"Nausicaa" In Theaters This Summer

Nausicaa.net is reporting that the English-language version of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind will receive a “small-scale” theatrical release this summer. No further details are yet available.

Marlon Brando is Jor-El in "Superman"

Latino Review reports that Marlon Brando will once again play Jor-El, Superman’s father, in Superman Returns through the use of stock footage originally filmed by director Richard Donner in Superman.

New Linklater Film Trailer

A trailer for A Scanner Darkly, the new film adapted and directed by Richard Linklater (Waking Life), has been posted at Apple.com and Yahoo Movies. The film, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, stars Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr. and Woody Harrelson and features Linklater’s signature rotoscoped animation. Scanner is currently […]

"Samurai X: Reflection Director's Cut" Back To The Cutting Room... Please!

A wandering samurai, Kenshin Himura, uses his reverse blade sword to defend those wronged, atoning for the sins he committed as “Battousai the Manslayer.” With a wife and child, the desire to make things right is too strong; Kenshin leaves home to ensure a better future for others. As Kenshin and Kaoru’s health begins to […]

"Samurai X": Trust That This Disc Won't Betray You

Most of the people reading this have seen the television series Rurouni Kenshin on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block sometime in the past two years. The series was about a wandering swordsman, atoning for his past. Once known as the Hitokiri Battousai, Kenshin Himura has vowed not to kill in order to allow himself peace after […]

Johannsen, Christensen Get "Robot Chicken" Gig

Scarlett Johannson and Erika Christensen will lend their voices to Robot Chicken in an upcoming episode, Cartoon Network says. “A Piece of the Action” (episode #9) will air on Sunday, March 20, at 11:30pm. Sketches include: “The Surrealer Life,” in which Corey Feldman, Vanilla Ice and Erik Estrada go on a quest to Mordor to […]

"Madlax" Coming to DVD

Madlax: Connections will hit DVD on April 12, ADV Films announced today. The first volume of the series, from the creative team behind Noir, will feature four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening and closing animation, Japanese promo spots, phone calls from Three […]

Vin Diesel to Produce "Rockfish" Feature Film

Vin Diesel will team with Blur Studio to produce a CGI feature adaptation of the short subject “Rockfish,” MonstersandCritics.com reports, citing Variety. Diesel will voice a lead character in the film; Tim Miller will direct.

Vinton Studios Names Jorgen Klubien Director of Story for Feature Film

Jorgen Klubien has been named a Director of Story for Feature Film at Vinton Studios, effective immediately, the company announced today. The renowned director, screenwriter, storyboard artist, designer, and animator is now responsible for developing animated feature film properties for the Portland-based entertainment studio. Throughout his career, Klubian has done various work on numerous animated […]

70-Year Old Ex-Marine Outed as Voice of Bambi

Numerous news outlets (including the Houston Chronicle and the Duluth News Tribune) are noting the fact that the model and voice of Disney’s Bambi was provided by Donald Roan Dunagan, who went on to a 25-year career in the United States Marine Corps that included three tours in Vietnam. Dunagan states that kept his acting […]

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