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TCM to Air Miyazaki Films Through May

A posting on Nausicaa.net notes that the Turner Classic Movies channel will be airing the films of Hayao Miyazaki through May, although the on-line schedule only shows a rebroadcast of Spirited Away at the end of March. The same article notes that Only Yesterday will be aired this Thursday on TCM in a subtitled version, […]

Larry Schwartz Talks "Kappa Mikey"

The “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has spoken to Larry Schwartz of the Animation Collective about Kappa Mikey, a new series debuting on Nicktoons later this month. The series focuses on an American animated actor sent to star in a Japanese anime show, and combines American and Japanese animation styles to send up the culture […]

"Family Guy" Comics Coming in April

Devil’s Due Publishing will be releasing a Family Guy comic book mini-series starting in April. Titled “100 Ways to Kill Lois,” the bi-monthly three-issue comic will be written by series writer Matt Fleckenstein and drawn by Benjamin Phillips. Devil’s Due also stated that the series will be collected later this year, and that sales will […]

Dini to Write "Detective Comics"

Writer Paul Dini and artist Rags Morales will be teaming up on DC’s Detective Comics title starting this year, according to a comment at the end of the Dini/Morales team on (note: article contains spoilers for DC’s Infinite Crisis event). Dini confirmed that he will be writing “the Busiek/Pacheco Superman team” on his weblog, and […]

'Samurai Jack' Season 3 Arriving on DVD in May

TV Shows on DVD is reporting that the third season of Samurai Jack is arriving on DVD on May 23rd. Click the link for more information. Stay tuned for the full announcement by WHV in the coming days.

Disney To Buy Pixar In $7.4 Billion Deal

Disney has just announced that it will purchase Pixar Animation Studios in a deal worth around $7.4 billion in stock, making the animated studio a wholly owned subsidiary. Chief personnel involved in the deal include Steve Jobs, Ed Catmull, and John Lasseter. Jobs will become Disney’s largest individual shareholder and will hold a seat on […]

Nickelodeon to Air President's Day "Go, Diego, Go!" Marathon (Updated 1/24)

Nickelodeon will present a three-hour marathon of Go, Diego, Go! on Monday, February 20, from 9:00am – 12:00pm. The marathon will conclude with an all-new episode entitled “Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears” at 11:30am. PR Newswire has the revised schedule. Updated 1/24: Nickelodeon has updated their schedule. Please note the above changes in bold […]

"Darkwing Duck" and "The Tick" Reportedly Coming to DVD This Year

Darkwing Duck and The Tick are reportedly coming to DVD sometime this year, according to an unnamed industry source of TVShowsOnDVD. According to the reports, Disney is expected to release both series in a multi-DVD set, similar to the DuckTales and Rescue Rangers releases last year. Please note that a release date has not been […]

"Joe Cartoon" Comes to DVD

BCI has announced a licensing agreement to release a variety of “Joe Cartoon” animation shorts on DVD, DVDtoons reports. Greatest Hits, Volume One will be available in April for $14.98 SRP, followed by the release of Volume Two in July. A three-disc boxed set will be available in November 2006.

"Disney Buys Pixar": Deal Imminent?

Separate reports in BusinessWeek and the Hollywood Reporter (quoting the Associated Press) are quoting anonymous sources that state that the Disney Board of Directors has approved the purchase of Pixar Animation Studios for approximately $7 billion. Disney may announce the deal, to be completed in a stock transaction, as early as today. Representatives from both […]

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