ADV Films Exploits BitTorrent for Advertising

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2005
ADV Films has begun exploiting BitTorrent, a file sharing system renowned for enabling digital piracy, to advertise its films, according to a report in the New York Times (free registration required). After a successful trial advertising Madlax in July, ADV has assembled more extensive promotional packages for Gilgamesh and Goddanar specifically for release on BitTorrent. […]

OIAF Hosts Toon Scriptwriting Workshop

by Maxie Zeuson August 23, 2005
The Ottawa International Animation Festival and Teletoon will present Scriptwriting for Animation Series, a special intensive writing workshop, with Ian James Corlett, the Festival says. This workshop is the first installment of Teletoon’s Masters Program, designed to give professionals an opportunity to share knowledge and information about the animation industry. Scriptwriting for Animation Series is […]

ADV Announces "Aquarian Age" for October

by Maxie Zeuson August 23, 2005
ADV Films will release Aquarian Age: Complete Collection to DVD on October 4, the company said today. The three-disc thin pack release will present the entire series in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. It will retail for $39.98. In addition, ADV will release Sakura Diaries: Secrets & Lies, You’re Under Arrest: […]

Kunicon Atlanta 2005: Is One Day Enough?

by Chad Boninon August 23, 2005
Rewind back to May 27. Kunicon Atlanta 2005 started that Friday and would continue into Saturday and Sunday. Due to various reasons involving work (yes, I apparently have a real job), birthdays (yes, the 28th was my birthday), rides, and other such inconsequential things, I was only able to go on Friday. I had been […]

"Maya & Miguel" Toys Coming in August

by Maxie Zeuson August 22, 2005
Toy Play will launch a line of toys for kids ages four to eight based on the PBS Kids’ animated series Maya & Miguel, the company says. The collection will include the ¡Eso Es! Maya doll; a collectible set of two-inch characters; Maya with Twinkling Bobbles; and Maya’s Messenger Bag & Doll Carry Case. The […]

"Zatch Bell!" Joins YTV

by Maxie Zeuson August 22, 2005
VIZ Media’s Zatch Bell! will join Canada’s YTV in September, the companies have announced. The series will debut on September 9 at 8:00pm. VIZ also says it plans to roll out an extensive line of consumer products, including a collectible card game, a toy line, and video games based on the property. The company has […]

"Chicken Little" Creators Interviewed

by Maxie Zeuson August 22, 2005
Coming Soon interviews Chicken Little director Mark Dindal and producer Randy Fullmer.

"Peep" Explores DVDs

by Maxie Zeuson August 22, 2005
WGBH Boston Video will release three new DVDs based on Peep and the Big Wide World, the company says. Peep Explores, Chirp Flies and Quack Knows It All will each feature six animated Peep stories with live-action interstitials. DVD extras include printable coloring sheets and science activities; closed captioning; and English and Spanish language tracks. […]

Toei Content Landing on Chinese Cell Phones

by Maxie Zeuson August 22, 2005
Toei Animation will lend its animation characters to a cellular content service in China, JCN Network reports. The service, which is being launched by Tom Online, will debut in September.

Newsarama Looks Back at Five Years of Ultimate Marvel

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2005
To begin its week-long coverage of the 5th anniversary of Marvel’s “Ultimate” line of comics, has posted a time-capsule of articles published before the line was firmly established. Coverage this week will interview multiple Ultimate Marvel creators and delve into the future of the imprint.