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Floyd Norman on "Song of the South"

Veteran animator Floyd Norman has written another column for Jim Hill Media about his difficulties trying to write a comic strip using characters from Disney’s Song of the South. Norman also comments on recent rumors that the movie will finally be released on DVD. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

"Aladdin and the King of Thieves" Makes a Rich Haul of Laughs

Rejoice! Rejoice! Robin Williams returns to the fold in Disney’s Aladdin III: Aladdin and the King of Thieves. Yes, sometimes even the mighty Mouse learns from its mistakes, and, following the Return of Jafar debacle, Disney managed to lure the venerable Genie back for this 1996 direct-to-video finale to the Aladdin saga. It’s got Genie, […]

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence": Androids Dream of Electric Sci-fi

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence comes to DVD with high expectations, and it doesn’t disappoint. An elegant treatise less on man versus machine than man in machine, this sophisticated sci-fi thriller explores the human relationship to robots. And automatic weapons. It would be a disservice to take the reader too far into the film’s […]

Disney Plans More Platinum, DTV DVD Releases

Walt Disney will continue to release two Platinum-edition DVDs per year, and plans to repeat the cycle of releases when high-definition DVD is established, UltimateDisney reports. The company is also set to release more direct-to-video releases, which have given Disney triple-digit returns on its investment. UltimateDisney also reports that Disney has twenty CGI-feature projects in […]

Ottawa Animation Festival Issues Call for Entries

The Ottawa International Animation Festival is issuing a worldwide call for entries for its 2005 festival, which will be held September 21-25. Deadline for entry is June 1, 2005; preview tapes or DVDs must be received by June 18. An online entry form, plus festival and Television Animation Conference information, are available on the animation […]

ADV Announces Three DVDs For Feb. 15

ADV Films will release Aura Battler Dunbine: Secrets of Byston Well (Volume 12), Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040: Essential Anime Collection (Volume 3) and Legend of Crystania: Chaos Ring to DVD on February 15, the company said today. Details follow: Aura Battler Dunbine: Secrets of Byston Well (Volume 12) Contents: Four complete episodes Audio: English 2.0 […]

"Garfield" (Vol. 3) Episode List Revealed

Fox Home Entertainment will release Garfield and Friends – Volume 3 to DVD on April 19 for $39.98, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The website also has a complete list of episodes slated for inclusion on the three-disc set.

Vinton Films Head to DVD

Goodtimes Video will release six Willl Vinton films to DVD under the umbrella title “Clay Classics,” Animated Bliss reports. The films (The Little Prince, God’s Trombones, Martin The Cobbler, Michael The Visitor, Rip Van Winkle and The Star Child) will be released on April 5 and retail for $5.95 each.

New Nick DVDs in May

Paramount will release two new Nickelodeon compilation DVDs in May, DVDToons reports. Fear of a Krabby Patty, coming on May 10, will feature SpongeBob SquarePants episodes from season four; The Best of Nick, coming on May 24, will collect seven episodes from various Nickelodeon shows.

"Duel Masters" Not Your Typical Toy Commercial

Who’s the kid with the spiky hair!? SHOBU! Flaming hand up in the air! SHOBU! Creatures battlin’ in the zone! SHOBU! Gonna take the trophy home! SHOBU! Duel Masters! Duel Masters! DUEL MASTERS! The battle’s on! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. When you have a catchy theme and an advertising campaign that hits you over […]

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