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"Thundercats: Season 2 Vol. 1" Extras Announced

by Dan Collinson March 13, 2006
Movieweb has posted the extras found in the upcoming Thundercats: Season 2 Vol. 1 on DVD. The box set contains 34 episodes as well as bonus features. Episode Listing: Disc 1 1. Thundercats Ho! Part 1 2. Thundercats Ho! Part 2 3. Thundercats Ho! Part 3 4. Thundercats Ho! Part 4 5. Thundercats Ho! Part […]

"The Secret World of Benjamin Bear" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon March 13, 2006
Genius Products, Inc. has set a spring 2006 street date for the U.S. home entertainment release of PorchLight Entertainment’s The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, produced by Amberwood Entertainment. The following four new DVDs will be available at retail outlets beginning May 23, 2006: The Secret World of Benjamin Bear: Having Fun with Pets The […]

"Taro The Dragon Boy" A Decent Alternative to Miyazaki and Disney

by on March 13, 2006
We have seen an extremely limited amount of old school anime here in the ‘States. Sure, we have the popular series such as Astro Boy, Speed Racer, Mobile Suit Gundam, Lupin III, Gigantor, and the like, but the vast majority stays in Japan. Whether it’s because the tapes are in bad condition or that most […]

BCI Releases KFS All Star DVD

by Dan Collinson March 11, 2006
BCI Eclipse, the company that distributes the He-Man DVDs (along with the upcoming She-Ra DVD), will distribute Animated All Stars. The two-disc, dual sided DVDs will feature a whopping 50 cartoons licensed by Hearst Entertainment (owners of King Features Syndicate). The set includes Flash Gordon, Betty Boop, Beetle Bailey, Prince Valiant, and Defenders of the […]

"Digiview Anime": Copyright Infringement at its Funniest

by on March 11, 2006
Joseph Lai. To those in the animation biz, especially those in Japan, the man is the personification of copyright infringement. Using stolen character designs, ripped-off plotlines, and in general making “movies” with no shred of original thought whatsoever. But since he’s in Korea, he can’t be sued. And since it’s cheap Korean anime, that means […]

SciFi Wire Updates on Stan Lee Projects

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2006
A brief article on SciFi.com’s SciFi Wire provides several updates to film, home video, and video game projects coming from Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment. In addition to previously announced animated superhero projects involving former Beatle Ringo Starr and Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, Lee also mentioned two new animated DVD films coming soon: The Condor, […]

UK/Australia "Ren and Stimpy" DVDs Censored

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2006
A report on the Lyris Lite weblog is stating that the UK and Australian DVD release of Ren and Stimpy Season 1 and 2 has been censored. Slightly over 3 minutes have been cut from the “Out West” cartoon to conform to British Board of Film Censors regulations, which prohibit the depiction of hanging as […]

FUNimation Announces New Titles For August

by SB20xxon March 9, 2006
Two new FUNimation titles are making their debut in August: Moon Phase (alternatively titled Tsukuyomi Moon Phase) and Basilisk. The first volume of Basilisk heads to DVD on August 8, while Moon Phase appears later that month on August 29. Other FUNimation titles releasing during the month of August include further volumes of Desert Punk, […]

Viz Media Announces New Titles For Summer & Fall

by SB20xxon March 9, 2006
Viz Media recently announced three months worth of new DVD titles, running the gamut from July to late September. To start, volumes 44 and 45 of Inu-Yasha are getting released, as well as the fourth movie and the Season 3 boxset. Other titles on the horizon include more volumes of Flame of Recca, Naruto(edited version), […]

"Naruto" Wait for the Uncuts

by on March 9, 2006
Wow. It’s so weird seeing Naruto in English. I’ve been keeping track of the Japanese version for so long now, and with the supposed bidding war the series was going through, seeing Naruto on American television seemed like a far off dream. Yet here we are. The series has become Toonami’s biggest draw, they’ve already […]