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"The New Batman Adventures": Just Like Old Times

by Stuon January 18, 2006
After many years of fan prayers, Warner Bros has finally reached the final set in its acclaimed run of Batman: The Animated Series DVD sets, with the release of The New Batman Adventures in all its streamlined glory. Set two years after the previous series, The New Batman Adventures sees Batman continuing his quest to […]

BCI Eclipse Acquires North American DVD Rights to 230 Hours of Filmation Library

by Zeddon January 17, 2006
Under an agreement with Entertainment Rights (ER), BCI Eclipse has acquired the North American DVD rights to 230 hours from ER’s Filmation library, Reuters reports. Titles included in the deal include She-Ra: Princess of Power, The Legend of Bravestarr, Ghostbusters, The New Adventures of Zorro, The Lone Ranger, Groovie Goolies, and Snow White Happily Ever […]

More "Godzilla: The Series" Coming to DVD

by Zeddon January 17, 2006
In conjunction with the DVD release of Peter Jackson’s King Kong, Sony will re-promote Godzilla: The Series – Monster Wars Trilogy — previously released in August 2004 — on March 28. In addition, Sony will also release two additional volumes of Godzilla: The Series on that same day. Godzilla: The Series – Monster Mayhem and […]

"Speed Racer - Collector's Edition Vol. 4" Comes to DVD March 14

by Zeddon January 17, 2006
Speed Racer – Collector’s Edition Vol. 4 will be available on DVD for $22.98 SRP beginning March 14, TVShowsOnDVD reports. While it would make sense to include the rest of the 16 episodes of the series that have not yet been released, episode info is not yet available.

"Transformers: Evolutions" Teaser Image Posted

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2006
An image of what looks like Transformers based on steam-powered locomotives has been posted at Newsarama.com. The image is from IDW Publishing’s The Transformers: Hearts of Steel #1, the first issue of a monthly “alternate reality” Transformers comic book title. The first issue will be written by Chuck Dixon with art by Ted McKeever.

G.I. Joe Tackles Terror in "Special Missions: Manhattan"

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2006
Comic Book Resources.com has spoken to the writers of G.I. Joe: Special Missions: Manhattan, coming in February 2006 from Devil’s Due Publishing. The 48-page special will contain one main story by B. Clay Moore and Jeremy Haun, two shorter tales by Mike O’Sullivan, and character profile pages.

"BusinessWeek" Debunks "Disney Buys Pixar" Rumors

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2006
An article in BusinessWeek on-line debunks the oft-repeated rumor that the Walt Disney Corporation will buy Pixar Animation Studios and make Steve Jobs the CEO of Disney. The two companies were reported close to renewing their distribution deal, but neither will comment publicly about the negotiations.

NY Times Talks CN's Anime

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2006
A slightly condescending article in the New York Times Arts section delves into what it judges as the anime series on Cartoon Network which defy anime stereotypes (registration required). Among the shows judged worthy are Naruto, Samurai Champloo, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

'Ultimate Avengers' DVD Menus Now Online

by Stuon January 15, 2006
The Digital Bits has posted menus for the upcoming Ultimate: Avengers – The Movie direct-to-DVD feature. In other Ultimate Avengers news, Wonder Con will premiere the movie in its entirety on Saturday, February 11.

"Tripping the Rift - Season 2" Comes to DVD April 4

by Zeddon January 15, 2006
Tripping the Rift – Season 2 is coming to DVD from Anchor Bay on April 4, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The 2-disc set will contain all thirteen episodes of the second season and will retail for $29.95 SRP.