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"Cars": Two-Thirds of a Great Movie

Upon waking up this morning and browsing through the Philadelphia Inquirer, I came across Steven Rea’s review of Cars. To my amazement I found not the lavish praise usually heaped on Pixar films, but two measly stars and a short statement that sums it all up: “Pixar finally rolled out a clunker.” This gave new […]

"Pee-Wee's Playhouse" Comes To Adult Swim In July

Adult Swim has acquired the airing rights to all 45 original episodes of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, the seminal live-action/cartoon hybrid series that many say revitalized a moribund Saturday morning lineup. The show introduced such well known stars as Lawrence Fishburne and S. Epatha Merkerson, among others. The show will premiere on Monday, July 10, and will […]

Press Release: Pee-wee's Playhouse Makes TV Return on Adult Swim July 10

Pee-wee’s Playhouse Makes TV Return on Adult Swim July 10 Emmy-Winning Series Returns to Air Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET, PT) 20 Years after its Debut Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the winner of an astounding 22 Emmy Awards and a pop culture touchstone nearly 20 years after its debut, returns to TV, joining the Adult Swim lineup […]

Disney To Buy Pixar In $7.4 Billion Deal

Disney has just announced that it will purchase Pixar Animation Studios in a deal worth around $7.4 billion in stock, making the animated studio a wholly owned subsidiary. Chief personnel involved in the deal include Steve Jobs, Ed Catmull, and John Lasseter. Jobs will become Disney’s largest individual shareholder and will hold a seat on […]

"Kim Possible" Returns, With "Replacements" (Updated 11/30)

Disney Channel has granted the wishes of devout Kim Possible fans and has resurrected the show. According to a Reuters report, Kim Possible has been greenlit for a fourth season by Disney Channel. Disney has stated that the revival was spurred in large part due to the clamors of a very active fanbase to keep […]

"Chicken Little" Still On Top

Disney’s first computer-animated effort is beginning to show some surprising legs at the box office, coming in at #1 for the second straight week. In its second weekend, the flick grossed about $32 million according to early studio estimates, a drop of just 20% from last weekend. Its current cume, $80 million, while less than […]

"Sealab 2021" Season 2: The Beginning of the End for Adult Swim?

Sealab, arguably, is the show that started the decay in quality among the Turner-produced Adult Swim originals. After a fantastic first thirteen episodes, the slide in quality was slow but quickly accelerated. The trend is on display on Warner’s second Sealab 2021 DVD release. When watching these episodes, you’re confronted with a mixed bag of […]

"DuckTales", "Rescue Rangers" Episode Lists Confirmed

TV Shows on DVD has confirmed the final episode lineup for Disney’s eagerly anticipated DuckTales and Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers DVDs. Each set will contain the first 27 episodes of each series – but with one imporant caveat – the pilot origin “movies” have not been included. It is unclear whether Disney will include […]

"Loonatics": Bring Me The Head of Ron Myrick

Loonatics is just as bad as you’ve probably feared, a shameless whoring of the classic characters that transports whole bits from the classic cartoons yet manages to deprive them completely of anything resembling wit, charm, or humor. When it is not trying to embarrassingly emulate the classic cartoons in an anime style, it trudges out […]

Are Pixar's Best Days Over?

CNN Money has released an in-depth examination into Pixar, whose fortunes seem to be starting a slow fall due to uncertainty over its new distributor and slower-than-expected sales on its DVD release of The Incredibles.

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