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Expect More "DuckTales" and "Rescue Rangers" On DVD (updated 8/11)

by Dan Collinson August 11, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Disney will release DuckTales Volume 2 & Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers Volume 2 sometime around November. Stay tuned for further announcements. Updated 8/11: Tvshowsondvd.com revealed both the covers for Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers Vol. 2 and Ducktales Vol. 2. Both DVDs contain the five part pilot episode for each show […]

"The Gummi Bears" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson August 11, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Vol. 1 is coming to DVD on a 3-disc set. The show is about a group of bears who use magic and technology and coexisted with humans, until a rivalry forced the Gummis to leave, and a small group stayed. Generations later, a young boy named […]

Marvel Announces "Teen Avengers" Direct-to-DVD In Development

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
During their second quarter financial results conference call, Marvel Entertainment announced that an animated direct-to-DVD feature titled Teen Avengers was in development. No other information on the title was provided, such as whether it is based on the Young Avengers comic book title by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. The same call also revealed that […]

Taking a Dim View of "A Scanner Darkly"

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
There are few science fiction writers who have had as large of an impact on pop culture as Philip K. Dick. Underappreciated in his own time, Dick’s prolific imagination rooted itself in the belief that objective reality did not truly exist – a perception exacerbated by a powerful sense of paranoia and a long stretch […]

Bandai Announces New November Titles

by Classic Speedyon August 11, 2006
The complete collections keep on coming as Bandai is set to release full series boxsets of Mars Daybreak and Planetes for $49.98 each, as well as an Anime Legends collection of Please Twins for $39.98. In addition, the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Movie Trilogy box, priced at $39.98, will be released as well. Single disc […]

Supervising Producer Eric Rollman Talks "Ultimate Avengers 2"

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
The latest “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com talks to supervising producer Eric Rollman about his work on the Ultimate Avengers 2 direct-to-DVD animated feature. He also briefly discusses the status of the upcoming Fantastic 4 cartoon and the recent annoucement of the direct-to-DVD Spider-Man animated series. Other news in the column includes Gumby’s 50th Anniversary […]

Disney Reports 40% Jump in Quarterly Profits

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
The Walt Disney Corporation reported a 40% jump in profits for the fiscal third quarter of 2006, compared to the year-ago third quarter results. Disney built a profit of $1.13 billion for the quarter on revenues of $8.6 billion, vs. an $811 million profit on $7.5 billion revenue in 2005. CEO Bob Iger credited the […]

"Case Closed" In Hot Pursuit of Excellence

by Dukeon August 9, 2006
Ah, the return of the tiny little detective known as Conan. Case Closed got a raw deal in the US for many, many reasons (few of them FUNimation’s fault), which is a damn shame, as this disc proves that the series is worthy of going the 400+ episodes it has. You know the drill: Shinichi […]

Greg Johnson: Upping The Ante On The Ultimate Avengers

by Stuon August 9, 2006
Greg Johnson returns to Marvel Animation again, providing the script to the second of Marvel/Lion Gate’s Direct To DVD features, The Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise Of The Panther. Johnson is writing all four of the announced DTDVDs, and is currently hard at work bringing The X-Men back to the small screen for next fall. The […]

4Kids Announces Special Edition "TMNT" and "Sonic X" DVDs

by Zeddon August 9, 2006
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release special editions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 4 and Sonic X: Season 5, each in its own two-disc set, on September 12, 2006. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 4 includes 14 episodes. Bonus features include five never-before-seen TMNT shorts as well as animatic […]