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Viz Media Announces New Sept. & Oct. Titles Including "Naruto" Box 10

by SB20xxon June 4, 2008
Numerous Naruto DVDs are coming your way in September and October. September brings us vol. 27 and 28 on 9/2/08 and 9/30/08, respectively. Both cost $19.98. In addition, the uncut vol. 10 boxset, which is available in both regular ($49.98) and special editions ($69.98) will be released on 10/14/08. Death Note‘s seventh volume comes out […]

LA Times on Yanked "Boondocks" Episodes

by Ed Liuon June 4, 2008
The Los Angeles Times is reporting on the two episodes of The Boondocks which were never aired by Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block (free registration required), quoting anonymous sources that the episodes were eventually pulled due to the threat of legal action from BET. Executives at Turner and Viacom (which own Cartoon Network and BET, […]

New "Chowder" Episodes Debut on June 5, 2008

by Ed Liuon June 4, 2008
Chowder creator C.H. Greenblatt is reporting that new episodes of Chowder will be debuting on Cartoon Network on June 5, 2008, leading in to the debuts of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Total Drama Island. Chowder DVDs may also be on the way. Chowder airs on Cartoon Network on Thursday nights at 8:00 PM […]

"Suzuka Volumes 5 and 6" Uncool Runnings

by on June 4, 2008
Track is one of those odd sports that seems important if you’re involved in it, but is completely ignored by everyone else. It’s like soccer, which nobody cares about except the kids who play it, their moms, and some chunk of the world. Same thing with the relationship between Akitsuki and Suzuka. I don’t care […]

Briefly: Ubisoft Expanding to Animation and CGI; New Book on "Astro Boy"

by Ed Liuon June 3, 2008
* Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated that the company will be expanding into animation and CGI work, with the Quebec branch of the firm handling animation, CGI, and video game development and film production being handled by other companies. [Escapist magazine] * Fred Ladd and Harvey Deneroff will be publishing a new book in November […]

Newsarama Interviews Jackson Publick on "Venture Bros" Season 3

by Ed Liuon June 3, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Jackson Publick (a.k.a. Chris McCulloch), creator of Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros. Publick discusses the first two episodes of the season (the second of which will air on June 8, 2008), hints at some broader themes to emerge this season, and touches on how season four of the show is […]

TV Guide Posts First Look at "Spectacular Spider-Man"’s Venom

by Ed Liuon June 3, 2008
TVGuide.com has posted an exclusive first look at The Spectacular Spider-Man‘s Venom, due to appear in this weekend’s episode of the show, “Intervention.” The episode will be written by series executive producer Greg Weisman and directed by David Bullock (Justice League: The New Frontier). Click here for our coverage of the final 3 episodes of […]

Final Episodes of "Spectacular Spider-Man" Scheduled; Jennifer Coyle Interviewed

by Ed Liuon June 3, 2008
The final 3 episodes of the new hit superhero cartoon The Spectacular Spider-Man have been scheduled, starting with “Group Therapy,” Spider-Man’s epic battle with the Sinister Six that debuted last Saturday, May 31. The next two Saturdays will bring the first season to a close, with “Intervention” premiering on June 7, 2008, followed by “Nature […]

DC Sr. VP Gregory Noveck Discusses "Batman: Gotham Knight"

by Ed Liuon June 3, 2008
Warner Home Video’s publicity team has released an interview with Gregory Noveck, DC Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, about the upcoming Batman Gotham Knight direct-to-video animated project. Noveck has been instrumental in launching DC’s direct-to-video animated movie efforts, and had to guide several different teams from the United States and Japan to bring Gotham Knight […]

Briefly: H-B Treasury Award; WB’s Animated Feature for India; Shyamalan Profile

by Ed Liuon June 3, 2008
* Jerry Beck’s Hanna-Barbera Treasury has won the first place (Gold) award in ForeWord Magazine‘s Book of the Year competition in the Popular Culture category. [Cartoon Brew] * The New York Times examines the career of director M. Night Shyamalan (free registration required), quoting Paramount Film Group president John Lesher on why he was selected […]