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"New Getter Robo": Giant Robots in Ancient Japan!

With all the giant robot anime out there—Gundam, Evangelion, Rahxephon, Gravion, Giant Robo—you need something special to stand out from the crowd. There’s , and then there’s everything else. With New Getter Robo, it’s buckets and buckets of blood. On the last disc, our heroes Ryoma, Hayato, and Benkei were chosen by Dr. Saotome to […]

"Ultimate Avengers" DTV Previewed at Wizard World

A first look at the upcoming animated DTV The Ultimate Avengers, from Marvel and Lions Gate, was previewed during this weekend’s Wizard World Chicago convention. A description of the preview can be found at Wizard World.

"Mermaid Forest: Quest For Death" Emo On Immortality

There is a legend that those who eat the flesh of a mermaid will gain everlasting life. Turns out the legend is only one-third true: you’ve got just as good a chance as dying or turning into a monster. Yuta, a man from centuries past, and a fifteen year old girl named Mana have both […]

New On-line Comics Previews

Mile High Comics has posted several on-line previews for comics from DC and Marvel scheduled for release on August 10. Highlights include Action Comics #830 by Gail Simone and John Byrne, Green Arrow #53 by Judd Winick, Captain America #8 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, and Incredible Hulk #85 by Peter David and Jorge […]

"DisneyWar," "Complete Peanuts," "1602" Nominated for Quill Awards

The Quills Literary Foundation has named their 2005 Quill Award nominees. James B. Stewart’s DisneyWar was nominated in the “Business” category, Fantagraphics’ Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 was nominated in the “Humor” category, and Marvel Comics’ 1602 by Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert, and Richard Isanove was nominated in the “Graphic Novel” category.

VIZ Media Announces "Zatch Bell" Manga and Anime Releases

VIZ Media has announced scheduling information for the first Zatch Bell manga and home-video anime releases. The first two volumes of Zatch Bell manga will be released in August for $9.99 each. The first volume of anime will debut on November 4, featuring 4 episodes for $19.98.

"Batman" & "Superman" Marathons Come to Boomerang

Boomerang will spotlight Batman: The Animated Series and Superman in two five-hour marathons airing August 20 and 21. Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1994) will run on Saturday night, August 20, from 8:00pm – 1:00am (ET). Superman (1996-1997) will run on Sunday night, August 21, from 8:00pm – 1:00am (ET). [Source: Cartoon Network]

CBS Sports to Use Pixel People to Promote "The NFL Today"

CBS Sports will use pixilated characters in their new NFL Today promotional. Running in :30 and :10 second spots throughout the day, the Pixel People will be animated characters including “The Blimp Dudes,” “The Tailgaters,” “The Cheerleader,” “The Punk,” “The Gangsta,” “The Executive,” and “The Hippie Chick.” The spots will air in the coming weeks, […]

Companies Report 2Q Earnings

Time Warner, Viacom, and Pixar all reported second quarter financial results this week. Time Warner’s revenues decreased 1% over the same period in 2004 to $10.7 billion, with expected declines at the Filmed Entertainment and AOL segments offset almost entirely by growth at the Cable, Networks, and Publishing segments. The Company reported an Operating Loss […]

Time Warner Settles Securities Fraud Litigation

A $2.5 billion settlement of the Time Warner Securities Fraud litigation was announced on Wednesday by Lead Plaintiff’s Counsel, Heins Mills & Olson, P.L.C. of Minneapolis, and the defendants. In addition, $150 million recovered by the Department of Justice will be distributed to class members and, subject to consent from the SEC, $300 million recovered […]

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