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YTV Announces Plans for "SpongeBob" 10th Anniversary

by Ed Liuon July 7, 2009
Canada’s YTV has announced its plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, comparable to those planned by Nickelodeon in the United States. YTV will be hosting its SpongeBob celebrations during its afterschool block “The Zone” starting from Monday, July 6, 2009, to Friday, July 31, by counting down the top 100 episodes as […]

"Peanuts 1960’s Collection:" Respect for the Classics…and the Other Specials, Too

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2009
As part of their commemoration of the Woodstock music festival (or shameless commercial exploitation of it, depending on who you ask), Warner Home Video brings us the Peanuts 1960’s Collection, packaging the first six Charlie Brown TV specials on two DVDs and adding a short documentary about jazz composer and performer Vince Guaraldi to sweeten […]

Honolulu Star Bulletin on Nick’s "Ape Escape" Shorts

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2009
The Honolulu Star Bulletin has profiled Hawaii animation studio Hawaii Film Partners, which produced the 38 2-minute Ape Escape shorts which debuted on the Nicktoons network yesterday. The shorts are based on the Sony PlayStation game franchise of the same name, and will be the studio’s first animation project.

680News on Tom Kenny as "The New Mel Blanc"

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2009
680News has dubbed Tom Kenny “the New Mel Blanc” in a profile article, where the voice actor for SpongeBob SquarePants discusses that role and his many others in the voice acting business, with roles in Rocco’s Modern Life, Camp Lazlo, The Powerpuff Girls, Transformers Animated, and Dilbert. The article discusses how Kenny got the gig […]

"Daria" Coming to DVD in 2010

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2009
TVShowsOnDVD reports that an early screener DVD of MTV’s The State reveals that the animated series Daria will be released on DVD in 2010. The spinoff from Beavis and Butthead ran on MTV from 1997 – 2002, and centered on the cynical, misanthropic high school teenager Daria Morgendorffer. It is not known if the series […]

"Transformers 2" Just Beats Out "Ice Age 3" at Weekend Box Office

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2009
A tight box office race over the July 4th holiday weekend has yielded a narrow win for Transformers 2 (in its third week of release) over Ice Age 3 (which debuted last Wednesday). Transformers 2 can claim a box office take of $42.4 million to bring its total take to $293.5 million, while Ice Age: […]

"Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs": A Disappointment of Mammoth Proportions

by Classic Speedyon July 6, 2009
I’m not going to beat around the prehistoric bush: Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a disappointment. The first two movies are still favorites of mine; I rewatched them on DVD recently and still laughed quite a bit. But this third one, despite its tropical settings, left me cold. The film starts out […]

July 4th Special: Shout! Havoc and Let Slip the Joes of War!

by Ed Liuon July 4, 2009
What better way to celebrate the July 4th holiday than with some Real American Heroes: the men and women of G.I. Joe, coming to DVD on July 14, 2009, courtesy of those mad geniuses at the Shout! Factory (read more here). Some of the cartoons on the Season 1.1 set have already been released in […]

"Toward The Terra" The 80’s Strike Back

by Weathermanon July 3, 2009
Like heady 80’s sci-fi? Have I got a movie for you! Based on the manga series by Keiko Takemiya, Toward the Terra is about as high minded as you can possibly get. Set in a quite distant future where environmental Armageddon as has made the Earth uninhabitable, we meet our main character, one Jomy Marcus […]

ADV Films Announces New September Titles Including "Daphne"

by Classic Speedyon July 2, 2009
Along with two live action entries from Switchblade Pictures, ADV and Sentai Filmworks have announced three new anime titles for September: * Daphne in the Brilliant Blue Collection 2: 9/8/09 – $39.98 (Bilingual) * Legends of the Dark Kings: A Fist of the North Star Story: 9/15/09 – $39.98 (Japanese Only) * Petite Princess Yucie […]