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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.

BKN Home Entertainment Launches in U.S. and U.K.

BKN has set up home entertainment operations in the U.S. and in the U.K. and has unveiled a slate of animated features scheduled for release on DVD. Scheduled features include Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Kong II – Return to the Jungle, The Three Musketeers, and The Nutcracker. BKN Home Entertainment will also handle […]

4Kids Series Sold to CN U.K.; DeLaney Upped at 4Kids

4Kids Entertainment has sold 208 Pokemon episodes and 52 episodes of One Piece‘s second season to Cartoon Network U.K., C21Media reports. Separately, 4Kids has promoted Gia DeLaney to director of international program sales from her previous position as manager of international program sales. DeLaney will handle audio/visual marketing, development, and new media distribution of 4Kids […]

Brenda Freeman Named Senior VP, Promotions Marketing, Nickelodeon

Brenda Freeman has been named Senior Vice President of Promotions Marketing for Nickelodeon. In her new position, Freeman will oversee the development and execution of all promotions marketing efforts for Nickelodeon and its related brands including Nick Jr., Noggin, The N, and Nick Digital assets including both on-air and off air promotions, client services, ad […]

"Yu-Gi-Oh!: My Freaky Valentine" Comes to DVD February 7

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.2: My Freaky Valentine on DVD on February 7, 2006. The DVD carries a running time of approximately 177 minutes and will retail for $14.98 SRP. The following is a track listing of the DVD: Episode 408: My Freaky Valentine Part […]

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