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"Wallace & Gromit" Traps Oscar Nomination with "Corpse Bride," "Howl's Moving Castle"

Nick Park and Steve Box’s claymation romp Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will face off against Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle for Best Animated Feature in the 78th Annual Academy Awards. Park is a three-time winner of the Best Animated Short Film Oscar, twice for shorts starring […]

"Venture Bros." DVD and Season 2 Timeframe

TVShowsOnDVD reports via creator Jackson Publick’s blog that we can expect the first season of Venture Bros. to be released on DVD “sometime in May.” DVD artwork will be done by famed comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz. In addition, the second season Venture Bros. is scheduled to begin airing the second Sunday of June on […]

Toys for Sale: The Inevitability of the Pixar-Disney Merger

Economic logic, it seems, rarely rules in Hollywood. Too often, egos get in the way. But the announcement that the Walt Disney Company will be buying Pixar Animation Studios shows that even Hollywood will sometimes bow to the obvious. The Disney-Pixar merger is certainly the most momentous entertainment combination since Time bought Warner, and history […]

"Return to the Planet of the Apes" Comes to DVD

Return to the Planet of the Apes will be available on a single-disc DVD beginning March 28, according to DVD Planet. The disc will retail for $19.95 SRP. (via TVShowsOnDVD) (hat tip: Dan Collins) Updated 1/28: TVShowsOnDVD has an update on this news. While Return to the Planet of the Apes will still be available […]

"Dr. Katz: Season 1" Artwork

DVDtoons has cover art for the May 9 release of Dr. Katz: Season 1.

More Info on "Speed Racer"

previously announced has more info on the TVShowsOnDVD Speed Racer – Collector’s Edition Volume 4, scheduled for release on March 14. The DVD will retail for $22.98 and will also include a collectible die-cast Mach-5 car. TVShowsOnDVD also has box art and cover art.

BCI Forms New Label, Moves Forward with "Ultraman" and "Shadow Warriors" Releases

BCI has formed a new label called Ronin Entertainment, TVShowsOnDVD reports. Ronin’s first two properties will be the original 1966 Ultraman series and the 1980 series Shadow Warriors, according to the trade magazine Video Business.

"Warcraft: Shadows Of Ice" Comes to DVD

TokyoPop and game producer Blizzard Entertainment will release Warcraft: Shadows Of Ice, the second volume of the manga series, to DVD, according to AWN.

Disney/Pixar Merger: Conditions Revealed in SEC Filing

The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times have covered a recent SEC filing about the proposed Disney/Pixar merger (registration required for both), noting that Pixar creative chief John Lasseter will be granted the power to greenlight all animated features from the studio, subject to final approval from Disney CEO Robert Iger. The filing […]

Anime/Manga Programming for NY Comic-Con Announced

A press release has details for anime and manga programming for the upcoming New York Comic-Con. Companies attending the con include Viz, Tokyopop, ADV Films, Central Park Media, and Del Rey. The New York Comic-Con will be held at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York City from February 24 – 26.

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