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"The Pink Panther" Ultimate Collection Coming in November

by Classic Speedyon October 10, 2008
MGM is planning a 11/25/08 release of The Pink Panther Ultimate Collection, which will contain the live action Inspector Clouseau films (including the 2006 film starring Steve Martin), as well as all nine volumes of the animated theatrical shorts, of which there are 190 total. The animated volumes not only include The Pink Panther series […]

Nickelodeon Announces Halloween Themed "Shocktober" for October 2008

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2008
Nickelodeon has announced a series of specials and Halloween-themed episodes to run on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons Network, and NOGGIN from October 25-31, 2008. Shows getting new episode premieres include Go, Diego, Go!, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Three Delivery, The Mighty B!, and El Tigre. For full details on programming and scheduling, read […]

Briefly: CN’s "Tiger’s Apprentice;" Chinese Prefer Anime; Legal Anime On-line

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2008
* Cartoon Network has announced Tiger’s Apprentice, the newest live-action/CGI hybrid movie to air in 2010. [Press Release] * While attendance was good at the Shanghai Comics and Animation Festival, the state-run CCTV news service reports that domestically made Chinese animation is still not as popular as imported Japanese cartoons. * The Honolulu Star Bulletin […]

PR: Nickelodeon’s "Shocktober" Treats Kids to Spooky New Thrills On-Air and Online

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2008
NICKELODEON’S “SHOCKTOBER” TREATS KIDS TO SPOOKY NEW THRILLS AND FRIGHTFUL FAVES ON-AIR AND ONLINE Nick’s “Shocktober” to Feature Chill-Filled Programming Marathons and Premiere of a Brand-New The Mighty B! Nick Jr. to Premiere New Halloween-Themed Episodes of Preschool Favorites Go, Diego, Go!, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, And Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! **Art and Screeners Available Upon Request […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New December Titles Including "Ghost Slayers Ayashi"

by Classic Speedyon October 9, 2008
Ghost Slayers Ayashi makes its North American DVD debut on 12/2/08. It will be released in a partial season set for $39.98 (or $64.98 for a limited edition w/artbox). Clamp School Detectives also makes its debut on the same date; the complete collection is priced at $49.98. Further volumes of the following are also coming […]

"Batman: Black and White" and "Superman: Red Son" to Get Motion Comics Treatment

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2008
DC Comics has announced that Batman: Black and White and Superman: Red Son will be turned into “Motion Comics,” which lightly animate the comic book material and add voice-overs, music, and sound-effects. They will join Watchmen and Batman: Mad Love and will be available on iTunes, Amazon Unbox, Xbox Live, and the Sony PlayStation Store, […]

"Shin-chan" Season 1 Part 2: Shin in All His Uncensored Glory

by Classic Speedyon October 9, 2008
The domestic anime comedy Shin-chan is a favorite of mine, though I’ll be the first to admit it can be pretty uneven. When most of the laughs depend on the dialog and the one-liners fail to click, then a short can fall flat. And with the episodes on this second volume the novelty of the […]

"A Martian Christmas" and "Tutenstein" Movies from PorchLight Entertainment at MIPCOM

by Ed Liuon October 8, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter states that an animated holiday film titled A Martian Christmas will be screening at MIPCOM. The movie is produced by PorchLight Entertainment and Mexico’s Anime Estudios. In addition, a Tutenstein: Clash of the Titans feature will also be shown by PorchLight at MIPCOM, although it is not stated if the movie is […]

Marvel Plans a New "Avengers" Cartoon for 2011

by Dan Collinson October 8, 2008
Marvel Animation Age reports that Marvel is beginning production on a new cartoon called The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including a full-sized, unwatermarked image of the teaser poster. Film Roman has been hired by Marvel to produce 26 half-hour episodes that are scheduled to air in 2011, in time for the upcoming Marvel films The […]

Toon Zone Presents: "Sleeping Beauty" 50th Anniversary Bonus Content

by Ed Liuon October 8, 2008
To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release Sleeping Beauty on 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-ray disc on Tuesday, October 7, 2008. WDSHE has provided Toon Zone with a variety of bonus content for our readers in conjunction with this release. Check back here daily as each link goes live […]