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Second Season of "The Batman" Begins on May 14th on Kids WB

Kids WB has announced that a new episode of The Batman will air on May 14, 2005. The network will officially begin the second season by airing the episode “The Cat, The Bat, and The Very Ugly,” the 14th produced episode. The official logline for the episode is as follows: Penguin and Catwoman join forces […]

DC Raises Prices, Eliminates DCU $2.25 Titles

DC Comics has announced that Batman, Nightwing, Robin, The Flash, JLA, and Wonder Woman will increase in cover price in June from $2.25 to $2.50, leaving the only $2.25 comics in their Johnny DC line. In addition, the Vertigo books 100 Bullets, The Books of Magick, and Lucifer will all become $2.75 in June as […]

"Broken Saints" Heading to DVD

Future Shop will begin carrying a four-disc, special edition DVD release of Brooke Burgess’s Broken Saints on May 10, it was announced yesterday. The twelve-hour saga, which began as an online, Flash-animated graphic novel, will feature revamped art and effects, a 5.1 Dolby Surround remix, and optional voice narration featuring William B. Davis, Kirby Morrow, […]

Samuel L. Jackson To Produce "Afro Samurai"

Samuel L. Jackson will produce and lend his voice to Afro Samurai, a new animated series from Gonzo and Fuji Television that will premiere on Spike TV in 2006, Active Anime reports. The series, set in a futuristic-feudal Japan, will focus on a black samurai on a mission to avenge the death of his father. […]

More Disney "Cheapquels" in Pipeline

Kronk’s New Groove likely won’t hit DVD until January 2006, the better to coincide with the launch of The Emperor’s New School on Disney Channel, Ultimate Disney reports, citing Variety. The site also reports that Disney has such titles as Cinderella III, The Little Mermaid III, Brother Bear II, The Aristocats II, The Tinker Bell […]

YTV Inks Deal with 4Kids

One Piece will join the YTV lineup in late spring under a deal between the Canadian broadcaster and 4Kids Entertainment, World Screen reports. YTV has licensed more than 300 episodes of 4Kids programming, including Shaman King, Sonic X, and Pokemon Chronicles.

Stairway to Heaven: "Terry Moore: Paradise Found"

In the early 1990s, a shift occurred in the comic book publishing world. Increased desire for creative freedom and financial reward led to a small boom of small press and self-publishers offering alternatives to the mostly homogenous output of Marvel and DC Comics. One of the most successful creators to break into the business was […]

Magical Girl: Toon Zone Talks to Saffron Henderson

Voice actress Saffron Henderson has done a lot of work, but she may be best known for her work as young Goku/Gohan on Dragon Ball Z. And what does she think of the fact that she had a central role in what just might be the single most popular anime series of all time? “Rather […]

The Complete Peanuts 1955-1956 Now Available

The third volume of the Peanuts comic strips collection released by Fantagraphics is now available for ordering. Highlights of this volume include many strips that have never been reprinted since their original publishing during the 1955-1956 period, as well as an introduction by Simpsons creator Matt Groening. More details and ordering info at the Official […]

"Princess Natasha" Coming to DVD

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the AOL web series Princess Natasha to home video, World Screen reports. The twenty-part series will be released in installments featuring ten episodes each. AOL will also develop two exclusive bonus episodes for the release and two games for DVD and video.

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