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Bernard "Berny" Wolf 1911 - 2006

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2006
Several news outlets are reporting on the passing of Bernard “Berny” Wolf last week at the age of 95. Wolf’s career stretched back to 1924 at Max Fleischer’s Inkwell Studios, and included stints with Disney, MGM, and Hanna-Barbera. Mark Evanier and Jerry Beck have posted longer career summaries and appreciations of Wolf’s contributions.

Glen Murakami Talks "Titans: Trouble in Tokyo"

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2006
Glen Murakami has spoken to Steve Fritz about the new Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo movie, which makes its debut on Cartoon Network tonight and its debut on DVD in November. During the interview (which contains spoilers for the movie), Murakami discusses the long time between proposing the movie and making it, important changes for […]

National Cartoon Museum Loses Empire State Building Space

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2006
Mort Walker’s National Cartoon Museum suffered a setback when a deal to exhibit the museum’s works in a dedicated space at New York City’s Empire State Building fell through, according to a report in the Stamford Advocate. Walker, the cartoonist who created Beetle Bailey, possesses over 200,000 pieces of comic book, comic strip, and animation […]

Cartoon Network Salutes Hispanic Heritage Month

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
Cartoon Network will be joining with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by running several Spanish-language public service announcements from September 15 – October 15 and opening up a contest for kids to create their own cartoons with Latino themes using Cartoon Network’s “Animate Your World” web application. Read […]

Central Park Media Drops Prices on 4 Anime Classics

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
Central Park Media has announced more price drops on some classics from their anime library. The 4-disc Gall Force DVD Collection will be re-priced at $39.95 SRP. The 1-disc Arcade Gamer Fubuki Collector’s Series Edition will be re-priced at $19.95 SRP, and the single-disc releases for A Wind Named Amnesia and Machine Robo-Revenge of Cronos: […]

Central Park Media Anime Available on Google Video

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
Central Park Media has issued a press release stating that several of their anime offerings will soon be available on Google’s Video service. Two confirmed titles are Black Jack and Battle Arena Toshinden. The videos will be available at http://video.google.com/centralparkmedia. Read the full press release here.

Press Release: CENTRAL PARK MEDIA TO RE-PRICE FOUR ANIME CLASSICS

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
CENTRAL PARK MEDIA TO RE-PRICE FOUR ANIME CLASSICS JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING Box Set to be Priced at $39.95 SRP and Single Discs to be Priced From $9.95 SRP to $19.95 SRP. NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2006)  Central Park Media announced that it will reduce the price on four of its […]

"Cyberchase" Seeks Kid Inventor Cartoons

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
PBS Kids’ Cyberchase is inviting all “kid inventors” (6-12 years old) to send in home videos of their own inventions as part of the My Big Idea: Cyberchase Inventions Initiative. Selected videos will be shown on the Cyberchase website or on television. Details are available at the Cyberchase website (click on “My Big Idea”). Videos […]

Press Release: Cartoon Network Salutes Hispanic Heritage Month

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
Cartoon Network Salutes Hispanic Heritage Month, Partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Advance Latino Staff Recruitment and Club Membership Spanish Language PSAs to Run on Cartoon Network Sept. 15-Oct. 15; “Animate Your World” Promotion Invites Kids to Create Hispanic-Themed Original Cartoons In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cartoon Network is joining forces […]

Press Release: CENTRAL PARK MEDIA TO LAUNCH ANIME ONLINE

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
CENTRAL PARK MEDIA TO LAUNCH ANIME ONLINE New York, NY (September 13, 2006) – In response to the growing demand for anime programming, Google, the world’s largest Internet search engine, and Central Park Media, a pioneer in the distribution of anime in the United States, will make anime available to North American consumers on Google […]