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The Cat Returns: A Magical Tale of Many Kitties

Studio Ghibli is often deemed the Disney of Japan, and it is difficult to find much fault with the comparison. Not only do both dominate their respective domestic (traditional) animation markets, but there are many similarities to be found in the epic adventures and enchanting fairy tales they bring to the screen. There are also […]

"Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi" Needs a Stronger Bond

Ai Yori Aoshi is yet another series that I had been interested in seeing, but wasn’t high enough on my priority list to buy. I’ve seen the trailers on other Geneon DVDs and they gave me the impression that the series is a serious romantic drama. Though I’m not sure about the original series, for […]

"Little Einsteins" Comes to Playhouse Disney in October

Disney’s Little Einsteins, an innovative new TV series focused on sparking curiosity through exploration, will premiere in October during the daily Playhouse Disney programming block on Disney Channel. The series, and a Disney DVD/video release in August, will build on the cachet of the #1 infant/preschool brand Baby Einstein and will anchor the emergence of […]

"Speed Racer" Crosses DVD Finish Line on May 24

Lions Gate will release the third volume of Speed Racer: Collector’s Edition to DVD on May 24, TVShowsOnDVD reports. It will retail for $22.95.

Animated Criticism: An Orphaned Deer and a Pig in a Plane

Welcome to Animated Criticism, a column that will examine and summarize critical reactions to recent animated releases across the press and Internet world. The big American release of the week (coming out today): the Bambi Platinum Edition. The Washington Post loves the release, calling the remastered visuals “as lovely as a sunny, spring day.” If […]

Wolpert and Silverman Named Vice Presidents, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products

Nancy Wolpert and Lisa Silverman Meyers have been named Vice President, Home Video/DVD, and Vice President, Strategic Planning and Marketing Services, respectively, of Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products, the company announced today. Wolpert will continue to manage the development of all titles, including consumer advertising, promotions and packaging, and will serve as the day-to-day contact […]

Kids WB Announces "MegaMan" & "Yu-Gi-Oh" Sweepstakes

In celebration of the addition of MegaMan NT Warrior: Axess to Kids WB’s AfterToons block, the network is joining forces with Capcom, Mattel, Viz, and Decipher for the “Kids’ WB! AfterToons All Axess Sweepstakes.” Each day this week, from Monday, February 28 through Friday, March 4, kids will need to tune in to MegaMan NT […]

"Gatchaman" Coming to DVD

ADV Films will release Gatchaman for the first time ever in North America, with the first volume slated for a June 14 release, the company announced yesterday. The seven-volume collector’s edition will contain all 105 episodes of the original uncut Japanese series, including 20 episodes never before see in the U.S. Alex Ross will create […]

CORRECTED: "Barbie Fairytopia" Due in March

Lion’s Gate Family Home Entertainment will release Barbie Fairytopia, a feature-length animated film based on Mattel’s Fairytopia toyline, to DVD on March 8, AWN reports. The film was co-produced by Mattel and Mainframe Entertainment. Correction: The earlier version of this article described Barbie Fairytopia as “3D.” Mattel tells us this is incorrect. Our apologies for […]

"Stand Alone Complex" Vol. 5 To DVD on March 22

Bandai Entertainment will release the fifth volume of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex to DVD on March 22, Active Anime reports. The release will retail in a $24.98 single-disc edition and in a $29.98 two-disc limited edition.

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