"Popeye the Sailor" DVD Artwork and Release Date Announced

by Javeon April 4, 2007
Fans of the world’s most famous Spinach-eating Sailor can finally rejoice because Warner Bros has oficially revealed the front cover of the first volume in the Popeye DVD series. This DVD has a release date of July 31st, a suggested retail price of $64.92, and will include all of his cartoons from 1933 to 1938. […]

PR: Nickelodeon Dives Deep into the History of the Biggest Feud in Bikini Bottom

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
Nickelodeon Dives Deep into the History of the Biggest Feud in Bikini Bottom Friend or Foe? Reveals the Secret Hidden Past of Lifelong Enemies, Plankton and Mr. Krabs Live-Action Spirited Contest and Convergent On-Air/Online Event “The Friend or Foe-Down” to Take Place at the Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn SpongeBob SquarePants Marathon Stretches from […]

Claymation Inventor Will Vinton Interviewed

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
The Daily Cross Hatch weblog has posted a 2-part interview with Will Vinton, creator of “Claymation” and currently promoting Jack Hightower, his original graphic novel published by Dark Horse Comics (part 2 and part 2). Among the topics covered in the interview are the origins and future of Jack Hightower’s comic books, Vinton’s opinions on […]

Call for Entries to Nicktoons Animation Festival from April 1 to June 1

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
The 4th annual call for entries to the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival. The festival is held in conjunction with Frederator Studios, and animators from all over the world are invited to submit their work to the festival from now until June 1, 2007. A pre-selection jury will choose an assortment of submitted shorts to be […]

PR: Nicktoons Network Animation Festival Announces 4th Annual Call for Entries

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
NICKTOONS NETWORK ANIMATION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL WORLDWIDE CALL FOR ENTRIES APRIL 1 THROUGH JUNE 1 Festival of Top Animated Shorts to Roll Out On-Air August 26 through 31 NEW YORK – April 2, 2007 – Calling all animators! Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation network, in partnership with Frederator Studios, the festival’s production house, are […]

PR: Illumitoon Launches Free Trade-In Program

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2007 “ILLUMITOON LAUNCHES FREE TRADE-IN PROGRAM” Initial Releases now Available with Japanese Subtitles FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— FORT WORTH , TEXAS — Fans of Japanese subtitling on anime have a new reason to celebrate. Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd. announced today that based on overwhelming demand it will be initiating a trade-in program […]

"Meet the Robinsons" Lands #2 Box Office with $25.1m Take

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Disney’s Meet the Robinsons took the number 2 spot at the box office over the weekend, with a estimated $25.1 million in ticket sales. Warner Bros’ TMNT dropped from first to fourth place in its second week of release with an estimated $9.16 million box office take. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

HMV Teams with Aardman to Replace Nipper with Gromit

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Music retailer HMV’s new advertising campaign in the United Kingdom will use Aardman’s Gromit to temporarily replace “Nipper,” the iconic dog character listening to a gramophone. Gromit, the canine half of Aardman’s famous “Wallace & Gromit” films, will replace Nipper at advertising aimed at children to promote new DVD releases. Nipper will keep his place […]

Drinky Crow Debuts on Adult Swim May 13, 2007

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
The Drinky Crow Show will debut on Adult Swim on Sunday, May 13, 2007, with an 11-minute pilot titled “Mermaid.” The show was created by Tony Millionaire and Eric Kaplan, and is based on Millionaire’s Maakies comic strip. The pilot was directed by Igor Kovalyov (The Rugrats Movie), and its ratings will determine whether the […]

New York Anime Festival Debuts at the Javits Center in December 2007

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
Reed Exhibitions has issued a press release announcing the debut of the New York Anime Festival running from December 7 – 9, 2007, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in midtown Manhattan. The new exhibition will build on the success of the New York Comic Con, and will focus purely on the growing legions […]