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Tanya Haider Promoted at Nickelodeon & Viacom International Consumer Products

Tanya Haider has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon & Viacom International Consumer Products, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to expand the presence of its licensing and merchandising business worldwide. Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products manages the third largest licensing business in the world with $5 billion in retail sales in 2005, […]

"Samurai 7" Vol. 3: The Storm Before The Hurricane

The last disc of Samurai 7 left off on a cliffhanger. Our band of heroes were facing trouble on all sides. It seemed the nobuseri bandits had allied with the merchants to crush any hopes of peasant rebellion, while the enigmatic cave dwellers the Guardians, or Shikimoribito, could turn on the peasants at any time. […]

"Flushed Away" Aardman Featurette Online

To celebrate the release of the Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit DVD (and the film’s recent perfect showing at the Annie Awards), DreamWorks has made available online a preview of Flushed Away, the next feature film from Aardman Animation, the studio behind Wallace & Gromit. The featurette is included on the new Curse […]

"Macross" Volume 1: Robotech-stasy

Let’s just get the embarrassing truth out of the way: as big a Robotech fan as I am, I’ve never seen Macross before. Primarily because I’ve been too cheap to shell out for the rather pricey DVD sets, but also for some more dignified reason to be named at a later date. However, new licensee […]

Mike Parobeck Memorial Posted

George Khoury has posted a lengthy tribute at Newsarama.com to the late Mike Parobeck. Parobeck is best known for his lengthy tenure on the tie-in comics to Batman the Animated Series, where he would give away two fully-rendered sketches per month to the best letter column correspondents. Parobeck died due to complications with diabetes in […]

"Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit": Man's Best (Clay) Friends

With the release of their long anticipated feature film, Wallace and Gromit have undeniably earned a place among the great comedy duos such as Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, and Regis and Kathy Lee. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was the second stop motion animation film to hit U.S. theaters in 2005, but it […]

"Tripping the Rift - Season 2" Extras Announced

TVShowsOnDVD has info regarding the extras that will be included on Tripping the Rift – The Complete 2nd Season, streeting on April 4 and retailing for $29.95 SRP. Extras will include: Featurette: “Tripping The Rift Season 2: Where No Chode Has Gone Before” Outtakes & Bloopers Eureka Promo In addition, TVShowsOnDVD reports that the set […]

Buena Vista Announces Blu-Ray DVD Lineup

A news capsule from Nausicaa.net notes an article (in Japanese) at Watch Impress stating that Buena Vista has announced a film lineup using the new Blu-Ray DVD format. The movies include several releases from Studio Ghibli, including Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea), the still-unreleased feature film. Blu-Ray is a new home video format which uses […]

"Runners" Graphic Novel Jumps to Animation

Sean Wang’s Runners: Bad Goods, a science fiction adventure graphic novel, has just been turned into an animated short film by the DAVE School at Universal Studios Orlando. Runners focuses on a motley crew of smugglers who inherit a world of trouble when they take on a mysterious passenger. The film was the final project […]

"Wallace & Gromit" Comes to DVD February 7

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will be available on DVD and VHS beginning February 7, 2006. Bonus features will include a commentary by the film’s two directors, Nick Park and Steve Box; the U.S. DVD debut of Box’s award-winning short film “Stage Fright”; a first-hand look at the unique artistry of stop-motion […]

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