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PR: Disney-ABC Television Group Announces 2007-08 Kids Programming Lineup

Disney Channel: DISNEY-ABC TELEVISION GROUP ANNOUNCES 2007-08 KIDS PROGRAMMING LINEUP Following a year of record-breaking ratings and chart-topping music success combined with a celebrated kid-driven, family inclusive, parent-approved brand affinity, Disney-ABC Television Group unveiled its kids’ programming slate for the 2007-08 television season. Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, Disney Channel Worldwide, and Tricia Wilber, executive vice […]

Bandai Japan To Release "Gundam SEED"/"Destiny" Fan DVD

Bandai Visual Japan has released details on a Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny fan DVD, Gunota Headlines reports. The DVD will include remixes of select character image songs, an animated short in the style of the popular SEED Club parody comics, and a look at the various SEED dubs produced around the world.

FUNimation Opens Up Digital Download Front at iTunes

FUNimation has announced a deal with Apple, Inc. to sell episodes of their anime properties on Apple’s iTunes store. The episodes will be English-dubbed and will sell for $1.99 each, or as a single-price “season” option — currently $38.99. The launch titles are Desert Punk, Samurai 7 and Speed Grapher, with FUNimation promising more selections […]

'Captain Flamingo' Debuts on Nick Latin America This Spring

Nickelodeon Latin America has picked up the rights to Breakthrough Entertainment’s Captain Flamingo and Jimmy Two Shoes. Captain Flamingo, featuring the adventures of pint-sized hero Milo Powell and his best pal, anonymous sidekick and not-so-secret admirer, Lizbeth, is set for a spring premiere. The series is 65 half-hour episodes plus two 30-minute episodes comprised of […]

New York Anime Festival Debuts December 2007

The organizers of the New York Comic-Con, Reed Exhibitions, have announced that they will be holding the first New York Anime Festival December 7-9, 2007, in the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The festival’s website will contain more information as it becomes available.

'Cars' Finishes First at Annie Awards, But 'Flushed Away' Takes the Most Hardware

Pixar’s Cars was named best animated feature at the 34th annual Annie Awards, handed out Sunday at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California. But ASIFA-Hollywood presented Flushed Away, from DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Animations, with more trophies than any other film. ‘Flushed’ earned honors in five categories: Scott Cegielski took the prize for animated effects; […]

"Coyote Ragtime Show" Vol. 1: Style Over Substance, But Man, What Style!

You know, sometimes I find it difficult to avoid being influenced by what I read on message boards. I’d read things about Coyote Ragtime Show in numerous places, even before it was licensed: “It goes downhill after the first episode.” “It runs out of steam too soon.” “Not worth watching.” And on and on. At […]

YouTube Agrees to Japanese Warning

In a Feb. 6 meeting with 23 representative of JASRAC, a Japanese copyright alliance, YouTube management agreed to place a warning against illegally uploading copyrighted content on its homepage in Japanese, Tokyo Anime Center reports. However, the site management replied it would be “extremely difficult” to provide copyright holders with full names and personal information […]

Nickelodeon & TeamTo Help Greenlight on 'Oasis'

Nickelodeon, French channel TF1 and French animation studio TeamTo have signed on as co-producers of the Korean 3-D animated TV series Oasis, according to Variety. The deal with Nickelodeon was sealed at the KidScreen Summit in New York, which opened February 8. Roughly 70% of the series’ $10.8 million budget is expected to be financed […]

"Speed Grapher" Vol. 5: The Almighty Dollar

After a rather lackluster fourth volume, Speed Grapher gets back on track in the fifth volume and heads towards the climax. And as always, major spoilers below. Suitengu was little more than a shallow “evil mastermind” in the series’ first four volumes, but this disc’s “The Reaper and the Nouveau Riche” explains his past in […]

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