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Hands Off SpongeBob!

First they came for the Teletubbies and I did nothing, because I hate mewling horribles who live in Orwellian romper rooms. But then they came for SpongeBob SquarePants. Now it’s time to march. That’s the reaction a lot of people–not all of them cartoon fans–seem to have had when The New York Times on Thursday […]

Schizophrenic CG "Pet Alien" Thinks It's Hand-Drawn

With the popularity of computer-generated animation on the rise, boosted by Pixar, Jimmy Neutron and many others, it comes as no surprise to see Cartoon Network get into the act. Their entry, called Pet Alien, is a half-hour cartoon produced by John Doze Studios and Taffy Entertainment, and though produced on computers it at times […]

"The Batman" Offers Sensational Season Finale

After what can only be described as a terrible opener followed by a string of episodes that ranged from mediocre to inexcusably poor, The Batman‘s first season comes to an end with “The Rubberface of Comedy (Part 1),” and “The Clayface of Tragedy (Part 2).” After basically giving up hope on the series after the […]

Miyazaki R1 DVD Menu Screenshots Posted; New Ghibli Shorts on the Way

Nausicaa.net reports that screenshots have been posted of the menus for the region 1 DVD releases of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Porco Rosso, and The Cat Returns. All three DVDs are scheduled for R1 release on February 22. Meanwhile, another story reports that Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki are working on three […]

Conservative Christian Group Targets SpongeBob SquarePants

The New York Times is reporting that several conservative Christian groups are criticizing SpongeBob SquarePants for appearing in a video that they claim promotes homosexuality (free registration required). The video creators have countered that the video does not mention sexual identity at all, although a pledge for tolerating homosexuality does appear on the video’s web […]

Multiple Marvel Previews Available On-line

Marvel Comics has released a number of previews and full-issues on multiple on-line sites. Mile High Comics has full issues of Ultimates 2 #3 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, Incredible Hulk #78 by Peter David and Lee Weeks, Marvel Age Fantastic Four Tales #1 by Brandon Thomas (from Lee & Kirby) and Michael O’Hare, […]

New "Veggie Tales" Gets March Home Video Date

VeggieTales: Duke & The Great Pie War will be released to home video on March 8 with a $14.98 price tag, DVDToons reports.

W.I.T.C.H. Premiere Ratings Improve Over Previous 4-Week Average

The premiere of W.I.T.C.H., a new original Jetix animated series, on ABC Family (Saturday, January 15, 9:30 – 10:00 am ET/PT) and Toon Disney (Monday, January 17, 8:30 – 9:00 pm ET/PT) posted solid ratings and delivery gains on both networks. The W.I.T.C.H. premiere on ABC Family generated double- and triple-digit ratings gains versus the […]

Disney Announces Details on "The Incredibles" DVD

Disney and Pixar have finally issued a full press release on the two-disc Collector’s Edition DVD of The Incredibles, set for release on March 15 for $29.99. Animated Bliss has the technical details and specifications.

Paramount Moves Up "South Park Season Five" to New Date

Paramount has bumped the release date for South Park: The Complete 5th Season up to February 22, TVShowsOnDVD reports.

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