Over the course of its Japanese run, Dragonball Z had thirteen theatrical releases. Continuity was always a problem with these: the series, running simultaneously with the movies, tried to stay relatively close to the manga, so it was hard to fit the new stories in. Instead, for the movies the producers usually just created new […]
Nearly a decade ago, Dragonball Z made its American premiere in syndication. The original dub infamously shoved 65 or so episodes into a 52-episode, syndication-ready package. The show eventually moved to Toonami, acquired a dub from FUNimation, and became the epic series we now know it today. In time, FUNi promised to go back and […]
The writing and directing team for The Batman‘s second season will bring to life such villains as The Joker, The Riddler, Grundy, Ragdoll, and many more. A complete list of writing and directing credits are now available for episodes #14 – 26 of The Batman‘s second season, courtesy of The World’s Finest. Episode #14 – […]
It’s a new “case” for Case Closed. Seems that FUNimation likes to split up batches of episodes of this series into “Cases” the way they like to split up Dragonball and Yu-Yu Hakusho into “Sagas.” In those series, something changes, usually a major villain or location. The Namek Saga had the Z Warriors on Namek, […]
“Direct to DVD” releases are often stigmatized as junk unworthy of even a small theatrical release. But in the world of animation, Disney has been laboring hard to change that impression. If widespread critical acceptance still eludes them, they have found the key to rich financial dividends. Such sequels as Lion King 1 1/2 and […]
Henry Corden, who took over the role of Fred Flintstone in 1977, has died, The Hollywood Reporter says. He was 85. (hat tip: dtemplar)
To encourage parents to watch its new Tickle U programming bloc alongside their kids, Cartoon Network says the new bloc will feature a “Mommy Bar” carrying humorous subtitles aimed at adults. The bar will also carry cues for show content and length. The announcement was made as part of the New York City Humor Symposium, […]
Mark Hamill, Michael DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Mike Gabriel, and Elizabeth Ito will be the judges for this year’s Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival, organizers said today. The panel will review selected films and choose a $10,000 Grand Prize winner. Hamill is best known for creating the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars and the […]
Konami Digital Entertainment-America will produce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare for the Playstation, Xbox, GameCube, and Nintendo DS platforms, GamesIndustry reports. A bonus feature on the game will let players unlock one of the original TMNT arcade games. The game will be available this fall.
Sony’s all-anime channel Animax will launch in Latin America in July, World Screen reports. The channel will be distributed by HBO Latin America Group.