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"Snake’N’Bacon" Pilot Coming to Adult Swim on May 10, 2009

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2009
Indie comic book creator Michael Kupperman is reporting that a pilot for his show Snake’N’Bacon will be broadcast on Adult Swim on May 10, 2009, at 12:45 AM (Eastern). The live-action/animated hybrid pilot will feature Kristin Schaal, Dan Bakkedahl, Bill Hader, Peter Serafinowicz, James Urbaniak, Brian Stack, and David Rakoff. The weblog entry where Kupperman […]

"Family Guy" 100th Episode Celebration Coming to DVD

by Classic Speedyon April 16, 2009
On 6/16/09, the same day that Family Guy‘s seventh volume is released, Fox is also releasing a DVD called “Family Guy – 100th Episode Celebration”, a 45 minute disc that contains the episodes “Stewie Kills Lois” and “Lois Kills Stewie”, as well as the 100th episode special. Extras include four deleted scenes, a “Making of […]

New York Anime Festival 2009 Launches Official Mascot Competition

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2009
The New York Anime Festival 2009 has announced that its 2009 mascot contest has gone live on its partner website theOtaku.com. Anime fans throughout the country are invited to submit original characters that combine “anime” and “New York City” by April 29, 2009. 10 finalists will be selected and put on display at the Brooklyn […]

"Gigantor: The Collection" Vol. 1 Coming to DVD on May 5, 2009

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2009
E1 Entertainment has announced that Gigantor: The Collection vol. 1 will be released on May 5, 2009, bringing the first 26 episodes of the classic Japanese anime series to DVD. The 4-disc set will feature uncut episodes in their original (presumably U.S.) air-date order, along with commentary tracks for selected episodes, bonus interviews, six Gigantor […]

"The Zeta Project": Not Quite Batman, But Still in a League of Its Own

by Peter Paltridgeon April 16, 2009
The Zeta Project is a Batman Beyond spinoff, but you would never guess that from watching the show itself. Aside from a few shared futuristic elements, it has virtually nothing thematically in common with Batman. In fact, it’s the only “DC Universe” cartoon not based on a previously existing comic book. The show is very […]

"Yo Gabba Gabba! New Friends" Keeps on Rocking in the Gabba World

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2009
One of the greatest gifts Nickelodeon has given to parents is Yo Gabba Gabba!, a show that many adults seem to enjoy just as much or more than the kids who are supposed to be its target audience. Its wonderful combination of music, dancing, animation, life-size puppets, and hip attitude all combine to produce a […]

Newsarama on 80 Years of Warner Bros. Animation

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2009
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has taken a look at the 80th anniversary of Warner Bros. Animation, interspersing comments from Bruce Timm and James Tucker on their work for the studio in between a historical overview of the institution.

Leader-Post on Bob & Doug McKenzie Animated Series

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2009
Saskatchewan’s Regina Leader-Post has taken a look at the new Bob & Doug animated series which premieres in Canada on Sunday. Based on the Bob & Doug McKenzie characters created by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis (the latter of whom is being replaced by Dave Coulier for the animated series), presenting a tongue-in-cheek take on […]

VIZ Announces "Naruto Uncut" on Joost and Hulu

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2009
VIZ Media has announced that Naruto Uncut (English dubbed version) is now available via the Internet streaming video services Joost and Hulu. The first five episodes will debut on April 15, 2009, with a new episode streaming every week afterwards. Each video will be on each site for about 5 days. The full press release […]

Aqua Teen’s MC Chris Interviewed

by Craig Crumptonon April 15, 2009
MC Chris (aka Chris Ward), writer and voice actor on Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Sealab 2021 talks with The Boston Herald about his passion for creating and performing rap music: “A major theme in my life is Popeye’s mantra, I am what I am,” Ward said, sitting in his Brooklyn, NY, home […]