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"Darkwing Duck" and "The Tick" Reportedly Coming to DVD This Year

Darkwing Duck and The Tick are reportedly coming to DVD sometime this year, according to an unnamed industry source of TVShowsOnDVD. According to the reports, Disney is expected to release both series in a multi-DVD set, similar to the DuckTales and Rescue Rangers releases last year. Please note that a release date has not been […]

"Joe Cartoon" Comes to DVD

BCI has announced a licensing agreement to release a variety of “Joe Cartoon” animation shorts on DVD, DVDtoons reports. Greatest Hits, Volume One will be available in April for $14.98 SRP, followed by the release of Volume Two in July. A three-disc boxed set will be available in November 2006.

"Disney Buys Pixar": Deal Imminent?

Separate reports in BusinessWeek and the Hollywood Reporter (quoting the Associated Press) are quoting anonymous sources that state that the Disney Board of Directors has approved the purchase of Pixar Animation Studios for approximately $7 billion. Disney may announce the deal, to be completed in a stock transaction, as early as today. Representatives from both […]

"Animation Runner Kuromi 2" Coming May 9, Soundtrack Coming Soon

On the latest episode of the Toon Zone Podcast, Central Park Media founder John O’Donnell announced that Akitaroh Daichi’s Animation Runner Kuromi 2 OVA will be released on May 9. The soundtrack is also due out sometime this year, Mr. O’Donnell said. He also noted that the documentary about anime fans by Eric Bresler, Otaku […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 6: John O'Donnell & Co. of Central Park Media

Editor-in-chief Ben Applegate, producer Karl Olson, staff reviewer Chad Bonin, graphics editor Matthew Williams and, for the first time, reviews editor William C. Maune gather ’round the digital campfire to tell these tall tales: The decay of Boomerang begins? Astroboy on DVD Train Man and the otaku mentality Boondocks gets serious Plus, a trio of […]

"Sonic X: Into the Darkness" Comes to DVD

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Sonic X Volume 9: Into the Darkness on DVD on February 7, 2006. The DVD carries a running time of 130 minutes and will retail for $14.98 SRP. The following is a track listing of the DVD: Episode 139: Defective Detectives Episode 140: […]

Japanese Anime "Kite" Turns Live-Action

Mexican commercial directors Jorge and Javier Aguilera will helm a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime Kite, AWN reports, citing Variety.

"Disney Buying Pixar" Rumors Gaining Strength

A report in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal (summarized by Reuters) quoted unnamed sources stating that the Walt Disney Company was in serious talks to acquire Pixar Animation Studios, paying a small premium over Pixar’s market value of $6.7 billion at the time. Since that time, more details of the story have come from a report […]

"Batman" Director Dick Sebast Interviewed

The World’s Finest recently managed to catch up with Batman: The Animated Series director Dick Sebast to discuss his work on the cartoon. Sebast speaks on his Emmy Award winning work on Robin’s Reckoning, what it was like working with the various animation companies, and more. Click the above link to read the interview.

"Golden Age" Releases Pushed Back

The DVD releases of Golden Age: Cultoons and Golden Age: Cartoons for Victory! have been pushed back to April 11, 2006, according to DVDtoons. Both DVDs will retail for $14.95 SRP each.

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