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"The Wild": Mild Kingdom

Once upon a time it was easy to tell the difference between a live-action movie and a cartoon. Back in the 1940s, the movies were populated by guys like John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart, stolid types who barely moved even when pistol-whipping the Nazis. Meanwhile, in the short subjects, Daffy Duck was turning himself into […]

4Kids Forms Teen/Adult Branch Called "4Sight"

4Kids has announced that they will be forming a secondary branch called “4Sight,” which will focus on marketing and licensing products to tweens, teens, and adults. As of now, the brand will focus on existing brands such as the Royal Air Force and the American Kennel Club. 4Kids’ anime properties, such as One Piece and […]

Adult Swim Mid-April General Ratings

Fueled by retail sales of its first season DVD, a brand new episode of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken (Sunday, 11:30pm) achieved considerable double-digit delivery and ratings growth among all target young adult demos vs. the previous four-week time period average, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. The performance helped Adult Swim to claim […]

Iger Says No "Song of the South" on DVD

A post on writer Mark Evanier’s weblog notes that the Walt Disney Company will not release Song of the South on DVD at this time, according to comments made by Disney CEO Robert Iger at last month’s Disney shareholders’ meeting. Evanier links to a site hosting an audio recording of the entire meeting for those […]

Comedy Central, You ********!

I never thought I’d say this, but here goes: I miss the censorship battles of the 1970s. That’s Muhammad holding the salmon helmet. On the left. See him? We don’t either. Back in the days when CBS was cutting explosions from The Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Show, animators only had to worry that a bit of necessary […]

IGN Interviews "Minoriteam" Creators

IGN has interviewed Todd James, Peter Girardi, and Adam De La Peña about Minoriteam, their new animated series on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The team discusses the origins of the show and how it ended up on Adult Swim, the influence of famed comic book artist Jack Kirby on the look of the show, and […]

"G.I. Joe Declassified" to Present Scarlett's Origins

A press release from Devil’s Due Publishing has announced G.I. Joe Scarlett: Declassified, a 48-page, one-shot comic book that will present the origins of G.I. Joe’s counter-intelligence agent. The comic will be written by Mike O’Sullivan with artwork by Phil Noto and is scheduled for release in July with a cover price of $4.95.

"Fat Albert" Volume 3 Pushed Back

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Volume 3 of Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids has been moved from a May 2 release to May 30. Volume 3 features the last 12 toons of the original TV series as well as a CD containing the music from the episodes. There are also plans for The New Fat Albert […]

"Kizuna": Yaoi With A Good Story, But Still Too Sexual For Some Audiences

Anyone who has been on the net as an anime fan long enough or has attended an anime con knows what yaoi is. It’s gay anime and manga, and not just gay in the shonen-ai subtle foreplay way, but with serious sexual content, from TV-MA at the least to far beyond what this site covers […]

Season 1 of "Xiaolin Showdown" Coming to DVD in August

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner Home Video is releasing Season 1 of Xiaolin Showdown on DVD on August 8. The 2-disc set will feature all 13 episodes of the season.

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