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LA Times on the Ironies of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

The Los Angeles Times has published a feature article about A Charlie Brown Christmas, detailing the progression of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts newspaper strip into the beloved animated special (free registration required). Among other facts, the newspaper notes that Schulz was highly reluctant to do the show at all, but then became the only one involved […]

Two "Peanuts" DVDs Street in March

Paramount will release Snoopy Come Home and A Boy Named Charlie Brown to DVD on March 28, 2006. The DVDs will retail for $19.99 each. TVShowsOnDVD has cover art.

4Kids Launches Online Shop

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has launched a new feature — the 4Kids TV Shop — on its 4Kids TV website (www.4Kids.TV). The new 4Kids TV Shop features over 600 products such as toys, cards, books, video games, DVDs and apparel from 4Kids properties and 4Kids TV programs such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Winx Club, Yu-Gi-Oh!, […]

Kids WB Announces New Schedule

Kids WB has announced a new Saturday schedule which will go into effect on Saturday, December 10: 8:00am – Viewtiful Joe 8:30am – The Batman 9:00am – Xiaolin Showdown 9:30am – Loonatics Unleashed 10:00am – Pokémon Advanced Battle 10:30am – Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island 11:00am – Johnny Test 11:30am – Yu-Gi-Oh! Dawn of the […]

"Kong: King of Atlantis" It's Disney Kong!

Did you know that a ferocious giant ape would be an ideal lead for a children’s cartoon series? Neither did I, but those forward-thinking folks at BKN International seized on this idea in 2001 to create Kong: The Animated Series, which today seems to be largely forgotten. However, when BKN heard that Lord of the […]

"Fortune" Magazine on AD Vision and the Anime Industry

Fortune magazine has posted an article about AD Vision and its impact on the American anime industry, comparing how it reacts to fans and market demands to the lack of either from traditional Hollywood entertainment companies. Among other things, the article discusses the variety of AD Vision’s anime and manga library, their relationship with “fansubbers,” […]

Viz Media Announces Anime Home Video Titles (Updated 11/23)

VIZ Media has announced a collection of fourth quarter anime releases. These DVDs include exclusive box sets, the latest episodic volumes for ongoing series, as well as single DVD volumes for newly launched properties: Inuyasha The Movie 3: Swords Of An Honorable Ruler – MSRP: $24.98 Inuyasha Season 2 Box Set – MSRP: $99.98 Inuyasha […]

4Kids Announces "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Against H.A.T.E." on DVD

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3.6: Turtles Against H.A.T.E. on DVD on January 31, 2006. In addition to five episodes, this latest DVD also includes a bonus DVD-ROM game, TMNT Mutant Munchies, with cheat codes for extra levels and powers hidden throughout the […]

Tiger Strikes Distribution Deal With CN & Nick

Hasbro Inc.’s Tiger Electronics on Monday announced distribution deals with Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon to provide content for its new, portable VUGO Multimedia System. The partnership will make certain shows from Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon available on the VUGO player for easy access. Premium programming, music, and photos will also be available. Specific shows to […]

"Creature Comforts" The Complete First Season: Feet of Clay, Words of Tedium

Thanks to the considerable success of Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit, Nick Park is on his way to becoming a household name in the U.S. But an unintended consequence of the popularity of these properties is that Park’s most acclaimed short goes relatively unnoticed. Back in 1991 the Oscar for best animated short film […]

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