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"Hoodwinked": CG in Da Hood, G

Hoodwinked, written and directed by newcomer to the world of animation Corey Edwards, comes to us courtesy of Kanbar Animation Studio and Blue Yonder Films. Not ringing any bells? It shouldn’t; this isn’t a Pixar, nor is it a Dreamworks. It isn’t even a Blue Sky. Nope, it’s all fresh talent. Does the Hoodwinked team […]

"Howl's Moving Castle," "Pokemon" Top Japan Box Office in 2005

An article about the 2005 box office results in Japan reveals that Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle was the top-grossing film with 19.6 billion yen (approx. US$165.4 million). The article also states that Pocket Monster Advanced Generation is taking the number 2 spot with 4.3 billion yen (approx. US$36.3 million). The statement by the Motion […]

4Kids Entertainment Announces New Setting for "TMNT" Television Series

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. today announced a new setting for the fifth season of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series scheduled to premiere this fall on 4Kids TV. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Fast Forward catapults Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael ninety-nine (99) years into the future where they emerge from the sewers and no […]

4Kids.TV Launches New ''Healthy 4Kids'' Section

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has unveiled a new “Healthy 4Kids” component to its 4Kids TV website, www.4Kids.TV. The new web platform is designed to address the importance of healthy eating and physical activity among children of all ages. The “Healthy 4Kids” section — www.4Kids.TV/healthy/ — includes various interactive features, fun food facts, a food pyramid, downloads […]

"Bambi II" Soundtrack Available February 7

Walt Disney Records will celebrate the return of Bambi on DVD with the release of the Bambi II soundtrack on February 7. The CD will retail for $12.98 SRP. The following is a track listing: 1. “There Is Life” – Alison Krauss 2. “First Sign of Spring” – Michelle Lewis 3. “Through Your Eyes” – […]

Disney Announces "Chicken Little" and "Narnia" DVD Release Dates

Disney’s Chicken Little will be available on DVD on March 21, 2006, for $29.99 SRP. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe will be released on April 4, 2006, in both single- and double-disc editions with lots of extras. It will also retail for $29.99 SRP. [Source: AWN]

Adult Swim January Ratings

For the month of January, Adult Swim ranked #1 among ad-supported cable for monthly total day delivery of adults 18-24, men 18-24 and men 18-34, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. The late-night service also topped all other basic cable networks for the number of telecasts that ranked among January’s top 50 programs […]

Disney/Pixar: "Time" Magazine Hints at Future Films

A sidebar to a Disney/Pixar news article in Time magazine takes a look at some possible film projects coming from the combined company. Some films mentioned include Ratatouille, about a rat living in a fancy French restaurant; a film noir project from Incredibles director Brad Bird that may be based on Will Eisner’s The Spirit […]

"Teen Titans" Season 1 DVD "Easter Eggs" Revealed

A posting on the TitansTower.com website reveals several “easter eggs” on disc 2 of the Teen Titans Complete First Season DVD set. The “eggs” appear to contain special interviews, a music video, and artwork, none of which seem to have been on the earlier, single-disc releases. The DVD set will be released on February 7.

Big Shoes to Fill: "The Simpsons - The Complete 7th Season"

Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein were in a difficult position. As writers on The Simpsons since Season 4, they were promoted to executive producers at the beginning of Season 7, replacing David Mirkin. Many fans felt that Mirkin’s work in Seasons 5 and 6 was some of the best quality material on The Simpsons. How […]

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