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"Ergo Proxy Complete" Is Good, But Not Quite As Clever As It Thinks It Is

by Jon Ton December 7, 2008
Another one of the late, lamented Geneon’s series returns to the market courtesy of Funimation, and delivers an intriguing and moody tale of humans and androids living together in a seemingly idyllic existence. Ergo Proxy posits a future in which humanity lives in self-enclosed domed cities full of advanced technology, the most obvious of which […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New February Titles Including "Akira" Blu-ray

by Classic Speedyon December 6, 2008
The 1988 film Akira will get a Blu-ray release on 2/24/09 for $49.98, courtesy of the Honneamise label. In addition, the following DVDs are also getting February releases: * Code Geass Part 3: 2/24/09 – $39.98 (regular); $64.98 (limited edition) * Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team Collection (Anime Legends): 2/24/09 – $34.98 * Mobile […]

NYC’s Nickelodeon Digital Animation Studio Shuts Down

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2008
As part of larger cutbacks at parent company Viacom, the Nickelodeon Animation Digital Studio in New York City will be shutting down. The studio currently hosts 4 production units for Dora the Explorer/Go, Diego, Go!, The Backyardigans, and as-yet unpremiered shows Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi. According to a post at the ASIFA-East weblog, the […]

"Wolverine and the X-Men" Gets Second Season

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2008
Marvel Animation and Toonz Entertainment have greenlit a second season of the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men, which has been airing in Canada, Latin America, and Italy, and will debut on the Nicktoons Network and the BBC in January 2009. The Marvel Animation Age has also been informed by YTV that the series will […]

Seth MacFarlane Tops Entertainment Weekly’s "25 Smartest People on TV" List

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2008
Entertainment Weekly magazine has put Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane at the #1 spot on its “25 Smartest People on TV” list this year, ahead of Tina Fey (#2), Tyler Perry (#4), Oprah Winfrey (#6), and Hulu.com CEO Jason Kilar (#10). Saying that his “
frat-boy persona is only a cover,” EW states that “Family Guy […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 7 DVD Coming Soon

by Classic Speedyon December 5, 2008
(Last Updated 12/5/08) An unofficial date for the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘s seventh season has been given: 4/21/09. This date is still subject to change, and pricing, included episodes, and special features haven’t yet been announced. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ; Link 2 ]

"Haruka: Beyond The Stream Of Time" and Point Of Caring

by Chad Boninon December 4, 2008
Akane and her friends have been whisked away to Japan’s past and swept up in the legend of the Priestess Of The Dragon God. Akane is believed to be the Priestess, and eight guardians will rise to defend her. As students from the 21st century, she and her companions must figure out how to act […]

Andrea Romano Discusses the Voices Behind "Wonder Woman" DTV

by Ed Liuon December 3, 2008
The World’s Finest has posted an interview provided by Warner Brothers Animation with voice director Andrea Romano, discussing her work on the Wonder Woman direct-to-video movie. In addition to discussing the vocal performances of the Wonder Woman cast, Romano discusses the diverse projects she gets involved in, what actors she’d love to work with, what […]

News on Ghibli’s Next Two Films; Reception for Totoro Forest Project on Dec 16, 2008

by Ed Liuon December 3, 2008
Nausicaa.net has a brief writeup of Studio Ghibli’s production diary, noting a speech by famed director Hayao Miyazaki titled, “”How Do We (Ghibli) Get over the Severe World” and an announcement that two new feature films were underway from “young staff members.” The same article also states that the preparation room for Isao Takahata’s next […]

The Gift of "Knishmas": At Least It’s Better Than Socks

by Maxie Zeuson December 3, 2008
After fifty years of Christmas specials (and forty years after the “Peanuts” gang gave them a definitive form), is it possible to make a holiday special that is fresh, unpredictable, and yet as inevitable in its meaning as the unavoidable fruitcake? More to the point—because I’m egocentric this way—is it possible to review the modestly […]