New ‘Curious George’ TV Series Gets DVD Release

by Nobuyuki samaon February 2, 2007
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the release of the first DVD collection from the new ‘Curious George’ TV series shown on PBS Kids, set to reach retail shelves on February 20, 2007. Curious George: Zoo Night and Other Animal Stories follows the incurably curious monkey as he meets new friends and takes on entertaining […]

PR: From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: First in a Series of Collections From

by Nobuyuki samaon February 2, 2007
From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: First in a Series of Collections From the New PBS Kids(R) TV Series Which Launched as #1 Among Kids 2 to 5 Years Old*, ‘Curious George: Zoo Night and Other Animal Stories’ Eight Fun and Entertaining Escapades Featuring Everyone’s Favorite Inquisitive Monkey Available on DVD February 20, 2007 UNIVERSAL CITY, […]

More Background on the "Aqua Teen" Stunt

by Maxie Zeuson February 2, 2007
The New York Times has more background on and analysis of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force stunt that occurred in Boston earlier this week. According to the newspaper, the agency that placed the boxes, Interference, has a history of doing stunts that draw criticism, and in a November interview its chief joked about telling lies […]

Frank Welker Hints at New "Transformers" Series

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2007
On his official website, voice actor Frank Welker stated that he is not going to be voicing any characters in the upcoming live-action Transformers movie. However, he did state that, “They are doing a new series based on our old shows which neither Peter nor I were cast.” He further states that Corey Burton will […]

Bejuba! Entertainment Taps Pechels de Saint Sardos For New Distribution VP

by Nobuyuki samaon February 1, 2007
Former Classic Media executive Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos has been appointed as the VP of distribution for Bejuba! Entertainment, according to an announcement on the company’s website. Ms. Pechels de Saint Sardos, based in New York, will assist with the development of the company’s sales strategies and explore new business opportunities. She will be […]

French Distributor Dargaud Changes Name To Mediatoon International

by Nobuyuki samaon February 1, 2007
Dargaud Distribution, handlers of over 1000 half hours of animation titles adapted from European children’s literature and comics such as Lucky Luke, Tintin, Astérix and others, has relaunched as Mediatoon International Distribution, representing the Dargaud Marina, Ellipsanime, Dupuis and Storimages catalogues. Mediatoon International Distribution is a division of Mediatoon, the new outfit set up by […]

"Tales from Earthsea" Topped Japanese Box Office in 2006

by Benon February 1, 2007
Variety reports that Tales from Earthsea (Gedo Senki), the Studio Ghibli film directed by Goro Miyazaki, was the No. 1 box office hit in Japan for 2006, earning $63.2 million. Fifth was Death Note: The Last Name, a live action film based on the manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, with $43 million. Notably, […]

Aqua Teen Hoaxing Force? How a Cartoon Brought a City to a Halt

by Zach Loganon January 31, 2007
Just a mere six years ago it would have been unthinkable for a television cartoon to cause a citywide highway shutdown. Thanks to post-September 11th paranoia, our police are now summoned to settle issues that would previously have seemed asinine. Recently Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block decided to promote cult series Aqua Teen Hunger […]

Adult Swim Marketing Campaign Causes Bomb Scare in Boston

by Chris Woodon January 31, 2007
Electronic devices placed around Boston as part of a nationwide marketing campaign for Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force caused a bomb scare today, resulting in multiple road closings. Read the full AP article here.

Warner Announces New "Tom & Jerry: Volume 1" Replacement Program Information

by Bird Boyon January 31, 2007
Warner Home Video has released an official statement about their Tom & Jerry Spotlight Collection: Volume 1 replacement program. “Previously, Warner Home Video had advised consumers who purchased Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection: Volume 1 DVD that certain episodes on Disc 1 had an alternate picture/audio track. Warner Home Video offered to replace Disc 1 […]