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Bandai Entertainment Announces July Solicitations

Bandai Entertainment have announced their forthcoming titles for July 2008. The second volume of Lucky Star will be released on 1st July, available in both standard and limited editions ($29.99/49.99). Also available on 15th July will be a Complete Collection of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya ($59.98). Gurren Lagann SE 01 with OP CD – […]

BKN Sign Deal With Speed Racer Enterprises

BKN! International has signed a deal for the L&M rights to Speed Racer Classic and Speed Racer- The Next Generation in several key territories. The deal signed with Speed Racer Enterprises grants rights for Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Middle East. [Source: C21Media]

'Erky Perky' Licensed In Global Territories

3D animated children series Erky Perky has been licensed for several global territories. The series, produced by CCI Entertainment/ Ambience Entertainment, has licensed the series to networks including Sopresa in America, TV2 in Denmark, HBO in Asia and SRC in Canada. Plans for further territories are underway. [Source: C21Media]

Fox to "Inkubate" Toon Shorts in New Pilot Program

Fox has launched a new initiative to seed its schedule with possible new animated series, The Hollywood Reporter says. The network and corporate sibling Twentieth Century Fox TV have launched Fox Inkubation, a division that will fund two-minute films by aspiring animation writer/producers instead of ordering scripts from them. Successful shorts may be developed as […]

"Shaun The Sheep--Saturday Night Shaun": These Are The Cartoon Heroes

Wallace & Gromit’s wooly chum now has a third DVD collection out. Returning with a further eight episodes of claymation slapstick, Shaun, Bitzer and all their friends prove that them there country folk know how to have a good time. The focus is still on voiceless comedy escapes, hanging on a seven-minute premise. As with […]

Bandai Announces Price Increase For Gundam Kits

Bandai is set to raise the price of merchandise in their popular Gundam model kit line, Gunota Headlines reports. The move, expected to increase prices by 10-20%, is stated to be due to the rise in the price of oil used in the plastic the kits are produced from.

Brown Bag appoints executive for Canada

Ireland-based Brown Bag Films have appointed Alan Gregg as VP of international production for its new Toronto office. Gregg previously worked for Alliance Atlantis, producing shows such as Lunar Jim, Ace Lightning and Dragon Booster. [Source:C21Media]

"Shaun The Sheep- Off The Baa": Wooly Wonder Continues Winning Streak

Shaun the Sheep returns with more claymation episodes full of comedic wit in a second DVD, Off the Baa. Like the first DVD release, Shape Up With Shaun, it presents eight episodes with a total running time of a little over an hour. The quality of the selections varies: whilst none are terrible or skippable, […]

'Gundam 00' model kit sales higher than those of 'SEED Destiny'

Gunota Headlines have posted a round up of recent Mobile Suit Gundam 00 collectable news. Included is mention that the series’ model kits have sales up 120% compared to predecessor Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. The round up also includes spoilers for upcoming events in the series, gained from merchandising announcements.

"Transformers: Robots in Disguise" That's Just Prime

Transformers, more than meets the eye. Transformers, robots in disguise. Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons. A set of timeless lyrics that tells you perhaps all you need to know about the Transformers concept. However, as this franchise (now over twenty years old) has grown, keeping things simple perhaps […]

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