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"South Park," "SpongeBob," "Dora" Now Available via Netflix Streaming Video

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2009
Netflix and MTV Networks has announced a deal that will make South Park and several Nickelodeon shows, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Blue’s Clues, and Dora the Explorer, available on Netflix.com and on TVs via Netflix Ready Devices. The shows will be available for all Netflix subscribers with compatible equipment. The full press release follows: Netflix and […]

VIZ Announces "Naruto Shippuden" Episode 103 US/Japan Simulcast on April 9, 2009

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2009
VIZ Media has announced that they will be simulcasting another episode of Naruto Shippuden on the same day that it debuts in Japan. Episode 103 will debut on April 9, 2009, at the official Naruto website and on Crunchyroll.com. The episode will be in Japanese with subtitles. The full press release follows: VIZ MEDIA SIMULCASTS […]

"Green Lantern: First Flight" DTV Street Date Moves to July 21, 2009

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2009
Warner Home Video has announced that the direct-to-video animated movie Green Lantern: First Flight has been moved up to July 21, 2009, from its original street date of July 28, 2009. A new image from the movie has been released as well. The full press release follows. GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT GETS NEW STREET DATE; […]

"Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder" Hits Comedy Central on April 26, 2009

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2009
Comedy Central has announced that they will be airing the fourth Futurama direct-to-video movie Into the Wild Green Yonder on Sunday, April 26, 2009, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The movie follows the crew of the Planet Express as a new green age is threatened by the emergence of an ancient force of darkness and Amy’s […]

NY Times: Pixar’s "Up" Has Wall Street and Toy Retailers Nervous

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2009
The New York Times is noting that Disney/Pixar’s Up is receiving a lukewarm reception from Wall Street analysts and toy retailers (free registration required), leading to fears that the movie will be a disappointment at the box office. Many analysts are concerned that each of Pixar’s movies seem less commercial than the last, and has […]

3-D Roundup: LA Times on Future of 3-D; BBC on "Monsters vs. Aliens" & "Coraline"

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2009
The Los Angeles Times has taken a long, hard look at the future of 3-D movies in theaters (free registration required), stating that the success of the 3-D version of DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs. Aliens “has directors and studio executives quickly reconsidering which, and how many, of their future film projects can be reworked into […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Seasons 1 & 2: Full Throttle Excitement

by Radical Ravenon April 6, 2009
It’s never a good idea to read a show’s source material before watching the show itself. Too often it raises expectations that will be impossible to meet. But I can happily report that the Full Metal Alchemist anime (adapted from the hugely successful manga) meets these expectations in a quite unusual way: though adaptation decay. […]

"Ninja Vixens" Collection: Lacks ‘Ninja’ and ‘Vixens’

by Classic Speedyon April 4, 2009
I’ve got nothing against independent films. They may have low budgets, but if you can create memorable characters and situations, you can more than make up for the financial restrictions. For example, I like Clerks; it was shot on a $25,000 budget and looks it, but it had witty dialog and an odd assortment of […]

1967 "Spider-Man" Cartoon in Streaming Video on Marvel.com

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2009
Spider-Man does whatever a spider can, and now that includes getting streamed over the Internet for free. Marvel has announced that the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon is now available in free streaming video on their website. New episodes will be added every Thursday, with the first episode containing “The Power of Doctor Octopus” and “Sub-Zero for […]

"Snow White" Blu-Ray to be Released Seven Weeks Before New DVD

by MonkeyFunkon April 3, 2009
The Blu-ray edition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be released on October 6, 2009, with the Deluxe 2-Disc Classic standard definition DVD coming out on November 24. The Blu-ray release will consist of two Blu-ray discs and one DVD, and will carry a suggested retail price of $39.99. The full press release […]