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Briefly: Big Shows, New Shoes, and New Shows

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2008
* On May 17, 2008, the Vancouver Art Gallery will be opening KRAZY! an exhibition dedicated to the art of anime, comics, and video games. The exhibition will run until September 7, 2008. [Cartoon Brew] * Payless ShoeSource will market a new line of Blue’s Clues-themed footwear under a multi-year licensing deal with Nickelodeon. [World […]

DVDTalk Interviews "Shin Chan" Writers

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2008
The DVDTalk website has interviewed Jared Hedges, Joel Bergen and Alex Muniz, the writers who translate FUNimation’s Shin Chan into English for DVD and broadcast on Adult Swim. The trio discuss how they got the job to write Shin Chan, how they approach writing the episodes, how they overcame some of the more difficult jokes […]

"The Batman" and Educational Series Lead Toons in Daytime Emmys

by on May 1, 2008
The Batman capped its final season with four nominations and Legion of Super Heroes took three in the 35th Annual Daytime Emmys, which were announced yesterday. Other series receiving multiple nominations include Arthur, Curious George and Tom and Jerry Tales. Educational series scored particularly well in the Daytiime Emmys, especially in the Children’s Animated Program […]

"Kanon" Vol. 1: More Than Meets the Eye? (Crosses Fingers)

by SB20xxon April 30, 2008
Kanon misleads. At first glance, it appears to be a generic harem series with a stereotypically “moe” look (Wiki it). But beneath that surface lurk hints of a mystery, though one that inattentive, multitasking viewers might miss. While I don’t know what it’s all about yet, as this is my first plunge into the Kanon […]

PR: Liberation Entertainment Inks Deal with Jetix Consumer Products for Marvel DVDs

by Ed Liuon April 30, 2008
LIBERATION ENTERTAINMENT INKS DEAL WITH JETIX CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO DISTRIBUTE CLASSIC MARVEL ANIMATION CATALOGUE ON DVD Deal covers DVD distribution for classic animated series across multiple European territories Liberation Entertainment Ltd has agreed a multi territory DVD deal with Jetix Consumer Products, the licensing division of leading kids entertainment company Jetix Europe, for classic Marvel […]

Time Warner Sales Up in First Quarter; Will Spin Off Cable Subsidiary

by on April 30, 2008
Net income at Time Warner fell to $771 million in the first quarter of 2008, down from $1.2 billion in the same quarter of 2007, the company said today. Revenues rose 2% to $11.4 billion. The drop in income was due to the absence of a one-time gain in 2007 on the sale of assets […]

Liberation Entertainment Lands European Marvel Animated Series Rights

by Ed Liuon April 30, 2008
Liberation Entertainment Ltd has acquired exclusive European DVD distribution rights from Jetix Consumer Products for several animated series based on Marvel Comics superheroes, including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, and Spider Woman. The countries named in the deal include the UK and Ireland, Benelux, Germany as well as German-speaking Austria […]

"Justice League: Season 1" Coming to Blu-Ray

by Dan Collinson April 30, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Season 1 of Justice League will be the first toon in the DC Comics Classic Collection coming to Blu-Ray. All 26 episodes from Season 1 will be on 3 Blu-Ray discs. No word yet on extras. Justice League: Season 1 will hit the Blu-Ray shelves on August 19th.

"Masters of the Universe 2002": The Power Returns, In Style

by Jon Ton April 29, 2008
After cycling through the entirety of the Filmation and Jetlag series, BCI has recently begun releasing the latest He-Man series in the form of 2002’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Launched in a blaze of glory, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe sought to update the legend of the most powerful man […]

DreamWorks Profits Jump in First Quarter

by on April 29, 2008
DreamWorks Animation SKG had net income of $26.1 million in the first quarter of 2008, up from $15.4 million in the same period a year ago, the company announced today. Revenues rose to $156.6 million from $93.7 million. Bee Movie, which was released to DVD during the quarter, contributed $48.9 million in revenue, while Shrek […]