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Coco & WHV Teamup for "The Polar Express"

by Zeddon November 8, 2005
Coco’s Bakery Restaurant has partnered with Warner Home Video (WHV) to promote the November 22 release of The Polar Express on DVD this holiday season. From November 1, 2005 through January 3, 2006, any Coco’s guest that purchases a fresh-baked whole pie will receive a $5 mail-in rebate for WHV’s The Polar Express DVD. [Source: […]

Preview: "Hakugei" Proof Adding "In Space" Doesn’t Make a Good Show

by on November 7, 2005
Does anyone remember that one Daily Show segment where Jon Stewart and his correspondents are thinking up new reality shows, and one of them just adds “in space!” to the end of the others’ ideas? [I do! -Ed] A similar process could’ve been the genesis of Hakugei. Or, as its developers probably called it, Moby […]

"The Batman" Vol. 2 Shows Promise, But Still Stumbles

by on November 7, 2005
A few years back, Warner Bros. decided to reinvent the animated Batman. They called it The Batman. It started slow, but now it’s hit its stride, and WB is releasing the first few episodes on DVD. Unfortunately, most of these are better left forgotten. For three years, Gotham has been protected by an angel of […]

"Teen Titans" Fear Itself: Nothing to Fear but Lackluster Extras

by on November 5, 2005
Warner Bros. Home Video has a dubious record when it comes to animated series DVD releases. Some receive fully featured box sets, others are relegated to piecemeal, often less than satisfying individual discs. Teen Titans: Fear Itself is one of the latter, but this time a great episode counts makes it worth picking up. This […]

4Kids Announces "Winx Club Volume 2" On DVD

by Zeddon November 4, 2005
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Winx Club Volume 2: The Power of Dragon Fire on DVD on November 15, 2005. The DVD features six episodes of the series and carries a running time of approximately 135 minutes. It will retail for $14.98 SRP. The following is a track […]

"The Batman Vs. Dracula": Fang-Smackingly Delicious

by on November 4, 2005
The Batman has been a love/hate show for franchise fans since the very moment it was announced. A feeling that it could never top Batman: The Animated Series didn’t help, but some remained cautiously optimistic that it could prove a refreshing take on the Caped Crusader. Now I watch and enjoy the series, but it’s […]

"Justice League Unlimited" Vol. 2: The DC Entry Drug

by on November 4, 2005
The original Justice League was a little on the bland side. Sure, the occasional episode was magnificent, but too many generic alien baddies decreased enjoyment of the show. Batman: The Animated Series, most of Superman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond raised the bar so high that Justice League seemed like a pale attempt to […]

Warner Bros. Launches Official Websites for "Yogi Bear," "Flintstones," & "Huck…"

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
Warner Bros. Online has launched official websites for the following three DVD releases: Yogi Bear: The Complete Series, The Flintstones Complete Fourth Season, and Huckleberry Hound Volume 1. (hat tip: Dan Collins)

NY Times on "Cinderella" Mania

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2005
The New York Times Styles section has an article about the popularity of Disney’s Cinderella merchandise across the nation (registration required). The deluxe DVD of the movie and Cinderella costumes and paraphenalia have been consistely hot sellers, with the trend seeming to continue past Halloween and into the Christmas shopping season. Some concern is raised […]

4Kids Announces "Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.1"

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
4Kids Entertainment will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.1: A New Evil on DVD on December 6, 2005, the company announced on Wednesday. Seven episodes from Yu-Gi-Oh!‘s fourth broadcast season on Kids WB will be featured. The DVD will retail for $14.98 SRP, with a running time of 155 minutes. The following is a track listing for […]