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Toyfare Interviews Seth Green on "Robot Chicken"

Toyfare Magazine has interviewed Seth Green, co-creator of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. Green describes the show as “a stop-motion variety show. It’s like Saturday Night Live with stop motion. Only it’s funnier.” What viewers can expect to see in the show: A “shot-by-shot re-creation” of the Kill Bill movie trailer. Spoofs of American Idol (guest-starring […]

ADV Announces "Hello Kitty" for March 1

ADV will release Hello Kitty & Friends: Basket of Fun to DVD on March 1, the company said today. The DVD-only release will feature four complete episodes and one bonus episode, presented in English 2.0 audio. It will retail for $14.98. [Source: ADV Films]

Floyd Norman on "Song of the South"

Veteran animator Floyd Norman has written another column for Jim Hill Media about his difficulties trying to write a comic strip using characters from Disney’s Song of the South. Norman also comments on recent rumors that the movie will finally be released on DVD. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Viz Launches "Shojo Beat" Magazine

Viz Comics has announced the launch of Shojo Beat magazine, a sister publication to the company’s successful Shonen Jump magazine. The new magazine, aimed at the burgeoning young female manga audience, will hit newsstands in June 2005 with a cover price of $5.99.

"Aladdin and the King of Thieves" Makes a Rich Haul of Laughs

Rejoice! Rejoice! Robin Williams returns to the fold in Disney’s Aladdin III: Aladdin and the King of Thieves. Yes, sometimes even the mighty Mouse learns from its mistakes, and, following the Return of Jafar debacle, Disney managed to lure the venerable Genie back for this 1996 direct-to-video finale to the Aladdin saga. It’s got Genie, […]

Konami Ships Two "Shaman King" Games

Konami Digital Entertainment says it has shipped two videogames based on Shaman King to stores, ActiveAnime reports. Soaring Hawk and Shaman King: Legacy will be available for the Game Boy Advance system for $29.99 each.

Cartoon Network Ratings Report for 1/31 to 2/6

Maintaining its six-week streak of across-the-board growth in prime time and kids total day, Cartoon Network also set a new February weekly record for kids total day delivery and ratings among kids 6-11, kids 2-11, boys 6-11 and boys 2-11, according to Nielsen Media Research. Highlights of the record-setting performance vs. the same time period […]

Universal Ratings Report for Saturday 1/29

Kids 6-11 Ratings for Saturday, January 29, 2005 Note: All Times Eastern Broadcast Networks: Kids WB (8 am -12 pm): (2.6/12 Average) 8:00 am – What’s New Scooby-Doo? (1.4/10) 8:30 am – ¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante (1.7/9) 9:00 am – Teen Titans (2.4/10) 9:30 am – Xiaolin Showdown (2.6/10) 10:00 am – Pokemon Advanced Challenge (2.7/10) […]

Central Park Media Manga Division Lays Off Employees, Cancels Books

Central Park Media has laid off several employees in its comic book and sales departments recently and cancelled several pending books. The stated reason for the staff reduction was CPM’s recent distribution deal made with WEA. It is not currently known whether the cuts will affect the anime divisions of the company.

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence": Androids Dream of Electric Sci-fi

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence comes to DVD with high expectations, and it doesn’t disappoint. An elegant treatise less on man versus machine than man in machine, this sophisticated sci-fi thriller explores the human relationship to robots. And automatic weapons. It would be a disservice to take the reader too far into the film’s […]

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