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PR: Eyeshield 21 Animated Series to Debut on Toonami Jetstream

by on December 13, 2007
Acclaimed Series About Football Is The Latest Addition To Popular Joint Cartoon Network/VIZ Media Broadband Streaming Site San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2007—VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the launch of the EYESHIELD 21 animated series on Toonami Jetstream, the […]

"TV Funhouse" DVD Cancelled

by Dan Collinson December 13, 2007
In a follow up to a previous article. TVshowsondvd reports that Comedy Central’s TV Funhouse has been pulled from the release schedule. No reason was made about the cancellation, or when it’ll return to the schedule.

Adult Swim Ends 2007 With Its Highest Ratings Ever for Young Adults

by Weathermanon December 13, 2007
Adult Swim has finished the 2007 ratings season with its highest ratings ever for young adults aged 18-34. ADULT SWIM (Monday-Saturday, 11 p.m.-6 a.m.; Sunday, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.) Year-End 2007 vs. 2006: Adults 18-34 delivery (433,000—new cable record) increased by 8%, and ratings (0.8) by 4% Adults 18-24 delivery (259,000—new Adult Swim record) improved by […]

"Kappa Mikey" Added to iTunes, TV Movie Premieres on Feb 16, 2008

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2007
Nickelodeon has just added Kappa Mikey to the list of shows available for purchase on Apple’s iTunes Store. As with all TV shows, individual episodes are $1.99 each and can be viewed on a Mac, PC, or video-enabled iPod. The same announcement also mentioned “The Karaoke Episode,” the first Kappa Mikey TV movie which will […]

World Roundup: Pokemon USA Chief Quits; Helen Hill Award Winner Named

by on December 13, 2007
* Kenji Okubo will replace Akira Chiba as president of Pokemon USA on January 1. [World Screen] * Heather Harkins has received the 2007 Helen Hill Animated Award for her film “She’s a Lady Animator.” [AWN] * S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens will lend her voice to Glendogie Bogey, a new claymation-animated series from […]

"Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist": Therapy Was Never So Funny

by SB20xxon December 12, 2007
Being a Dr. Katz fan since I first caught the show in 1996, I was delighted when Comedy Central/Paramount announced the first season last year. After the second season came out, there was a long wait without any news on season three, so I was worried that the sales were poor and Paramount was just […]

Newsarama Interviews C.H. Greenblatt About "Chowder"

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed C.H. Greenblatt about his new show Chowder on Cartoon Network. Greenblatt discusses the genesis of the show, casting choices, the show’s mixed-medium animation and animation tricks, hints about upcoming episodes, and what he’d cook from the show if he could.

Newsarama Talks to Frederick Schodt about Osamu Tezuka and the "Astro Boy Essays"

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2007
Newsarama has interviewed author Fredrick Schodt about his book The Astro Boy Essays, which examines the tremendous impact that Osamu Tezuka has had on the manga and anime industries and on Japanese culture as a whole. Schodt discusses how he became connected with Tezuka and Tezuka Productions, what it was like to work with Tezuka, […]

"Pup Named Scooby Doo" Coming to DVD in March

by on December 12, 2007
Warner Home Video will release A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: The Complete First Season to DVD on March 18, the company announced yesterday. The 13-episode release will come on a two-disc set and retail for $19.98. Bonus features will include an interactive map of Coolsville, USA; character dissections of Shaggy, Daphne, Freddy, Velma, and Scooby Doo; […]

Nick Number One in 2007

by on December 12, 2007
Nickelodeon was the number one basic cable network among kids for the fourteenth year in a row in 2007, the network announced today. Citing Nielsen Media data, the company said that it delivered 2.1 million total viewers, averaged 1.2 million viewers among kids 2 to 11 and 674,000 viewers among kids six to 11. These […]