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"Ducktales," "Rescue Rangers" Go to DVD

Walt Disney will release three-disc sets of Ducktales and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers to DVD on November 8, TV Shows on DVD reports. Each set will retail for $34.99.

Anime Sales Fall in Japan

The Japan External Trade Organization says that anime market sales in Japan fell 10.4% to 191.2 billion yen in 2003 from a 2002 high, AWN reports. Box office revenues for anime features fell 53% between 2001 and 2003, and sales of anime DVDs fell 5.5% between 2003 and 2004.

Navarre Ups Deacon to President

Navarre Corp., parent of anime-distributor FUNimation, has named Cary Deacon as president and chief operating officer, the company says. [Source: PR Newswire]

"New Getter Robo" When Gore Goes Into Overdrive

You know you’ve got a good remake on your hands when not only does it appeal to old-school fans who enjoyed the original, but it also reels in newbies like myself who have never seen any previous Getter Robo series. New Getter Robo delivers a knockout punch, sending your head flying 300 feet while leaving […]

Studios Working with Colleges to Train Animators

Walt Disney, DreamWorks Animation, and Pixar are collaborating with colleges and univesities to train the next generation of animators, USA Today reports. The studios are creating educational programs to ensure that students and animators already in their employ are trained in the CG techniques that are currently in high demand.

CPM to Photograph Cosplay at Otakon 2005

Central Park Media will be photographing fans in their cosplay costumes at Otakon 2005, the company said today. The best pictures will be included in a special photo gallery on the DVD release of Eric Bresler’s anime fandom documentary Otaku Unite! Fans should come to the CPM booth (#1327) dressed as their favorite anime character […]

"Naruto" to Premiere on Toonami September 10

Naruto — the global anime series centering around Uzumaki Naruto, a rebellious ninja in training — makes its U.S. debut on Saturday, September 10, 2005, at 9:00pm (ET/PT) during Toonami on Cartoon Network. Its debut on Cartoon Network will mark the first time the series has been shown in English. The story of Naruto begins […]

E-Ville Press Brings Pixar Talent to Comics

The Great Curve weblog has interviewed Ted Mathot of E-Ville Press, a company composed of several Pixar employees self-publishing their own comic books. The interview covers the basics of the company and Rose and Isabel, their first comic book which centers on two sisters living during the Civil War. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

"Micronauts: Revolution" Available on DVD

Eagle One Media has issued a press release announcing that Micronauts: Revolution is available now on DVD. The disc is priced at $12.99 US and contains a 75-minute animated adventure and a 36-card trading set.

"Gundam SEED": What Are You Doing on an "Empty Battlefield," Gundam?

OK, you’ve got a mega-hit franchise that has revitalized interest in your company, you’re making tons of money off the various soundtracks, and you’re about to unleash this monstrosity overseas, with the sequel series already in production. What do you do to tide over your audience until said series debuts? Well, you take a chunk […]

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