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"Red Garden" Collections 1 & 2: Looking for Life in all the Right Places

by Radical Ravenon June 11, 2009
Red Garden‘s background plot is a well-worn one. Two groups, the Animus and the Delorae, waged a war against each other several centuries ago. They ended up cursing each other; the Delorae are in constant danger of losing their minds and turning into monsters, while the Animus are given the “gift” of immortality, with an […]

Media Blasters Licenses "Blade of the Immortal"

by Classic Speedyon June 10, 2009
The Bee Train anime series Blade of the Immortal, which concerns a samurai who cannot die, has been licensed by Media Blasters. Its first volume is set for a 9/29/09 release date for $29.99. It runs 125 minutes. [Source: Amazon.com ]

Nick Announces "Planet Sheen," "TUFF Puppy," 3 Pilots; Promotes Rawlings

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2009
Nickelodeon has ordered seasons for two new animated series: Planet Sheen, a spin-off from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius from Steve Oedekerk; and T.U.F.F. Puppy, the newest series from Butch Hartman. Planet Sheen has received an order for 26 half-hour episodes, while T.U.F.F. Puppy has an order for 13. Planet Sheen will follow the misadventures of […]

Andrea Romano Discusses Voice Casting "Green Lantern: First Flight"

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2009
Casting and voice director Andrea Romano is the latest subject of a press-release interview from Warner Home Video to promote Green Lantern: First Flight, the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie scheduled for release on July 28, 2009. In the interview, Romano discusses what it was like to have two voice acting neophytes (Christopher Meloni and Victor […]

Scholastic Media Renews "WordGirl" for 26 More Episodes

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2009
Scholastic Media has annnounced that production has begun on new episodes of WordGirl, the hit educational animated series on PBS Kids Go! The 26 episode order will continue to depict the adventures of the fifth-grade superhero WordGirl, who defeats her opponents through a combination of her super strength and awesome vocabulary. Returning cast members include […]

New Episodes of "Futurama" Coming to Comedy Central

by Dan Collinson June 10, 2009
Taking a play off Family Guy’s playbook, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Comedy Central is ordering 26 episodes of Futurama to be aired in mid-2010. The new episodes will pick up after the 4th DTV movie, Into the Wild Green Yonder left off. As with Family Guy, 20th Century Fox Television has the right to […]

"Gigantor:The Collection Volume 1" Bigger Than Big, Duller Than Dull

by Grant Whiteon June 9, 2009
In 1956, Mitsuteru Yokoyama created the giant robot Iron Man #28, and a legend was born. Yokoyama’s work would mark the start of the “giant robot” genre, which has since continued to evolve and advance. But how does this series, the progenitor of all that followed, stand up? More specifically, is there anything to recommend […]

Nick Franchises Strong in Recession; Hints at Blu-ray and "Avatar" Complete Set

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2009
Home Media Magazine has taken a look at how Nickelodeon’s strong franchises, such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, have helped it weather the current economic downturn, with DVDs like SpongeBob vs. the Big One and Dora and the Three Little Pigs performing strongly in the market. The article notes new franchises and old […]

Boston Globe on Pixar’s Success and the Hollywood Studio System

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2009
The Boston Globe has published a feature article examining how Pixar’s techinques for continuing success with critics and audiences can trace their lineage back to the heyday of the Hollywood Studio Era (“a period roughly coinciding with the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt, 1933-1945”). Writer Mark Feeny notes that, “what most distinguished Studio Era Hollywood was […]

Find "Tinker Bell & the Lost Treasure" on Blu-ray and DVD on October 27, 2009

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2009
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has issued a press release announcing the upcoming release of Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure on October 27, 2009. The direct-to-video CGI animated movie follows last year’s Tinker Bell, following the famed fairy in an action-packed adventure to save Pixie Hollow after she accidentally puts it in jeopardy. The […]