Bandai Announces New October Titles

by SB20xxon July 17, 2006
Dan Doh!! The Super Shot will be seeing a complete collection release on October 10th. In addition, three series from Bandai’s library will be getting Anime Legends complete collections: Please Teacher, s-Cry-ed, and Witch Hunter Robin. Finally, October brings the fourth volumes of Eureka Seven and Fantastic Children, as well as volume five of IGPX: […]

BBC Radio 2 Talks Mickey Mouse Music

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2006
A series of documentaries on the BBC Radio 2 website examines the use of music in Walt Disney’s animated films. The broadcasts are available in streaming RealPlayer format. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Hayao Miyazaki Preparaing Next Film

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2006 has a report that director Hayao Miyazaki is preparing to make his next film, according to a translated report from a Toshio Suzuki interview from the TBS program R30. No real details were provided, other than pointing out that the title contains two “no” (の) characters, something his films are known for in Japan.

NY Times on PBS’s Ruff Ruffman, Animated Canine Reality TV Host

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2006
An article in the New York Times profiles Ruff Ruffman, the star of Fetch! on PBS (registration required). The show centers on a reality TV program for kids that PBS approves before discovering that it is being broadcast by a dog. Ruff provides color commentary as the child contestants on the show face down “a […]

New Book Analyzes Carl Barks’ Duckburg Comics

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2006
A new book by Thomas Andrae examines the work of writer/artist Carl Barks, creator of Scrooge McDuck and many denizens of the town of Duckburg that formed the foundation for Disney’s animated DuckTales cartoons. The book, titled Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book: Unmasking the Myth of Modernity, examines Barks’ comics as a “satire […]

Parker Provides Preview for Toth Doodle Book

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2006
Jeff Parker has provided’s PULSE News with a preview for Dear John – The Alex Toth Doodle Book. The book, containing rare and unseen sketches from animation and comic art master Alex Toth, should be available at the San Diego Comic Con at ColdCut’s Indy Island in booth 1901.

"Foster’s" Swings a Big Shtick

by Dave Mackeyon July 17, 2006
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends brims with shtick. The wackiness is always turned up to an extreme notch; but it’s fitting that a show about imaginary friends should have so much, well, imagination. Unfortunately, such an unpredictable series can make for unpredictable results. Plots are often subjected to the whims of the various characters’ shticks. […]

ADV Films Announces August DVDs: "Chance Pop Session," "Gatchaman," "Shadow Skill"

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2006
ADV Films has announced several new DVD titles up for sale throughout August. On August 8, ADV will release Papuwa: Wild Things, a surrealistic comedy of fun, sun, and hermaphroditic snails set on a strange tropical paradise. Also scheduled for August 8 is the Chance Pop Session Complete Collection, collecting all 13 episodes of the […]

Press Release: ADV Announces New Shadow Skill

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES NEW SHADOW SKILL FOR AUGUST 22 HOUSTON, July 14, 2006—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the sixth and final volume of Shadow Skill, Emergence of the Beast, will be available on August 22. The warrior kingdom of Kuruda is home to […]

Press Release: ADV Announces August 15 Releases

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES AUGUST 15 RELEASES HOUSTON, July 13, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce several great new titles set to hit the streets on August 15 – including the second volume of Vermilion Pleasure Night and the eighth awesome Gatchaman collection! VERMILION […]