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ADV Announces September Releases

ADV Films will release Yugo the Negotiator Pakistan 2: Honor and Magical Shoping Arcade Abenobashi: Complete Collection to DVD on September 6, the company said yesterday. Separately, ADV said that Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days will begin its run this August as the exclusive manga insert of Newtype USA. The August issue will also come […]

More "Ren & Stimpy" Coming to DVD in November

Paramount is planning to release an “ultimate” box set of The Ren & Stimpy show to DVD on November 8, TV Shows on DVD reports. The site cautions that the release date is unofficial. Separately, TV Shows on DVD also says that November 8 will see the release of the Adult Party Cartoons to DVD.

"Best of He-Man": Yes, It Does Have Some Power

Despite their popularity, most of the eighties cartoons are remembered only nostalgically. Let’s face it—most of them aren’t as good as we remember. Some are plagued by horrible voice acting (Thundercats), some are so reliant on their toylines that it’s impossible to connect them to any character (Transformers, GI Joe), and some are just bad […]

Disney Reopens Talks with Pixar

Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Co., is holding preliminary talks with Pixar about reviving and extending the distribtution pact between the two companies, IMDb reports. In addition, Apple Computer (like Pixar, headed by Steve Jobs) is talking with Iger about licensing Disney movies and TV shows for the video iPod the company is reportedly […]

"Tripping the Rift" Gets October DVD Release Date

Anchor Bay will release the first thirteen episodes of Tripping the Rift to DVD on October 25, TV Shows on DVD reports. The two-disc set will retail for $19.95.

"Patlabor" Coming to DVD in October

US Manga Corps will release Patlabor: The Mobile Police – The New Files DVD Collection on October 11, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $29.95.

Animex Festival Solicits Entries

The Animex International Festival of Animation is soliciting entries for the 2006 Animex Awards, to be held in Middlesbrough, England, in January, Computer Graphics World reports. Details can be found at www.animex.net. Deadline for entry is October 1.

BKN Sells North American Rights to Seven Series

Digiview Production has picked up the North American DVD rights to seven titles produced by Germany’s BKN, the companies said today. Titles include Monster Rancher; Pocket Dragon Adventures; UBOS; Starla and the Jewel Riders; Sky Surfer Strike Force; Scruff; and Roswell Conspiracies. Digiview will begin distributing the DVDs in the autumn of 2005. [Source: CCNMatthews]

"ToddWorld" Comes to Iberia

Spain’s Elastic Rights has picked up TV, DVD, merchandising and licensing rights to ToddWorld in Spain and Portugal, c21 Media reports.

New "Harvey Birdman" Funny Beyond the Shado of a Doubt

Unlike network programs Simpsons and Family Guy that have broad appeal, cable adult comedy animation tends to target a very specific audience. Either you get it or you don’t. Although if you’re in college and inebriated the odds are probably in your favor. Occasionally there’s a show that is just down to earth enough to […]

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