PR: Peter MacNicol on Being Doc Ock

by Maxie Zeuson May 1, 2008
The next time you drop the “I’m too busy” excuse for some undone deed, consider the career of Peter MacNicol. Over the past year, MacNicol could be found pulling the unheard-of simultaneous double duty as a core cast member in two hit primetime television series – “24” and “Numb3rs” – and was still able to […]

"Aria" Coming to DVD September 30

by Maxie Zeuson May 1, 2008
RightStuf will release Aria: The Animation Season One to DVD on September 30, company said today. The release will feature 13 episodes with Japanese audio and English-language subtitles. It will retail for $49.99; RightStuf is offering it through their website for $37.49. Read the full press release here.

Briefly: Big Shows, New Shoes, and New Shows

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2008
* On May 17, 2008, the Vancouver Art Gallery will be opening KRAZY! an exhibition dedicated to the art of anime, comics, and video games. The exhibition will run until September 7, 2008. [Cartoon Brew] * Payless ShoeSource will market a new line of Blue’s Clues-themed footwear under a multi-year licensing deal with Nickelodeon. [World […]

DVDTalk Interviews "Shin Chan" Writers

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2008
The DVDTalk website has interviewed Jared Hedges, Joel Bergen and Alex Muniz, the writers who translate FUNimation’s Shin Chan into English for DVD and broadcast on Adult Swim. The trio discuss how they got the job to write Shin Chan, how they approach writing the episodes, how they overcame some of the more difficult jokes […]

"The Batman" and Educational Series Lead Toons in Daytime Emmys

by Maxie Zeuson May 1, 2008
The Batman capped its final season with four nominations and Legion of Super Heroes took three in the 35th Annual Daytime Emmys, which were announced yesterday. Other series receiving multiple nominations include Arthur, Curious George and Tom and Jerry Tales. Educational series scored particularly well in the Daytiime Emmys, especially in the Children’s Animated Program […]

"Kanon" Vol. 1: More Than Meets the Eye? (Crosses Fingers)

by Classic Speedyon April 30, 2008
Kanon misleads. At first glance, it appears to be a generic harem series with a stereotypically “moe” look (Wiki it). But beneath that surface lurk hints of a mystery, though one that inattentive, multitasking viewers might miss. While I don’t know what it’s all about yet, as this is my first plunge into the Kanon […]

PR: Liberation Entertainment Inks Deal with Jetix Consumer Products for Marvel DVDs

by Ed Liuon April 30, 2008
LIBERATION ENTERTAINMENT INKS DEAL WITH JETIX CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO DISTRIBUTE CLASSIC MARVEL ANIMATION CATALOGUE ON DVD Deal covers DVD distribution for classic animated series across multiple European territories Liberation Entertainment Ltd has agreed a multi territory DVD deal with Jetix Consumer Products, the licensing division of leading kids entertainment company Jetix Europe, for classic Marvel […]

Time Warner Sales Up in First Quarter; Will Spin Off Cable Subsidiary

by Maxie Zeuson April 30, 2008
Net income at Time Warner fell to $771 million in the first quarter of 2008, down from $1.2 billion in the same quarter of 2007, the company said today. Revenues rose 2% to $11.4 billion. The drop in income was due to the absence of a one-time gain in 2007 on the sale of assets […]

Liberation Entertainment Lands European Marvel Animated Series Rights

by Ed Liuon April 30, 2008
Liberation Entertainment Ltd has acquired exclusive European DVD distribution rights from Jetix Consumer Products for several animated series based on Marvel Comics superheroes, including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, and Spider Woman. The countries named in the deal include the UK and Ireland, Benelux, Germany as well as German-speaking Austria […]

"Justice League: Season 1" Coming to Blu-Ray

by Dan Collinson April 30, 2008 reports that Season 1 of Justice League will be the first toon in the DC Comics Classic Collection coming to Blu-Ray. All 26 episodes from Season 1 will be on 3 Blu-Ray discs. No word yet on extras. Justice League: Season 1 will hit the Blu-Ray shelves on August 19th.