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"Princess Natasha" Coming to DVD

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the AOL web series Princess Natasha to home video, World Screen reports. The twenty-part series will be released in installments featuring ten episodes each. AOL will also develop two exclusive bonus episodes for the release and two games for DVD and video.

Florida Man Wins Pokemon Contest

Chris Darling of Orlando, Florida, has won the title of Pokemon Emerald Ultimate Frontier Battle Brain, Nintendo said today. Darling defeated twelve other finalists to win a trip for two to the new Pokemon The Park 2005 in Nagoya, Japan. [Source: Business Wire]

CritterPix Names Creative Team to "Ollie the Otter"

Animation alums Gary Goldman, Chris Rock and Sandra Joy Lee have joined the creative staff working on CritterPix’s Ollie the Otter, the company said today. Goldman, who has worked on Don Bluth productions The Secret of NIMH, Anastasia and The Land Before Time, has been named to a management role, while Pixar’s Rock has signed […]

FUNimation Acquires "Desert Punk" for 2006

FUNimation has acquired Desert Punk and will bring the series to North America in 2006, the company announced at Anime Boston on Saturday. Updates on the series can be found at www.desertpunk.tv. [Source: FUNimation] Correction: Stupid, mistaken reference to title corrected. Thanks, Karl.

'Constantine' Announced on DVD

DVD Answers has put the official specs and cover art for the DVD of the DC Comics / Vertigo title, Constantine. Expect two versions of the DVD, a double disc collectors edition and a single-disc, regular edition.

Bandai Acquires Namco

Bandai Co. has agreed to buy “Pac-Man” designer Namco Ltd. for about 175.3 billion yen ($1.7 billion) in cash and stock to create Japan’s second-largest maker of toys and video-game software. Bandai purchased 6.3 percent of Namco for 10.5 billion yen in cash, according to a joint statement released today. Namco shareholders will receive one […]

SpongeBob Starts Fourth Season This Friday

After many months of reruns, Nickelodeon’s cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants returns with new episodes starting May 6 at 8:00pm (ET). This new season will consist of 20 half-hour episodes, as reported by Yahoo! News.

Templeton, Cooke Win Shuster Awards; Harvey Award Nominees Named

The first annual Shuster Award winners were named over the weekend, recognizing outstanding Canadian comic talent for the past year. Ty Templeton shared top honors in the “Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer” category for his work on DC’s Batman Adventures, while Darwyn Cooke won in the “Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist” category for DC: The […]

Pooh "Halloween" DVD Coming in September

Disney will release Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie to DVD on September 13, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $19.99.

Noated Sets Up Auction Site for Anime

Noated.net has set up a new auction site, where collectors of anime and manga can buy, sell and trade items.

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