FUNimation Announces Mushi-Shi + 3 RightStuf Shows To Air on FUNi Channel

by Classic Speedyon January 26, 2007
The last of this week’s license announcements from FUNi was Mushi-Shi, a 26-episode anime series from 2005-2006. Its first volume is expected in the summer. Also, three RightStuf series will be airing on the FUNimation Channel early this year: Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, BoogiePop Phantom, and Ninja Nonsense. [Source: FUNimation ]

CBR Visits "TMNT" Studio

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2007
Comic Book has published an account of a visit to Imagi Animation Studio to check on TMNT, the latest film in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Producer Thomas K. Gray and director Kevin Munroe discuss topics such as the decision to use CGI animation, the direction the movie will take, the involvement of […]

"Trinity Blood": Ring in the New Year with Vampires!

by Dukeon January 26, 2007
If you’re reading this, you likely know that Trinity Blood airs Saturday nights on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. This gothic/sci-fi/vampire tale has been one of the block’s early surprises, though whether that’s good or bad, obviously, depends on your own tastes. But it’s now time for the series to shift into high gear and into […]

"Trinity Blood": Hilarity with Vampires!

by Dukeon January 26, 2007
FUNimation’s partnership with Gonzo has been pretty rewarding for the anime community, bringing us a lot of Gonzo series that would normally be lost in the shuffle—or even left on the other side of the Pacific—but which are now known. One of the latest ventures is Trinity Blood. This is the second chapter. In the […]

BBC Announces Animated Doctor Who Mini-Series

by Grant Whiteon January 26, 2007
The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and new companion Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) are set to star in a new animated Doctor Who mini-series, the BBC has announced. Written by Alan Barnes, the 13-part ‘The Infinite Quest’ will air as part of weekly companion show Totally Doctor Who. Anthony Head will also return, voicing new character […]

"Powerpuff Girls Z" on Cartoon Network Japan in April

by Benon January 26, 2007
According to a press release, Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z will begin its run on Cartoon Network Japan Sundays from 12 to 1 p.m. starting April 1. The coproduction between Cartoon Network, Toei Animation and Aniplex first began broadcasting on TV Tokyo last July.

Toei Animation Posts Major Profit Decline

by Benon January 26, 2007
Toei Animation, one of Japan’s largest animation studios, posted annual declines in both profit and revenue for the first three quarters of fiscal year 2006 in an earnings report released Thursday local time. Like many Japanese corporations, Toei’s fiscal year ends in March. The company recorded about 14.6 billion yen ($121 million) in revenue over […]

PR: Krypto The Superdog and Gerald McBoing Boing to Join Boomerang Line-up in Feb

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2007
Classic Characters Krypto The Superdog and Gerald McBoing Boing to Join Boomerang Line-up in February Two New Series Bring Comedy and Adventure to Boomerang for Feb. 5 Debut, Monday-Friday, 6 and 7 p.m. One’s faster than a speeding bullet and able to chase cars in a single bound. The other can mimic almost any sound […]

‘Playhouse Disney’ To Get New Look, Hosts This Spring

by Nobuyuki samaon January 26, 2007
Disney Channel has announced plans to revamp its ‘Playhouse Disney’ programming block with new hosts and new graphics starting Friday, March 31st. (6:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET/PT). Ooh and Aah, a pair of fun-loving monkey brothers, will host the programming block every day from their tree house in the jungle. Ooh, the refined blue monkey, loves […]

‘Handy Manny’ Gets A Chance To Build On Its Strengths For 2nd Season

by Nobuyuki samaon January 26, 2007
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of its hit Playhouse Disney animated series “Handy Manny.” The show stars Wilmer Valderrama as the voice of handyman Manny Garcia, a helpful, determined young man who, with the assistance of his eclectic set of talking tools, is the town’s expert when it comes to repairing all that’s […]