"Joe Cartoon" DVD Coming in August

BCI will release Joe Cartoon Beyond the Blender, a collection of online animated shorts, to DVD on August 8, the company said yesterday. The disc will retail for $19.98. [Source: BCI] [Complete Press Release and Artwork]

Navarre Corporation's BCI Returns with More DVD Interactive Hijinks

Los Angeles, CA – The term “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet” has never seemed more apropos than with the anticipated arrival of the outrageous antics appearing in “Joe Cartoon Beyond the Blender,” available from BCI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, on August 8th at a suggested retail price of $19.98. Made famous by […]

"Area 88," Other Titles Get July 25 DVD Dates

ADV Films will release new volumes of Area 88, Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, Princess Tutu and Gravion Zwei to DVD on July 25, the company said yesterday. The two-disc Area 88 Original OVA collection will present both complete features in both English and Japanese with English subtitles. Video extras include the short segment “Introduction of […]

ADV Announces July 25 Releases

ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce four hot new titles set to hit the streets on July 25 – the original OVAs for Area 88, volume six of Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, volume six of Princess Tutu, and a brand new thin-pack collection for Gravion Zwei. […]

"Fairy Idol" Draws Five Million Viewers

The Fairly Oddparents‘s “Fairy Idol” drew five million viewers during its May 19 premiere, making it the highest-rated program of the day among kids 2-11, 6-11, and 9-14, Nickelodeon said today. The special also generated 4.6 million streams on Nickelodeon’s TurboNick broadband video service and 4 million plays on Nick.com’s “Fairy Idol: Fast Fame!” game. […]

"The Animation Show" Coming to DVD

DVDToons reports that Paramount will release The Animation Show onto DVD. The box set will contain 20 celebrated animated short films chosen by Mike Judge (creator of Beavis & Butt-Head and King of the Hill), and Oscar nominee Don Hertzfeldt. Among the toons in the collection are Academy Award nominees “The Cathedral,” “The Rocks,” and […]

Weinstein Plans "Unstable Fables" DVD Series

The Weinstein Co. will distribute Unstable Fables, a new series of direct-to-video CG feature films, AWN reports. The new films, whose screenplays will be overseen by Shrek-writer Roger S. H. Schulman, will be irreverent versions of well-known fairy tales. Production is set to start in September. The Jim Henson Co., Flame Ventures, and Prana Studios […]

Wayans, MacFarlane Judging at Nicktoons Festival

Shawn and Marlon Wayans, Seth MacFarlane, and Bill Plympton are among the judges named for the third annual Nicktoons Network Animation Festival, it was announced today. They are joined on the panel by Andreas Deja and J. G. Quintel, who was last year’s Producers Choice and Student Award winner. The two-day Festival will kick off […]

AT&T, Disney Partner in "Cars" Promotion

AT&T Inc. and Disney-Pixar will jointly promote the release of Cars with a new website that highlights AT&T consumer offers while also carrying games and downloads related to the Pixar film. AT&T will also tout its high speed internet service with Pixar-animated television ads. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Gundam Wing" The Endless Waltz Finishes Strong

After seemingly finding success with their Alternate Universe attempts in Gundam Wing, Bandai and Sunrise decided to milk the franchise even further by creating a sequel OAV, bringing back all the principal cast for one last brawl. When that was successful, Bandai decided to get even more dough out of its cash cow by making […]

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