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Briefly: New Series from Amberwood, Imira; "64 Zoo Lane" Getting DVD Release

by on April 8, 2008
* Amberwood Productions and Studio100 have signed a deal to co-produce Super Mega Hyper Pets, an animated action comedy about an eight-year-old boy and his three superpowered pets. [World Screen] * Spain’s Imira Entertainment and Korea’s VOOZ Character Systems will co-produce Myo & Ga: The Life of a Hero, a new CG-animated series for Korea’s […]

Sam’s Club to Sell $14.7K All-Access Tickets to Pixar

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2008
Sam’s Club will be selling a $14,700 Once-in-a-Lifetime Package Disney/Pixar Animation Lover’s Dream Vacation Behind The Scenes Access Pass to benefit juvenile diabetes research. The ticket for four people includes airfare, transportation, and lodging for a 5 day/4 night trip to Emeryville, CA, for tours of the Pixar and Walt Disney Studios, a private screening […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New June Titles Including "Aika R-16"

by SB20xxon April 8, 2008
Aika R-16, the fanservice and action-heavy prequel to the original Agent Aika, will be released on 6/3/08 for $29.98. Gundam SEED Destiny TV Movie 1: “The Shattered World” will also see a June release on 6/17/08. It will come in both regular ($29.98) and limited editions ($49.98). More good news for Gundam fans in June: […]

"The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show:" The Modern Stone-Age "Hannah Montana"

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2008
Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the Flintstones remembers Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble, the two adorable tykes of the Modern Stone Age Family who were added to the cast during the third and fourth seasons of the show. If nothing else, the addition of the children meant the show could establish its own […]

Cartman Takes Over in New "South Park" Episode

by on April 7, 2008
Cartman takes over from Ms. Garrison in “Eek! A Penis!”, the new South Park episode set to premiere this week, Comedy Central said today. The story has the class’s test scores rising under Cartman’s tutelage, and he eventually decides to start working with inner-city kids. The show premieres on Wednesday, April 9, at 10:00pm (ET/PT). […]

Tom Kenny Talks "SpongeBob" and Voice Acting with the "Great Falls Tribune"

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2008
Voice actor Tom Kenny is the subject of a profile published on the Great Falls Tribune website, where he discusses his long career as a voice actor starting as Heffer in Rocko’s Modern Life and running all the way to being the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants and his upcoming turn as Nute Gunray in Star […]

"Enchanted" Takes Second Spot in DVD Sales

by on April 7, 2008
Enchanted retained the number two spot on the DVD sales charts in its second week on store shelves, despite seeing an 82% fall in sales, according to data compiled by The Numbers.com. The Disney musical shipped 493,000 units in its sophomore session, lifting its total units shipped number past the 3.3 million mark. Bee Movie […]

Russian Channel Licenses Disney Toons

by on April 7, 2008
CTC Media and Walt Disney have struck a licensing deal that will bring Disney features and live-action and animated series to the Russian broadcaster, the companies announced today. The deal will give CTC rights to Cars and The Incredibles along with other Disney and Pixar titles. Animated series Ducktales, Chip ‘N’ Dale Rescue Rangers, and […]

Briefly: New Series and Channels Coming to Europe

by on April 7, 2008
* Sony’s anime-programmed Animax channel will debut in Spain on April 12. [c21 Media] * Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies has been picked up by Portugal’s RTP. [c21 Media] * Jetix Europe will add Magi-Nation and World of Quest to its lineup in 2008 thanks to a deal with producer Cookie Jar Entertainment. [c21 Media]

An Animation Fan’s Guide to New York Comic Con 2008

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2008
The New York Comic Con website has been updated with the full list of programming scheduled for this year’s convention in HTML format (organized chronologically) and in a PDF grid. Animation fans will probably be most interested in the following content: FRIDAY, APRIL 18 1:00 – 2:00 PM What’s Next After Naruto? (1E16), discussing emerging […]