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"Fafner," "Gankutsuou" Gear Coming to Hot Topic

Geneon Entertainment will provide licensed merchandise to Hot Topic during an exclusive ninety-day window, the companies said today. Beginning September 1, t-shirts, stickers and buttons sporting iconography drawn from Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo, Fafner, Jubei Chan 2 and R.O.D. The TV will be placed on special anime islands or boutiques within the chain’s […]

"InuYasha: The Movie 3" to DVD in September

Viz will release InuYasha, The Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler to DVD on September 6, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $24.98. Update (8/24/05): VIZ says that the first 100,000 copies of the DVD will include a free, exclusive limited edition trading card from Score Entertainment.

New "Thundercats" Series in the Works

Animation HQ reports that a remake of the 80′s animated classic Thundercats is in the works at Warner Brothers. The show’s new look will be similar to The Batman — edgy and anime-inspired. Pre-production is reportedly ongoing. The show should be ready for broadcast sometime in late 2006.

New 'Superman' and 'Batman' DVD Volumes Announced

TVShowsonDVD have revealed that Volume 2 of Superman: The Animated Series and Volume 4 of Batman: The Animated Series will hit together on December 6th.

Brock Peters 1927 - 2005

Yahoo! News reports that actor Brock Peters has passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 78. He is best known for his role as Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. Animation fans will recognize him as the voice of Lucius Fox in Batman: The Animated Series and numerous other voices in animation […]

"Dora" CD Coming in October

Nick Records and Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group will release Dora the Explorer Dance Fiesta! to CD on Tuesday, October 11, the companies said today. Tracks on the CD include “Celebration,” “Dancing in the Street,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Limbo Rock,” “Locomotion,” “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “We Are Family,” “We Got The Beat,” “Oye […]

ADV Announces "Aquarian Age" for October

ADV Films will release Aquarian Age: Complete Collection to DVD on October 4, the company said today. The three-disc thin pack release will present the entire series in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. It will retail for $39.98. In addition, ADV will release Sakura Diaries: Secrets & Lies, You’re Under Arrest: […]

Kunicon Atlanta 2005: Is One Day Enough?

Rewind back to May 27. Kunicon Atlanta 2005 started that Friday and would continue into Saturday and Sunday. Due to various reasons involving work (yes, I apparently have a real job), birthdays (yes, the 28th was my birthday), rides, and other such inconsequential things, I was only able to go on Friday. I had been […]

"Peep" Explores DVDs

WGBH Boston Video will release three new DVDs based on Peep and the Big Wide World, the company says. Peep Explores, Chirp Flies and Quack Knows It All will each feature six animated Peep stories with live-action interstitials. DVD extras include printable coloring sheets and science activities; closed captioning; and English and Spanish language tracks. […]

Newsarama Looks Back at Five Years of Ultimate Marvel

To begin its week-long coverage of the 5th anniversary of Marvel’s “Ultimate” line of comics, Newsarama.com has posted a time-capsule of articles published before the line was firmly established. Coverage this week will interview multiple Ultimate Marvel creators and delve into the future of the imprint.

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