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"Saturday Morning Cartoons, The 70s": Won’t Someone Think of the Children?!

by JerryvonKrameron June 7, 2009
Are you a fan of Scooby Doo? Are you such fan of Scooby Doo that you’d delight in cheap, cynical, carbon-copy knock-offs of that famous mystery-solving mutt? If your answer to both questions is “Yes,” then boy do I have a DVD set for you! Otherwise, suffice it to say that Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s […]

Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Magazines Shutting Down

by Jeff Harrison June 5, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced that they are ceasing publication of Nickelodeon Magazine and Nick Jr. Magazine by the end of the year. The former, though intended for children, also attracted independent comic creators who contributed many strips including a monthly feature called The Comic Book.

"Ponyo" to Debut on 800 Screens in US

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2009
Producer Frank Marshall has stated on his Twitter account that Ponyo, the latest movie from Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki, will be debuting on 800 screens when it is released on August 14, 2009. This will make it noticeably larger than any prior Miyazaki release in the US — 2002’s Spirited Away was showing on 714 […]

"The Mighty B" Prime Time Special "Dragonflies" Premieres June 12, 2009

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced The Mighty B‘s primetime special “Dragonflies” will be premiering on Friday, June 12, 2009, at 8:00 PM (Eastern), and also released a still from the episode (right, click to enlarge). The official Nickelodeon episode synopsis is: “It’s summertime in San Francisco and the Honeybees are enjoying a day at the Rec Center […]

FUNimation Announces New August Titles Including "Big Windup!"

by Classic Speedyon June 4, 2009
Big Windup!, a 26-episode baseball anime, makes its R1 DVD debut on 8/18/09 for $59.99. It will contain half of the series. Also coming in August are the Fullmetal Alchemist‘s OAVs, which make their DVD debut on 8/4/09. A price hasn’t been announced yet. Other DVD collections in August include: * Devil May Cry Complete […]

Briefly: Iranian Animator at Dartmouth; Chinese Animator in Financial Times

by Ed Liuon June 4, 2009
* Iranian animator Noori Zarrinkelk, considered the “father of Iranian animation,” visited the Dartmouth college campus at the end of May. Zarrinkelk last visited the campus during the Iran-Iraq War in 1986; his visit was to screen five of his films and two more from contemporary Iranian animators. [TheDartmouth.com] * The Financial Times has profiled […]

Comic Strip Cat Heathcliff Making a Move for Animation

by Ed Liuon June 4, 2009
Variety is stating that Magic Lantern Entertainment has entered into a joint agreement with FitzRoy Media to bring the comic strip cat Heathcliff to the big and small screen, with the potential for direct-to-DVD animated movies or a live-action movie with a CGI cat akin to the Garfield movies. A direct-to-DVD movie is currently targeted […]

More "Up" Interviews Around the Web

by Ed Liuon June 4, 2009
Several new interviews about Disney/Pixar’s Up have hit the Internet in the wake of the movie’s successful debut weekend: Up writer, co-director, and voice of Dug the dog Bob Peterson spoke briefly with the Washington Post about the movie, the creative environment at Pixar, and moving from a daily comic strip writer/artist in college to […]

Michael Madsen Discusses Voicing Kilowog in "Green Lantern: First Flight"

by Ed Liuon June 4, 2009
Warner Home Video has released another press release interview to promote Green Lantern: First Flight, the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie coming on July 28, 2009. This time, actor Michael Madsen speaks candidly about playing the role of Kilowog, giant alien Green Lantern and friend to Hal Jordan. Among other topics, Madsen discusses what aspects of […]

"Inspector Gadget: The Go Go Gadget Collection" Coming in September

by Classic Speedyon June 4, 2009
On 9/8/09, Fox Home Entertainment plans to release Inspector Gadget: The Go Go Gadget Collection, a best-of release which will contain the following episodes of the 1983 animated series on a double-sided DVD: Side A: * Ep. 28: The Coo-Coo Clock Caper * Ep. 30: The Japanese Connection * Ep. 41: Pirate Island * Ep. […]