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M. Night Shyamalan on "Avatar" Live-Action Movie

IGN.com has revealed some of the contents of the upcoming Avatar the Last Airbender Season 2 DVD set, which is currently scheduled for release on September 11, 2007. Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan is interviewed on one featurette with co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino about the live-action adaptation of Avatar and how the show’s […]

"Tsubasa Reservoir Chroniclles": The "Gathering Of Fates" Gathers The Wrong Parody

Syaoran and Sakura hail from The Kingdom Of Clow. Thanks to an unfortunate magic whatsit, Sakura’s spirit has been split into feathers and scattered throughout multiple planes of existence. Without her spirit, she’s just a lifeless body. Meanwhile, in some other dimensions live Fai, a magician on the run, and Kurogane, a swordsman banished by […]

NY Times on the Revival of Pokémon

The New York Times has taken a look at the revival of Pokémon after sales and interest in the brand flagged after 2003 (registration required). An executive for Pokémon USA noted that Pokémon was a victim of its own success, suffering from overexposure after its first peak in popularity, but that the brand has bounced […]

Mixed Feelings About "Mix Master"

One of the latest entries in the “mon” genre of animated shows has found a new home on the nascent Kabillion cable TV network. After viewing several Mix Master episodes on Video On Demand, I honestly wouldn’t say that the show is the last word in the genre. Nor can I say that it will […]

Viz Announces New November & December Titles Including "Death Note"

Death Note, the supernatural anime series based on a manga in Shonen Jump, is coming to DVD in November. Its first volume will be released on 11/20/07 and will contain the first four episodes. The second volume will follow on 12/18/07 with four more episodes. Both are priced at $24.98 for a regular edition, $39.98 […]

Animated Programming Emmy Nominations Revealed

The 59th annual Emmy Award nominations were revealed today, and the following animated programs are up for awards: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) Avatar: The Last Airbender • City Of Walls And Secrets • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon Animation Studio Robot Chicken • Lust For Puppets • Cartoon Network • ShadowMachine Films […]

"Chevalier D'Eon" Vol. 2: The First Cut's Still the Deepest

Perhaps what I like best about the Star Wars movies is that they take place in a living, breathing universe full of intriguing detail every way you look. One suspects that fascinating characters and subplots lurk in the corners of the frame, and hopes that with each new chapter more of them will be brought […]

"Suzuka" Volume 1: Haven't I Been Here Before?

A student moves to his aunt’s girls’ dormitory, known for its hot springs. He’s trying to go to a new school, and on the first day falls in love with a girl he sees. He expects to never see her again, so he continues with his life, only to find out he’s going to be […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Season 3 Vol. 1 on 10/30/07

Even though no official date has yet been set for Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s third season to begin airing on Nick, Paramount has already announced the first volume of season 3 on DVD. It will be released on 10/30/07 and will contain the first five episodes: “The Awakening”, “The Headband”, “The Painted Lady”, “Sokka’s Master”, […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 5 on 8/7/07

The fifth season of 1987′s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to DVD on 8/7/07. The 3-disc set will contain all 18 episodes from season 5 (1991), and will also contain three featurettes: “Heroes in a Half Shell” (featurette on the TMNT Phenomenon) and “Inside the Turtle Shell” (character portraits of Donatello and Evil Splinter). [Source: […]

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