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"Paprika" Opens Stateside May 25, Screens at Rotterdam February

by Benon January 22, 2007
Paprika, the new film from director Satoshi Kon (Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) will open in select U.S. theaters May 25. Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, the film will play at the International Film Festival Rotterdam from Feb. 1-3. [via Anime News Network]

Marjane Satrapi on Animating Her Life for "Persepolis"

by Ed Liuon January 22, 2007
The New York Times takes an early look at Persepolis, the black-and-white animated feature film coming later this year (registration required). The film is based on the graphic novel memoir of Marjane Satrapi, telling her coming-of-age story in Iran after the overthrow of the Shah. The article discusses the path the graphic novel took from […]

Fanboy Planet Interviews Marc Worden on Voicing "Iron Man"

by Ed Liuon January 22, 2007
The Fanboy Planet website has posted an interview with Marc Worden, the voice actor for Tony Stark/Iron Man in the upcoming direct-to-video movie The Invincible Iron Man. Topics discussed include Worden’s history with the new Mickey Mouse Club, the creative decisions made with the Iron Man DVD, the difference between working for Disney and for […]

Marvel Produces "Teen Avengers"

by Dan Collinson January 21, 2007
AWN reports that Marvel will produce a direct-to-video film entitled Teen Avengers. According to Craig Kyle, Vice President of creative development for animation at Marvel Studios, the video will be targeted toward younger audiences. Kyle also stated that the film is not based on the Young Avengers series.

"The Invincible Iron Man": Hero of Iron, Movie of Tin

by Chris Woodon January 20, 2007
My favorite superheroes have always relied on advanced technology or physical skills rather than magic superpowers; maybe it’s just because I love elaborate weaponry. And no one does that like Iron Man. Recent comic developments notwithstanding, old shellhead has often been stuck in supporting roles over his long career, so I was thrilled that Marvel […]

Disney Dali Film to Screen at London’s Tate Modern

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2007
Several news outlets are reporting that London’s Tate Modern gallery will be screening Destino, the animated short film that was a collaboration between surrealist artist Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. The film was in production between 1945 and 1946 before running out of money. It was completed in 2003 by Roy Disney and was nominated […]

Geneon Announces New March-July Titles + Changes/Delays

by Classic Speedyon January 19, 2007
Numerous series are getting complete box set treatment from Geneon. On March 13th, Human Crossing will be released for $39.98, and Stellvia will be released for $99.98. March 27th brings us Ai Yori Aoshi/Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi, which will be released for $59.98, as well as Gatekeepers/Gatekeepers 21 for $79.98. In terms of single volumes, […]

"She-Ra" Season 1, Volume 2 Coming in April 2007 from BCI

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2007
BCI Eclipse has issued a press release with details about the She-Ra Season 1 Volume 2 DVD set, currently scheduled for release on April 3, 2007. The six-disc set will include 33 digitally remastered episodes of the show along with a documentary, commentary tracks, storyboard-to-episode comparisons, and more. Suggested retail price is $49.98. Read the […]

VIZ Announces First Quarter 2007 DVD Releases

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2007
VIZ Media has issued a press release detailing their new DVD releases for the first quarter of 2007, including two volumes of Bleach, a season 1 boxed set for Ranma 1/2, two new Inu Yasha DVDs, a Flame of Recca release, and the next volume of Zatch Bell! Read the full press release for details, […]

PR: Navarre’s BCI To Release 33 Digitally Remastered Episodes Of "She-Ra" S1, V2

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2007
NAVARRE’S BCI TO RELEASE 33 DIGITALLY REMASTERED EPISODES OF “She-Ra: Princess of Power®” SEASON ONE, VOLUME TWO Six DVD Set in a Six-Panel DigiPak Available April 3rd for $49.98 Los Angeles, CA – Animation’s greatest adventure heroine continues her fight for freedom as BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and leading UK media company and […]