Digital Media

ADV Announces January 10 Releases

by Zeddon December 20, 2005
ADV Films has announced the following five titles for release on January 10, 2006: * Macross: Upon the Shoulders of Giants (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release including episodes 1 – 6, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include an extensive interview called “Becoming Minmay” featuring singer/songwriter Mari Iijima; […]

"Wallace & Gromit" Cover Art Released

by Zeddon December 17, 2005
DVDActive has cover art for the upcoming release of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The film will be available on DVD on February 7, 2006, with an SRP of $29.99. (via Animated-News)

"Cartoons for Victory!," Cultoons!" Come to DVD

by Zeddon December 16, 2005
Golden Age of Cartoons – Cartoons for Victory! and Golden Age of Cartoons – Cultoons! are both coming to DVD from Ventura on February 14, 2006, AnimatedBliss reports. Both DVDs will retail for $14.95 SRP. (hat tip: AndrewR)

"Robot Chicken" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon December 16, 2005
Robot Chicken: Volume 1 is coming to DVD on March 28, 2006. Retailing for $29.98 SRP, the 2-disc set will include 20 episodes from the series. TVShowsOnDVD has a track listing.

Genius Products Signs "Benjamin Bear" Home Video Deal

by Zeddon December 16, 2005
PorchLight Entertainment has granted Genius Products U.S. DVD and video distribution rights to nine half-hour episodes of Benjamin Bear, according to C21Media.

"Justice League" Season 2 DVD Ratio Decision Nears (Update: Widescreen Confirmed!)

by Bird Boyon December 13, 2005
Update: Both The Watchtower and The World’s Finest have confirmed that Season 2 of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited will be released in Widescreen. When Justice League was renewed for a second season, it made the switch from full frame animation to anamorphic widescreen. With the second season of Justice League starting DVD production […]

"Valiant": Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, wait, it’s a bird.

by Chris Woodon December 13, 2005
What with the overwhelming box office domination of U.S. giants such as Pixar and Dreamworks, it’s easy to forget that animation is a global industry. Even increasingly popular Japanese anime is virtually invisible in theaters. Recently, though, British studio Aardman Animation has begun to make itself heard Stateside, scoring moderate hits with the claymation Chicken […]

"Kronk’s New Groove": Yeah, It’s Direct to Video — So What?

by Chris Woodon December 12, 2005
The recent onslaught of Disney’s highly profitable direct to video (DTV) sequels to theatrical hits has opted for a vanilla approach, simplifying the music, comedy, animation and action of the originals in the apparent belief that the DTV audience is much younger than the box office crowd. The latest release is Kronk’s New Groove, a […]

"Baby Looney Tunes" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon December 10, 2005
Baby Looney Tunes – Volume 1: Playday Pals will be available on DVD on March 7, 2005 for $14.97 SRP. On this same day, Baby Looney Tunes – Volume 2: Let’s Play Pretend will also be released on DVD. Both sets will contain four episodes of the series with English, French and Spanish audio, as […]

Update on Damaged "He-Man" DVD Sets

by Zeddon December 10, 2005
TVShowsOnDVD has an update on the situation regarding the damaged He-Man and the Masters of the Universe DVD Sets. (hat tip: Dan Collins)