"The Replacements" Scores Impressive Ratings for Disney Channel

by Zeddon October 25, 2006
Disney Channel’s original animated series The Replacements finished as TV’s most watched series (broadcast & basic cable) the week of October 9-15 in Kids 6-11 (1.39 million/5.7 rating) with the episode “Halloween Spirits” that aired on Saturday, October 14. Since its premiere, The Replacements is the #1 animated series on Disney Channel with the key […]

Terrence Howard in "Iron Man"

by on October 25, 2006
Coming Soon! reports that Terrence Howard (Hustle and Flow) has been cast as Tony Stark’s friend and confidant, James “Rhodey” Rhodes, in the comic book adaptation of Iron Man. In the comic, Rhodes eventually gets a suit of his own known to fans as The War Machine. Iron Man starts filming in Los Angeles in […]

Weta Digital Creating Silver Surfer FX

by on October 25, 2006
Superhero Hype! reports that Weta Digital will be creating the special effects for the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer. Character actor Doug Jones will provide the performance and movement references for the character.

VIZ Media Announces Shonen Jump Naruto Road Tour

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
VIZ Media has issued a press release announcing a special Shonen Jump Naruto road tour, meant to promote the Naruto anime and manga series, and the Shonen Jump magazine from which it originated. The tour will begin on November 4 in Atlanta, GA. Read the full press release here, which contains more tour dates and […]

Urban Alchemist Launches to Produce Otaku and Gamer Clothing

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
Two former employees of Central Park Media have joined forces to found Urban Alchemist, dedicated to creating original licensed clothing aimed at the serious anime and video game fanbase. Kevin Sopko and Peter Tatara debuted their line of yaoi-inspired clothing at the Syracuse Heroes Expo on October 22, 2006, and are taking orders now at […]

"Class of 3000" Mockumentary Celebrity Cameos to Include Maroon 5, Norah Jones

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
A press release from Cartoon Network trumpets the upcoming Class of 3000 “mockumentary” Sunny Bridges: Bankhead to Buckhead, which will document the career of fictional musician Sunny Bridges. The show, airing on October 27 at 7 PM (Eastern and Pacific Time), will feature an all-star lineup of celebrities and athletes including Maroon 5, Norah Jones, […]

"Nerima Daikon Brothers" on Anime Channel Nov 30, DVD Dec 19

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
The series Nerima Daikon Brothers will be premiering on the Anime Channel on November 30, according to a press release from the Anime Channel. The series focuses on a rock band — composed of two cousins, their friend, and a panda shaped like a daikon radish — that battles crime and evil-doers. The series will […]


by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL NATIONAL ROAD TOUR FOR SHONEN JUMP NARUTO Fans Are Invited To Visit Select Mall Locations To Take Part In Exciting and Fun Activities Related To Best Selling Manga And Anime Series San Francisco, CA, October 20, 2006 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and […]


by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
OTAKU AND GAMER CLOTHING COMPANY URBAN ALCHEMIST LAUNCHES Anime Industry Veterans Announce The Creation Of A New Clothing Company New York, NY (October 23, 2006) — Former employees of Central Park Media and Be Beautiful Manga today announced the formation of Urban Alchemist, an independent clothing company dedicated to creating high-quality, original shirts and accessories […]

Press Release: Celebrities to Appear in CLASS OF 3000 "Mockumentary" on Oct. 27

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
Maroon 5, Norah Jones, Serena Williams, Dwyane Wade and Others Dish Out the Story Behind Sunny Bridges Sunny Bridges: Bankhead to Buckhead Reveals History of Fictional Star of André “3000” Benjamin series Class of 3000 “Mockumentary” Airs Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network Well-known faces from the world of music […]