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IESB.net Gets Sneak Peek at "Gatchaman"

The IESB.net website has posted a sneak peek at Gatchaman, the CGI-animated feature film coming in 2009. The article includes comments about the setting, tone, and storyline of the film from co-directors Kevin Munroe (TMNT) and Tom Tanaka. Three new still images from the movie accompany the article. The movie is based on the anime […]

"Avatar" Book 3 Vol. 2 DVD to Contain Half of "Day of Black Sun"

TVShowsOnDVD.com notes that the second DVD release of Avatar‘s third season will only contain the first half of the “Day of Black Sun” episode. There is currently no news on when the third volume will be released. (via AvatarSpirit.net, which also includes a report from the New York Anime Festival of the Avatar panel)

World Roundup: Pokemon USA Chief Quits; Helen Hill Award Winner Named

* Kenji Okubo will replace Akira Chiba as president of Pokemon USA on January 1. [World Screen] * Heather Harkins has received the 2007 Helen Hill Animated Award for her film “She’s a Lady Animator.” [AWN] * S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens will lend her voice to Glendogie Bogey, a new claymation-animated series from […]

NYAF 2007: VIZ Media Panel Report

At the New York Anime Festival, VIZ Media was represented on a panel by Wendy Shimamura, associate product manager for home entertainment at VIZ; Nicole Boyer, senior sales associate with Simon and Schuster for VIZ manga; and Manny Rodriguez, who handled DVD distribution for the East Coast. Shimamura began the panel by commenting on the […]

Color Coding: How "Avatar the Last Airbender" Uses Color (Part 2)

The first half of this article examined the basic color schemes of each of the four nations of Avatar the Last Airbender. In this half, we take a look at the exceptions to the rule, some of which may send subtle clues about character traits or true motivations. As with the first half, this article […]

Hertz Adds Nick-Themed Media Players to Rental Lineup

Parents will be able to get media players pre-loaded with Nickelodeon shows when they rent cars from Hertz under a deal announced today by the two companies. Nick on the Go will be a fully portable, pre-loaded, touch-screen media player that comes with forty hours of programming from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., including SpongeBob SquarePants, […]

"Samurai Horror Tales: Goblin Cat" is Spooky, Stylish, and Psychedelic

I’m a sucker for animation that mimics the style of an artist in another medium. The most common examples are cartoons based on comics, with the best known being the Peanuts animated adaptations, which vividly brought Charles Schulz’s children to the screen completely intact visually. Other, less well-known examples include the SciFi Channel’s adaptation of […]

Charlie Brown Easter, Valentines Specials Get Remastered DVD Release

Warner Home Video will release deluxe, remastered editions of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown early next year, the company said today. Each DVD will retail for $19.95. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, which originally debuted in 1975, has Charlie Brown waiting patiently by the mailbox for a Valentine, […]

PR: Warner Home Video Brings "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" to DVD

BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2007) – This spring consumers will want to fill their Easter baskets with Warner Home Video’s (WHV) latest Peanuts release, It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, Deluxe Edition, on DVD February 19, 2008. The all-time favorite seasonal animated television special, will be available just in time for the Easter holiday in […]

PR: Love Is in the Air with the Release of "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown"

BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2007) – Warner Home Video (WHV) will steal consumers’ hearts on January 15, 2008 with the deluxe edition DVD release of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown. The all-time favorite seasonal animated television special, will be available just in time for Valentine’s Day in its dazzling, newly re-mastered format along with a […]

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