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ASIFA-East Interviews Animation Historian Jerry Beck

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2006
Animation historian Jerry Beck has been interviewed for the ASIFA-East monthly newsletter. Interviewer David B. Levy inquires about Beck’s career path, some of the DVD projects he is working on (including the Paramount Harveytoons boxed set and the upcoming Popeye shorts collection), and what shorts from each studio he would save in a fire. Beck […]

"Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes" Comes To DVD

by Stuon December 18, 2006
Several online retailers such as Amazon.com and PlayUSA are citing a March 27th release for Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes Volume One. The disc is set to contain four episodes of the show but has yet to be officially announced. No cover art or specs are available.

Marvel Animated Soundtracks Available on iTunes

by Ed Liuon December 17, 2006
Marvel has issued a press release announcing that the soundtracks to Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, and The Invincible Iron Man are available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store. Individual tracks are 99-cents while the full soundtracks are $9.99 each. Read the full press release.

Press Release: Soundtracks to Marvel Animated Films Available on iTunes

by Ed Liuon December 17, 2006
Soundtracks to Marvel Animated Films Available on iTunes Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2 and Iron Man lead the charge Listen up Marvel fans, the soundtracks for Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2 and Invincible Iron Man are now available on iTunes! Each soundtrack is performed by a live orchestra and composed by Emmy Award-winning composer Guy […]

Pop Matters on "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

by Ed Liuon December 17, 2006
The Pop Matters website has posted an article about the making of A Charlie Brown Christmas, the perennial holiday classic about Charles Schulz’s Peanuts gang discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Interviewed for the article are Bill Melendez, director, animator, and voice of Snoopy; and Jeannie Schulz, widow of Charles Schulz. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

"Gundam SEED Destiny": It's Time For...ADVENTURES OF THE MINERVA! YAY!

by Dukeon December 16, 2006
After three volumes of plot-maneuvering in order to get the world of the Cosmic Era into the next great war, Gundam SEED Destiny has finally reached the point where it can take a breather before the next big event. Unfortunately, that breather occurs now. Last time, Athrun visited the PLANTs to see what they were […]

"Tom Goes to the Mayor" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson December 16, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the Adult Swim cartoon Tom Goes to the Mayor will be on DVD in a 3 disc set containing all 30 episodes. Special features include a mock-umentary, celebrity voice sessions, and behind the scenes material. The DVD will arrive in stores on April 3, 2007.

"The Ant Bully" Is No Antigone

by James Harveyon December 15, 2006
New to DVD from Warner Home Video, the CGI-Animated film “The Ant Bully” tells a tale that we’re all too familiar with. Heavy-Handed at times, what could have been an enjoyable movie becomes just another “CGI talking insect” movie. From Academy Award nominated filmmaker John A. Davis (“Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”) and producers Tom Hanks […]

Have Yourself a Very Adult Swim Christmas

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2006
Adult Swim has announced the final schedule for its Christmas Eve holiday marathon, running from 10 PM to 2 AM (Eastern and Pacific) on December 24. Scheduled programming includes holiday episodes of Futurama, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Family Guy, Morel Orel, and the Venture Brothers, plus an episode of Assy McGee that has nothing to […]

Press Release: Adult Swim Sets Schedule for Heart-Warming Christmas Eve Spectacular

by Ed Liuon December 14, 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. 24 What would Christmas be without longwinded stories, family violence, awkward moments, celebrity cameos, kicks to the groin and lots […]