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"Ninja Nonsense" Vol. 3: Pulling Out all the Stops

by Dr. Daedaluson November 25, 2006
Color me flat out impressed. While the previous volumes of Ninja Nonsense were fun but admittedly fairly hit-or-miss, you’ll only get hits here. I laughed very frequently as the comedy meter has been cranked to max. As with the first two volumes, we get six episodes. Part of why I love this show is that, […]

Joan Borsten on Soviet Propaganda Cartoons

by Ed Liuon November 24, 2006
The latest Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com has an extensive feature on the newly released Animated Soviet Propaganda: From The October Revolution To Perestroika DVD set. The article chronicles the history of Soviet animation and includes extensive comments from Joan Borsten, president of Films by Jove, which released the set. Other news in the column […]

Craig Kyle and Chris Yost Interviewed at Marvel.com

by Ed Liuon November 24, 2006
Writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost have been interviewed by Marvel.com about their current and upcoming comics work, most of which will focus on X-23 — a mutant “daughter” of Wolverine created for both the comics and the X-Men Evolution animated show. The two also give a brief status report about their Hollywood projects, including […]

Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy on Revising "The Anime Encyclopedia"

by Ed Liuon November 24, 2006
Helen McCarthy has been a fan of anime for over 20 years, starting with the first British anime fanzine in the 1980’s and the first continuing UK anime newsletter in 1990. Since then, she has been a pivotal figure on the British anime scene, running the first anime conventions in the United Kingdom, producing several […]

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Holiday Programming Announcements

by Ed Liuon November 23, 2006
Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have announced their holiday programming plans. Cartoon Network will be premiering Bah, Humduck, a new Looney Tunes holiday special; a Ben 10 Christmas episode; and a Christmas episode of Pokémon Chronicles. In addition, Cartoon Network will be airing older holiday programming starring the Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd, n Eddy, and […]

Central Park Media Re-Priced Re-Releases for January

by Ed Liuon November 23, 2006
Central Park Media will be re-releasing 4 titles with reduced prices in January. Titles include the Black Jack DVD Collection, Ichi the Killer: Episode Zero, Time Bokan, and the Hammerboy Collector’s Series edition. The full press release has full details on disc contents and suggested retail prices.

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit 2007 Marketing Blitz Preview

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2006
Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew notes that Disney is planning a major marketing push for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in 2007. Oswald was acquired from Universal in February; a DVD release of his classic cartoons is slated for 2007 as well. Amidi’s report includes several pictures and video of the upcoming Oswald merchandising.

Aaron McGruder Discusses "Boondocks" Newspaper Strip Sabbatical

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2006
The St. Petersburg Times has reported on a talk given by Aaron McGruder at the University of South Florida on his decision to step away from the Boondocks newspaper comic strip, and how that decision was affected by the Adult Swim animated show based on it. McGruder stated that he created the Boondocks show for […]

Press Release: Corus Kids TV Offers Festive TV This Holiday Season

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2006
CORUS KIDS TELEVISION IS THE DESTINATION FOR FESTIVE PROGRAMMING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON (November 16, 2006 – Toronto , Ontario ) This December, Corus Kids Television becomes a one-stop shop for holiday programming on YTV, Treehouse and Discovery Kids. Offering viewers of all ages a sleigh-filled with perennial classics and new festive specials the entire family […]

Press Release: Adult Swim Announces Holiday Programming

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2006
Adult Swim Sets Schedule for Heart-Warming Christmas Eve Spectacular Special Holiday Episodes from Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Family Guy, The Venture Bros., Squidbillies and Pee-wee’s Playhouse Begin at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25 What would Christmas be without longwinded stories, family violence, awkward moments, celebrity cameos, kicks to the groin and lots […]