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Pixar Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Pixar Animation Studios on Tuesday announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended October 1, 2005. For the quarter, Pixar earned $27.4 million or $0.22 per diluted share on revenues of $45.8 million. These results compare to earnings of $22.4 million or $0.19 per diluted share on revenues of $44.5 million, achieved in the […]

"Boondocks" Language Triggers Protest

The Los Angeles Times reports that several Los Angeles-area black community leaders are organizing a protest over Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks animated series, which debuted on November 6 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (free registration required). Their specific grievance is over the repeated and frequent use of “the N-word” and its many variations. Their efforts will […]

'Gargoyles' Season 2, Volume 1 DVD Press Release (Updated)

Updated (11/8): Added Finalized Cover Art BURBANK, California – Get ready for more “Gargoyles” with GARGOYLES SEASON 2 (Volume 1), available on DVD for the first time on December 6 from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. This DVD set features 26 exciting second season episodes of the popular show. Fans will enjoy the special DVD bonus […]

"Ultramaniac" Vol. 3: Average But Appealing

Magical girl anime is dead. No, really, I think it’s a mostly fair assessment. The genre certainly has seen better years, and lately otaku with creepy complexes are as much the target audience as children, at least if posters in the otaku-centric Megami magazine for shows like Lyrical Nonoha and figurines aimed at otaku for […]

"Panda-Z" Silent Pandas with Giant Robots!

Picture a panda hero. Now picture a panda-shaped Mazinger Z. Now put them in an anime with no voices, and attach an opening in English. No way it could be good, right? Wrong. Mostly. In Panda-Z, the Warunimal Empire wants to take over the world. It’s up to Pan-Taron and the Panda-Z to stop this […]

Coco & WHV Teamup for "The Polar Express"

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant has partnered with Warner Home Video (WHV) to promote the November 22 release of The Polar Express on DVD this holiday season. From November 1, 2005 through January 3, 2006, any Coco’s guest that purchases a fresh-baked whole pie will receive a $5 mail-in rebate for WHV’s The Polar Express DVD. [Source: […]

"Little King Macius" Gets Second Season

Leading French producer Ellipsanime is producing an additional twenty-six 13-minute episodes of its television series Little King Macius, AWN reports. The series has been sold to more than 20 territories worldwide.

UPDATED: "Chicken Little" Rules the Box Office Roost

Disney’s CGI-animated feature film Chicken Little grossed an estimated $40.1 million in its first 3 days of domestic release, making it the top film over the weekend. Coverage in the Los Angeles Times noted that this take is comparable to DreamWorks’ Madagascar and Shark Tale (which grossed $47.6 and $47.2 million, respectively) and is the […]

Preview: "Hakugei" Proof Adding "In Space" Doesn't Make a Good Show

Does anyone remember that one Daily Show segment where Jon Stewart and his correspondents are thinking up new reality shows, and one of them just adds “in space!” to the end of the others’ ideas? [I do! -Ed] A similar process could’ve been the genesis of Hakugei. Or, as its developers probably called it, Moby […]

"The Batman" Vol. 2 Shows Promise, But Still Stumbles

A few years back, Warner Bros. decided to reinvent the animated Batman. They called it The Batman. It started slow, but now it’s hit its stride, and WB is releasing the first few episodes on DVD. Unfortunately, most of these are better left forgotten. For three years, Gotham has been protected by an angel of […]

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