The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is holding “Tokyo Festa” — a day of free events throughout New York City — on February 7, 2006. The program is aimed at increasing awareness of Japan’s customs, culture, and cartoons. Highlights include: The En-Nichi Market A recreation of an old Edo marketplace, featuring traditional fun and games for both […]
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids – Vol. 3 is now scheduled to arrive on DVD on May 2, according to Ventura Distribution, owners of UrbanWorks, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The 265-minute release will retail for $19.99 SRP. Originally scheduled for release last year, the release has been pushed back several times.
Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing has announced an agreement to publish and distribute interactive books based on the Marvel Heroes program to children ages four through eleven in the United States, Canada and the U.K., beginning in the fall of 2006. The books will feature such characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, […]
Corpse Bride certainly isn’t your normal love tale. When Victor (the groom) gets cold feet about marrying Victoria, things spiral out of control. He runs from the Church in humiliation after setting his soon-to-be mother-in-law’s dress on fire. He beats himself up over not being able to remember his wedding vows and loses himself in […]
Nick Park and Steve Box’s claymation romp Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will face off against Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle for Best Animated Feature in the 78th Annual Academy Awards. Park is a three-time winner of the Best Animated Short Film Oscar, twice for shorts starring […]
TVShowsOnDVD reports via creator Jackson Publick’s blog that we can expect the first season of Venture Bros. to be released on DVD “sometime in May.” DVD artwork will be done by famed comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz. In addition, the second season Venture Bros. is scheduled to begin airing the second Sunday of June on […]
Economic logic, it seems, rarely rules in Hollywood. Too often, egos get in the way. But the announcement that the Walt Disney Company will be buying Pixar Animation Studios shows that even Hollywood will sometimes bow to the obvious. The Disney-Pixar merger is certainly the most momentous entertainment combination since Time bought Warner, and history […]