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Press Release: VIZ MEDIA TO PUBLISH HARDCOVER ART BOOKS BASED ON MANGA & ANIME SERIES

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
VIZ MEDIA TO PUBLISH SEVERAL VIVIDLY ILLUSTRATED HARDCOVER ART BOOKS BASED ON POPULAR MANGA AND ANIME SERIES New Editions Are Must-Haves for 2006 Holiday Season and Will Delight Manga and Anime Fans San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation […]

Imagi Animation Studios to Make "Astro Boy" Movie

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
Superhero Hype! is reporting that Imagi Animation Studios has optioned the rights to Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, with an eye towards making a new CGI-animated feature film tentatively targeted for release in 2009. Imagi is currently at work on TMNT and Gatchaman feature films. (via Comic Book Resources’ Comics Reel)

Four Theatrical "Evangelion" Anime in 2007-2008

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
Variety is reporting that Gainax will be producing four theatrical Evangelion movies for release in Japan. The movies are scheduled to be released in June 2007, January 2008, and a double-bill in June 2008. According to the report, the first two movies will “borrow” images from the original Evangelion TV show, but the third and […]

CBBC Hires Famous Voice Talent for "The Secret Show"

by Grant Whiteon September 14, 2006
Several famous voice talents have been hired for guest roles in the upcoming CBBC toon The Secret Show, C21Media reports. Among the stars is Little Britain narrator and former Doctor Who star Tom Baker.

"Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 9": Death + Drama = Dynamite!

by on September 14, 2006
The last volume of Fullmetal Alchemist left us with one hell of a cliffhanger: Ed and Al at the mercy of Greed and his band of half-human, half-chimeras, and the rogue State Alchemist Zolf Kimbley in their midst… Whew. Now let’s see what fate has in store for our heroes in volume 9. Greed and […]

Joe Kubert Rallies for Return of Ex-WB Animator’s Holocaust Art

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
Comic creator Joe Kubert has issued an open request to the creative community on behalf of Dina Babbitt (formerly known as Dinah Gottliebova), who is currently battling a Polish museum over works of art she made for the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. Mengele apparently spared Babbitt’s […]

Warners to Offer Animated Content with Nokia

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
Warner Brothers Digital Distribution has signed a deal with Nokia to distribute video content to mobile phones through the Nokia Content Discoverer client, which is embedded in Nokia mobile devices worldwide. The deal will include animated classics from Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

Retailers Selling "Voltron" Early

by Dan Collinson September 13, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that retailers like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and FYE are selling Voltron: Defender of the Universe-Collection 1: Blue Lion in stores now instead of waiting until the actual release date of September 26th.

VIZ, Amtrak, and Pokemon Team for NY Trip Giveaway

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
VIZ Media is teaming up with Amtrak and Pokémon USA for a contest to give away a five-day/four-night trip to New York City to celebrate the release of Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Details will be available in a special prize pack distributed on Pokémon-branded Amtrak train running from Boston, MA to Washington, […]

Press Release: VIZ MEDIA WANTS POKÉMON FANS TO "CATCH ‘EM ALL" WITH A RIDE ON AMTRAK

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2006
VIZ MEDIA WANTS POKÉMON FANS TO “CATCH ‘EM ALL” WITH A RIDE ON AMTRAK San Francisco, CA, September 8, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, Amtrak and Pokémon USA, present the “Gotta Catch a Ride to New York!” Sweepstakes! The […]