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Cartoon Network Announces Special Halloween Programming

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2006
Cartoon Network has issued a press release summarizing their slate of special, spooky programming in October, leading up to a nine-and-a-half hour marathon of special Halloween programming on October 31. Highlights include the Cartoon Network premieres of Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy! and Casper’s Scare School, two Scary Godmother specials, and several special episodes of regular shows […]

BCI to Bring "Journey Back to Oz" to DVD October 24

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2006
BCI has issued a press release announcing the release of Journey Back to Oz on DVD. The 1974 animated sequel to the classic 1939 movie stars Liza Minelli as Dorothy Gale, who returns to the magical land of Oz to reunite with her friends the Scarecrow (Mickey Rooney), the Tin Man (Danny Thomas), the Cowardly […]

Press Release: 2006 OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2006
NEWS RELEASE 2006 OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL OFFICIAL COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS OTTAWA, ONTARIO (September 24, 2006) – The 2006 Ottawa International Animation Festival announced the winners of the official competition during the closing ceremonies held this evening at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Following the award presentations, attendees enjoyed the “Best of the Festival” […]

Press Release: Cartoon Network Gorges on Halloween Treats in October

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2006
Month of Spooky Programming Capped by Nine-Hour Halloween Marathon on Oct. 31 Cartoon Network stuffs its lineup full of tasty animated morsels this October, with a full month of spooky programming that is nutty, delicious and calorie-free. From the television movie premiere of Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy! and Casper’s Scare School to marathons and special Halloween […]

Press Release: BCI Presents Animated Classic "Journey Back to Oz" on Oct 24

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2006
TRAVEL BACK OVER THE RAINBOW AS NAVARRE’S BCI PRESENTS THE ANIMATED CLASSIC “JOURNEY BACK TO OZ” Special Edition DVD Available October 24th For $14.98 Los Angeles, CA – There’s perhaps no greater fantasy film than “The Wizard of Oz.” In the early 1970s, the brilliant creators at Filmation Studios updated this movie classic, incorporating their […]

Parents Television Council Challenges "VeggieTales" Edits

by Ed Liuon September 22, 2006
A report in the Los Angeles Times states that L. Brent Bozell’s Parents Television Council has challenged NBC over several cuts to the VeggieTales animated series which seemed to edit out references to God (free registration required). NBC issued a statement claiming that the shows were edited for time constraints, but show creator Phil Vischer […]

Jesse Leon McCann on "Krypto the Super-Dog" Tie-in Comic

by Ed Liuon September 22, 2006
Jesse Leon McCann has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about his work on the tie-in comic book mini-series for the Krypto the Super-Dog TV show. McCann describes the unorthodox way he landed the assignment, his underlying philosophy behind the “all-ages” comic book, and the possibility of a sequel mini-series.

Bill Morrison on His Cancelled "Yellow Submarine" Adaptation

by Ed Liuon September 22, 2006
Artist Bill Morrison has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about the comic-book adaptation for the animated Yellow Submarine movie for Dark Horse Comics which was intended to be released in time for the release of the movie on DVD. Morrison explains how the comic came to be and the chain of events that led to its cancellation. […]

Marvel Posts Info on New "Fantastic Four" Episode

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2006
Marvel Comics has posted an episode description and still photographs for the new episode of Fantastic Four airing this weekend. Titled “Hard Knocks,” the episode promises an epic confrontation with a guest star from elsewhere in the Marvel Universe. The episode should air on Cartoon Network this weekend at 8:00 PM. (via Comic Book Resources’ […]

Lee Mendelson to Speak at Charles M. Schulz Museum on Oct 21

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2006
Producer Lee Mendelson will be speaking at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center on October 21 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown TV special. Local cartoonists Darrin Bell, Paige Braddock, Michael Jantze, and Keith Knight will also be speaking about how Schulz’s work has influenced them. […]