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"Full Metal Panic" Or, A Military Otaku's Dream

When I picked up Full Metal Panic I was expecting another generic giant robot series. Some knockoff of Gundam, Voltron, or the like. What I got instead is an expert combination of comedy, drama, and sci-fi mixed with an extensive knowledge of real military hardware and tactics. The setting of Full Metal Panic is present […]

"Full Metal Panic FUMOFFU" Vol. 1: Jokes That Blow Up Real Good

Many people imagine the Japanese to be quiet, unassuming, and earnest, hardly words to describe the life of the party. Those assumed traits are accurate often enough, but not in the case of Japan’s rich comic tradition. Largely unknown to the rest of the world, Japanese TV is full of goofball comedians who ham it […]

"LazyTown" Highlights Nick Jr.'s Summer Schedule

Nick Jr. kicks off its summer schedule on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) with a six-episode marathon of the comic/action series LazyTown and the debut of “Power Play Summer,” the network’s new summer packaging hosted by LazyTown‘s heroine Stephanie (played by Julianna Rose Mauriello). During “Power Play Summer,” Stephanie will encourage viewers to move the […]

4Kids Scores New Deals on "Mew Mew Power"

4Kids Entertainment has signed on several broadcasters for its new anime action adventure series Mew Mew Power including France 3, Cartoon Network Latin America, Nickelodeon Australia, TVNZ, SIC in Portugal, Greece’s Alter Channel, MNET South Africa and the Children’s Channel in Israel, among others. Mew Mew Power began airing on 4Kids TV in the U.S. […]

Joker, Riddler, and The Penguin End Season Two of "The Batman"

The Canadian channel Teletoon will air the final two episodes of The Batman this weekend, bringing the second season to a close. The episodes, entitled “The Laughing Bat” and “Night and the City,” will bring back a host of villains to the series. The new episodes will premiere this Saturday and Sunday on the Canadian […]

Nickelodeon Secures Multi-Million Dollar Advertising Deal with Chevrolet

Nickelodeon has partnered with Chevrolet in a multi-million dollar advertising and promotional multiplatform deal, the companies jointly announced today. The advertising buy will be divided between several Nick platforms including Nickelodeon Television — specifically the Nick Jr. block — Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Magazines, and Nickjr.com. The deal includes dedicated 30-second spots on Nick Jr. […]

"Pom Poko" and "Yamadas" on R1 DVD on August 16

Ultimate Disney reports that Pom Poko and My Neighbors the Yamadas are due on region 1 DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment on August 16. Voice casts are included on the announcement for both movies. (via Nausicaa.net)

"The Batman" Vol. 1: Better Than Nothing

One thing I will say for The Batman Vol. 1 DVD: it’s much better than the [I]Justice League Unlimited: Saving The World DVD release. Even if it’s still a bit thin, it’s clear there was a generous amount of effort put in here, which elevates it a step above that bargain basement. Sadly, there aren’t […]

UPDATED: DC To Unveil New Logo May 25

DC Comics has unveiled a new logo to replace its long-running bullet design, as seen here. The logo will premiere on The Return of Donna Troy, scheduled to ship May 25, and will premiere on the company’s full range of titles starting with issues shipping June 1. The new logo is designed to appear on […]

Official "Superfriends - Volume Two" DVD Website Online

The official website for the upcoming two-disc DVD release Superfriends – Volume Two is now online. The website contains the usual mix of pictures, videos, and downloadables. The DVD will hit shelves on May 24, 2005. Discuss This News On The Boomerang & Other Classic Cartoons Discussion Forum

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