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ICv2 Lists Top Anime & Manga Properties For Fall 2008

The results are in: These are the top anime and manga properties for September through mid November, based on info provided from retailers and distributors, as well as info from Nielsen BookScan. Anime: 1) Dragon Ball Z 2) Naruto 3) Afro Samurai 4) Death Note 5) Batman: Gotham Knight 6) Pokemon 7) Hellsing Ultimate 8) […]

TV Time Machine Posts Interview with Lee Mendelson on "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Jim Benson’s TV Time Machine website has posted a 3-part audio interview with Lee Mendelson, longtime producer of the Peanuts cartoons, focusing on A Charlie Brown Christmas. Among other topics, Mendelson discusses the Willie Mays TV special that led to his involvement in the Peanuts cartoons and why children were used to voice the characters, […]

PR: 4Kids Entertainment Unveils New Saturday Morning Schedule on CW TV Network

4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS NEW SATURDAY MORNING SCHEDULE ON THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK “CHAOTIC: M’arrillian Invasion” and” SONIC X” Move to The CW from Fox beginning Saturday, January 3 “HUNTIK” and “KAMEN RIDER: Dragon Knight” Highlight TheCW4Kids New Lineup 4KidsTV.com Web Portal Launches With Huge Library of 4Kids Shows Available On Demand Via Streaming Video NEW […]

PR: VIZ Media and Warner Home Video Forge Distribution Alliance

VIZ Media and Warner Home Video Forge Distribution Alliance Hit Japanese Animated Properties Include NARUTO, BLEACH, DEATH NOTE, INUYASHA, POKÉMON And Others San Francisco, CA, and Burbank, CA, December 17, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) and Warner Home Video (WHV) have reached agreement for the home entertainment distribution in the United States and […]

Maddie Blaustein, Meowth Voice Actor, 1960 - 2008

Voice actor Maddie Blaustein has passed away at the age of 48 after a brief illness. She was best known as the voice of Meowth on Pokemon and as Solomon Muto in Yu-Gi-Oh! Blaustein also wrote a number of comics, sometimes credited by her birth name of Adam Blaustein, including a run on Milestone Comics’ […]

Warner Home Video to Distribute Viz Media Titles

Starting on April 1, 2009, Warner Home Video will begin to distribute Viz Media’s titles, starting with Hunter vs. Hunter box set vol. 2 and Naruto‘s 13th uncut box set, both of which will be released on 4/7/09. Warner will also distribute the entire Viz backlog, including big sellers like Death Note and Pokemon. For […]

"SpongeBob vs. The Big One" Coming to DVD

A new SpongeBob SquarePants DVD entitled “SpongeBob vs. The Big One” will contain six never-before-seen episodes, plus a double length episode is the same name as the DVD title. “SpongeBob vs. The Big One” will include a guest voice by Johnny Depp. It is set for release on 3/3/09. Special features will include “Plankton’s Special […]

Sydney Car Wash in Legal Hot Water with Nick for SpongeBob Infringement

The owner of a car wash in Sydney, Australia has attracted the attention of Nickelodeon’s legal team, which is claiming that the car wash’s company logo too closely resembles SpongeBob SquarePants. The owner is claiming that his logo looks “totally different” from Nickelodeon’s famous character.

Marshall and Kennedy Update "Tintin" and "The Last Airbender" Status

Producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy took some time during promotions for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to talk about some of the other projects they’re working on. Kennedy confirmed that the Tintin movies to be directed by Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are still in progress and still planned to be a trilogy, […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 7 DVD Coming Soon

(Last Updated 12/5/08) An unofficial date for the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘s seventh season has been given: 4/21/09. This date is still subject to change, and pricing, included episodes, and special features haven’t yet been announced. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ; Link 2 ]

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