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Young "Leonardo" Series Coming in 2008

by Maxie Zeuson March 8, 2007
A young Leonardo da Vinci will share the screen with a rapping robot and a talking horse in a new animated program from Italy’s Gruppo Alcuni, c21 Media reports. The series, which is developed with the support of the EU’s MEDIA Programme, will have the young genius trying to thwart his rival Gottardo for the […]

"Sea Princesses" Swim to Germany

by Maxie Zeuson March 8, 2007
The Sea Princesses has found a safe German harbor on ARD and KiKa, c21 Media reports. The Australian animated series is based on a book series by Brazil’s Fabio Yabu.

Cake and Allegra Team for New Series

by Maxie Zeuson March 8, 2007
South Korea’s Cake Studios and the United Kingdom’s Allegra Publishing have partnered to adapt books by Felicia Law as animated series, according to c21 Media.

Afro Samurai Director’s Cut to Air in Japan in May

by Chris Woodon March 8, 2007
Spike TV’s Afro Samurai series will air on the WOWOW channel in Japan on May 3rd and 4th. The broadcast will be in English with Japanese subtitles, and include additional footage not seen in the U.S. Afro Samurai stars Samuel L. Jackson as a warrior seeking revenge for his father’s death in feudal Japan. Source: […]

Jason Lee Takes Part in "Alvin" Feature

by Maxie Zeuson March 8, 2007
Jason Lee will play Alvin and the Chipmunks “dad” in the upcoming feature film adaptation of the franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lee provided the voice of arch-villain Syndrome in The Incredible and is voicing the title character of the upcoming Underdog movie. He is also the star of the NBC series My Name […]

Bandai Announces "Demon Prince Enma" and "Gunbuster 2" Release Dates

by Classic Speedyon March 8, 2007
Demon Prince Enma, a 2006 anime OAV from Go Nagai, has been given a release date: 5/22/07. It runs 98 minutes and is priced at $39.98. Gunbuster 2, a 2004 anime OAV from Gainax, has also been given two volume release dates; volume 1 is expected on 5/22/07 and volume 2 on 6/12/07. The MSRPs […]

Geneon Announces "Shonen Onmyoji" & "When They Cry" Release Dates

by Classic Speedyon March 8, 2007
In a recent mailer sent out by Geneon, it was revealed that they have licensed Shonen Onmyoji, a fantasy anime series from 2006. The first volume, which will be released on 7/10/07, will be available in both regular and boxed editions for $29.98 and $39.98, respectively. It will contain five episodes. The second volume, which […]

"Star Trek: The Animated Series": Trek in All the Ways that Matter

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2007
Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before. With those words, Captain James T. Kirk launched one of the most enduring franchises in American entertainment history. […]

A Forgotten "Trek" Returns From the Void

by Kyle Popeon March 8, 2007
Whether you regard Star Trek as a high point in television history or as the touchstone of geekdom, you can’t deny that the show has earned its place in history. I freely and proudly admit to being a Trekkie. (I say “Trekkie” because I was a fan of the show long before the Trekkie/Trekker distinction […]

ADV Films Announces New June Titles

by Classic Speedyon March 7, 2007
In the month of June, be on the look-out for the following ADV titles: * 009-1 vol. 1: 6/19/07 * Air Gear vol. 3: 6/5/07 * Kurau Phantom Memory vol. 2 (w/optional artbox): 6/12/07 * Le Chevalier D’Eon vol. 3: 6/19/07 * Paniponi Dash vol. 4: 6/12/07 * Papuwa vol. 6: 6/26/07 All of the […]