Bernard Loomis, a legendary toy industry figure, passed away from heart disease on Friday at the age of 82 (registration required). Loomis was instrumental in tying toys to TV programming; his first attempt to bring a “Hot Wheels” cartoon to TV in 1969 failed, but he eventually succeeded with a Strawberry Shortcake animated program in […]
Ten of Viz Media’s manga titles have again swept the top spots on Nielsen BookScan’s Adult Fiction Overall Graphic Novel list for the week ending May 28, 2006. This is the second time in the past seven months that Viz Media took the entire Top Ten list. The complete Top Ten list is as follows: […]
TEN VIZ MEDIA MANGA TITLES SWEEP THE BOOKSCAN TOP TEN NARUTO, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, RUROUNI KENSHIN And DEATH NOTE Continue To Captivate Readers Nationwide San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that ten of its […]
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s newest movie Tales from Earthsea will be released on July 29, 2006. The film is directed by Goro Miyazaki and based on novels by Ursula K. LeGuin.
Tom and Ray Magliozzi, a.k.a. “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers” on National Public Radio’s Car Talk, have been interviewed by Cars.com about their roles in the upcoming Cars film from Disney/Pixar. The two detail how they got the roles and the difference between voice acting and radio and promise that the movie will be […]
A man and woman lived blissfully, blamelessly in paradise. Then, one day, they learned shame. The man blamed the woman. The woman blamed the serpent. They and their descendents were cursed with the overwhelming power of death. This is the story of the limitations of humanity, of the innocence of childhood giving way to the […]
Adult Swim has acquired the airing rights to all 45 original episodes of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, the seminal live-action/cartoon hybrid series that many say revitalized a moribund Saturday morning lineup. The show introduced such well known stars as Lawrence Fishburne and S. Epatha Merkerson, among others. The show will premiere on Monday, July 10, and will […]
Pee-wee’s Playhouse Makes TV Return on Adult Swim July 10 Emmy-Winning Series Returns to Air Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET, PT) 20 Years after its Debut Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the winner of an astounding 22 Emmy Awards and a pop culture touchstone nearly 20 years after its debut, returns to TV, joining the Adult Swim lineup […]
It was revealed at this weekend’s WizardWorld Philadelphia during a Top Cow panel that FUNimation has picked up the rights to the Witchblade anime currently airing in Japan, Comic Book Resources reports. According to the report, “The series takes place in the future, featuring an illegitimate wearer of the blade fighting evil two hundred years […]
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Volume 2 of Sealab 2021 and Season 4 of Tvshowsondvd.com will hit DVD shelves on August 15. Updated 6/4: According to Tvshowsondvd.com, The Brak Show will now be released on August 8.