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"The Batman" and Educational Series Lead Toons in Daytime Emmys

by on May 1, 2008
The Batman capped its final season with four nominations and Legion of Super Heroes took three in the 35th Annual Daytime Emmys, which were announced yesterday. Other series receiving multiple nominations include Arthur, Curious George and Tom and Jerry Tales. Educational series scored particularly well in the Daytiime Emmys, especially in the Children’s Animated Program […]

"Kanon" Vol. 1: More Than Meets the Eye? (Crosses Fingers)

by SB20xxon April 30, 2008
Kanon misleads. At first glance, it appears to be a generic harem series with a stereotypically “moe” look (Wiki it). But beneath that surface lurk hints of a mystery, though one that inattentive, multitasking viewers might miss. While I don’t know what it’s all about yet, as this is my first plunge into the Kanon […]

PR: Liberation Entertainment Inks Deal with Jetix Consumer Products for Marvel DVDs

by Ed Liuon April 30, 2008
LIBERATION ENTERTAINMENT INKS DEAL WITH JETIX CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO DISTRIBUTE CLASSIC MARVEL ANIMATION CATALOGUE ON DVD Deal covers DVD distribution for classic animated series across multiple European territories Liberation Entertainment Ltd has agreed a multi territory DVD deal with Jetix Consumer Products, the licensing division of leading kids entertainment company Jetix Europe, for classic Marvel […]

Time Warner Sales Up in First Quarter; Will Spin Off Cable Subsidiary

by on April 30, 2008
Net income at Time Warner fell to $771 million in the first quarter of 2008, down from $1.2 billion in the same quarter of 2007, the company said today. Revenues rose 2% to $11.4 billion. The drop in income was due to the absence of a one-time gain in 2007 on the sale of assets […]

Liberation Entertainment Lands European Marvel Animated Series Rights

by Ed Liuon April 30, 2008
Liberation Entertainment Ltd has acquired exclusive European DVD distribution rights from Jetix Consumer Products for several animated series based on Marvel Comics superheroes, including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, and Spider Woman. The countries named in the deal include the UK and Ireland, Benelux, Germany as well as German-speaking Austria […]

"Justice League: Season 1" Coming to Blu-Ray

by Dan Collinson April 30, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Season 1 of Justice League will be the first toon in the DC Comics Classic Collection coming to Blu-Ray. All 26 episodes from Season 1 will be on 3 Blu-Ray discs. No word yet on extras. Justice League: Season 1 will hit the Blu-Ray shelves on August 19th.

"Masters of the Universe 2002": The Power Returns, In Style

by Jon Ton April 29, 2008
After cycling through the entirety of the Filmation and Jetlag series, BCI has recently begun releasing the latest He-Man series in the form of 2002’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Launched in a blaze of glory, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe sought to update the legend of the most powerful man […]

DreamWorks Profits Jump in First Quarter

by on April 29, 2008
DreamWorks Animation SKG had net income of $26.1 million in the first quarter of 2008, up from $15.4 million in the same period a year ago, the company announced today. Revenues rose to $156.6 million from $93.7 million. Bee Movie, which was released to DVD during the quarter, contributed $48.9 million in revenue, while Shrek […]

"Drawn Together" Season 3 Uncensored Arrives on DVD on May 13, 2008

by Ed Liuon April 29, 2008
The third and final season of Comedy Central’s Drawn Together will be released on DVD in a two-disc set on May 13, 2008. The set will include extended and uncensored versions of each episode, audio commentary tracks, and karaoke sing-along songs. Read the full press release here.

Paramount to Re-Enter Blu-ray Market on May 20, 2008

by Ed Liuon April 29, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Paramount will re-enter the Blu-ray market with a slate of 3 Blu-ray discs on May 20, 2008: Face/Off, Next, and DreamWorks Animation’s Bee Movie. The original HD DVD release of Bee Movie was originally slated for March, but those plans were scuttled after Toshiba announced that they would no […]