Pixar Shorts, Disney Channel Programming Part of iTunes Video Store

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2005
The New York Times covers yesterday’s announcement of Apple’s iPod Video and the corresponding video section of the iTunes Music Store (registration required). Of note to animation fans is the availability of six Pixar short films, including “Red’s Dream,” “Geri’s Game,” and “Boundin'”. Some live-action Disney Channel programming is also available in the store, but […]

"Gravitation Lyrics of Love": Quack Experimental Shonen-Ai

by Karl Olsonon October 13, 2005
Shinichi Watanabe has made quite a name for himself when it comes to comedic anime. His direction of the self-proclaimed “Quack Experimental Anime,” Excel Saga, and its bitingly satirical yet perverse magical girl spin off, Puni Puni Poemy, has gained applause internationally and in Japan. However, before adapting Excel Saga, Watanabe did another manga adaptation. […]

Official ‘Batman The Motion Picture Anthology’ Website Now Online

by Bird Boyon October 12, 2005
The official website for the October 18th release of Batman The Motion Picture Anthology is now online. Users can browse through a variety of video clips of special features, images and full specifications for the individual releases.

Discotek Media to Bring "Animal Treasure Island," Lupin Titles to US

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2005
According to Home Media Retailing magazine, Discotek Media is entering the North American anime distribution marketplace with Animal Treasure Island from Toei. The 1971 film features animation and consulting by Hayao Miyazaki. Other titles coming soon from Discotek include Puss n’ Boots (1969), Taro the Dragon Boy (1979), and several Lupin III films.

"Cinderella" DVD Moves 3.2 Million Units in 1 Week

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2005
Home Media Retailing magazine is reporting that Disney’s Cinderella Platinum Series DVD has sold 3.2 million units in its first week of sales. Industry insiders predict that Cinderella will be one of the top 10 top-selling DVDs of the year. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

AK Comics Brings Arab Superheroes to Comics, TV

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2005
An article in Business Today Egypt profiles AK Comics. Headquartered in Egypt, AK publishes comic books featuring several Arab superheroes. They are also entering into several licensing agreements and are working on an animated TV series which they hope to sell to a satellite network early next year.

NY Times Looks at DC’s "Infinite Crisis"

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2005
The New York Times has published an article about DC Comics’ Infinite Crisis and the changes it has in store for DC’s iconic superhero characters (registration required). Infinite Crisis #1 hits comic book stands today, after a nearly year-long run-up. In related news, DC Editor Dan DiDio was interviewed by about Infinite Crisis. The […]

"Zixx Level Two": Talk Like an Egyptian, Sound Confusing

by Chad Boninon October 12, 2005
It’s rather hard to describe Zixx. I know that the majority of you, the readers, have never heard of the show, given that most of you likely live in the United States. But we’ve somehow snagged weekly advance copies, so you’re getting the inside scoop whether you like it or not. And you should like […]

"Ghost Stories" Vol. 1: It’s Okay If You’re a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew…

by Chad Boninon October 12, 2005
Satsuki’s the new girl in a new town, one with an inhabited, good school right next to a deserted and haunted one. When she, her potentially retarded brother, the Jew, the stud, and the born-again Christian chick accidentally go into the wrong school, they get wrapped up in a world of ghastly evils. Can Satsuki […]

Hit Korean Drama Gets Animated

by Benon October 12, 2005
Korea’s first animated series to be based on a domestic live-action television drama will premiere at the end of this month, the Korea Times reports. The drama on which the series is based, titled Daejanggeum or Jewel in the Palace, was wildly popular across Asia. An estimated 47 percent of the population of Hong Kong […]