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Marvel Conference: DTV Animation Highlights; Comics in 7-11's

Marvel Enterprises held a presentation for investors at a Bear Stearns conference this morning. The Marvel Gateway website reports that Marvel and Lions Gate Films will continue making direct-to-video animated feature films, with the third project already in development. In addition, a Fantastic Four animated television show was confirmed and the MTV Spider-Man animated series […]

The Cat Returns: A Magical Tale of Many Kitties

Studio Ghibli is often deemed the Disney of Japan, and it is difficult to find much fault with the comparison. Not only do both dominate their respective domestic (traditional) animation markets, but there are many similarities to be found in the epic adventures and enchanting fairy tales they bring to the screen. There are also […]

"Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi" Needs a Stronger Bond

Ai Yori Aoshi is yet another series that I had been interested in seeing, but wasn’t high enough on my priority list to buy. I’ve seen the trailers on other Geneon DVDs and they gave me the impression that the series is a serious romantic drama. Though I’m not sure about the original series, for […]

"Little Einsteins" Comes to Playhouse Disney in October

Disney’s Little Einsteins, an innovative new TV series focused on sparking curiosity through exploration, will premiere in October during the daily Playhouse Disney programming block on Disney Channel. The series, and a Disney DVD/video release in August, will build on the cachet of the #1 infant/preschool brand Baby Einstein and will anchor the emergence of […]

ABC Kids Fall 2005 Lineup Announced

Three new series – the ensemble comedy The Suite Life of Zack & Cody introducing the newest generation of kid and tween superstars and produced by hit makers Danny Kallis (“Smart Guy”) and Irene Dreayer (“Sister, Sister,” “Smart Guy”); the breakout Jetix action/adventure series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! from creator/producer Ciro Nieli (“Mucha […]

Fall 2005 Programming Information for Jetix

Jetix, the high-energy programming block built on action, adventure, daring and humor, kicks off its sophomore year on Toon Disney and ABC Family with the greenlight of a new original animated series Get Ed from Walt Disney Television Animation, and additional season pick-ups for three key original series — Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, […]

"Speed Racer" Crosses DVD Finish Line on May 24

Lions Gate will release the third volume of Speed Racer: Collector’s Edition to DVD on May 24, TVShowsOnDVD reports. It will retail for $22.95.

Animated Criticism: An Orphaned Deer and a Pig in a Plane

Welcome to Animated Criticism, a column that will examine and summarize critical reactions to recent animated releases across the press and Internet world. The big American release of the week (coming out today): the Bambi Platinum Edition. The Washington Post loves the release, calling the remastered visuals “as lovely as a sunny, spring day.” If […]

Wolpert and Silverman Named Vice Presidents, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products

Nancy Wolpert and Lisa Silverman Meyers have been named Vice President, Home Video/DVD, and Vice President, Strategic Planning and Marketing Services, respectively, of Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products, the company announced today. Wolpert will continue to manage the development of all titles, including consumer advertising, promotions and packaging, and will serve as the day-to-day contact […]

Kids WB Announces "MegaMan" & "Yu-Gi-Oh" Sweepstakes

In celebration of the addition of MegaMan NT Warrior: Axess to Kids WB’s AfterToons block, the network is joining forces with Capcom, Mattel, Viz, and Decipher for the “Kids’ WB! AfterToons All Axess Sweepstakes.” Each day this week, from Monday, February 28 through Friday, March 4, kids will need to tune in to MegaMan NT […]

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