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4Kids Announces Full-Length "Kirby" Movie

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Productions LTD, will release Kirby: Fright to the Finish — The Movie at retailers across the country on June 14, 2005. In his first full-length movie, Kirby embarks on a journey into deep space and confronts his ultimate nightmare — the diabolical eNeMeE — when a […]

Justice League Battles "Task Force X" on YTV

First it was The Batman and now it’s Justice League Unlimited. According to a schedule release, the Canadian channel YTV will air the Justice League Unlimited episode “Task Force X,” written by Darwyn Cooke, on Friday, April 15th. The network is expected to air “The Balance” on April 22nd. Note that YTV has been known […]

2005 Eisner Award Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2005 Eisner Awards have been announced. Writer Brian K. Vaughan leads the list with seven nominations for his work on Ex Machina (DC/Wildstorm), Y the Last Man (DC/Vertigo), and Runaways (Marvel). Other notable nominees include Joss Whedon and John Cassaday for Astonishing X-Men, Darwyn Cooke for DC: The New Frontier, and […]

"Ren & Stimpy" Season 3 Coming in June

Paramount will release the three-disc Ren and Stimpy: Season 3 and a Half-ish to DVD on June 28, DVD Toons reports. It will retail for $39.98.

"Princess Tutu" Vol. 1 Defies One-Line Description

Princess Tutu defies words. Now, I know what you’re thinking; how could a magical girl anime with classical ballet and fairy tale references be hard to describe? I’ve got one name for you: Chiaki J. Konaka. The chief writer behind Lain, Texhnolyze, Big O II and the upcoming Shadowstar Narutaru, Konaka is known for his […]

"Gad Guard" Volume 1: Egad! It's Good!

gad n.: A strange stone that transforms into a techode (giant robot) when a person makes a bond with it. Gad Guard opens with a jazzy theme, entitled “Boomerang Boogie,” performed by Pe’z, and a shot of the gads. The first thing that comes to mind is Cowboy Bebop, but that impression is fleeting. The […]

Cox Adds Anime Network to SVOD

Cox Communications will add Anime Network to its Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service under an agreement announced by the two companies today. [Source: ADV Films]

Previews for "Batman Strikes" #8, "JLA: Classified" #6

Mile High Comics has released a 4-page preview of The Batman Strikes! #8, the tie-in comic to the new Batman animated television show. They also have a preview for JLA: Classified #6, which continues the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League!” story by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire.

Govt Issues Recall of Nick-, Disney-Themed Fishing Poles

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is ordering a recall of a line of fishing poles bearing cartoon character images. The “Zebco” and “Floating Catch ‘Em Kit” poles, which feature pictures of SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Dora the Explorer, Tigger and Rocket Power, are being recalled because their paint contains lead. [Source: PR […]

"Family Guy" Changing TV Economics

Today’s Los Angeles Times (link requires free registration) has an article about Family Guy and the new economics of television entertainment. How will it do in the ratings the second time around? News Corp. executives say it doesn’t matter much. This time, their business model is not built around ratings-driven advertising but relies instead on […]

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