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FUNimation Script, DVDs, Prizes in Online Sweepstakes

FUNimation is giving its website visitors the opportunity to win an autographed script and a clutch of DVDs. The company is giving away a script for episode 49 of Yu Yu Hakusho signed by Justin Cook and Christopher Bevins in a sweepstakes that runs through February 28. FUNimation is also running a sweepstakes to give […]

"The Incredibles": Best-Reviewed Film of 2004

The Incredibles has been awarded a Golden Tomato (Wide Release) by Rotten Tomatoes, recognizing it as one of the best-reviewed films of 2004. The film garnered a 97% “Tomatometer” rating at the website, which tracks the opinions of several hundred print, broadcast and online reviewers. [Source: Business Wire]

Analyst: Disney Animation Studio Could Ding Pixar

In reiterating their current rating and target price for Pixar stock, Banc of America has stated that Disney’s planned CGI animation studio may have a negative halo effect on Pixar if Disney’s sequels to Pixar movies are poorly done. It also points out that the creation of the studio suggests a reconciliation between the two […]

"Clutch Cargo" Goes to DVD

BCI Eclipse will release two DVD season sets of Clutch Cargo on March 22, Animated Bliss reports. The DVDs will each retail for $14.95. Clutch Cargo is the infamous television series in which live-action human lips were superimposed on cartoon faces in order “animate” dialogue.

TMNT Take to Subway

Subways sandwich shops will carry Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action toys under a promotional deal with 4Kids Entertainment, the companies announced today. The promotion, which will run between February 7 and March 27, will give purchasers of its Kids’ Paks one of four TMNT toys as well as a “watch & win” insert giving them […]

Great "Beginnings" for "Power Rangers S.P.D."

In the year 2020, Earth has opened its doors to alien life forms from throughout the universe. Ninety-nine percent of them are good and decent people. One percent are criminals. And then there’s Emperor Gruumm. Guess where he fits in. Luckily, there’s Space Patrol Delta to guard against Gruumm and his Troobian forces. Everyone looks […]

"Power Rangers": The Best Cartoon the 1980's Ever Produced

Power Rangers is the perfect 1980′s cartoon. Look, never mind the fact that it is not animated and that it didn’t even air in the 1980′s (it reached American shores in 1993). Just bear with me. By “1980′s cartoon,” I mean a cartoon that mostly ignores atmosphere, character and even plot, but instead just kicks […]

Dekaranger vs. S.P.D.: Everybody Wins!

Those of you who pay attention to the end credits of Power Rangers may already know that each season comes with a “Based on” tag crediting the series to a particular show from Toei Company, Ltd. For the thirteenth season of Power Rangers, arriving on Saturday, February 5, as Power Rangers: S.P.D., that credit reads […]

Shotaro Ishinomori + Spider-Man = Power Rangers

Just as many cartoons leapt from the pages of comic books, sentai can also trace its roots to the paneled pages. The man who can best be described as the father of sentai, Shotaro Ishinomori, got his start creating his own manga. While he might not be as well known in America as Astro Boy-creator […]

Long Live The Power: A "Power Rangers" Timeline

Power Rangers: S.P.D. debuts this Saturday, February 5, at 8:30am ET/PT on ABC Family. But let’s suppose this is your first introduction to the Power Rangers franchise. What have you been missing? Like Time Force and Dr. Oliver’s diary, let’s take a trip through time: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Rita Repulsa has been freed from […]

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