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"Animated Shorts" on Anime Network, H-B Toys, Lost "Captain Planet" Eps

The feature story of the latest “Animated Shorts” column on Newsarama.com focuses on ADV Films’ Anime Network, with comments by manager Stacy Slanina commenting on the network’s strategy and programming organization, the spread of the network as both a Video-on-Demand (VOD) service and a regular cable channel, and programming coming to the network in the […]

Mattel to Distribute "Barbie" and "Polly Pocket" DVDs Through Universal

Mattel has signed a multi-year deal with Universal Studios to market and distribute DVDs based on their Barbie and Polly Pocket toy lines. Universal was handling international distribution of the DVDs in the past, with Lionsgate handling domestic marketing and distribution.

Trinity Blood Preview: Because You Like Trigun And Hellsing

Now, a lot of people are going to tell me that headline is unfair, and others are going to say it’s dead on, and you know what? Both sides are probably right. Trinity Blood is at times very Trigun-esque, especially with the lead character being a complete goof-ball a-la Vash when he’s just living his […]

"Finding Nemo" to Become Stage Musical

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Pixar’s Finding Nemo will be the next Disney film to be turned into a stage musical (registration required). The new stage show will be written by Robert Lopez (Avenue Q) and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Along the Way) and is scheduled to debut at Walt Disney World in […]

"O.C." Animated Comic Coming to Verizon's V Cast

A team-up of Verizon Wireless, Warner Brothers, and Fox will bring an Atomic County animated comic series to Verizon Wireless customers. The series will be based on a comic book created by fictional character Seth Cohen from the TV show The O.C. A total of fourteen 3-minute animated shorts will be available, and subscribers to […]

"The Gremlins" Unite Dahl, Disney, and Dark Horse

The most recent Dark Horse Comics solicitation information lists a hardcover edition of The Gremlins, scheduled for release on September 13. The book was written by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and was to be produced as an animated film by Walt Disney before the project faltered and was shelved. The book has […]

DTemplar's 25 Toons That Should Be On DVD, And Soon Part I

At long last, She-Ra, Animaniacs, Pinky & the Brain and Voltron are coming out to DVD in a few months. But there are still some toons that have been gathering dust in the vaults and deserve to be released. The question is: Which ones? Here’s my personal opinion. 25. The Brady Kids: Three years after […]

"Ice Age" Leads Box Office Again

Ice Age: The Meltdown led the pack in weekend movie ticket sales, with a gross take of $33.8 million to make it the first movie of 2006 to break $100 million in domestic ticket sales, according to an article off the wire at ABCNEWS.com. A related article in the Los Angeles Times (free registration required) […]

NY Times on Return of "Astro Boy" to DVD

The New York Times talks about the new Astro Boy Collector’s Edition DVD boxed set (registration required), which collects 52 episodes of the seminal anime series by Osamu Tezuka. The article chronicles the historical background behind the series and its impact on the anime industry since its debut in comics in 1952 and on TV […]

CLAMP Makes First U.S. Appearance at Anime Expo 2006

CLAMP, the Japanese artist’s studio of Satsuki Igarashi, Ageha Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi and Mokona, will be making their first U.S. appearance at this year’s Anime Expo 2006, to be held in Anaheim, CA, from July 1-4, 2006. CLAMP debuted as manga artists in 1989, and have been behind some of the most popular manga and […]

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