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FUNimation Acquires "Beck"

by on May 27, 2006
This evening at Anime Boston FUNimation announced the acquisition of Indie rock-centric anime series Beck. [On-Site Reporting by Weatherman]

"Maburaho Vol. 6": Improving Just a Little Bit

by on May 27, 2006
After the extreme disappointment this whole “Kazuki is a ghost” arc has been, you would figure the Maburaho writers would try and make the series a bit better. Maybe, just maybe, they would try to make this series rise above the mediocrity it’s been in for almost the whole series. After all, the series’ high […]

FUNimation Acquires "Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid"

by SB20xxon May 27, 2006
Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid has been licensed by FUNimation, courtesy of Kadokawa Pictures USA. The first volume is expected for release on October 3, and should include both regular editions and starter sets. [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com]

"Doogal": At Least It’s Not Hoodwinked

by on May 26, 2006
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for casual moviegoers to discern which company actually made the animated film they’re watching, and in which country. The marketing campaigns for Valiant and The Wild were both emblazoned with “Walt Disney, ” though the former is from a small British studio and the latter a Canadian one. The Weinstein Company […]

Boyd Kirkland Talks X-Men: Evolution Season Three

by on May 25, 2006
A veteran of animation for over two decades, Boyd Kirkland in various roles throughout his extensive career and gained critical acclaim for his outstanding work on Batman: The Animated Series, directing episodes such as “Harley And Ivy”, “I Am The Knight” and “Second Chance.” To celebrate the release of X-Men: Evolution Season Three on DVD, […]

Linklater on "A Scanner Darkly" at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 25, 2006
Director Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, and the director and stars spoke to the press and the audience at the film’s first screening. The film uses the same animated rotoscoping techniques Linklater used in Waking Life to adapt a novel by acclaimed science fiction writer Phillip K. […]

"Oban," "W.I.T.C.H." Lead Off Jetix Summer Events

by on May 25, 2006
The Jetix Big Blockbuster Summer will kick off on Monday, June 5, with the hour-long premiere of Oban Star Racers and the second season of W.I.T.C.H., Toon Disney has announced. Original episodes of Power Rangers Mystic Force will follow on June 12. Based on an original short, Oban Star Racers mixes 2D and 3D animation […]

Jetix Big Blockbuster Summer 2006

by on May 25, 2006
The Jetix Big Blockbuster Summer, a summer-long programming event beginning MONDAY, JUNE 5 kicks off with the premiere of “Oban Star Racers,” an intergalactic animated adventure, the second season of “W.I.T.C.H.,” original episodes of “Power Rangers Mystic Force” featuring the new Solaris Knight and The Jetix Hero Awards. “Oban Star Racers” airs an hour-long premiere […]

"Oban Star Racers" Premieres with Hour-Long Special

by on May 25, 2006
The highly-anticipated intergalactic animated adventure “Oban Star Racers” is set to premiere during Jetix, the popular action/adventure block on Toon Disney, MONDAY, JUNE 5. Beginning with an hour-long special, “Oban Star Racers,” a unique 2D/3D animation combination and fusion of Japanese Anime with Western sci-fi styling, will be showcased in all-new half hour episodes through […]

"Clone Wars" Online for Download at iTunes

by on May 25, 2006
Lucasfilm Ltd. has made Star Wars: Clone Wars available for download at Apple’s iTunes Music Store, the companies said today. The twenty chapters of Volume 1 of the series are now online, while chapters from Volume 2 will follow in June. Each chapter can be downloaded for $1.99, and the full season can be downloaded […]