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Samuel L. Jackson To Produce "Afro Samurai"

Samuel L. Jackson will produce and lend his voice to Afro Samurai, a new animated series from Gonzo and Fuji Television that will premiere on Spike TV in 2006, Active Anime reports. The series, set in a futuristic-feudal Japan, will focus on a black samurai on a mission to avenge the death of his father. […]

More Disney "Cheapquels" in Pipeline

Kronk’s New Groove likely won’t hit DVD until January 2006, the better to coincide with the launch of The Emperor’s New School on Disney Channel, Ultimate Disney reports, citing Variety. The site also reports that Disney has such titles as Cinderella III, The Little Mermaid III, Brother Bear II, The Aristocats II, The Tinker Bell […]

YTV Inks Deal with 4Kids

One Piece will join the YTV lineup in late spring under a deal between the Canadian broadcaster and 4Kids Entertainment, World Screen reports. YTV has licensed more than 300 episodes of 4Kids programming, including Shaman King, Sonic X, and Pokemon Chronicles.

Stairway to Heaven: "Terry Moore: Paradise Found"

In the early 1990s, a shift occurred in the comic book publishing world. Increased desire for creative freedom and financial reward led to a small boom of small press and self-publishers offering alternatives to the mostly homogenous output of Marvel and DC Comics. One of the most successful creators to break into the business was […]

Magical Girl: Toon Zone Talks to Saffron Henderson

Voice actress Saffron Henderson has done a lot of work, but she may be best known for her work as young Goku/Gohan on Dragon Ball Z. And what does she think of the fact that she had a central role in what just might be the single most popular anime series of all time? “Rather […]

The Complete Peanuts 1955-1956 Now Available

The third volume of the Peanuts comic strips collection released by Fantagraphics is now available for ordering. Highlights of this volume include many strips that have never been reprinted since their original publishing during the 1955-1956 period, as well as an introduction by Simpsons creator Matt Groening. More details and ordering info at the Official […]

"Princess Natasha" Coming to DVD

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the AOL web series Princess Natasha to home video, World Screen reports. The twenty-part series will be released in installments featuring ten episodes each. AOL will also develop two exclusive bonus episodes for the release and two games for DVD and video.

Florida Man Wins Pokemon Contest

Chris Darling of Orlando, Florida, has won the title of Pokemon Emerald Ultimate Frontier Battle Brain, Nintendo said today. Darling defeated twelve other finalists to win a trip for two to the new Pokemon The Park 2005 in Nagoya, Japan. [Source: Business Wire]

CritterPix Names Creative Team to "Ollie the Otter"

Animation alums Gary Goldman, Chris Rock and Sandra Joy Lee have joined the creative staff working on CritterPix’s Ollie the Otter, the company said today. Goldman, who has worked on Don Bluth productions The Secret of NIMH, Anastasia and The Land Before Time, has been named to a management role, while Pixar’s Rock has signed […]

FUNimation Acquires "Desert Punk" for 2006

FUNimation has acquired Desert Punk and will bring the series to North America in 2006, the company announced at Anime Boston on Saturday. Updates on the series can be found at www.desertpunk.tv. [Source: FUNimation] Correction: Stupid, mistaken reference to title corrected. Thanks, Karl.

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