Picture a panda hero. Now picture a panda-shaped Mazinger Z. Now put them in an anime with no voices, and attach an opening in English. No way it could be good, right? Wrong. Mostly. In Panda-Z, the Warunimal Empire wants to take over the world. It’s up to Pan-Taron and the Panda-Z to stop this […]
Coco’s Bakery Restaurant has partnered with Warner Home Video (WHV) to promote the November 22 release of The Polar Express on DVD this holiday season. From November 1, 2005 through January 3, 2006, any Coco’s guest that purchases a fresh-baked whole pie will receive a $5 mail-in rebate for WHV’s The Polar Express DVD. [Source: […]
Artist-owned-and-operated Brickyard VFX is launching its own CG division, AWN reports.
Production and distribution company Maxmedia has optioned the film rights to the forthcoming Microsoft videogame Kameo: Elements Of Power, AWN reports, citing Variety. The company plans to team with Sky Blue production house Sunmin Park to adapt the animated feature.
Leading French producer Ellipsanime is producing an additional twenty-six 13-minute episodes of its television series Little King Macius, AWN reports. The series has been sold to more than 20 territories worldwide.
Nausicaa.net is reporting that the London Children’s Film Festival will screen Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro on November 13 and Porco Rosso on November 12, 13, and 16. Details on scheduling, location, and ticketing are available at the festival’s website.
Disney’s CGI-animated feature film Chicken Little grossed an estimated $40.1 million in its first 3 days of domestic release, making it the top film over the weekend. Coverage in the Los Angeles Times noted that this take is comparable to DreamWorks’ Madagascar and Shark Tale (which grossed $47.6 and $47.2 million, respectively) and is the […]
Does anyone remember that one Daily Show segment where Jon Stewart and his correspondents are thinking up new reality shows, and one of them just adds “in space!” to the end of the others’ ideas? [I do! -Ed] A similar process could’ve been the genesis of Hakugei. Or, as its developers probably called it, Moby […]
A few years back, Warner Bros. decided to reinvent the animated Batman. They called it The Batman. It started slow, but now it’s hit its stride, and WB is releasing the first few episodes on DVD. Unfortunately, most of these are better left forgotten. For three years, Gotham has been protected by an angel of […]
The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of November (note that a few of the airings have already taken place at press time): Alice In Wonderland Sunday, November 20 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) The Country Bears (2002) Monday, November 14 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) […]