Screen Producers Ireland is lobbying broadcaster RTE to support more home grown progamming, including kids’ programming and animation, Ireland On-line reports.
Magical Girls. Mahou shoujo, as they might say in Japan. The concept, at least in anime, is nearly fifty years old. As such, it’s hard to imagine that there’d be much life left in it. There have been girls with swords, batons, cards, compacts and probably almost every other object under the sun. The heroines […]
Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine, who has literally been to hell and back. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists in parallel versions of contemporary Los […]
ADV Films will release Cromartie High School: Mount Rockmore, Madlax: The In-Between and Maburaho: The Witching Hour to DVD on August 16, the company said today. August 16 will also bring three Gatchaman releases, including a three-disc collector’s box. Gatchaman 3: Icebergs & Africa will feature episodes 13-18 of the series in both English 5.1 […]
This summer Nickelodeon will air three animated movies based on its All Grown Up, Danny Phantom and My Life as a Teenage Robot series, the network said today. In the one-hour All Grown Up: Dude, Where’s My Horse, Tommy and the gang light out to a dude ranch. It will air on Saturday, July 16, […]
Adult-themed cartoons are also doing well with teen and kid audiences, USA Today reports. Nearly ten percent of the audience for Fox’s Family Guy, for instance, is between the ages of 2 and 11, and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim bloc was the number five network among the same ages last spring.
The BBC’s board of governors wants the network’s CBeebies channel to invest in more animation co-productions, c21 Media reports. The board believes that the network needs more overseas-produced toons.
Poor Momosuke. Apparently the Harry Potter series and all those books by Bill O’ Reilly have convinced the young writer that the horror genre is the final frontier. Traveling around and compiling tales for his book The 100 Stories, he runs afoul of sexy women, ghosts, monsters, demons, and Toon Zone critics. For better or […]
On Yu-Yu Hakusho, Volume 30: King Urameshi Yusuke Urameshi is no longer Spirit Detective of Earth. He’s now King of one-third of Demon World, where he has to maintain peace between the three Kingdoms. The other leaders, Yomi and Mukuro, know that Yusuke’s realm has just suffered a great loss and are ready to attack. […]
Superhero Hype! reports that Tom Jane has said the sequel to The Punisher will be filming before the end of this year and that he has begun working out for the role.