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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 […]

Disney/Pixar: John Lasseter Dubbed "The New Walt Disney"

An article from Reuters states that several animation industry watchers have dubbed Pixar’s John Lasseter “the new Walt Disney.” (No pressure.) Lasseter is set to become the head of Walt Disney’s animation division if the $7.4 billion Disney/Pixar merger concludes successfully this summer.

Matt Fleckenstein on "Family Guy" Comics

Series writer Matt Fleckenstein has spoken to Newsarama.com about his work on the upcoming Family Guy tie-in comic, coming from Devil’s Due Publishing later this year. Fleckenstein clarifies his writing duties on the show, discusses some basic plot points of his comics, and expounds on the difference between writing for comics and for other media.

DC Announces June 2006 Collected Editions

A press release announces collected comic books coming from DC Comics in June 2006. Included in the list are two Cartoon Network Block Party digest-sized volumes, the fourth volume of George Perez’s Wonder Woman comics, a tie-in trade paperback for the new Superman movie, and a second Showcase volume reprinting 1950’s-era Superman stories.

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