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4Kids Won't Renew "Pokémon" License

by Zeddon December 24, 2005
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. and Pokemon USA, Inc. have agreed not to renew the Pokémon representation agreement set to expire on December 31, 2005. Beginning in 2006, Pokemon USA, Inc.’s in-house licensing group will handle all Pokémon licensing outside of Asia. Under the terms of the expiring Pokemon USA, Inc./4Kids representation agreement, 4Kids will continue to […]

Comics Previews for December 23, 2005: "She-Hulk" #3, "Retro Rocket," "Batman Annual"

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2005
The following comic book previews are available on the web: AVAILABLE NOW – Buzzscope.com has updated its previews for comics released on December 21, including Ultimate X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 and X-Men: Deadly Genesis #2. AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK – Buzzscope.com has previews of Marvel and DC Comics coming on December 28, including She-Hulk 2 #3 by […]

"Garbage Pail Kids" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
Topps’ 1985 animated series Garbage Pail Kids is coming to DVD on April 4, 2006, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The 13-episode series will be released in a 2-disc set which will retail for $27.95 SRP. (hat tip: Dan Collins)

"Ghostbusters" DVD Artwork Revealed

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
TVShowsOnDVD has artwork for the previously announced DVD release of The Real Ghostbusters.

EM Signs Domestic Home Entertainment Deals

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
German media company EM.Entertainment has further expanded its home entertainment activities with long-term contracts with Munich-based Universum Film and Hamburg-based Warner Bros. Entertainment, C21Media reports. The Universum DVD and video deal encompasses a range of children and youth titles from the EM.Entertainment library, including one animated Pippi Longstocking feature and four animated Heidi feature films, […]

"Otaku Unite!" Comes to DVD in March

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
The previously announced Otaku Unite! is coming to DVD on March 7, 2006. It will retail for $19.95 SRP. [Source: Central Park Media]

ADV Films Announces February 21 Releases, Including "Gantz" Boxset

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
ADV Films has announced the following four new titles set to hit store shelves on February 21, 2006: * Gantz Season 1 Box Set (SRP $69.98) is a DVD-only thin-pack release containing all 13 episodes from the first season, presented in anamorphic video with both English 5.1 sound and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. * […]

ADV Films Announces February 14 Releases

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
ADV Films has announced the following five new titles hitting stores on February 14, 2006: * Maburaho: Divine Intervention (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release including episodes 19-21, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include “Art of Maburaho,” clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV […]

CPM's Peter Tatara Doesn't Strike Out on Anime

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
Central Park Media’s Peter Tatara has written a blog entry talking about what it was like walking five miles into work to make anime during the recent New York Metro Transit Authority strike. [Source: Central Park Media]

Behind the Scenes of "Black Jack" Anime

by Ed Liuon December 22, 2005
An article in the Daily Yomiuri Online goes behind the scenes of the Black Jack anime TV series currently airing in Japan. The series, about a brilliant but unlicensed surgeon, debuted in October 2004 and is now in its second season, while a live-action movie was released last week. The movie was directed by Macoto […]