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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.