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Nickelodeon Developing Original Japanese Cartoon Series

C21Media is reporting that Nickelodeon is developing two original Japanese cartoon series. The first is Domo-Kun, named for Japanese broadcaster NHK’s mascot, which will be a co-production between Nickelodeon and NHK affiliate Domo Production Company. The second is Akihabara@Deep, based on the graphic novel series, which is being developed with 3D animation house Polygon Pictures. […]

"Cars" Debuts in North Carolina on May 26

Disney/Pixar’s Cars is scheduled for a May 26 debut at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The location is just outside Charlotte, which was recently named as the site for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Voice actors from the movie and NASCAR stars will attend, with proceeds from the debut going to the […]

Manga Entertainment Announces "Karas" on DVD

The first half of Karas (The Crow) will be available on DVD from Manga Entertainment on April 25, 2006 and retail for $19.98 SRP. Released in Japan as a six-part original video animation series, Karas will be available in America as two movies. The first movie will be released as Karas: The Prophecy with the […]

"Howl's Moving Castle": Home is Where You Park it

Hayao Miyazaki set the bar perilously high for himself with 2002’s Spirited Away, winning an Academy Award and setting a Japanese box office record. The much anticipated Howl’s Moving Castle doesn’t quite measure up, but engineers a rousing fantasy adventure in the classic Miyazaki mold. Howl was written by novelist Diana Wynne Jones, though you’d […]

"Venture Bros." Season 1 Streets May 30 (Updated 3/22)

Warner Home Video has now announced that The Venture Bros. – Season 1 will street on May 30, 2006. The 2-disc set will include several extras and will retail for $29.98 SRP. Extras include the following: Show Pilot: “The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay” Bonus Episode: “A Very Venture Christmas” Deleted Scenes Behind The Scenes […]

"Robot Chicken": Bawk-Bawk-Bacawkin' Its Way to DVD

Whenever someone asks me what I think about Robot Chicken, I’m hesitant to answer. It really isn’t a well written show by any means, and it relies mostly on toilet humor and vulgar gross out sketches. Having said that, I absolutely love this show. I originally had low expectations as early reviews painted the show […]

"Saber Rider" Rides to DVD, but Only From WEP

World Events Productions, the company that produces Voltron, is bringing Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs to DVD. The DVD is not available in stores, but is rather available in WEP’s online webstore. The DVD is a 10-episode “best of” set. WEP is selling it for $29.00. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com]

Disney Shuts Down Pixar Sequel Division

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Disney has shut down Circle 7, the CGI-animation division set up to create sequels to Pixar movies (free registration required). Thirty-two of the 168 employees of the division were told that they would lose their jobs as of May 26, while the remainder will be absorbed into Disney’s […]

Things Heat Up With "Godannar Vol. 4"

Godannar may not have the religious symbolism or the angst-ridden contemplations of existence that Evangelion has, but it definitely has a higher replay value as it’s a whole lot of fun. The series is a throwback to earlier mecha series that were more about hot-blooded mecha action, especially in its tone. It’s paced in such […]

Geneon Announces New Titles For Summer

Two new series kick off Geneon’s summer: Elemental Gelade comes out on June 13, 2006 with both regular and artbox editions, while Strawberry Marshmallow (aka Ichigo Mashimaro) is set to debut a week later. Other Geneon releases include the last volumes of Tenjho Tenge and Kannazuki No Miko, along with further volumes of Kamichu, Doki […]

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