Didier Ghez Starts "Disney History" Weblog

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog points out a new Disney History weblog from Didier Ghez, editor of the Walt’s People series of interviews with various Disney insiders. The new weblog promises, “interesting discoveries about Disney history, vintage Disneyana, Disney artwork, the Walt’s People book series, and new books about Disney.” (via Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew)

TMNT’s Kevin Munroe Speaks to SciFi Wire

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2006
Kevin Munroe, writer and director of the upcoming CGI-animated TMNT movie, has spoken to SciFi Wire about his aims for the new movie. Munroe candidly states, “We had botched badly [film] number two,” and details the ways he and the creative team are trying to avoid the same mistakes for the new movie. (via Comic […]

"Pinky and the Brain" Vol. 1: Taking Over the World, One DVD at a Time

by Bird Boyon August 6, 2006
I can’t recall ever watching Pinky and the Brain religiously as a kid. But now that a little time has passed, and these DVDs are in my hands, I appreciate the show a bit more. As with most Warner Bros. animation from the ’90s, you begin to pick up on and appreciate more as you […]

OTAKON 2006: ADV Acquires "Utawarerumono"

by zmanjzon August 5, 2006
At Otakon 2006, ADV announced the acquisition of Utawarerumono at their panel on Saturday at noon. Current plans are to title this series Shadow Warrior Chronicles.

OTAKON 2006: Kadokawa Announces Licensees and Release Dates

by zmanjzon August 5, 2006
Kadokawa Pictures used their Saturday panel at Otakon 2006 to confirm several of their upcoming releases including the following: – Full Metal Panic TSR distributed through FUNimation starting November 14, January 9, March 14 and May 6th. – The Third, distibutor to be determined. – The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, distributor to be determined, […]

OTAKON 2006: ADV Announces "Shin Angyo Onshi"

by Benon August 5, 2006
At a panel today at Otakon, ADV announced the acquisition of “Shin Angyo Onshi.” Another announcement will be coming later today. [Thanks to zmanjz for on-site reporting.]

Funimation Licenses "School Rumble"

by Benon August 5, 2006
At their 1 p.m. panel at Otakon, Funimation announced the acquisition of School Rumble, including seasons one and two and the OVAs. [Thanks to zmanjz for on-site reporting.]

"Metalocalypse": It’s The Same Old Song

by The Landstanderon August 5, 2006
For Metalocalypse, I couldn’t help but set my expectations high. The reason? Brendon Small, the driving force behind a fantastic little show called Home Movies, was a co-creator. With Brendon comes Tommy Blacha, whose writing credentials include Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter Controls the Universe. The voice talent sounds fun: Besides Small, […]

"G Gundam" Box Set 2: I’m a Wonderbug!

by Dukeon August 5, 2006
G Gundam, the red-headed stepchild of the Gundam universe, finally completes its long journey. The time for the Final Battle of the Gundam Fight is here. Neo Japan. Neo America. Neo France. Neo China. Neo Germany. Neo Russia. Neo Holland. Neo Denmark. Neo Greece. All these countries and more are competing for the right for […]

"G Gundam" Manga: You Too Will Want to Communicate With Your Fists!

by Grant Whiteon August 5, 2006
G Gundam. The name is infamous in anime circles as the black sheep of the long-running Gundam franchise due to its bizarre mecha designs and very un-Gundam story. But the series has its defenders. When it was released in America in 2002 this now decade-old debate took on a new angle. As is standard these […]