"Looney Tunes Golden Collection" Vol. 6: Less Bugs, More Bosko

by Classic Speedyon October 29, 2008
I’m not going to lie: when I first read the list of contents for the sixth Looney Tunes Golden Collection, I was a tad underwhelmed. Eventually, I got just as excited as every other year’s release (and purchased it on release day, as always), but back when news first broke, all I could think of […]

Toei Animation Adds Anime to Crunchyroll Website

by Weathermanon October 28, 2008
Toei Animation has added several of their programs to the Crunchyroll video sharing website. The titles are Digimon Adventure 02, Fist of the North Star, Pretty Cure, and Slam Dunk. The same titles are available on the IDG Direct2Drive service. [Source: Anime News Network]

"You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown" Comes to DVD January 29, 2009

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
Warner Home Video has announced a deluxe edition DVD of You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown, which will go on sale on January 29, 2009 with a suggested retail price of $19.98. The story follows Charlie Brown’s experience in a motocross race against Peppermint Patty and the mysterious Masked Marvel (a.k.a. Snoopy). Special features will […]

Cartoon Network Picks Up "Total Drama Action" Spinoff from "Total Drama Island"

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
Cake Distribution has announced that Fresh TV’s Total Drama Action, a spin-off series from Total Drama Island, has been acquired by Cartoon Networ, with a premiere date some time in 2009. The sequel series will put 15 of the original contestants from the show to a deserted studio back lot for more challenges and the […]

TELETOON Announces November Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
TELETOON has announced its schedule for November 2008, which will include a spotlight on Total Drama Island and the debut of the series The Secret Saturdays. Other highlights include an airing of The Batman vs. Dracula and a sneak peek at the new series Iron Man: Armored Adventures. For full details, including air dates and […]

Briefly: "Bob & Margaret" Creator Profile; Pixar in Poland; Simpsons’ Al Jean in UK

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
* The Vancouver Sun has profiled Oscar-winning husband-and-wife animators David Fine and Alison Snowden, creators of the animated series Bob and Margaret. * Poland’s TVP station has acquired the rights to air Pixar’s 14 animated short films on television. [Animation Insider] * Simpsons executive producer Al Jean will headline the Bradford Animation Festival in the […]

Animation Insider on Stop-Motion Poe on "Edgar Allan Poe Collection" DVD

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
Animation Insider has taken a look at Microcinema International’s The Edgar Allan Poe Collection: Volume One, which contains a number of short film adaptations of several of Poe’s works, including one stop-motion animated version of the poem “Annabel Lee” by George Higham. The DVD is available now.

PR: "You’re a Good Sport Charlie Brown" Races to DVD January 27, 2009

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
REV-UP FOR MOTOCROSS SEASON WITH SNOOPY! YOU’RE A GOOD SPORT, CHARLIE BROWN RACES ON TO DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE U.S. JANUARY 27, 2009 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO The Emmy® Award-Winning Animated Peanuts Classic is Available in a Re-mastered Deluxe Edition with All-New Bonus Material and Updated Packaging New-to-DVD Bonus Episode You’re the […]

"Tinker Bell:" The Girls Will Love It, The Boys May Not Admit It

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2008
Some toy commercials are disguised as entertainment, and some entertainment is disguised as a toy commercial. The link between entertainment and merchandise has existed ever since Edgar Rice Burroughs figured out the cross-marketing potential of Tarzan, turning him into the first mass-merchandised fictional character, but that success pales in comparison to the virtual art form […]

PR: "Anime Today" Talks New Media with ANN’s Justin Sevakis

by Ed Liuon October 27, 2008
Right Stuf’s ANIME TODAY Talks New Media With Anime News Network’s Justin Sevakis Jyu-Oh-Sei anime, kunoichipanda, reviews, contests & more in episode 78! GRIMES, IA, October 24, 2008 – Anime producer and mega-online anime retailer Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to welcome Justin Sevakis – Anime News Network‘s director of new media – to episode […]