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"Animalia" Coming to US DVD Market

by on May 7, 2008
Animalia: Welcome to the Kingdom, will be released to DVD in the US on September 23, World Screen reports. The DVD, which collects four episodes of the series based on Graeme Base book, will feature four episodes. It will be the first in a series of releases by PorchLight Home Entertainment, which recently picked up […]

Disney Income Surges in Latest Quarter

by Ed Liuon May 7, 2008
The Walt Disney Company had net income of $1.1 billion in the quarter ended March 29, up from $931 million in the same quarter a year ago, the company announced today. Quarterly revenues rose to $8.7 billion from $8.0 billion For the six months ended March 29 revenues rose to $19.1 billion from $17.5 billion, […]

"Hollywood Reporter" Gives Details on "Marvel Super Hero Squad"

by Ed Liuon May 7, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter has provided some details for Marvel Super Hero Squad, a new animated series from Marvel Entertainment aimed at 6- to 8-year olds. The series will be produced by Film Roman, and feature top Marvel superhero icons living in a caricatured Super Hero City. The first season will consist of 26 episodes to […]

The Classic Caballeros Collection: Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros

by on May 6, 2008
It was 1942. After the unprecedented success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in 1937, Disney had put out three further feature-length films: Pinocchio, Fantasia and Dumbo. Although these films garnered critical acclaim at the time – and went on to become all time classics of animation – they struggled to break even at […]

"Batman Strikes!" Comic to End with Issue #50

by Ed Liuon May 6, 2008
The World’s Finest Online has confirmed that DC Comics’ The Batman Strikes! comic book will be ending with issue #50, shipping in October 2008. The comic book was a tie-in for The Batman animated series, and is being cancelled to make way for a new tie-in comic book to link with the new Batman: The […]

WALL•E to Join Disney Theme Park Casts; Director Stanton Interviewed

by Ed Liuon May 6, 2008
The Screamscape website is reporting that a life-sized animatronic version of WALL•E, the lead robot character in the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie, will begin appearing at Disney theme parks in the United States. The 3-foot tall robot should be joining Disney’s iconic characters in time for the release of WALL•E in late June 2008. (via Toon […]

Here Comes "Speed Racer" According to SciFiJapan and Peter Fernandez

by Ed Liuon May 6, 2008
Interest in the original Speed Racer cartoon is growing on-line as a result of the new Nickelodeon animated TV series and the upcoming live-action movie. The SciFi Japan website has posted a series of articles chronicling the history of the seminal anime series: A summary of the original series and a character list History and […]

Engineering The Excellent: Greg Johnson Talks ‘Iron Man’

by on May 6, 2008
With Iron Man season one reaching new levels of mediocrity in animation, Marvel revamped the show and replaced the existing staff with an all new crew, resulting in a huge renovation for the show. But how do you rework a show this bad? The Marvel Animation Age/Toon Zone News caught up with writer/story editor Greg […]

"The Wallflower" Vol. 1: Queer Eye For the Strange Girl

by SB20xxon May 6, 2008
The Wallflower is the latest anime comedy series from Shinichi Watanabe (a.k.a. Nabeshin), whose Excel Saga is one of my all-time favorites. Unfortunately, his previous show, the musical Nerima Daikon Bros., was ultimately disappointing, despite a promising start. I’m happy to say that The Wallflower fares better, mainly because it’s not nearly as blatantly repetitive. […]

"Shuffle" Getting an End Box

by SB20xxon May 5, 2008
Thanks to better-than-expected sales of the dating sim-based anime series Shuffle, FUNimation announced that the final volume will include an artbox that will hold all six volumes. A bonus item will also be included with the box. Update 5/5/08: According to RightStuf, the sixth volume with artbox will be released on 9/9/08 for $39.98. [Source: […]