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Tour Helps Introduce Oscar Shorts Nominees to Hollywood

by on February 24, 2008
The artists nominated for Best Animated Short almost always come from outside the Hollywood system, which means they can feel a little lost when they go to the Oscars. In recent years, then, TheStar.com reports, Ron Diamond of Acme Filmworks has set up the Oscar Showcase Tour, which takes nominees to San Francisco and Los […]

"G.I. Joe" Animated Movies are in figure Battle Packs

by Dan Collinson February 24, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the animated G.I. Joe movies will be on DVD as part of special battle packs. Each battle pack contains 3-4 different figures and an animated DVD containing 5 part mini-series for each specific set. The 5 battle packs in June will be The MASS Device, the Weather Dominator, The Pyramid of Darkness, […]

Crazy Uncle Oscar’s "Animation Collection"

by on February 24, 2008
I suppose if any studio were to put out a DVD collection of Oscar-eligible shorts, you would want it to be Warner Bros. Its ownership or control of elements of the Warner, MGM, and Fleischer libraries gives it the largest and most diverse collection of animated short subjects to get an Academy Award nomination. Those […]

"Peter and the Wolf" Filmmaker Profiled

by on February 23, 2008
It’s the day before the Academy Awards, so the BBC interviews and profiles stop-motion animator Suzie Templeton, whose “Peter and the Wolf” is in competition for the Best Animated Short prize.

"Aristocats" Sticks to DVD Charts

by on February 23, 2008
Disney’s The Aristocats fell from third place to twelfth on the DVD sales charts in the most recent recorded period, Video Business Online reports. Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest slipped from eleventh to sixteenth.

Bandai Launches My Space Pages for "Lucky Star" and "Code Geass"

by on February 23, 2008
Bandai Entertainment has created My Space pages for its two new series, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Lucky Star, the company said earlier this week. The page for Lucky Star, a 24-episode series about a high school girl uninterested in anything but anime and video games, can be found at www.myspace.com/luckystardvd. The page […]

Last of "The Third" Coming to DVD on May 27

by on February 23, 2008
Right Stuf will release The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, Vol. 6: Final Decisions to DVD on May 27, the company said earlier this week. The release will present the final four episodes of the 24-episode series in Dolby 5.1 mix for English dialogue and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and […]

"Oban Star-Racers" Race to DVD on April 22

by on February 23, 2008
Shout! Factory will release Oban Star-Racers Volume One: The Alwas Cycle to DVD on April 22, the company announced this week. The two-disc DVD set will present thirteen episodes in 5.1 Surround Sound. Bonus features include a thirty-minute behind-the-scenes featurette; an interview with creator Savin Yeatman-Eiffel; Star-Racer profiles; original concept art; and trailers and a […]

"Popeye: 1938-1940" Volume 2 Coming to DVD in June

by on February 23, 2008
Warner Home Video will release Popeye the Sailor: 1938-1940 Volume Two, a collection of 31 Popeye shorts, to DVD on June 17, the studio announced yesterday. The two-disc collection will retail for $34.98. For a list of shorts on the just-announced set, click here. TVShowsOnDVD has background information on Warners’ decision to cut this release […]

"Galaxy Rangers" Coming to DVD in May

by on February 23, 2008
Koch Vision will release Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers: The Collection Volume 1 to DVD on May 13, the company said yesterday. The four-disc set will include the series’ first thirty-two episodes. Extras include an on-camera interview with creator Robert Mandell; select audio commentary with Mandell and special guests; original music tracks; a new “No […]