"Ikki Tousen Complete Series": Teenage Kicks

by Grant Whiteon June 28, 2009
Throughout human history, there have been many great legends: the gods of Olympus, Robin Hood and his Merry Men, the titan Paul Bunyan. Many of these stories are twists on historical fact, as is the case with the Chinese Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The latter work covers a famous period in feudal Chinese history […]

Cool Stuff: Oktapodi

by Eileen Cruzon June 28, 2009
Originally released in 2007, here’s an adorable short involving two octopuses attempting to escape from a restaurant cook. Oktapodi was created as the graduation film of Julien BOCABEILLE, François-Xavier CHANIOUX, Olivier DELABARRE, Thierry MARCHAND, Quentin MARMIER, Emud MOKHBERI, former students of Gobelins.  (via RositaCortez on twitter)

Cool Stuff: Fenrir

by Eileen Cruzon June 28, 2009
Here’s a slick little bit of animation done by some second year students of Gobelins for Annecy 2009.    (via TJMcKimmey on Twitter)

Cool Stuff: This One Time…

by Eileen Cruzon June 28, 2009
Aniboom posted a link to a bit of cool animation on their twitter account. The animator’s name is Nelson Boles. Boles attended the teen program at The Animation Academy. In 2008, he won a $10,000 scholarship towards attending CalArts, along with an internship at Warner Bros. Animation. I assume he is now a student at […]

Did You Know This Was Anime? – The Last Unicorn

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 28, 2009
Allow me an introduction. This is an anime column for everyone. This means exactly what it implies. With any luck some anime fans will learn a lot, but this is targeted to all of you animation buffs. The word “anime,” after all, is basically Japanese shorthand for animation. Outside of Japan, of course, we associate […]

Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, & Clancy Brown Confirmed for "Public Enemies"

by Dan Collinson June 27, 2009
A website called Voices From has confirmed that Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, and Clancy Brown will reprise the roles of Superman, Batman, and Lex Luthor, respectively, in the new DC Universe direct-to-video animated movie Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. Daly last played Superman in the DTV Superman: Brainiac Attacks, while Brown played Luthor in a two […]

DePatie-Freleng: Their Other Stuff – Roland and Rattfink

by nakakon June 27, 2009
I’m sure some of you cartoon fans are familiar with DePatie-Freleng. A studio founded by Friz Freleng and David H. DePatie in the wake of the shutdown of Warner Brothers’ animation studio. And of course they made “Pink Panther” cartoons. What’s not stressed enough, however, is that they were the last studio to make cartoons […]

Top 10 Anime Properties of Spring 2009

by Classic Speedyon June 26, 2009
According to interviews with retailers, distributors, and manufacturers, here are the top ten Region 1 anime properties for spring 2009, through all channels: 1) Afro Samurai Resurrection 2) Naruto 3) Dragon Ball Z 4) Ouran High School Host Club 5) Cowboy Bebop Remix 6) Yu Yu Hakusho 7) Fullmetal Alchemist 8) Pokemon 9) Bleach 10) […]

The Spectacular Spider-Man’s Sophomore Season Swings In

by Christopher Glennonon June 25, 2009
After far too many months of holding our collective breaths regarding the fate of Marvel’s latest animated hit series, fans of The Spectacular Spider-Man can finally breathe easy. The show premiered early in 2008 on Kids WB, which morphed into the untested animation block, the CW 4 Kids. They aired a full season, but the […]

Original "Astro Boy" & "Kimba" Series DVD Mini Sets Coming on October 6, 2009

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2009
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has announced the Astro Boy DVD Mini Sets 1 and 2, scheduled for release on October 6, 2009. The sets will repackage the original 1960’s Astro Boy series, which was based on the manga of Osamu Tezuka, and was the first anime series created for television and the first anime imported […]