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NY Times on the Origins of California Institute of the Arts

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2006
In advance of an exhibition opening at the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Times covers the MoMA web site (registration required).The article covers CalArts’ roots with Walt Disney and the achievements of its alumni list, including Tim Burton, Stephen Hillenburg, Henry Selick, and John Lasseter. “Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures” will be on […]

"Over the Hedge" Grosses $37 Million in Debut Weekend

by on May 22, 2006
Over the Hedge took the number two spot at the box office during its debut weekend, the Associated Press reports. The film grossed $37.2 million at North American theaters.

FUNimation Licenses TokyoPop Catalog for North American Release

by on May 22, 2006
FUNimation Entertainment has acquired the exclusive North American distribution rights for selected TokyoPop titles, the companies announced today. FUNimation will rework packaging, pricing and configurations. Street Fury Remixed will be the first title released under the new deal, appearing on shelves on June 27. Other titles licensed as part of the deal include Great Teacher […]

"Broken Saints" Comes to DVD in August

by on May 22, 2006
Fox will release Broken Saints to DVD on August 1, DVD Toons reports. The four-disc set will retail for $49.98.

"Avatar" DVD Due in September

by on May 22, 2006
Paramount Home Entertainment will release Avatar: The Last Airbender, Season One, Volume Five to DVD in September, TVShowsOnDVD reports.

Student Academy Award Winners Announced

by on May 22, 2006
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the winners in its 33rd annual Student Academy Awards competition, AWN reports. Meng Vue, Chris Choy, and Thomas Leavitt were named in the Animation category for their films “The Dancing Thief,” “The Possum,” and “Turtles,” respectively. Awards and prizes will be given at the Student […]

"Gundam Wing" Sweet, Beautiful Altron

by on May 22, 2006
Ah, Gundam Wing. After nostalgia (and premieres five days a week) rendered your beginning good, one wonders if this is yet another old time series that was good and now sucks royally in this day and age. Does the inclusion of newer, cooler Gundams make the series worth watching? Or is it more of the […]

"Gundam Wing – The Last Outpost" The Outpost At Last

by Grant Whiteon May 22, 2006
Side stories are nothing new to Gundam. You just have to look at the Universal Century where it seems there is always some new story set in the time frame of the original series ready to pop up to sell manga, games and plastic models. What makes Gundam: The Last Outpost (Japanese title Gundam Wing […]

"Over the Hedge": Just Another Funny Critter Picture

by on May 21, 2006
Oh God, only a month has lapsed since the release of Disney’s The Wild, and already it’s time for another CG-animated farting animal picture? And from DreamWorks, the studio that fills its movies with pop culture references instead of actual jokes? Never mind Over the Hedge—is there a wall I can jump to get out […]

Geneon Announces New July & August Titles

by SB20xxon May 20, 2006
Get your wallets ready because the late summer will be time for a large amount of complete collections from Geneon. In July, Captain Herlock: Space Pirate, Dokkoida!?, Hanaukyo Maid Team La Verite, and New Getter Robo are getting released, while August will bring us Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Hellsing (Signature Series), Jubei-Chan 2, and […]