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Buena Vista Announces Blu-Ray DVD Lineup

A news capsule from Nausicaa.net notes an article (in Japanese) at Watch Impress stating that Buena Vista has announced a film lineup using the new Blu-Ray DVD format. The movies include several releases from Studio Ghibli, including Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea), the still-unreleased feature film. Blu-Ray is a new home video format which uses […]

"Runners" Graphic Novel Jumps to Animation

Sean Wang’s Runners: Bad Goods, a science fiction adventure graphic novel, has just been turned into an animated short film by the DAVE School at Universal Studios Orlando. Runners focuses on a motley crew of smugglers who inherit a world of trouble when they take on a mysterious passenger. The film was the final project […]

"Wallace & Gromit" Comes to DVD February 7

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will be available on DVD and VHS beginning February 7, 2006. Bonus features will include a commentary by the film’s two directors, Nick Park and Steve Box; the U.S. DVD debut of Box’s award-winning short film “Stage Fright”; a first-hand look at the unique artistry of stop-motion […]

"The Little Mermaid" Platinum Edition DVD Coming This October

The Little Mermaid Platinum Edition DVD comes to stores on October 3, 2006, Reuters reports. Like other Platinum Edition releases, The Little Mermaid will be a two-disc set, with one disc reserved solely for bonus materials. Several cutting-edge features are still being developed, along with such expected extras as deleted scenes, commentaries and featurettes on […]

Ed Wells to Head Nick Japan

Ed Wells has joined Nickelodeon Japan from Viacom International and will fill the newly created post of VP and general manager, World Screen reports. In his new position, Wells will be responsible for overseeing the growth of Nickelodeon’s operations in Japan, focusing on developing the brand as a multiplatform entertainment experience for kids, a source […]

SpongeBob Gets "Lost in Time" on February 20

SpongeBob SquarePants will embark on a time-traveling adventure when he is transported to the Middle Ages in “Lost in Time,” a special half-hour event premiering on Nickelodeon on Monday, February 20, at 8:00pm (ET/PT). After a freak jousting accident at a medieval-themed restaurant, SpongeBob and Patrick find themselves in a historic version of Bikini Bottom […]

"Hoodwinked": CG in Da Hood, G

Hoodwinked, written and directed by newcomer to the world of animation Corey Edwards, comes to us courtesy of Kanbar Animation Studio and Blue Yonder Films. Not ringing any bells? It shouldn’t; this isn’t a Pixar, nor is it a Dreamworks. It isn’t even a Blue Sky. Nope, it’s all fresh talent. Does the Hoodwinked team […]

"Howl's Moving Castle," "Pokemon" Top Japan Box Office in 2005

An article about the 2005 box office results in Japan reveals that Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle was the top-grossing film with 19.6 billion yen (approx. US$165.4 million). The article also states that Pocket Monster Advanced Generation is taking the number 2 spot with 4.3 billion yen (approx. US$36.3 million). The statement by the Motion […]

4Kids Entertainment Announces New Setting for "TMNT" Television Series

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. today announced a new setting for the fifth season of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series scheduled to premiere this fall on 4Kids TV. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Fast Forward catapults Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael ninety-nine (99) years into the future where they emerge from the sewers and no […]

4Kids.TV Launches New ''Healthy 4Kids'' Section

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has unveiled a new “Healthy 4Kids” component to its 4Kids TV website, www.4Kids.TV. The new web platform is designed to address the importance of healthy eating and physical activity among children of all ages. The “Healthy 4Kids” section — www.4Kids.TV/healthy/ — includes various interactive features, fun food facts, a food pyramid, downloads […]

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