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February 2008 Programming Highlights

by Maxie Zeuson January 16, 2008
THIS MONTH LOVE IS IN THE AIR ON TELETOON WHILE THE DETOUR FINDS THE FORCE WITH ROBOT CHICKEN There is more than just romance going on this February on TELETOON as Spin Cycle brings back-to-back episodes of top TELETOON shows throughout the month as well as some slushy Valentine specials to television screens the week […]

"Persepolis" Snubbed for Best Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2008
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued the shortlist of nine films eligible for “Best Foreign Language Film.” Notable for its absence is Persepolis, the animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel memoir that was a heavy favorite in early Oscar race speculation. The movie is still eligible for a nomination in […]

NY Times on Promoting the New "George of the Jungle" Cartoon

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2008
The New York Times has taken a look at the new methods Cartoon Network exploited to promote the new George of the Jungle cartoon (free registration required), including on-line promotions and games, a DVD release of the original George of the Jungle cartoons, and a promotion with the Applebee’s restaurant chain, all in addition to […]

Macworld Brings iTunes Digital Copy and iTunes Movie Rentals

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2008
At yesterday’s Macworld Expo keynote address, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and 20th Century Fox CEO Jim Gianopulos jointly announced the iTunes Digital Copy feature, where DVDs will include a digital copy ready for viewing on home computers or portable video players like Apple’s video-enabled iPods. The first DVD that will have an iTunes digital copy […]

Family Guy’s "Blue Harvest": Silly Star Wars

by Classic Speedyon January 16, 2008
I’ll admit: I went into the Family Guy episode “Blue Harvest” with low expectations. Star Wars has been spoofed to death, Family Guy has been hit-or-miss since its 2005 revival, and I was worried the episode was just going to regurgitate famous scenes from the movie with no real twist. Not only that, but the […]

Nick Jr.’s "Ni Hao, Kai-lan" Premieres for Chinese New Year on Feb 7, 2008

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2008
Nickelodeon has just announced that their newest Nick Jr. Show, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, will be premiering on February 7, 2008, at 11:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific), which will also be the first day of the Chinese New Year. The series focuses on a 5-year old Chinese-American girl named Kai-lan, who will explore her background, her relationships with […]

PR: Nick Jr. Debuts "Ni Hao, Kai-lan" on Thursday, Feb 7, at 11:00 AM (ET/PT)

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2008
NICK JR. CELEBRATES THE CHINESE NEW YEAR AND INTRODUCES PRESCHOOLERS TO CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ON NI HAO, KAI-LAN, A GROUNDBREAKING NEW ANIMATED SERIES PREMIERING THURSDAY, FEB. 7, AT 11:00 A.M. (ET/PT) Nick Jr.’s New 20-Episode Half-Hour Interactive Series to Teach Preschoolers Mandarin Language for the First Time on Television Ni Hao, Kai-lan Premiere to […]

Media Blasters Announces New April Titles Including "Kujibiki Unbalance"

by Classic Speedyon January 15, 2008
The first volume of Kujibiki Unbalance, a 2006 series based on the show-within-a-show from Genshiken, will be released on 4/29/08 for $21.99. It runs 125 minutes. In addition, Simoun‘s third volume comes out 4/8/08 for $19.99. It also runs 125 minutes. [Source: RightStuf ]

"Archie’s Funhouse" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson January 15, 2008
The gang from Riverdale is back as Genius Entertainment and Entertainment Rights bring you Archie’s Funhouse: The Complete Series for the first time on DVD. Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Big Moose, and the rest of the gang brings music and comedy, while a “live-action” audience mixed in to get the response. Not to mention […]

PR: "Archie’s Funhouse": The Complete Series

by Dan Collinson January 15, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15 or January 16, 2008 <O</O <O</O JOIN ARCHIE AND FRIENDS IN THEIR DAZZLING VARIETY SHOW<O</O <O</O <O</O ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE:<O</O THE COMPLETE SERIES<O</O <O</O <O</O Shoo-bopping Onto Three-Disc DVD March 4th From Classic Media and Genius Products <O</O <O</O SANTA MONICA, CA – Stroll down memory lane and over to Riverdale […]