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SDCC: DC Announces Series of Direct to DVD Animated Movies

by William C. Mauneon July 22, 2006
At the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, DC Comics announced a new animated films initiative. A series of direct to DVD animated films will be produced with comic fans in mind. This new initiative will be overseen by Bruce Timm and the initial planned films are as follows: The New Fronter – This will be […]

SDCC: Manga Entertainment Announces A New Co-Pro; Talks "Karas," "Eva" And "GitS"

by Karl Olsonon July 22, 2006
Manga Entertainment fielded Keith Burgess, Kaoru Mfaume and Margo Zimmerman to their panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, and after running their promotional reel they announced some big news and conducted a fairly revealing Q&A as well. Manga and APPP (an anime studio that has worked everything from Street Fighter Alpha: Generations to Honey and […]

New ‘Iron Man’ Cartoon To Debut Next Fall

by Stuon July 22, 2006
According to Superhero Hype!, a new animated series based on Marvel Comics’ Iron Man will premiere next fall. Marvel originally announced that Iron Man would probably return to the small screen after the Iron Man movie is released in the summer of 2008, but they have now changed their plans. Marvel and Lions Gate will […]

"Kannazuki No Miko Vol. 2": Bang Zoom! To the Moon, Alice!

by Classic Speedyon July 22, 2006
Kannazuki No Miko is one of those shows that doesn’t really get compelling until halfway through the series, which is sure to annoy many casual anime fans demanding immediate satisfaction. Despite a strong opening episode, the next few are hurt by a slow pace, a bunch of forced mecha fights (more on that later), and […]

SDCC: New "Afro Samurai" Details Revealed

by William C. Mauneon July 22, 2006
At the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, new details were revealed about the upcoming Afro Samurai anime starring Samuel L. Jackson. The series, slated to run on Spike TV, will be five episodes long, although there may be more episodes if it does well. Each of the five episodes had a budget of over $1 […]

"Codename Kids Next Door" Feature-Length Movie Coming in August

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing Codename Kids Next Door: OPERATION Z.E.R.O., a 90-minute extravaganza that promises to reveal the origins of the Kids Next Door world-wide organization. The movie will debut on Friday, August 11, 2006, at 7:30 PM. As a lead-in feature, a Top Ten Villian Countdown will begin on Monday, […]

ADV Announces September 5 DVDs: Jinki, Ugly Yet Beautiful, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
ADV Films has released a list of DVDs scheduled for release on September 5, including Jinki: Extend 01, the first volume of a series that blends “giant robot action and soap opera intrigue”; This Ugly Yet Beautiful World: Eye of the Beholder, the second volume in the acclaimed anime from Studio Gainax; and UFO Ultramaiden […]

Rainmaker Acquires Mainframe

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Vancouver-based visual effects house Rainmaker is acquiring Mainframe Entertainment, which specializes in CG animation. The acquisition is expected to close July 31, and will be billed as producing the largest animation and visual effects studio in Canada.

Press Release: Codename Kids Next Door Feature-Length Movie Debuts Aug 11

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
One Hour Not Enough to Contain the Sooper Gihoogic Codename Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O Hit series’ first long-form bows August 11 Top 10 Villain Countdown ignites the action beginning July 31 New Operation Z.E.R.O game, Outnumbuh’d, launches August 7 Cartoon Network’s sooper-secret, international alliance of five eager yet bumbling 10-year-olds, the Kids Next Door, […]

Press Release: ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 5 RELEASES

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 5 RELEASES HOUSTON, July 19, 2006 — ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on September 5, including the first volume of Jinki: Extend, the second volume of This Ugly Yet Beautiful […]