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VIZ Media Establishes European Presence

VIZ Media and the London-based Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG) will be forming a new company, VIZ Media B.V., which will focus on penetrating European comics markets with its manga and animation brands. The company will officially open in Amsterdam on October 3, 2005. (via the Comics Reporter weblog)

Guardian Interviews Hayao Miyazaki

The Guardian’s film section has interviewed Hayao Miyazaki (Howl’s Moving Castle). The interview subjects range from his recent films and his stature in the animation industry to challenges faced in his relationship with Disney and Miramax. (via Nausicaa.net)

Details for "Kimba the White Lion" DVD Set Announced

The Right Stuff International has provided details on their DVD release of Osamu Tezuka’s Kimba the White Lion anime series. The 11-disc limited edition boxed set will include all 52 original episodes of the show, the original Japanese episode 1, deleted scenes, and other extras. The set will be available on November 29 with an […]

"Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy" Premieres on Nickelodeon

Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy will premiere on Nickelodeon Friday, September 16, from 8:00pm – 9:00pm (ET/PT). [Source: PR Newswire]

Nick, NOGGIN Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Nickelodeon and NOGGIN have announced their programming plans for Hispanic Heritage Month. Click the previous links for details.

Nickelodeon Reaches 198m, Becoming Most Widely Distributed Kids Channel Worldwide

Nickelodeon has now become the most widely distributed children’s TV network in Europe and the world, with 28 channels reaching 198 million TV households in 81 territories. Nickelodeon program blocks in 21 key markets such as China, Russia and Indonesia reach an additional 122 million TV households and extend Nickelodeon to a total of 169 […]

"Loonatics Unleashed": No Cheers from the Kiddies

“I feel like I’ve seen something like that before” -Gabriel, age 11 Gotta love kids for their brutal honesty. I had the chance to get an early look at KidsWB’s new Loonatics Unleashed and took advantage of the situation by watching it with my younger brothers: Gabriel, who’s 11, and Daniel, who’s 8. That way […]

"Loonatics": Bring Me The Head of Ron Myrick

Loonatics is just as bad as you’ve probably feared, a shameless whoring of the classic characters that transports whole bits from the classic cartoons yet manages to deprive them completely of anything resembling wit, charm, or humor. When it is not trying to embarrassingly emulate the classic cartoons in an anime style, it trudges out […]

"Loonatics Unleashed": As Bad as You Feared

Don’t see it. That was the short review. Now to the real stuff. I just saw twenty and a half minutes of this new show called Loonatics Unleashed, and I am still scratching my head. Its premise has futuristic versions of classic Looney Tunes characters fighting evil in the year 2772. I suppose that if […]

"Loonatics Unleashed": A Fine Concept Marred by Poor Execution

You play with a universally loved property at your peril, since any fiddling will usually send fanboys into a frenzy. Loonatics Unleashed did just that when it was first announced six months ago. Now that the premiere is upon us, animation fans all over the Internet will be asking the same question: “Is it any […]

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