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"Aristocats" Bows at Number Three on DVD Sales Charts

by on February 16, 2008
The Aristocats debuted at number three on the DVD sales charts in its first week of release, trade journal Video Business Online reports. Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest fell from seventh to eleventh place in its fourth week of release, and The Simpsons Movie slipped from ninth to fifteenth place.

"Batman: Gotham Knights" Featurette Goes Online

by on February 15, 2008
Superhero Hype! has posted a ten-minute documentary featurette on Batman: Gotham Knights showing scenes and images from the upcoming direct-to-DVD release. Producer Bruce Timm and others discuss the roots of the Batman character and ways they and the directors went about introducing anime styles and conventions into the six-part feature. Deadshot, Scarecrow, and Killer Croc […]

"JL: New Frontier": Jeremy Sisto Describes Playing Batman

by on February 15, 2008
A year ago, Jeremy Sisto was starring as a private investigator with deep psychological scars in “Kidnapped.” This season, Sisto joined the “Law & Order” legacy of actors as a detective with a haunted past. It’s seem only natural that his next starring role would be as Batman. Warner Bros. has released another interview with […]

PR: Jeremy Sisto “Batman” Justice League: The New Frontier

by on February 15, 2008
A year ago, Jeremy Sisto was starring as a private investigator with deep psychological scars in “Kidnapped.” This season, Sisto joined the “Law & Order” legacy of actors as a detective with a haunted past. It’s seem only natural that his next starring role would be as Batman. Sisto fills the vocal role of the […]

PR: Toy Vault Inks Deal with FUNimation Entertainment for "Shin Chan"

by on February 15, 2008
LONDON , Ky. ,- Toy Vault, Inc. announced today that it signed a licensing agreement with FUNimation Entertainment to create high quality plush, and plush accessories based on “Shin chan,” a Japanese anime series based on the manga written by Yoshito Usui. Toy Vault plans to launch products that showcase the intriguing personalities of the […]

"Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights" Tour Announces Schedule

by on February 15, 2008
Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America have announced the schedule for their The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights. touring production. The tour, which is based on the primetime special, has the characters trying to protect an unpredictable egg. The production comes from the same creative team behind the TV show, including writer Adam Peltzman, […]

Indian Short Feature Getting US DVD Release

by on February 15, 2008
India’s River of Promise is getting a US DVD release courtesy of Family Value Properties, AnimationXpress reports. The thirty-minute film from Digital Magic Visual is about the consequences for three bears who break a promise and sail into dangerous waters.

Funimation Acquires ‘Claymore’

by on February 15, 2008
FUNimation has acquired DVD and broadcast rights to the NTV series Claymore, the company has announced. The 26-episode series is about half-human warriors fighting monsters called Yoma who live among and prey upon humans. It is directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka and produced by Madhouse Studios. A preview clip for the show is being shown at […]

PR: Timothy Harris Writing Imagi Studios’ ‘Astro Boy’

by on February 15, 2008
Los Angeles (February 14, 2008) – Timothy Harris is writing the screenplay for Imagi Studios’ upcoming CG-animated feature film Astro Boy, it was jointly announced by Cecil Kramer, Executive VP of Production, and Maryann Garger, producer of Astro Boy. Writer of such box office hits as Space Jam, Kindergarten Cop, Twins and Trading Places, Timothy […]

"DuckTales": From Globe-Hopping to Multi-Parters. Yay?

by on February 15, 2008
While many of the classic Disney Afternoon shows have both their fans and their haters, DuckTales seems an exception. I guess everyone loves seeing Scrooge McDuck get richer and richer. For the uninitiated: DuckTales centers on Scrooge McDuck, the richest duck in the city of Duckburg. He’s so rich he dumps all his petty cash […]