PR: Cartoon Network Adopts New Food & Beverage Guidelines

by on August 18, 2007
Cartoon Network to Adopt New Food & Beverage-Related Guidelines and New Healthy Lifestyle Programming Pledge for Kids Guidelines to Affect Licensing of Cartoon Network Original Characters for Kid-Targeted Food & Beverage Licensed Products & Promotional Tie-Ins Beginning January 1, 2008 ATLANTA, August 17, 2007—To reflect its ongoing commitment to promote lifetime health and wellness for […]

"Zipang" Vol. 5: Marty McFly in the Navy

by on August 18, 2007
As a huge World War II history buff, I’m easily entertained by anything remotely related to it, such as my all-time favorite anime Space Battleship Yamato. Since I already know about most of the war’s actual events, I find “what if?” scenarios especially involving. As a kid I was entranced by the 1980 Kirk Douglas […]

ADV Snags Two New Shows for their Anime Network VOD Service

by Weathermanon August 18, 2007
ADV has acquired the VOD rights to B’tx and AM Driver from Illumitoons for their Anime Network Video-On-Demand service. B’tx centers on a young boy named Teppei and the strange insect-like weapon he accidentally activates after his older brother is kidnapped. B’tx will debut on September 6th. AM Driver focuses on a world where a […]

"Ratatoullie" Hits France Where It Counts, the Stomach

by Weathermanon August 18, 2007
Disney and Pixar Studios newest release, Ratatoullie, has made a somewhat suprizing splash in the French movie market, receiving the 4th highest opening weekend box-office in the country’s history. The Washington Post describes how much of the country has embraced the film and it’s love of French cooking. Read more here:…081300990.html

New "Danny Phantom" Episodes + Movie on 8/24/07

by SB20xxon August 17, 2007
On August 24, 2007, Nickelodeon will air a new Danny Phantom movie, “Phantom Planet”, from 8-9 PM. In addition, five new episodes will air all week starting on August 20, 2007 from 4-4:30 PM each day, leading up to the movie. The episodes include “Eye For An Eye” (8/20), “Boxed Up Fury” (8/21), “Frightmare” (8/22), […]

Mixed Feelings About "Mix Master"

by on August 16, 2007
One of the latest entries in the “mon” genre of animated shows has found a new home on the nascent Kabillion cable TV network. After viewing several Mix Master episodes on Video On Demand, I honestly wouldn’t say that the show is the last word in the genre. Nor can I say that it will […]

PR: VIZ Media Announces Download Rights to Bleach Anime Series

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2007
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES DOWNLOAD RIGHTS TO BLEACH™ ANIME SERIES Hit Supernatural Action Series To Be Made Domestically Available Via High Quality Download San Francisco, CA, August 13, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced it has secured from TV […]

Spend "Christmas Time in South Park" on DVD

by Dan Collinson August 15, 2007 reports that Paramount and Comedy Central will release Christmas Time in South Park on DVD on November 13th. The box set will contain every Christmas episode from Comedy Central’s controversial series. The original version was made in 2000 by Warner Brothers and had the first 3 Christmas episodes. This version contains 7 episodes. Christmas […]

Noggin and The N to Become Separate Channels on 12/31

by SB20xxon August 14, 2007
On December 31st, 2007, Noggin and The N will become their own separate 24-hour networks, previously having shared the same channel. Noggin will be commercial free and continue to deliver preschool-centered programming such as “Little Bear”, “Franklin”, “Dora the Explorer”, and many more, while The N will be ad-based and feature shows aimed at tweens/teens. […]

Animaniacs Vol. 3: Ya Gotta Take the Bad With the Good

by SB20xxon August 14, 2007
Animaniacs was like an animated version of Saturday Night Live: There were recurring sketches every week, and while some were funny, others weren’t. In A!‘s case, the best skits usually came from the Warners themselves, Pinky and the Brain, Slappy Squirrel, and occasionally the Goodfeathers. The stinkers were almost always Mindy and Buttons, Rita and […]