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Poehler Creates New Nicktoon (UPDATED: Plus Other Nick Premieres and Renewals)

by Dan Collinson December 13, 2006
The Associated Press reports that Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler is creating and starring in a new toon for Nickelodeon. The toon Mighty B will feature Poehler as the voice of Bessie Higgenbottom. Production will begin in 2008. (UPDATED: Other news reports go into the other Nickelodeon premiere and renewal announcements, including a 6th […]

Larry the Cable Guy Gets His Own Cartoon Show

by Dan Collinson December 13, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter (via Reuters) reports that Larry the Cable Guy will work on an animated pilot for Comedy Central. The “Blue Collar” comedian will star as a misguided but well-intentioned co-owner of a cable TV station whose other owner is a woman of class and taste who does not share his vision for programming […]

"Avatar" Season 2 DVDs to Include Exclusive Comic; S2 Box Confirmed

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender season 2 DVDs will be packaged with exclusive comic books and that a boxed set of all 4 DVDs will be coming towards the end of 2007. There was no word on whether the boxed set would include an exclusive bonus disc, as the season 1 […]

NBA's Shawn Marion == Toon Fan

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2006
The New York Times has outed the NBA’s Shawn Marion of the Phoenix Suns as an animation fan (registration required). The article states that he has a cartoons-on-DVD collection he “hopes to turn into a library someday,” and that his favorite cartoon is ThunderCats. (via Cartoon Brew)

Help Peter S. Beagle by Buying "The Last Unicorn" DVD through Conlan Press

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2006
Independent publisher Conlan Press has issued a press release announcing a special deal with Lionsgate Entertainment to sell The Last Unicorn 25th Anniversary DVD, ensuring that more than half their purchase price will go towards benefiting Peter S. Beagle, the author of the original novel and the screenplay of the movie. Conlan Press will sell […]

Press Release: Fans Help Peter S. Beagle by Buying "Last Unicorn" DVD Through Conlan

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2006
FANS HELP World-Famous Author PETER S. BEAGLE when they BUY THE NEW 25th ANNIVERSARY DVD EDITION of THE LAST UNICORN through Conlan Press On 2/6/07 Lionsgate will release The Last Unicorn: 25th Anniversary Edition — a widescreen digitally remastered DVD version of the animated classic, including additional features and material — with special Conlan Press […]

"Full Metal Panic TSR": These "Tactical Ops" Could Have Been Done By Section 9

by Chad Boninon December 10, 2006
Sousuke Sagara, State Alchemist, is off to find the Philosopher’s Stone. With it, he can transmute back the body of his brother, along with returning his own limbs. His old friend, Kaname Chidori, is a world-renown automail technician. Waitaminute. That’s Fullmetal Alchemist. Sousuke Sagara, army crazy High School student, knows more about guns than geography. […]

"Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid" Vol. 1: Repeat Awesomeness

by Dr. Daedaluson December 10, 2006
The Full Metal Panic animes are some of my favorites of all time. The way they mix action, comedy, military intrigue, and even a little romance here and there, is quite impressive and never feels forced or jarring, even as it switches moods constantly. The characters and their traits (such as Chidori’s alternating opinion about […]

Vertical to Publish Tezuka's "Apollo's Song" in June 2007; "To Terra..." in Feb 2007

by Ed Liuon December 10, 2006
Independent publisher Vertical, Inc. has announced that they will be publishing a translation of Osamu Tezuka’s Apollo’s Song (Apollo no Uta) in June of 2007. The 500-page graphic novel tells the tale of a young man named Shogo, who is condemned to an eternity of heartbreak by the Goddess of Love because of his own […]