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Briefly: Top-Earning Dead Celebrities; Animation in Xinjiang; People Marrying ‘Toons

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2008
* Peanuts creator Charles Schulz landed at #2 on Forbes magazine’s “Top-Earning Dead Celebrities” list with earnings of $33 million, partially based on DVD sales of the Peanuts animated specials. Dr. Seuss comes in at #6 with $12 million for Horton Hears a Who in both the original and new editions. [Forbes] * Xidan University […]

"Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" Lost In Space

by on October 30, 2008
The wars of Robotechnolgy rage on! Decades after Rick Hunter hopped in a Vertiech for the first time to fight alien invaders, the Robotech Expeditionary Force finishes their battle with the occupying Invid, only to now have to deal with the fallout and newly evident power gap. Two decades after Robotech changed the face of […]

World’s Finest Posts "Batman: Brave & the Bold" Character List, Press Interview

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2008
The World’s Finest Online has published a partial list of characters slated to appear in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which will premiere on Cartoon Network on November 14, 2008, at 8:00 PM (Eastern). Cartoon Network also provided a press interview with Cartoon Network’s Sam Register, show executive producer James Tucker, and voice director […]

"Looney Tunes Golden Collection" Vol. 6: Less Bugs, More Bosko

by SB20xxon October 29, 2008
I’m not going to lie: when I first read the list of contents for the sixth Looney Tunes Golden Collection, I was a tad underwhelmed. Eventually, I got just as excited as every other year’s release (and purchased it on release day, as always), but back when news first broke, all I could think of […]

Toei Animation Adds Anime to Crunchyroll Website

by Weathermanon October 28, 2008
Toei Animation has added several of their programs to the Crunchyroll video sharing website. The titles are Digimon Adventure 02, Fist of the North Star, Pretty Cure, and Slam Dunk. The same titles are available on the IDG Direct2Drive service. [Source: Anime News Network]

"You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown" Comes to DVD January 29, 2009

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
Warner Home Video has announced a deluxe edition DVD of You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown, which will go on sale on January 29, 2009 with a suggested retail price of $19.98. The story follows Charlie Brown’s experience in a motocross race against Peppermint Patty and the mysterious Masked Marvel (a.k.a. Snoopy). Special features will […]

Cartoon Network Picks Up "Total Drama Action" Spinoff from "Total Drama Island"

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
Cake Distribution has announced that Fresh TV’s Total Drama Action, a spin-off series from Total Drama Island, has been acquired by Cartoon Networ, with a premiere date some time in 2009. The sequel series will put 15 of the original contestants from the show to a deserted studio back lot for more challenges and the […]

TELETOON Announces November Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
TELETOON has announced its schedule for November 2008, which will include a spotlight on Total Drama Island and the debut of the series The Secret Saturdays. Other highlights include an airing of The Batman vs. Dracula and a sneak peek at the new series Iron Man: Armored Adventures. For full details, including air dates and […]

Briefly: "Bob & Margaret" Creator Profile; Pixar in Poland; Simpsons’ Al Jean in UK

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
* The Vancouver Sun has profiled Oscar-winning husband-and-wife animators David Fine and Alison Snowden, creators of the animated series Bob and Margaret. * Poland’s TVP station has acquired the rights to air Pixar’s 14 animated short films on television. [Animation Insider] * Simpsons executive producer Al Jean will headline the Bradford Animation Festival in the […]

Animation Insider on Stop-Motion Poe on "Edgar Allan Poe Collection" DVD

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
Animation Insider has taken a look at Microcinema International’s The Edgar Allan Poe Collection: Volume One, which contains a number of short film adaptations of several of Poe’s works, including one stop-motion animated version of the poem “Annabel Lee” by George Higham. The DVD is available now.