Digital Media

Controversial "Popetown" Released to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson August 11, 2005
Popetown, a ten-part animated series satirizing the Roman Catholic Church, will be released to DVD in the UK, the Daily Planet reports. The series, which was commissioned by BBC Three, was deemed too offensive for broadcast.

"The Perils Of Penelope Pitstop": Perilous for All

by Chad Boninon August 10, 2005
Penelope Pitstop is heir to a vast fortune, one that her guardian, Sylvester Sneekly, wants to take from her under the guise of The Hooded Claw. Saving Penelope from her plural perilous pit stops is the Ant Hill Mob, knee-high mafia men who have nothing better to do than look out for this southern belle. […]

"Zatch Bell!" DVD Coming in November

by Maxie Zeuson August 10, 2005
VIZ Media will release the first volume of the Zatch Bell! anime series to DVD in November with a retail price of $19.98, the company says. In addition, Viz will release the first two volumes of the manga series in August with a retail price of $9.99 each. Limited quantities of the second volume will […]

Future Animated DC DVD Box Sets Planned

by James Harveyon August 9, 2005
Nancy Spears, director of marketing for Warner Home Video, recently answered fan questions on the message board for Warner’s Classic Cartoons DVD website. The questions were mostly concerning future Animated DC Box sets. Spears states that not only are more Batman: The Animated Series/The New Batman Adventures and Superman: The Animated Series box sets coming, […]

"Jay Jay" Flies to DVD in 2006

by Maxie Zeuson August 9, 2005
Paramount Home Entertainment and PBS Home Video will release Jay Jay the Jet Plane to DVD in the spring of 2006, the companies said yesterday. [Source: Business Wire]

Second "Thundercats" DVD Due in December

by Maxie Zeuson August 9, 2005
The second volume of Thundercats will be released to DVD on December 6, TV Shows on DVD reports.

"The Land Before Time" To Rule Cartoon Network

by James Harveyon August 8, 2005
Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions, Universal’s newly formed family entertainment label, announced that production has begun on 26 episodes of a The Land Before Time animated television series based on the movie series. The series is scheduled to debut on Cartoon Network in 2007 and to eventually be distributed on DVD by Universal. Coming […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3.4" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon August 8, 2005
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Productions LTD, will release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3.4: Shredder’s Final Countdown on DVD August 30, 2005. This latest release includes five episodes — three from the third broadcast season on 4Kids TV and two never-before-seen episodes. A special in-pack promotion gives kids the chance […]

Rodriguez: Fourth "Spy Kids" Would Be Animated

by Maxie Zeuson August 8, 2005
Robert Rodriguez says that a fourth Spy Kids movie would likely be animated, Moviehole reports. Such an animated title would be straight-to-DVD, the director tells the website. (via Animated News)

Looking Into Marvel’s "The Ultimate Avengers" DTV

by James Harveyon August 7, 2005
Comic Book Resources has posted an in-depth look into the upcoming The Ultimate Avengers straight-to-DVD production. The first of a proposed series of direct-to-DVD animated releases featuring Marvel properties, The Ultimate Avengers — slated for release in February 2006 — is based on the first six issues of The Ultimates by Mark Millar and Bryan […]