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"Robot Chicken" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon December 16, 2005
Robot Chicken: Volume 1 is coming to DVD on March 28, 2006. Retailing for $29.98 SRP, the 2-disc set will include 20 episodes from the series. TVShowsOnDVD has a track listing.

Genius Products Signs "Benjamin Bear" Home Video Deal

by Zeddon December 16, 2005
PorchLight Entertainment has granted Genius Products U.S. DVD and video distribution rights to nine half-hour episodes of Benjamin Bear, according to C21Media.

"Disney Plans to Buy Pixar" Rumors Resurface

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2005
A report in The Wall Street Journal is resurrecting a rumor (again) that Disney is considering an outright purchase of Pixar Animation Studios to essentially turn it into their animated film division. The two companies are still engaged in renegotiation talks over their partnership, where Disney co-finances Pixar films and pays for compensation and marketing […]

Marvel Begins Digital Comics Initiative

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2005
Marvel Comics has opened a new section of their site for digital comics, with the debut titles being Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 by Peter David and Mike Wieringo, She-Hulk (vol. 1) #1 by Dan Slott and Juan Bobillo, Captain America #1 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, and an episode of Franklin Richards: Son of […]

Namco Announces "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron"

by Zeddon December 14, 2005
Namco Hometek Inc. on Tuesday announced Snoopy vs. the Red Baron, an aerial-based action adventure game starring Peanuts top dog Snoopy and a cast of classic characters. While taking a nap atop his doghouse, Snoopy has a magical dream and becomes a World War I flying ace who must pilot his bi-plane in a heroic […]

NOGGIN Airs New Year's "Franklin" Marathon

by Zeddon December 14, 2005
NOGGIN will ring in the New Year with a brand-new season of never-before-seen episodes of the preschool series Franklin. The new sixth season will premiere on Sunday, January 1, 2006, from 10:00am – 10:30am (ET), as part of a marathon of Franklin episodes from 10:00am – 4:00pm (ET). NOGGIN will continue to roll out a […]

"Excel Saga" Soundtrack 2: Leftovers Lack Luster, Laughs

by Classic Speedyon December 14, 2005
Back in late 2003, I stumbled upon a little anime comedy called Excel Saga. With little prior anime experience aside from some Sci Fi Channel movies and Dragon Ball, I gave it a shot. Not only would the comedy in Excel Saga far surpass my expectations, it would be my anime “gateway,” leading to hours […]

"Justice League" Season 2 DVD Ratio Decision Nears (Update: Widescreen Confirmed!)

by Bird Boyon December 13, 2005
Update: Both The Watchtower and The World’s Finest have confirmed that Season 2 of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited will be released in Widescreen. When Justice League was renewed for a second season, it made the switch from full frame animation to anamorphic widescreen. With the second season of Justice League starting DVD production […]

"Valiant": Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, wait, it's a bird.

by Chris Woodon December 13, 2005
What with the overwhelming box office domination of U.S. giants such as Pixar and Dreamworks, it’s easy to forget that animation is a global industry. Even increasingly popular Japanese anime is virtually invisible in theaters. Recently, though, British studio Aardman Animation has begun to make itself heard Stateside, scoring moderate hits with the claymation Chicken […]

New Studio Ghibli Film Announced

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2005
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s next film will be entitled Gedo Senki (Gedo War History) and will be directed by Goro Miyazaki, son of Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki. The film will be an adaptation of A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin. It is scheduled to be released in Japan in July 2006.