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Japan Society Screens Pre-War Anime in New York City Feb 13-16, 2008

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2008
The Japan Society in New York City will be screening rare pre-war Japanese cartoons from February 13-16, 2008, as part of its Globus Film Series. The films from the 1920s-40s are being screened in the United States for the first time with English subtitles, and silent films will have live narration by Japan’s premiere benshi […]

"Boys Be …" DVD Delayed

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2008
RightStuf has pushed back its Boys Be … DVD thinkpak release to March 11, the distributor announced today. The company says the delay is do to replicator delays. [Source: RightStuf] [Read the full press release]

PR: Right Stuf Reschedules
"Boys Be…" DVD Thinpak for March 11

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2008
Set includes entire 13-episode series, plus DVD extras & booklet 
GRIMES, IA, February 6, 2008 – Due to replicator delays, anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are rescheduling the street date for the BOYS BE… DVD Thinpak Collection to March 11, 2008. Based on the best-selling manga written by Masahiro Itabashi, […]

"Toy Story 3" Scheduled for 2010 Release

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2008
Disney-Pixar will release Toy Story 3 in 2010, Reuters reports. Disney CEO also reiterated plans to release 3-D versions of the first two Toy Story movies in 2009.

"Oswald": Now We’re All "Lucky"

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2008
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, surely, must have been one of the more challenging projects to cross the desks of Disney’s renowned marketing department. True, the company has in its “Walt Disney Treasures” format a product line designed to carry this kind of specialty content. But in Oswald we’re not talking about a famous, world-beloved character […]

Media Profits: More Cheese for the Mouse

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2008
The Walt Disney Company had net income of $1.25 billion in the quarter ended December 29, 2007, down 25% from $1.7 billion in the same period in 2006, the media conglomerate reported today. Revenues rose 9% to $10.5 billion. Lower income in the period was due to the absence of gains on the sale of […]

CN: BET Didn’t Seek to Censor "Boondocks"

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2008
Turner Broadcasting did not receive any pressure from Black Entertainment Television (BET) or from BET executives Reginald Hudlin or Debra Lee to pull two controversial episodes of The Boondocks, a Cartoon Network spokesman has told Advertising Age. The trade journal quotes the spokesman, James Anderson, as confirming that the two episodes, “The Huey Freeman Hunger […]

Briefy: Int’l Distribution Deals; Execs Get New Posts

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2008
* Shortened episodes of Spider-Man, Dilbert and Voltron will join Soney’s The Minisode Network on YouTube. [AWN] * Noggin is adding Peppa Pig to its lineup. [c21 Media] * Loopdidoo will be distributed on DVD in the United States by PorchLight Home Entertainment. [c21 Media] * Germany’s Kiddinx has picked up international TV and media […]

World’s Finest Interviews Christopher Jones and Ty Templeton on DC Animated Comics

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2008
The World’s Finest Online has posted two interviews with creative talent behind animated tie-in comics from DC. The first is with artist Christopher Jones on his long tenure drawing The Batman Strikes!, the tie-in book to the CW’s The Batman, where he discusses how he’s evolved over the four years the comic has been published […]

First Episode of "Black Blood Brothers" Available on IGN.com

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2008
IGN.com has posted the first episode of Black Blood Brothers in streaming video. The new anime series centers on a humans vs. vampires storyline, with the first DVD shipping on February 12, 2008. (via Toon Zone member MattThomasM2B)