Japanese Anime "Kite" Turns Live-Action

by Zeddon January 22, 2006
Mexican commercial directors Jorge and Javier Aguilera will helm a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime Kite, AWN reports, citing Variety.

"Disney Buying Pixar" Rumors Gaining Strength

by Ed Liuon January 22, 2006
A report in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal (summarized by Reuters) quoted unnamed sources stating that the Walt Disney Company was in serious talks to acquire Pixar Animation Studios, paying a small premium over Pixar’s market value of $6.7 billion at the time. Since that time, more details of the story have come from a report […]

"Batman" Director Dick Sebast Interviewed

by Stuon January 21, 2006
The World’s Finest recently managed to catch up with Batman: The Animated Series director Dick Sebast to discuss his work on the cartoon. Sebast speaks on his Emmy Award winning work on Robin’s Reckoning, what it was like working with the various animation companies, and more. Click the above link to read the interview.

"Golden Age" Releases Pushed Back

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
The DVD releases of Golden Age: Cultoons and Golden Age: Cartoons for Victory! have been pushed back to April 11, 2006, according to DVDtoons. Both DVDs will retail for $14.95 SRP each.

BKN Home Entertainment Launches in U.S. and U.K.

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
BKN has set up home entertainment operations in the U.S. and in the U.K. and has unveiled a slate of animated features scheduled for release on DVD. Scheduled features include Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Kong II – Return to the Jungle, The Three Musketeers, and The Nutcracker. BKN Home Entertainment will also handle […]

4Kids Series Sold to CN U.K.; DeLaney Upped at 4Kids

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
4Kids Entertainment has sold 208 Pokemon episodes and 52 episodes of One Piece‘s second season to Cartoon Network U.K., C21Media reports. Separately, 4Kids has promoted Gia DeLaney to director of international program sales from her previous position as manager of international program sales. DeLaney will handle audio/visual marketing, development, and new media distribution of 4Kids […]

Brenda Freeman Named Senior VP, Promotions Marketing, Nickelodeon

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
Brenda Freeman has been named Senior Vice President of Promotions Marketing for Nickelodeon. In her new position, Freeman will oversee the development and execution of all promotions marketing efforts for Nickelodeon and its related brands including Nick Jr., Noggin, The N, and Nick Digital assets including both on-air and off air promotions, client services, ad […]

"Yu-Gi-Oh!: My Freaky Valentine" Comes to DVD February 7

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.2: My Freaky Valentine on DVD on February 7, 2006. The DVD carries a running time of approximately 177 minutes and will retail for $14.98 SRP. The following is a track listing of the DVD: Episode 408: My Freaky Valentine Part […]

More Info on "Baby Looney Tunes" Volumes 1 & 2

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
DVDtoons has the full press release announcing the release of Baby Looney Tunes Volume 1: PlayDay Pals and Baby Looney Tunes Volume 2: Let’s Play Pretend. The DVDs will be available from Warner Home Video on March 7, 2006, and will retail for $14.97 SRP each.

"Brer Rabbit" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit is coming to DVD in a full-length animated feature, DVDtoons reports. Artwork is also available at DVDtoons.