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Pixar Characters Coming to Happy Meals

Such Pixar characters as Mr. Incredible and Buzz Lightyear will be featured in McDonald’s Happy Meals in a promotional tie-in running through April 14, the restaurant chain said today. With the purchase of a Happy Meal or a Mighty Kids Meal, guests will receive one of eight retail-size action figures from a Pixar movie. Figures […]

"Full Metal Panic" Gets ThinPak Release

ADV Films will release a ThinPak box set of Full Metal Panic! on April 19, the company says. The seven-disc DVD-only release will feature the entire 24-episode series in English 5.1, English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras will include production sketches, clean opening and closing animation, Japanese piracy warning, and previews. It […]

'Superman' Animated Release Dates Revealed

TVShowsOnDVD reports that Warner Home Video has announced tentative plans for future DVD releases of Superman: The Animated Series. Superman: The Animated Series: Volume 2 is scheduled for release some time during the Christmas season, with Volume 3 to follow in June. Also scheduled for release in June is the Superman feature film, currently entitled […]

Make My May: Actress Erin Fitzgerald Talks to Toon Zone

Voice actress Erin Fitzgerald is probably best known to today’s TV viewers from her work on Ed, Edd n Eddy, but she’s had a busy and varied career lending voices to many other characters and projects. She recently was kind enough to talk to Toon Zone about her career, her talents, her recent turn “doing […]

Philadelphia Weekly Press Examines "Ex Machina," "DC: The New Frontier"

Philadelphia’s Weekly Press has published an article that keenly analyzes two recent comic-books: Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris and DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke. Ex Machina is an on-going series that centers on a superhero who becomes mayor of New York City, while DC: The New Frontier was a […]

Pixar President Catmull Open to Deals from All Comers

In remarks to French daily Les Echos, Pixar co-founder and President Ed Catmull has stated that Pixar is ready to resume talks over distribution with Disney, but reiterated Pixar’s interest to deal with other studios as well. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

"Howl's Moving Castle" English Cast Announced

Nausicaa.net has posted the English-language cast for Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. The cast includes Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, and Blythe Danner. In reporting the news, Nausicaa.net also states that the movie will open in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on June 10 and expand to 60 other cities one week later.

"Clone Wars" Returns in Explosive Premiere

Fans of Star Wars were skeptical when the word of an animated series first broke. What they found over the course of six months were twenty action-packed episodes culminating in a tense battle between Anakin Skywalker and Asajj Ventress and in the introduction of General Grievous. This new batch of episodes, five in all, are […]

"The Incredibles" Sells Five Million Units on DVD and Video in First Day

The Incredibles sold five million units on DVD and video in North America on its first day of availability, Business Wire reports.

4Kids Entertainment Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. on Wednesday announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2004. For fiscal year 2004, net revenues were $103.3 million versus $102.1 million in 2003. Net income for the year was $12.7 million or $0.89 per diluted share versus $14.8 million or $1.05 per diluted share in 2003. […]

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