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NY Times on Animating Trial of the Chicago Eight

by Ed Liuon November 27, 2006
The New York Times has a feature article on Chicago 10, a documentary directed by Brett Morgen (On the Ropes, The Kid Stays in the Picture) that will use animation mixed in with other film and audio sources (registration required). The documentary will chronicle the trial of the Chicago 8 in December 1969, where the […]

"Last Unicorn" 25th Anniversary DVD Announced

by Ed Liuon November 27, 2006 is reporting that a 25th Anniversary Edition DVD of The Last Unicorn will be released on February 6, 2007. The movie — based on the novel of the same name by Peter S. Beagle, who also wrote the screenplay — stars Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, and Rene Auberjonois in a fantasy adventure […]

Joan Borsten on Soviet Propaganda Cartoons

by Ed Liuon November 24, 2006
The latest Animated Shorts column at has an extensive feature on the newly released Animated Soviet Propaganda: From The October Revolution To Perestroika DVD set. The article chronicles the history of Soviet animation and includes extensive comments from Joan Borsten, president of Films by Jove, which released the set. Other news in the column […]

Craig Kyle and Chris Yost Interviewed at

by Ed Liuon November 24, 2006
Writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost have been interviewed by about their current and upcoming comics work, most of which will focus on X-23 — a mutant “daughter” of Wolverine created for both the comics and the X-Men Evolution animated show. The two also give a brief status report about their Hollywood projects, including […]

Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy on Revising "The Anime Encyclopedia"

by Ed Liuon November 24, 2006
Helen McCarthy has been a fan of anime for over 20 years, starting with the first British anime fanzine in the 1980’s and the first continuing UK anime newsletter in 1990. Since then, she has been a pivotal figure on the British anime scene, running the first anime conventions in the United Kingdom, producing several […]

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Holiday Programming Announcements

by Ed Liuon November 23, 2006
Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have announced their holiday programming plans. Cartoon Network will be premiering Bah, Humduck, a new Looney Tunes holiday special; a Ben 10 Christmas episode; and a Christmas episode of Pokémon Chronicles. In addition, Cartoon Network will be airing older holiday programming starring the Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd, n Eddy, and […]

Warner Brothers Puts Cartoon Content On-line at "Saturday Morning Forever"

by Ed Liuon November 23, 2006
Warner Brothers has announced “Saturday Morning Forever,” a new aspect of the website that will contain a mix of classic cartoons and new animated content. The site also has details on how to enter the “Saturday Morning Forever Ultimate Prize Pack” sweepstakes for a chance to win more than $4000 worth of prizes. Read […]

ADV Acquires Rights to "Sgt. Frog"

by Ed Liuon November 23, 2006
ADV has announced that it has acquired exclusive broadcast, home-video, and major merchandising rights to Sgt. Frog, described as “the biggest franchise to come from Japan since Hello Kitty ™!” Read the details in the full press release.

BCI Gives Details on "Prince Valiant" Vol. 2 Collection

by Ed Liuon November 23, 2006
BCI has issued details on The Legend of Prince Valiant Vol. 2, a 5-disc set that will contain the last 32 episodes of the animated adventures of Hal Foster’s Arthurian hero. The set will also contain several interviews, episode commentaries, and behind-the-scenes artwork. The set’s suggested retail price of $39.98. Details are available in the […]

Central Park Media Re-Priced Re-Releases for January

by Ed Liuon November 23, 2006
Central Park Media will be re-releasing 4 titles with reduced prices in January. Titles include the Black Jack DVD Collection, Ichi the Killer: Episode Zero, Time Bokan, and the Hammerboy Collector’s Series edition. The full press release has full details on disc contents and suggested retail prices.