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ADV Films Announces "Prefectural Earth Defense Force"

by Classic Speedyon February 8, 2006
Set for release on April 18, 2006, Prefectural Earth Defense Force is a 50-minute OAV based on the manga. It concerns a trio of high school basketball players who are called upon to battle the Phone Pole Team and other evil villains. The suggested retail price is $12.98. Anime on DVD has more.

BBC Acquires Licensing Rights to "The Secret Show"; Series Comes to Nicktoons

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
BBC Worldwide has secured rights to spy toon The Secret Show, C21Media reports. The company’s American sales team has licensed 26 episodes to the Nicktoons Network. The series is scheduled to begin airing on Nicktoons in January 2007 after it has aired on BBC’s preteen channel, CBBC. In addition, BBC Worldwide has also secured cross-media […]

"Little Robots" Increases Time on CN and Gets New Distributor

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Little Robots has been given an extended 30-minute slot on Cartoon Network’s preschool Tickle U block, according to C21Media. Separately, Little Robots distributor BBC Worldwide has appointed 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment as video/DVD distributor in the U.S. and Canada. The deal covers a seven-year period, and the first two releases are planned for the […]

BKN Signs Animated "Zorro" Deal

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
BKN has signed an exclusive license with Zorro Productions to produce and distribute an animated series as well as direct-to-DVD films based on the Zorro franchise, World Screen reports. Tentatively entitled Zorro — Generation Z, the series is scheduled for launch sometime next year.

"What’s New Scooby-Doo? – Route Scary-Six" Streets June 6

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
The 9th volume in the What’s New Scooby-Doo? series, Route Scary-Six, will be available on DVD from Warner Home Video on June 6, 2006. The disc will include four (4) TV episodes, one (1) bonus episode, and an extra entitled “Scooby-Doo’s Mystery Road Trip Challenge.” The single-disc will retail for $19.96 SRP. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD]

"Flushed Away" Aardman Featurette Online

by Benon February 7, 2006
To celebrate the release of the Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit DVD (and the film’s recent perfect showing at the Annie Awards), DreamWorks has made available online a preview of Flushed Away, the next feature film from Aardman Animation, the studio behind Wallace & Gromit. The featurette is included on the new Curse […]

"Macross" Volume 1: Robotech-stasy

by Chris Woodon February 7, 2006
Let’s just get the embarrassing truth out of the way: as big a Robotech fan as I am, I’ve never seen Macross before. Primarily because I’ve been too cheap to shell out for the rather pricey DVD sets, but also for some more dignified reason to be named at a later date. However, new licensee […]

"Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit": Man’s Best (Clay) Friends

by Chris Woodon February 6, 2006
With the release of their long anticipated feature film, Wallace and Gromit have undeniably earned a place among the great comedy duos such as Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, and Regis and Kathy Lee. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was the second stop motion animation film to hit U.S. theaters in 2005, but it […]

"Tripping the Rift – Season 2" Extras Announced

by Zeddon February 4, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD has info regarding the extras that will be included on Tripping the Rift – The Complete 2nd Season, streeting on April 4 and retailing for $29.95 SRP. Extras will include: Featurette: “Tripping The Rift Season 2: Where No Chode Has Gone Before” Outtakes & Bloopers Eureka Promo In addition, TVShowsOnDVD reports that the set […]

Buena Vista Announces Blu-Ray DVD Lineup

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2006
A news capsule from Nausicaa.net notes an article (in Japanese) at Watch Impress stating that Buena Vista has announced a film lineup using the new Blu-Ray DVD format. The movies include several releases from Studio Ghibli, including Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea), the still-unreleased feature film. Blu-Ray is a new home video format which uses […]