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Analysts See Softening DVD Sales

Analysts forecast that U.S. DVD sales will only rise 1% to 2% next year, today’s print edition of The Wall Street Journal reports. That will put severe pressure on Hollywood’s bottom line, the paper continues. But the softening market could bring good news to consumers, the paper notes. Michael Nathanson of Sanford Bernstein predicts that […]

WHV Announces New "Teen Titans," "The Batman," and "Justice League Unlimited" DVDs

Update (July 22nd): Added Cover Art, Back Art and Special Features for Justice League Unlimited. Update (July 11th): Updated Cover Art for The Batman and Teen Titans added; back cover for The Batman and Teen Titans added. Special features for The Batman and Teen Titans added. WHV has officially announced three new DC Animated DVDs […]

DreamWorks Animation Hit with Class-Action Lawsuit

DreamWorks Animation SKG and certain directors have been named in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of investors by Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, the law firm said yesterday. The complaint alleges that the company made materially false and misleading statements with respect to sales of Shrek 2 home video units. Late last year, […]

ADV Announces September Releases

ADV Films will release Yugo the Negotiator Pakistan 2: Honor and Magical Shoping Arcade Abenobashi: Complete Collection to DVD on September 6, the company said yesterday. Separately, ADV said that Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days will begin its run this August as the exclusive manga insert of Newtype USA. The August issue will also come […]

More "Ren & Stimpy" Coming to DVD in November

Paramount is planning to release an “ultimate” box set of The Ren & Stimpy show to DVD on November 8, TV Shows on DVD reports. The site cautions that the release date is unofficial. Separately, TV Shows on DVD also says that November 8 will see the release of the Adult Party Cartoons to DVD.

"Best of He-Man": Yes, It Does Have Some Power

Despite their popularity, most of the eighties cartoons are remembered only nostalgically. Let’s face it—most of them aren’t as good as we remember. Some are plagued by horrible voice acting (Thundercats), some are so reliant on their toylines that it’s impossible to connect them to any character (Transformers, GI Joe), and some are just bad […]

"Tripping the Rift" Gets October DVD Release Date

Anchor Bay will release the first thirteen episodes of Tripping the Rift to DVD on October 25, TV Shows on DVD reports. The two-disc set will retail for $19.95.

"Patlabor" Coming to DVD in October

US Manga Corps will release Patlabor: The Mobile Police – The New Files DVD Collection on October 11, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $29.95.

BKN Sells North American Rights to Seven Series

Digiview Production has picked up the North American DVD rights to seven titles produced by Germany’s BKN, the companies said today. Titles include Monster Rancher; Pocket Dragon Adventures; UBOS; Starla and the Jewel Riders; Sky Surfer Strike Force; Scruff; and Roswell Conspiracies. Digiview will begin distributing the DVDs in the autumn of 2005. [Source: CCNMatthews]

"ToddWorld" Comes to Iberia

Spain’s Elastic Rights has picked up TV, DVD, merchandising and licensing rights to ToddWorld in Spain and Portugal, c21 Media reports.

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