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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 […]

4kids Tv Launches Yu-gi-oh! Capsule Monsters

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
4KIDS TV LAUNCHES ACTION-PACKED ANIMÉ TELEVISION SERIES YU-GI-OH! CAPSULE MONSTERS Premieres Saturday morning, September 9, 2006 on 4Kids TV (Fox affiliates nationwide) NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 9, 2006) – The ultimate battle begins as Yugi and his friends Tea, Tristen and Joey must fight for survival on the new television series Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters, premiering […]

Illumitoon Acquires Am Driver

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2006 ILLUMITOON ACQUIRES AM DRIVER 51-Episode Series Marks Second Acquisition for New Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FORT WORTH, TEXAS Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd. announced that it has licensed GET RIDE! AM DRIVER for release in the US. The series is an action-adventure drama that focuses on the exploits of a […]

BET Announces Film Roman and Dwayne McDuffie Deals

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2006
BET’s new animation division has announced two deals: one with the renowned Film Roman Studios and one with creator Dwayne McDuffie. The deal with Film Roman Studios is for “a slate of animated films, series, and multi-platform content,” including TV, Internet, broadband, and mobile applications. McDuffie has been signed for “a new original adult action/adventure […]