"Basilisk Volume 1 Scrolls of Blood": If You Want Blood, You Got it

by Chris Woodon October 6, 2006
The samurai genre is so robust in anime that one wonders why there isn’t a similar demand for animated westerns in the U.S. Perhaps it is just one more indicator of the close bond Japan maintains with history and tradition in the face of rapid technological development. After all cell phones and kimonos is a […]

Pokemon USA Launches "Pokemon Learning League"

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
Pokemon USA announced the launch of the Pokemon Learning League, a Web-based program that uses Adobe Flash to deliver a series of lessons on language arts, math, science, and life-skills for kids aged 8-12.

Disney’s Little Mermaid "Most Well-Known Redhead"; Promotes Ocean Awareness

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
A study by Omnibus Operations: Ipsos North America has revealed that Disney’s Princess Ariel, the Little Mermaid, is the most well-known redhead, beating out other candidates including Sarah Ferguson, the former Duchess of York, and actresses Julianne Moore and Debra Messing. The same study revealed that “unique” is a trait most commonly associated with redheads, […]

Sony Announces "Transformers: The Movie" DVD Details

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
Sony BMG Entertainment has announced details for the Transformers: The Movie 20th anniversary special edition DVD. The DVD will feature a remastered 16×9 enhanced transfer of the movie, a full-screen version of the movie, and a raft of special features including full-length commentary tracks, alternate and deleted footage, all-new featurettes, and more. Read the full […]

AG Properties Debuts Care Bears, Holly Hobbie, and Sushi Pack Series

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
A press release has announced that AG Properties will debut several new properties for “multiplatform entertainment launches,” including classic characters the Care Bears, Holly Hobbie & Friends and Twisted Whiskers, and new animated franchises Maryoku Yummy and Sushi Pack. New animated programming with these characters and more are in development, and some will air as […]

4Kids Launches "Chaotic" Series in October

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
4Kids has announced a new animated series based on a multi-platform collectible card game. Chaotic has already had a preview on September 30 in advance of its premiere on Saturday, October 7, at 10:30 AM (Eastern Time). The show centers on two teenaged boys who discover that their card game is based on a parallel […]

"Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" Wins Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature Award

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
FUNimation has announced that Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles has won the Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature award from the 2006 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival. The award will be presented at the film’s screening on October 28 in Phoenix, AZ. Read the full press release here.

Cartoon Network Finishes Production of "Re-Animated" Live-Action/Animation Hybrid

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
Cartoon Network has announced the completion of Re-Animated, their first live-action/animation hybrid movie announced during the network’s upfront presentation in March. No broadcast date was announced. Read the full press-release here.

ADV Acquires Best Student Council Series

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
ADV Films has announced the acquisition of the home video and North American broadcast rights to the Best Student Council anime series by J.C. Staff. The show centers on new transfer student Rando Rino (and her hand puppet) and her experiences attending an all-girls’ school run by a student council bent on locking the outside […]

CPM and Kaneva Host Otaku Invitational Trailer Contest

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
A press release has announced that Kaneva and Central Park Media have teamed up to run the Otaku Invitational, a contest where 20 teams of anime fans will submit trailers for CPM titles for a chance to win the entire CPM catalog. The contest will run from October 2nd to October 23rd, with the trailers […]