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"BusinessWeek" Debunks "Disney Buys Pixar" Rumors

An article in BusinessWeek on-line debunks the oft-repeated rumor that the Walt Disney Corporation will buy Pixar Animation Studios and make Steve Jobs the CEO of Disney. The two companies were reported close to renewing their distribution deal, but neither will comment publicly about the negotiations.

NY Times Talks CN's Anime

A slightly condescending article in the New York Times Arts section delves into what it judges as the anime series on Cartoon Network which defy anime stereotypes (registration required). Among the shows judged worthy are Naruto, Samurai Champloo, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

'Ultimate Avengers' DVD Menus Now Online

The Digital Bits has posted menus for the upcoming Ultimate: Avengers – The Movie direct-to-DVD feature. In other Ultimate Avengers news, Wonder Con will premiere the movie in its entirety on Saturday, February 11.

"Tripping the Rift - Season 2" Comes to DVD April 4

Tripping the Rift – Season 2 is coming to DVD from Anchor Bay on April 4, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The 2-disc set will contain all thirteen episodes of the second season and will retail for $29.95 SRP.

"Super Mario Bros." Box Set Press Release

TVShowsOnDVD has the full press release for the DVD release of The Super Mario Brothers Super Show!. There is also word that all 24 episodes will contain their respective live-action segments.

"American Dad: Volume 1" Coming April 25

American Dad: Volume 1 will street on April 25. The 3-disc DVD set will include the first 13 episodes of the series and will retail for $39.98 SRP. TVShowsOnDVD has a track listing as well as artwork.

Nick Picks Up "Yu-Gi-Oh! GX" for International Broadcast

4Kids Entertainment has licensed Yu-Gi-Oh! GX to Nickelodeon for broadcast in the U.K., Spain, Australia, and Latin America, World Screen reports.

Animated DVD Updates

TVShowsOnDVD has several animated DVD news items, including new info on the latest Thundercats DVD and artwork, Krypto the Superdog, extras included in The Flintstones – The Complete 5th Season, and My Little Pony artwork. There is also news that character-appropriate DVDs will be included with some new Beast Wars toys. Meanwhile, DVDtoons has back […]

Ken Iyadomi Named President of Bandai Entertainment

Ken Iyadomi has been named President and CEO of Bandai Entertainment, Inc., the company has announced. [Source: Bandai Entertainment]

AZN Schedules "Anime Weekend"

The AZN Network is having an “Anime Weekend” this weekend and next weekend with marathons of Patlabor and Record of the Lodoss War. The Patlabor marathons will air January 15 and January 21 from 9:00pm to 11:30pm (PT); the Lodoss War marathons will air January 16 and January 22 from 9:00pm to 11:30pm (PT). More […]

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