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Preview: "Elfen Lied" Offers Bloodspray, Breasts, Cliché

Anime can do a lot—everything from poignant, realistic dramas to surreal, hyper-stylized fantasy worlds to madcap comedies. But like any medium, it’s got its share of clichés and crutches: generic evil secret organizations; nudity and violence in lieu of story and character; angst-ridden male leads; formulaic harem relationships. There are various and sundry other story […]

"Gad Guard" Vol. 2: More Gad, Less Gab, Please

Last time on Gad Guard: Hajiki Sanada and his techode Lightening were caught in the middle as tensions between the techode owners began to grow. Aiko wants everyone to just get along, Takumi wants to “do the things that must be done,” Katana wants revenge, and Hajiki just wants to keep surviving. Now, in volume […]

Lindeman Joins Disney Channel

The Disney Channel has named Jill Lindeman vice president/creative director for marketing, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

CN Names Pola Changnon VP, On-Air and Executive Producer of Program Production

Pola Changnon has been named vice president of on-air and executive producer of program production at Cartoon Network, the company announced Thursday. Changnon will be responsible for managing and directing all on-air production that comprises the signature environments of both Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Her duties also will include continuing to serve as production lead […]

Buena Vista Games Acquires Avalanche Software, Launches New Studio

Buena Vista Games Inc. will both acquire acclaimed Salt Lake City-based videogame developer, Avalanche Software Lc. and establish a startup development studio in Vancouver, Canada, led by former Electronic Arts Canada senior development and business staff, AWN reports. The announcements come as part of the company’s plan to strengthen its internal game development capabilities and […]

Disney Challenger Convicted of Fraud

French children’s book author Franck Le Calvez, who sued Disney claiming Finding Nemo infringed on his creation, was convicted of fraud on April 20, 2005, AWN reports. He must now pay nearly $80,000 in damages and legal fees.

Nickelodeon and Mattel Renew Contract

Nickelodeon Latin America and Mattel Latin America are renewing a multi-platform contract to further strengthen relations with Latin American customers, PlayThings reports. The alliance covers traditional advertising, original programming, online components, and programming rights for Nickelodeon, including Mattel’s My Scene property.

Disney's Australian Animation Studios Downsize

AAP reports on the downsizing of Disney’s animation studios in Sydney.

eBay's Meg Whitman Joins DreamWorks' BOD

Margaret (Meg) C. Whitman, eBay President & CEO, will join DreamWorks Animation’s board of directors, the company announced Thursday. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Howl's Moving Castle" U.S. Trailer Online

Ain’t It Cool News has posted links to the new domestic trailer for the upcoming American release of Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. Quicktime: Small (240 x 142 37Kbs) Medium (320 x 176 80Kbs) Large (640 x 336 192Kbs) Very Large (640 x 336 360Kbs) Real Player: Small (176 x 100 42Kbs) Medium (240 x […]

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