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"Beet the Vandel Buster" Vol. 1: This Release Is a Bust

by Dr. Daedaluson February 8, 2007
Beet: The Vandel Buster is a waste of time, not only because of the show itself, but also because of Illumitoon’s poor treatment of the release. There is literally nothing redeeming about this DVD. No, not even the DVD case itself, with its bootleg look. Why does the cover art look so empty, with items […]

Children's Emmy Award Nominees Announced

by Maxie Zeuson February 8, 2007
The Batman will compete with Tutenstein, Growing Up Creepie, and Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Might Monster Trucks for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program at the Children’s Emmy Awards in June, it was announced yesterday. Nominees for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program include Arthur, Curious George, Peep and the Big Wide World, Time Warp Trio, and […]

"Wonder Pets" to Save Three Little Pigs in February

by Maxie Zeuson February 8, 2007
The Wonder Pets! will premiere a new half-hour episode, “Save the Three Little Pigs,” on Monday, February 19, at 11:00am (ET/PT), Nick Jr. said yesterday. The episode will have wonder Pets Linny, Tuck, and Ming-Ming saving the three little pigs of the popular fairy tale after they decide to build their houses of substandard materials. […]

Finalists Announced for 2007 American Anime Awards

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2007
The final list of candidates for the American Anime Awards has been announced: Best Actor Johnny Yong Bosch (Akira, Bleach, Eureka 7) Crispin Freeman (Hellsing Ultimate, Noein, Revolutionary Girl Utena) Richard Hayworth (Rurouni Kenshin) Yuri Lowenthal (Naruto) Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Macross) Best Actress Luci Christian (Princess Tutu) Susan Dalian (Naruto) Mary Elizabeth (Ghost in […]

Nickelodeon Announces New Set Of International Co-productions

by Grant Whiteon February 7, 2007
Nickelodeon has announced it is developing five brand new animated series in partnership with various international production houses, C21Media reports. Each of the series will be initially produced as a pilot short, with the option open for a full series. The concepts include Oasis, a non-verbal animation by Tuba Entertainment under TF1 and TeamTo, and […]

FunBrandz Announces "Shrek," "Curious George" Games

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2007
FunBrandz will simultaneously launch four new DVD games based on Shrek the Third, the company said today. The new series of games will be headlined by Shrek Swamp Party, a party-style DVD game that features physical and mental challenges, four exclusive collectible figurines, and other gameplay accessories. Other games include the Shrek Princess Club DVD […]

New Makoto Shinkai Film Opens March 3 in Japan

by Benon February 7, 2007
The new anthology film from director Makoto Shinkai (The Place Promised in Our Early Days), 5 Centimeters Per Second: a chain of short stories about their distance, will premiere at Cinema Rise in Shibuya, Tokyo, on March 3, opening the same day at eight theaters across Japan. The three components of the film are called […]

Museum Celebrates 30 Years of "Corocoro," Anthology of "Pokemon," "Doraemon" and More

by Benon February 7, 2007
The Suginami Animation Museum in Tokyo will host an exhibition beginning Feb. 27 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the launch of Shogakukan’s Corocoro Comic manga magazine in 1977. The anthology helped popularize children’s comic phenomenons including Pokemon, Beyblade and Doraemon. Earlier franchises included Kaibutsu-kun and Obake no Q-taro. The free event is aimed at […]

"ATHF" Marketer Videotaped Bomb Squad

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2007
Peter Berdovsky, one of the marketers in trouble for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force panic in Boston last week, videotaped a bomb squad removing one of his blinking boxes without alerting police that it was just an advertisement, the Associated Press reports. Berdovsky’s lawyer says his client called his employers after he saw what the […]

Marketing Execs at Disney, Nickelodeon Get New Responsibilities

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2007
Frank Tanki and Jennifer Tracy have been named vice presidents of Brand Marketing and Digital Promotions Marketing, respectively, at Nickelodeon, the network announced today. Tanki will direct the management of such Nickelodeon brands as SpongeBob SquarePants and Avatar: The Last Airbender, while Tracy will oversee promotions marketing strategies for Nick.com, NickJr.com, ParentsConnect.com and GoCityKids.com. Separately, […]