LA Times on Disney’s Plans for "Tinker Bell"

by Ed Liuon August 4, 2008
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at Disney’s big push to make the Disney Fairies into a franchise to challenge their wildly successful Disney Princesses line, with Tinker Bell leading the charge (free registration required). According to the article, Disney made $800 million in retail sales of Tinker Bell merchandise last year (vs. […]

"Aquarion" Vampires, Fairie Dust, and Cosplay, Oh My!

by on August 4, 2008
After a brief lull, it seems the mecha genre is trying for a resurgence here in America. The Gundam blitz is as prolific as ever, Code Geass is beginning to ramp up support, and Gurren Lagann is just around the corner. Unfortunately, all of those have television deals, while the cheesy but awesome Aquarion gets […]

TELETOON Offers Advance Looks at "Spectacular Spider-Man," "Ben 10 Alien Force"

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2008
Every Saturday and Sunday in August, Canada’s TELETOON will premiere a new episode of their new daytime shows at 8:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific), with the episode available for viewing on the Flash Forward microsite on to watch the episode for one week after its premiere. Debuting shows include World of Quest, Out of Jimmy’s Head, […]

First "Chowder" DVD Coming on November 4, 2008

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2008
TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that the first DVD of Cartoon Network’s new show Chowder will be shipping on November 4, 2008. The disc will contain 10 episodes and with a suggested retail price of $14.98.

PR: Flash Forward This August and Catch Teletoon Shows Before Anyone Else

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2008
FLASH FORWARD THIS AUGUST AND CATCH TELETOON SHOWS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE Toronto – This August cartoon fans can Flash Forward on Air, Online and on Video on Demand to be the first to see exclusive preview episodes of the new daytime shows coming to TELETOON this fall. Each Saturday and Sunday in August TELETOON will […]

Briefly: Anime in Venice; Totoro Forest Project; "Montauk Monster" CN Viral Marketing

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2008
* Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea and Mamoru Oshii’s The Sky Crawlers have been selected to screen at the 65th Annual Venice Film Festival. [] * GhibliWorld has spoken with Pixar’s Enrico Casarosa about the Totoro Forest Project, which donate artwork to preserve the Sayama Forest (Totoro’s Forest) in Japan. [] […]

FUNimation Announces New October Titles Including "Ouran Host Club"

by SB20xxon August 1, 2008
Numerous long-awaited FUNi acquisitions are being released in October. To start, Ouran High School Host Club debuts on 10/28/08 with a Season 1 Part 1 Collection. It will cost $59.98. Negima‘s OAV is set for 10/14/08 for $19.98. Claymore also premieres on 10/14/08 in both regular ($29.98) and limited editions w/artbox ($39.98). Jyu-Oh-Sei will be […]

All-new Live-Action ‘Scooby Doo’ Prequel Movie coming to Cartoon Network, DVD

by on August 1, 2008
Cartoon Network and Warner premiere have announced they will begin production of Scooby-Doo: In The Beginning on August 4, 2008. The movie, a live-action production, will debut on CN in Fall 2009 along with a DVD release. The movie is set before the two theatrically released live-action Scooby movies, Scooby Doo and Scooby Doo 2: […]

PR: Warner Premiere & Cartoon Network to Release Live-Action SCOOBY-DOO Prequel

by on August 1, 2008
BURBANK, CA – August 1, 2008 – Cartoon Network and Warner Premiere have announced the start of production on Scooby-Doo: In The Beginning, an all-new, live-action prequel that will be debut on the network Fall, 2009 to coincide with the DVD release. This original movie will commence principal photography on August 4, 2008 in Vancouver, […]

Special Features for "Avatar" Book 3 Boxed Set Revealed

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2008 has box art for the Avatar: The Last Airbender Complete Book 3 Collection DVD boxed set. As with earlier releases, this collection will include a bonus DVD of special features, and the artwork reveals what they will be for Book 3: Inside Sozin’s Comet: Exclusive four-part audio commentary by creators The Women of Avatar: […]