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"Darkwing Duck Vol. 1": Let’s Get Nostalgic!

by SB20xxon October 12, 2006
Let’s face it, much like many other cartoons from the late ’80s and early ’90s released on DVD, for many folks the main reason to watch them is nostalgia. If you really examine many of those shows with a critical eye, the faults become easily evident. While Darkwing Duck does hold up better than most […]

Ed Benedict, "Flintstones" Artist 1912 – 2006

by Ed Liuon October 11, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has posted a belated obituary for Ed Benedict, who passed away in his sleep on August 28, 2006 (free registration required). Benedict was a key artist and animator at the Hanna-Barbera studios, designing the cast and many of the gadgets on The Flintstones. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Tad Stones on "Hellboy Animated" with Exclusive Preview

by Ed Liuon October 11, 2006
Comic Foundry’s Tim Leong has published a 2-part video interview with Hellboy Animated director Tad Stones (click here for part 1 and here for part 2). The interviews are in QuickTime format and also include some exclusive preview images and a trailer for Hellboy: Sword of Stones, which is scheduled for Spring 2007.

"Case Closed": The Time Bomb is Set to Go Off

by on October 11, 2006
With over 400 episodes under its belt in Japan and hundreds of mysteries solved, it’s only natural that Detective Conan (known as Case Closed here in America) would spawn a movie…or 10. The first of those has finally arrived in the form of The Time Bombed Skyscraper. After helping private detective Richard Moore solve another […]

Teshkeel Media Gets Funding for Animated Islamic Superheroes

by Ed Liuon October 10, 2006
The Teshkeel Media Group has received $25 million in funding from a Bahrain investment bank to help finance the company. Some of the funding will be used to start development of an animated television series based on The 99, Teshkeel’s comic book series about 99 international superheroes who embody the 99 attributes of God in […]

PBS Animation Now on iTunes

by Ed Liuon October 10, 2006
Several PBS animated shows are available for purchase and download on the Apple iTunes store, including Arthur, Cyberchase, and Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman. Like most other shows on the iTunes store, pricing for the shows is $1.99 per episode and there is an option to purchase entire seasons.

"The Little Mermaid" Platinum Edition: Grand Release of an Almost Magical Film

by Ed Liuon October 10, 2006
Confession time: I have never been a huge fan of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and was never really able to articulate why. It could be that I’m just not in the target demographic for the film, or because I missed it in theatres and first saw it on pan-and-scan VHS on a tiny screen surrounded […]

ADV Announces "Saiyuki Complete Collection," "Paniponi Dash," "Papuwa" DVDs

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
ADV Films has announced details about three upcoming DVD sets. The Saiyuki Complete Collection will package all 50 episodes of the anime saga based on the famous Chinese novel Xi You Ji. The special thin-pack DVD-only release will be available on October 31, 2006, with a suggested retail price of $99.98. More details are available […]

Press Release: ADV Announces December 5 Releases

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
ADV ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 5 RELEASES HOUSTON, October 5, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the release of the wacky and exciting new series Paniponi Dash!, along with the third volume of the insane Papuwa. These hilarious titles are set to hit the streets on December […]

Press Release: ADV Announces October 31 Releases

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2006
ADV ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 31 RELEASES HOUSTON, October 5, 2006-ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the thin-pack release of the Saiyuki Complete Collection set to hit the streets on October 31! SAIYUKI COMPLETE COLLECTION “If you like fantasy or just want to have a good time, make […]