FUNimation Announces New September Titles

by Classic Speedyon May 12, 2006
Fullmetal Alchemist is wrapping up with volumes 12 and 13 debuting on 9/5 and 9/26, respectively. We will also see Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie on 9/26, in both regular and limited editions. In addition, three complete collections are coming in September: Gunslinger Girl, Lupin the 3rd Movie Collection, and Yu Yu Hakusho Collection 2. Wrapping […]

DC Comics Announces 4th Quarter Collected Editions

by Ed Liuon May 12, 2006
DC Comics has announced the trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and other collected editions to be released between August and December, 2006. Included in the list is the Absolute DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke, coming in October, which will include all 6 issues of the original mini-series plus a pin-up gallery, deleted scenes, and more […]

John Lasseter Speaks at Paris "Cars" Opening

by Ed Liuon May 12, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog has posted videos from the Paris premiere of Pixar’s Cars, where director John Lasseter answered several questions from the audience, including his cinematic influences and inspirations and what he forsees after the merger with the Walt Disney Corporation.

Cartoon Network Posts Clip for "JLU" Finale

by Ed Liuon May 11, 2006
Hannibal Tabu’s Comics Reel is reporting that Cartoon Network has posted a clip from “Destroyer,” the series finale for Justice League Unlimited that is scheduled to air this Saturday at 10:30 PM EDT.

"Animated Shorts" Column Talks "Over the Hedge," "Fairly OddParents" Special

by Ed Liuon May 11, 2006
Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column at talks to Over the Hedge creators Mike Fry and T. Lewis about the upcoming CGI animated film coming from DreamWorks on May 19. Other topics in the column include the Nickelodeon Fairly OddParents special debuting on May 19 and the addition of teen music stars on the Friday’s […]

"The Simpsons: The Complete Eighth Season" Announced

by Classic Speedyon May 11, 2006
According to TVShowsOnDVD, the eighth season of The Simpsons is expected on DVD on August 15th, for a price of $49.98 (SRP). The practice of modeling the boxes after Simpson heads continues; this time, it’s Maggie. All 25 episodes will be included, along with commentaries on each episode by cast and crew, deleted scenes, illustrated […]

September Brings "Flintstones" Season Six to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson May 11, 2006
The sixth season of The Flintstones will be released on to DVD September 5, Warner Home Video announced yesterday. The four-disc set will retail for $44.98. Episodes to be released will include the first appearance of The Great Gazoo as well as such pop-culture referencing spoofs as “Samantha,” in which Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York […]

Tomino To Speak At US Premiere Of "Zeta Gundam" Trilogy

by Grant Whiteon May 10, 2006
Gundam creator and famed anime director Yoshiyuki Tomino will speak at a special US premiere of his recent Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation movie trilogy, Gunota Headlines reports via Gundam fan HEDGESMFG. The event will take place on Saturday, October 7, at the Chicago International Film Festival.

UPDATED: Disney Ends Cross-Promotional Deal with McDonald’s

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2006
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Disney and McDonald’s are not renewing their cross-promotional pact (free registration required). The upcoming Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean 2 will be the last two Disney films to be promoted by the fast food chain. Sources in Disney have stated that concerns over McDonald’s culpability in the […]

"IGPX" Renewed for Second Season

by Zeddon May 10, 2006
Cartoon Network has renewed IGPX for a second season. New episodes of the series starring the voices of Michelle Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment, Lance Hennriksen, and Mark Hamill will return on Saturday, May 20, at 10:30pm (ET/PT) during Toonami. [Source: Cartoon Network]