BrainPOP will be offering free viewings of several animated shorts based on African-American culture to celebrate Black History Month. Shorts range from cultural icons, such as Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., and Oprah Winfrey, to the historical timeline of the African-American community, detailing the events of slavery and the Harlem Renaissance, among others. These […]
Black History Month Gets Animated with Short Movies Honoring African American Heritage BrainPOP premieres new animations commemorating the likes of Maya Angelou, Jackie Robinson and Oprah Winfrey as February’s featured flicks NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Black History Month gets animated this February. More than a dozen animation shorts honoring some of the most well known African Americans […]
For decades now, Lupin the 3rd has entertained millions of Japanese fans, so much so that the character has appeared in a new movie or television special just about every year. Often called Japan’s version of James Bond, this timeless character has become an icon. Now FUNimation has collected five of his specials into one […]
30minutes night flight, the new DVD from Japanese singer and voice actress Maaya Sakamoto, will contain a short film about five minutes long animated by Production I.G. [via Anime News Service]
Hare+Guu, an anime comedy from 2001 that has only recently come stateside, concerns a grade-school boy, Hare, and his alcohol-loving, free-spirited mother Weda. In the first episode they’re joined by Guu, a mysterious child who charms adults but acts subdued around Hare. The show revolves around these characters’ daily misadventures in their tropical setting. Hare […]
Kodansha has announced a television anime series based on Tsuyoshi Yasuda’s manga “OverDrive” is in the works, though details regarding the anime production staff and broadcast schedule have not yet been released. “OverDrive” was first featured in Kodansha’s ‘Weekly Shonen’ magazine in May of 2005, and is still going strong. The fast-paced sports series chronicles […]
Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment will release BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo Volume 1: Bo-NaFide Protector to DVD on February 13. The DVD will feature unedited versions of four episodes, as well as the original Japanese soundtrack, and will retail for $19.98. Click here to view the full press release.
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2007 ON FEBRUARY 13, ILLUMITOON ENTERTAINMENT AND WESTLAKE ENTERTAINMENT WILL RELEASE THE POPULAR CARTOON NETWORK ANIME SERIES ON DVD OFF OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF ITS SECOND SEASON AIRING ON THE CARTOON NETWORK BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO VOLUME 1: BO-NAFIDE PROTECTOR Woodland Hills, CA Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment are proud […]
BusinessWeek carries a lengthy and very positive profile of Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger. The article credits Iger with dispelling the “poisonous” atmosphere that oppressed the company at the end of Michael Eisner’s term by giving division chiefs more room to improvise and experiment. The article also notes that Iger has kept his hands […]
Rodrigo Pizà has been named vice-president of television for Latin America at HIT Entertainment, World Screen reports. He joins the company from The Locomotion Channel.