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"Family Guy"'s Seth MacFarlane Interviewed by Onion A.V. Club

The Onion A.V. Club has interviewed Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane. McFarlane talks about the origins of the show, its resurrection due to syndication and DVD success, and other “behind the scenes trivia.”

'Yu Yu Hakusho' Kicks It Up in 'Born Anew' and 'Three Kingdoms'

Yu Yu Hakusho DVDs have been hitting the shelves for over a year now, and two of the latest, Volume 26: Born Anew and Volume 28: Three Kingdoms are now available. The series is now a decade old. Can these episodes still enthrall new viewers with their animation and storytelling? The short answer is “yes.” […]

DVD Specs Released for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 2

TVShowsOnDVD reports that the second season of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series will be released onto DVD on April 26. Thirteen episodes from the second season will be included. No extras have been announced. DVD Empire has cover art.

"Hot Wheels" Game, Animation Goes Online

Shockwave.com will produce and distribute a custom online game and animation series based on Mattel’s Hot Wheels: Battle X toy line, the company announced today. Both the game and animation episodes will also be featured on a DVD to be distributed with the toy. The game can be found at the Shockwave website; a downloadable […]

"Spriggan: Special Edition" Heads to DVD

ADV Films will release Spriggan: Special Edition to DVD on February 15, Animated Bliss reports.

"Totoro" R1 DVD Delays Due to Transfer Issues

Nausicaa.net is reporting that the delay in releasing a region 1 DVD of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro was due to technical problems in the DVD transfer. Originally scheduled for release in February with Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Porco Rosso, Totoro was replaced at the last minute with The Cat Returns. […]

Marvel's "Man-Thing" Going Straight To TV

Fangoria reports that Lions Gate Films’ and Marvel Studios’ Man-Thing will indeed bypass a theatrical run and head straight to the Sci Fi Channel in April. It will later hit DVD in June.

"Gregory Horror Show" Vol. 1: Just Think Square-Headed Hitchcock

The Sci-Fi Channel may have stopped running The Twilight Zone in the afternoon, but if Gregory Horror Show, a strange computer-animated release from Geneon, is any indication, the symbolic, abstract, and, of course, campy style of science fiction Rod Serling’s masterpiece epitomized is still alive and well in Japan. Though the DVD case makes the […]

Joanna Priestley: Cartoons as Cultural Seminar

Joanna Priestley’s oeuvre, recently self-released and self-distributed on the two DVD volumes Relative Orbits and Fighting Gravity, comprises some of the most boring animation I have ever seen. These shorts are so dull they are almost restful: you will feel suspense or engagement only when wondering if their perfect and undifferentiated tedium could possibly be […]

Ringo Starr: Superhero?

An article on CNN.com reports that former Beatle Ringo Starr will become an animated superhero in direct-to-DVD animated movies, courtesy of a team-up with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment. In a departure from prior animated projects, Starr will provide his own voice as well as original songs and incidental music. (via Comicon.com’s PULSE News)

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