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Dini to Write "Detective Comics"

Writer Paul Dini and artist Rags Morales will be teaming up on DC’s Detective Comics title starting this year, according to a comment at the end of the Dini/Morales team on (note: article contains spoilers for DC’s Infinite Crisis event). Dini confirmed that he will be writing “the Busiek/Pacheco Superman team” on his weblog, and […]

'Samurai Jack' Season 3 Arriving on DVD in May

TV Shows on DVD is reporting that the third season of Samurai Jack is arriving on DVD on May 23rd. Click the link for more information. Stay tuned for the full announcement by WHV in the coming days.

Disney To Buy Pixar In $7.4 Billion Deal

Disney has just announced that it will purchase Pixar Animation Studios in a deal worth around $7.4 billion in stock, making the animated studio a wholly owned subsidiary. Chief personnel involved in the deal include Steve Jobs, Ed Catmull, and John Lasseter. Jobs will become Disney’s largest individual shareholder and will hold a seat on […]

Nickelodeon to Air President's Day "Go, Diego, Go!" Marathon (Updated 1/24)

Nickelodeon will present a three-hour marathon of Go, Diego, Go! on Monday, February 20, from 9:00am – 12:00pm. The marathon will conclude with an all-new episode entitled “Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears” at 11:30am. PR Newswire has the revised schedule. Updated 1/24: Nickelodeon has updated their schedule. Please note the above changes in bold […]

"Darkwing Duck" and "The Tick" Reportedly Coming to DVD This Year

Darkwing Duck and The Tick are reportedly coming to DVD sometime this year, according to an unnamed industry source of TVShowsOnDVD. According to the reports, Disney is expected to release both series in a multi-DVD set, similar to the DuckTales and Rescue Rangers releases last year. Please note that a release date has not been […]

"Joe Cartoon" Comes to DVD

BCI has announced a licensing agreement to release a variety of “Joe Cartoon” animation shorts on DVD, DVDtoons reports. Greatest Hits, Volume One will be available in April for $14.98 SRP, followed by the release of Volume Two in July. A three-disc boxed set will be available in November 2006.

"Disney Buys Pixar": Deal Imminent?

Separate reports in BusinessWeek and the Hollywood Reporter (quoting the Associated Press) are quoting anonymous sources that state that the Disney Board of Directors has approved the purchase of Pixar Animation Studios for approximately $7 billion. Disney may announce the deal, to be completed in a stock transaction, as early as today. Representatives from both […]

"Animation Runner Kuromi 2" Coming May 9, Soundtrack Coming Soon

On the latest episode of the Toon Zone Podcast, Central Park Media founder John O’Donnell announced that Akitaroh Daichi’s Animation Runner Kuromi 2 OVA will be released on May 9. The soundtrack is also due out sometime this year, Mr. O’Donnell said. He also noted that the documentary about anime fans by Eric Bresler, Otaku […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 6: John O'Donnell & Co. of Central Park Media

Editor-in-chief Ben Applegate, producer Karl Olson, staff reviewer Chad Bonin, graphics editor Matthew Williams and, for the first time, reviews editor William C. Maune gather ’round the digital campfire to tell these tall tales: The decay of Boomerang begins? Astroboy on DVD Train Man and the otaku mentality Boondocks gets serious Plus, a trio of […]

"Sonic X: Into the Darkness" Comes to DVD

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Sonic X Volume 9: Into the Darkness on DVD on February 7, 2006. The DVD carries a running time of 130 minutes and will retail for $14.98 SRP. The following is a track listing of the DVD: Episode 139: Defective Detectives Episode 140: […]

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