Witchblade anime, and also a preview of the Witchblade manga titles coming later this year. In addition to the sneak preview, the panel participants also detailed how this […]

Aardman Plans For "Shaun the Sheep" DVDs

by Grant Whiteon March 21, 2007
Currently airing across the globe, Aardman Animation’s Shaun the Sheep series focuses on the adventures of the Wallace & Gromit co-star. Aardman Licensing Co-ordinator Gabrielle Stackpool has announced that the show will see its first DVD released in the UK in September, Shaun the Sheep: Shape Up With Shaun, containing 8 episodes. A further 8 […]

Mike Mignola’s "Busiest Year Ever" as Hellboy Hits Comics, Film, and Animation

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2007
Newsarama.com has interviewed Mike Mignola on the many different Hellboy-related projects coming out this year, including new Hellboy/BPRD-related comic books, the sequel to the 2004 live-action movie, and the Hellboy Animated direct-to-video movies. Mignola discusses the plans for each and how they differ from each other.

Animated Shorts Interviews Bruce Timm (UPDATED with Part 2)

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2007
Newsarama.com’s Animated Shorts column has posted part 1 of an interview with Bruce Timm, discussing his early career in animation with Filmation, Don Bluth, Ralph Bakshi, and the early days of Batman. UPDATED March 20, 2007: Part 2 of the interview has been posted, where Timm discusses the new direct-to-video movies coming soon. Timm discusses […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Support Shyamalan’s Live-Action Version

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2007
A brief notice on SciFi Wire quotes the co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender supporting the live-action movie version to be written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko both expressed great enthusiasm for the project and Shyamalan’s work in particular, and stated that it was, “too soon to comment […]