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"Afro Samurai" Trailer On-line

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
The trailer for Spike TV’s Afro Samurai has just gone up at the show’s official website. The show is scheduled to debut this fall, with Samuel L. Jackson voicing the title character. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

Original Unpublished Superman Comic Restoration

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
Writer Mark Evanier points out an effort to Mark Evanier’s weblog from 1940 which debuted the concept of “K-Metal,” a radioactive chunk of Krypton that would strip Superman of his powers that would eventually be named “Kryptonite” in the Superman radio show. As of press time, 9 pages (out of 26) plus the cover have […]

Supervising Producer Eric Rollman Talks "Ultimate Avengers 2"

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
The latest “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com talks to supervising producer Eric Rollman about his work on the Ultimate Avengers 2 direct-to-DVD animated feature. He also briefly discusses the status of the upcoming Fantastic 4 cartoon and the recent annoucement of the direct-to-DVD Spider-Man animated series. Other news in the column includes Gumby’s 50th Anniversary […]

Archie Announces "Sonic the Hedgehog Archives" Series

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
Archie Comics has issued a press release announcing the Sonic the Hedgehog Archives series, which will reprint the earliest issues of their hit Sonic comic book series. Each archive volume will be 112 pages in a 5″x7.5″ “digest” size with a retail price of $7.49. Archive #1 will be released in November, reprinting issues #1-4; […]

Disney Reports 40% Jump in Quarterly Profits

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
The Walt Disney Corporation reported a 40% jump in profits for the fiscal third quarter of 2006, compared to the year-ago third quarter results. Disney built a profit of $1.13 billion for the quarter on revenues of $8.6 billion, vs. an $811 million profit on $7.5 billion revenue in 2005. CEO Bob Iger credited the […]

"Case Closed" In Hot Pursuit of Excellence

by Dukeon August 9, 2006
Ah, the return of the tiny little detective known as Conan. Case Closed got a raw deal in the US for many, many reasons (few of them FUNimation’s fault), which is a damn shame, as this disc proves that the series is worthy of going the 400+ episodes it has. You know the drill: Shinichi […]

Greg Johnson: Upping The Ante On The Ultimate Avengers

by Stuon August 9, 2006
Greg Johnson returns to Marvel Animation again, providing the script to the second of Marvel/Lion Gate’s Direct To DVD features, The Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise Of The Panther. Johnson is writing all four of the announced DTDVDs, and is currently hard at work bringing The X-Men back to the small screen for next fall. The […]

4Kids Announces Special Edition "TMNT" and "Sonic X" DVDs

by Zeddon August 9, 2006
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release special editions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 4 and Sonic X: Season 5, each in its own two-disc set, on September 12, 2006. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 4 includes 14 episodes. Bonus features include five never-before-seen TMNT shorts as well as animatic […]

"Winx Club Volume 5" Comes to DVD August 29

by Zeddon August 9, 2006
Winx Club Volume 5: Battle For Alfea is coming to DVD from 4Kids Entertainment Home Video. The DVD will contain the following five episodes: “Mission to Cloud Tower” “The Search for the Flame” “Battle for Alfea” “The Great Witch Invasion” “Fire and Ice” Winx Club Volume 5: Battle For Alfea will be available for $14.98 […]

Press Release: 4Kids Home Video Debuts 2-Disc Sets of "TMNT" and "Sonic X"

by Zeddon August 9, 2006
4KIDS HOME VIDEO ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 12, 2006 STREET DATE FOR SPECIAL EDITION 2-DISC SETS OF HIT SERIES TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES AND SONIC X Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 4 Includes 14 Episodes Sonic X: Season 5 Features 13 Episodes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK (August 4, 2006) – 4Kids Entertainment Home Video, the home […]