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"Fat Albert" Big, Fat Pile of Crap

One of modern Hollywood’s more curious genres has to be TV show adaptations, which are almost universally lambasted by critics and fans alike but still generally turn in a healthy profit. I suppose it’s the McDonald’s theory: people will flock to the familiar even if it means intestinal discomfort later. As long as there are […]

Nickelodeon's 18th Annual Kids' Choice Awards' Consumer Electronics Company Selected

Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc. has been selected by Backstage Creations, specialists in award show gifts and custom backstage talent retreats, to be the exclusive consumer electronics company featured at Nickelodeon’s 18th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards. This year’s presenters will each receive the hip-e playme, created by Digital Liefstyles Group, as part of the official presenter […]

Deleted Affleck Scene from "Elektra" Now Online

Rope of Silicon.com has posted the lost Ben Affleck cameo from Elektra. The cameo was deleted to prevent a Gigli-like backlash when it was learned that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were dating. The clip, entitled “Come Back,” can be viewed here. Elektra will be released on DVD on April 5, 2005.

James Avery Interview

Neil a.k.a. “Shredder” of the rec.arts.animation newsgroup has posted his phone interview with James Avery of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fame, who is also famous for numerous voice acting roles including the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘s Shredder. Please note that Toon Zone News is posting the interview as it was posted to rec.arts.animation. While […]

"The Batman" Offers Small Improvements in Second Season

Episode 13: “The Bat, The Cat, and the Very Ugly” After an opening season that offered glimpses of brilliance but was generally plagued by mediocrity, The Batman returns with its second season, opening with a familiar feline and, just in case you’ve not seen enough of him, The Penguin. This is one episode I’ve been […]

Second Season Of "The Batman" Off To A Promising Start

When the final two episodes of The Batman‘s first season aired, they blew me away. This was a show I had really disliked, even hated at first. The Joker was awful, Bruce’s face was warped, Alfred seemed to have some kind of male-PMS thing going on, and the writing was near-Catwoman (2004) quality. But I […]

Universal Ratings Report for Saturday 3/19

Kids 6-11 Ratings for Saturday, March 19, 2005 Notes: All Times Eastern An (S) denotes Special Presentation Broadcast Networks: Kids WB (8 am – 12 pm): (2.3/10 Average) 8:00 am – What’s New Scooby-Doo? (1.9/12) 8:30 am – ¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante (2.1/10) 9:00 am – Teen Titans (2.2/9) 9:30 am – Xiaolin Showdown (2.6/10) 10:00 […]

New Japanese Tours Target Anime Fans

An article in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper notes the rise of anime-related tourism in Japan. Many local governments, including that for the Tokyo metropolitan area, are giving anime top billing in their tourism promotion efforts, and a growing number of travel package tours offer overseas visitors behind-the-scenes tours at anime studios and trips to anime […]

Mark Powers on "G.I. Joe" Comic Book Franchise

ComicBookResources.com has spoken to Devil’s Due Publishing editor Mark Powers about the future of the G.I. Joe comic book franchise. Powers discusses the shakeups currently underway in the battle between G.I. Joe and Cobra, the ‘G.I. Joe Arashikage Showdown’ manga-sized graphic novel, and the upcoming G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #0 relaunch by Joe Casey and […]

ADV Announces Four Releases for April

ADV Films will release Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum:07, Wandaba Style: Idol Invasion, Hello Kitty’s Animation Theater: Far Away Lands, and Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyber Rebirth to DVD on April 19, the company said yesterday. The DVD-only Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum:07 will include the original television versions of episodes 24, 25 and 26 along with a […]

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