Classic Anime from Osamu Tezuka

May 1st 2006
JUNE IS TEZKUA MADNESS MONTH! MADMAN RELEASES JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO AND SPACE FIREBIRD 2772 ON DVD.

MELBOURNE, Tuesday, 02 May, 2006 – Madman celebrates the work of the ‘a’ in June, with two all-new to DVD releases and a limited price reduction on the available Tezuka classics range.
Jungle Emperor Leo

Leo, King of the Jungle, lives at the foot of Moon Mountain. His family life is threatened when a group of humans come in search of Moonlight Stones. Only concerned with money, they have no regard for the jungle. Leo must fight to protect the world he loves, or lose everything!

Based on the KIMBA THE WHITE LION TV series, JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO is a stand-alone feature-length release from the father of anime. This is KIMBA the way creator Osamu Tezuka had always intended!
RELEASE INFORMATION

Release Date: Wednesday 21 June 2006
JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO Catalogue URL: http://www.madman.com.au/actions/catalogue.do?releaseId=5992&method=view
DVD EXTRAS – JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO

* Madman previews

SPACE FIREBIRD 2772

Make sure you leave room for SPACE FIREBIRD 2772! Based on Tezuka's sophisticated PHOENIX manga, the critically acclaimed SPACE FIREBIRD 2772 is Tezuka at his most creative, and it is the first time in the world that this classic is available on DVD!

In the future, humans are produced in labs and raised by robots. Godo is one such human, destined to be a pilot. When he is discovered dating one of the Elders' daughters he is sent to a prison camp, eventually escaping in search of the "firebird", said to have the power to restore life to his almost dead homeworld: Earth.
RELEASE INFORMATION

Release Date: Wednesday 21 June 2006
SPACE FIREBIRD 2772 Catalogue URL: http://www.madman.com.au/actions/catalogue.do?releaseId=6785&method=view
DVD EXTRAS – SPACE FIREBIRD 2772

* Space Firebird 2772 teaser
* Theatrical trailer
* Character biographies

OSAMU TEZUKA CLASSICS

To celebrate the release of these two new-to-DVD releases, June is also the month to pick up the ASTRO BOY 1980s, ASTRO BOY 1960s and KIMBA complete collections and single volumes for specially reduced prices for a limited time!

Also, for the older Tezuka fans, BLACK JACK will also be available at a limited time only reduced price.
RELEASE INFORMATION

Release Date: Wednesday 21 June 2006
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

"What I try to appeal through my works is simple. The opinion is just a simple message that follows: 'Love all the creatures! Love everything that has life! ' I have been trying to express this message in every one of my works. Though it has taken the different forms like 'the presentation of nature', 'the blessing of life', 'the suspicion on too much science-oriented civilisation', 'anti-war' and so on." – OSAMU TEZUKA

"Tezuka revolutionised the art of the Japanese cartoon." – THE BULLETIN

"Tezuka was well ahead of his time." – ANIME ON DVD
OTHER MUST-HAVE CLASSIC RETRO ANIME

Astro Boy 1980s
Astro Boy 1960s
Kimba the White Lion
Starblazers
Robotech
Battle of the Planets
ANIME CONVENTIONS WHERE YOU'LL FIND MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT

Supanova
anime.au
AVCon
Manifest
Animania
Wai-Con
Anime Island
ABOUT MADMAN

THE MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP proudly showcases the best in world cinema, arthouse film, Australian independent features, animation and Japanese anime. Madman is Australia's leading distributor of home entertainment and an industry innovator with a sought-after interactive and DVD authoring studio; printing division; film production involvement; and a range of DVD and video labels.

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