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Eric Radomski Talks "Shaggy & Scooby Doo: Get a Clue"

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column on Newsarama.com has spoken to producer Eric Radomski about the revamped Shaggy and Scooby Doo for the upcoming Shaggy & Scooby Doo: Get a Clue series. The new series focuses on the pair of title characters, as Shaggy inherits a fortune from his eccentric inventor uncle and Scooby Doo ingests […]

"Crayon Shinchan" Debuts on Adult Swim August 19; Dorkin Talks Adaptation

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog notes that Crayon Shinchan will debut on Adult Swim on August 19, 2006 at 10:30 PM. The lead character Shin Chan is often referred to as the “Bart Simpson of Japan,” with a penchant for relentless mocking of his parents and societal mores. MacDonald also links to frank comments made […]

Newspapers Give Away Reprint of Spider-Man Debut

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
News America Marketing and Marvel Comics are teaming up to distribute free reprints of Amazing Fantasy #15 in 122 newspapers nationwide, including the Chicago Sun-Times and the New York Post. The original comic introduced Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s Spider-Man to the public in 1962. The free comic is apparently part of a deal signed […]

STAS 10th: Miracle Worker Mark Evanier on Superman

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2006
To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Two things drove Mark Evanier to a writer’s life: the life (or, […]

CPM Announces More Reduced Price Re-Releases for October

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
Central Park Media has announced four anime re-releases scheduled for October at newly reduced prices. The 5-disc Spirit Warrior DVD Collection will be re-priced at $49.95 SRP; Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer Collector’s Series Edition will be re-priced at $19.95 SRP; and Machine Robo-Revenge of Cronos: Volume 2 and The Complete Shamanic Princess will […]

Adult Swim and Cartoon Network Score Double-Digit Ratings Growth

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
Adult Swim and Cartoon Network have both recorded double-digit ratings growth over the past year, according to a press release issued by the networks. Adult Swim ranked #1 in total day delivery in a variety of demographic categories, while Cartoon Network’s Kids Next Door movie led the way to ratings gains in the target demographics […]

4Kids Launches "Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters"

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
4Kids TV has announced the premiere of Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters on September 9, 2006. The series will follow Yugi and his friends into another dimension populated by ancient creatures. Read the full press release here.

Illumitoon Acquires AM Driver

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
Anime startup company Illumitoon has announced the acquisition of Get Ride! AM Driver, an action-adventure series that follows a group of young warriors called AM Drivers. The series was made in 2004 by ADK with support by Japanese toy company Konami. The 51-episode series is scheduled for release in 2007. Read the full press release […]

CPM Announces Re-Releases and Reduced Prices for October

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
STOCK UP ON ACTION AND ADVENTURE! It’s A Festival In October With Re-Releases And Reduced Prices NEW YORK, NY (August 15, 2006)  Central Park Media has brewed up many hours of action, adventure and comedy when it re-prices and re-releases four exciting titles on October 24, 2006. The titles include Spirit Warrior DVD Collection […]

Adult Swim & Cartoon Network Both Enjoy Double-Digit Growth

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
Adult Swim Earns Double-Digit Gains Among Adults, Men & Women 18-24 vs. 2005 Performance Claims #1 Ranking Among Basic Cable for Total Day Delivery, Ratings Among Young Adults; Charts More Programs in the Adults 18-34 Top 50 for the Week Than Any Other Network Adult Swim improved upon its performance last year by scoring double-digit […]