‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Movie Gets March Theatrical Debut

by Nobuyuki samaon January 3, 2007
Daily Variety reports the “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” movie has been set for a March release by First Look Pictures. The 86-minute feature marks First Look’s initial theatrical foray into animation as well as Adult Swim’s first feature under the Williams Street banner. The film centers on the origins of “Hunger Force” characters Meatwad, Frylock […]

Black Cat Vol. 1: Not Quite the Cat’s Meow

by Classic Speedyon January 3, 2007
I really don’t like reviewing the first volume of a serialized anime without having seen the rest of the show. It’s like judging a movie or symphony by its first few minutes. It’s really unfair, because you can’t help assuming that the show (or movie, or symphony) won’t get better (or won’t get worse) before […]

"Black Cat": Never Trust an Open Bottle of Milk

by Dukeon January 3, 2007
Black Cat is quite an odd Shonen Jump title. Unlike its recent compatriots Naruto and Bleach, Black Cat is very, very dark. Presumably, this is because Gonzo, which produced it, doesn’t do a lot of Shonen Jump titles. And since it’s a Gonzo title, that means FUNimation got it instead Viz Media. But is this […]

Prescott Wright, co-founder of ASIFA-SF and Ottowa Int’l Animation Fest, 1935 – 2006

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2007
The Cartoon Brew weblog is relaying the information that Prescott Wright passed away on December 28, 2006, at the age of 71. Wright was a co-founder of the Ottowa International Animation Festival and of ASIFA-San Francisco.

"DuckTales": Methinks Scrooge Is Secretly an MLB General Manager

by Dukeon January 2, 2007
Way back when I was a kid, there were a few cartoons I adored. G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Chip N’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers were the main three, but DuckTales was up there too. Today, of the first three, only G.I. Joe still entertains me. But DuckTales proves to still have its moments. […]

‘The Invincible Iron Man’ Website Updated

by screw on headon January 1, 2007
The “DVD Special Features” and “Downloads” sections of The Invincible Iron Man website have been updated. New additions include DVD Special Features previews, iPod & PSP trailers, and assorted wallpaper. The Invincible Iron Man premieres on DVD January 23, 2007.

‘Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles’ Theater List Announced

by Nobuyuki samaon January 1, 2007
FUNimation Films and Harmony Gold have released the list of selected theaters that will show the feature film ‘Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles,’ prior to its DVD release on February 6th. ‘Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles’ is the original production sequel to the Harmony Gold-produced TV series ‘Robotech,’ which was the 1985 adaptation of the combined anime […]

"Viva Piñata": Enjoy Your Stay at Piñata Island, Unless You’re Easily Bored

by Chad Boninon December 31, 2006
You’ve been given a plot of land on Piñata Island. What you do with it is all up to you. Your goal? Get as many piñatas as you can to call your little land home. Microsoft, Rare, and 4K!Ds TV have put together the bright and colorful world of Viva Piñata, but have we seen […]

More than Girl Power: She-Ra on DVD

by Jameson December 30, 2006
Ah, the good old days. Home-baked bread, kids on BMXs, Duran Duran booming out of the stereo and of course, an abundance of cheap and cheerful Filmation cartoons. And that was just last Thursday. For once again I’m back on the Filmation DVD box sets, and this time we’re off to experience one of Filmation’s […]

Pixar Under SEC Investigation

by Nobuyuki samaon December 30, 2006
Daily Variety and the Financial Times of London (paid subscription required) are reporting that two months after Apple failed to find stock options irregularities at Pixar, the Securities & Exchange Commission is double-checking their work. According to the Financial Times, the SEC is believed to be investigating whether the animation company backdated options issued to […]