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"Meet the Robinsons" Lands #2 Box Office with $25.1m Take

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Disney’s Meet the Robinsons took the number 2 spot at the box office over the weekend, with a estimated $25.1 million in ticket sales. Warner Bros’ TMNT dropped from first to fourth place in its second week of release with an estimated $9.16 million box office take. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

HMV Teams with Aardman to Replace Nipper with Gromit

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Music retailer HMV’s new advertising campaign in the United Kingdom will use Aardman’s Gromit to temporarily replace “Nipper,” the iconic dog character listening to a gramophone. Gromit, the canine half of Aardman’s famous “Wallace & Gromit” films, will replace Nipper at advertising aimed at children to promote new DVD releases. Nipper will keep his place […]

RingTales to Animate "New Yorker" Cartoons for iTunes

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
The New Yorker magazine has teamed with a company called RingTales to animate a selection of its cartoons for download on Apple’s iTunes Store. The downloads will be free, thanks to a sponsorship from the advocacy site RingTales founders Jim Cox and Michael Fry hope to expand to more animated comic strips in the […]

Drinky Crow Debuts on Adult Swim May 13, 2007

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
The Drinky Crow Show will debut on Adult Swim on Sunday, May 13, 2007, with an 11-minute pilot titled “Mermaid.” The show was created by Tony Millionaire and Eric Kaplan, and is based on Millionaire’s Maakies comic strip. The pilot was directed by Igor Kovalyov (The Rugrats Movie), and its ratings will determine whether the […]

New York Anime Festival Debuts at the Javits Center in December 2007

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Reed Exhibitions has issued a press release announcing the debut of the New York Anime Festival running from December 7 – 9, 2007, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in midtown Manhattan. The new exhibition will build on the success of the New York Comic Con, and will focus purely on the growing legions […]

"Prince of Tennis" DVD Set Coming in April

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
VIZ Media has announced a 3-disc boxed set of Prince of Tennis, the popular anime series about tennis prodigy Ryoma Echizen and his adventures on and off the tennis court. The boxed set will contain all 13 episodes of the first season and will be priced at $39.98. Read the full press release here.

Walt Disney DVD Loyalty Program Includes "Meet the Robinsons"

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment has announced that Disney’s feature film Meet the Robinsons will be included the Disney Movie Rewards program. In the past, the Disney Movie Rewards program has only used DVD sales to grant points that can be redeemed for prizes and rewards. The full details on eligibility are available in the […]

Oswald, Classic Donald, and Disneyland in New Disney Treasures DVDs

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced the next three Walt Disney Treasures DVDs, which will be arriving in stores on December 11, 2007. The discs will include Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, containing the silent short films made from 1926 – 1927; Chronological Donald, Volume 3, containing Donald Duck short films from 1947 – 1950; and […]

New SpongeBob on YTV in April

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
New episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants will be aired on Canada’s YTV on Wednesday nights for the entire month of April. Episode titles and air times are all available in YTV’s press release.

PR: VIZ Media Scores with the Release of the Prince of Tennis Anime Boxed Set

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIZ MEDIA SCORES WITH THE RELEASE OF THE PRINCE OF TENNIS ANIME BOX SET Comprehensive 13-Episode, 3-Disc Set Captures All The On And Off Court Action Of The Popular Series’ First Season San Francisco, CA March 29, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and […]