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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.

YTV and Corus Annnounce Canadian Holiday and New Year’s Programming

by Ed Liuon November 23, 2006
A press release from Corus Kids TV lists their major holiday programming offerings this year on a variety of Canadian television stations, from holiday classics starring Charlie Brown and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to all-new premieres featuring Rolie Polie Ollie and Miss Spider. Read the full press release here. Another press release from Canada’s YTV […]

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit 2007 Marketing Blitz Preview

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2006
Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew notes that Disney is planning a major marketing push for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in 2007. Oswald was acquired from Universal in February; a DVD release of his classic cartoons is slated for 2007 as well. Amidi’s report includes several pictures and video of the upcoming Oswald merchandising.

Aaron McGruder Discusses "Boondocks" Newspaper Strip Sabbatical

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2006
The St. Petersburg Times has reported on a talk given by Aaron McGruder at the University of South Florida on his decision to step away from the Boondocks newspaper comic strip, and how that decision was affected by the Adult Swim animated show based on it. McGruder stated that he created the Boondocks show for […]

NY Times on Resurrecting Cartoon Medicine

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2006
The New York Times has covered the Cartoon Medicine Show held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, on October 25-26 (registration required), which screened several classic educational animated shorts originally made for the military and for public health organizations. The show aired several “Private Snafu” shorts, which featured animation by Ted Geisel […]

Disney Programming Coming to Comcast Video-on-Demand

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2006
Comcast and the Walt Disney Company have announced a distribution deal that will bring Disney programming to Comcast’s video-on-demand service, including programming from the Disney Channel and Toon Disney and the library of Disney’s movies. No other details about the deal were made available with the announcement.

Press Release: Corus Kids TV Offers Festive TV This Holiday Season

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2006
CORUS KIDS TELEVISION IS THE DESTINATION FOR FESTIVE PROGRAMMING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON (November 16, 2006 – Toronto , Ontario ) This December, Corus Kids Television becomes a one-stop shop for holiday programming on YTV, Treehouse and Discovery Kids. Offering viewers of all ages a sleigh-filled with perennial classics and new festive specials the entire family […]

Press Release: Adult Swim Announces Holiday Programming

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2006
Adult Swim Sets Schedule for Heart-Warming Christmas Eve Spectacular Special Holiday Episodes from Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Family Guy, The Venture Bros., Squidbillies and Pee-wee’s Playhouse Begin at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25 What would Christmas be without longwinded stories, family violence, awkward moments, celebrity cameos, kicks to the groin and lots […]