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WizKids To Produce "Mech Warrior" 3D DVD

Mainframe Entertainment and WizKids will team to create a direct-to-DVD 3D animated feature based on the Mech Warrior series of games and toys, the companies said today. Gregory Little will produce for Machine Age, and Jordan Weisman and Marc Sachnoff will produce for WizKids. The DVD is slated for release in 2006. [Source: WizKids Games]

"Howl's Moving Castle" Helps Set Japan Box Office Record

Japanese box office revenue set a new record in 2004, rising to $2.03 billion for the year. According to the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, the rise was largely due to the success of local films, with Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle being singled out as the top-grossing film in Japan with receipts totaling […]

"Song of the South" May See DVD Release

Songofthesouth.net, a fan site dedicated to Disney’s Song of the South movie, is reporting that Dick Cook, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, has stated publicly that Song of the South will be released on DVD eventually. In a Q&A session at the Summer 2004 Annual Convention of the NFFC, Cook stated that controversial material […]

Visa Superbowl Commercial to Star Marvel Superheroes

Superhero Hype is reporting that Visa is planning an ad for the Super Bowl featuring live-action Marvel Comics superheroes, including Captain America, Thor, Wolverine, and Spider-Man. According to a related article from Reuters, the ad will focus on Visa’s fraud protection services.

"Aladdin II - The Return of Jafar": No Genie in this Lamp

Disney has always been a firm believer in the adage that more is better. So they wasted little time in following up 1992′s wildly successful Aladdin with the direct-to-video The Return of Jafar, beginning an ignominious tradition that has picked up both steam and plenty of cash over the years. Now, with a DVD release, […]

"Fairly Oddparents Timmy's Top Wishes": I Wish for Jokes That Work

Like SpongeBob, Fairly Oddparents is a cartoon that appeals to kids with silly hijinks and cute visuals while maintaining an offbeat and often quite sophisticated sense of humor. Sort of a low-rent Aladdin, Oddparents is about young Timmy Turner and his two eccentric and the two gabby fairies, Cosmo and Wanda, who constantly get him […]

Buena Vista Juggles Marvel Animated DVDs

Buena Vista Home Entertainment has shuffled its Marvel Animated DVD release schedule, pulling some titles and sticking in others, according to TVShowsOnDVD. The site reports that Buena Vista has pulled Marvel Superheroes: The 60s Superhero Collection from its release schedule and replaced it with a multi-disc box set release of The Fantastic Four, which it […]

BKN Signs Deals for "Kong," "Ali Baba" DVDs

Warner Home Video will release Kong: King of Atlantis to DVD under a worldwide distribution deal with producer BKN International, according to World Screen News. The DVD will be released in the fall to coincide with the release of Peter Jackson’s feature film King Kong. World Screen Daily also reports that BKN will co-produce the […]

Disney Reports Profit Rise in Latest Quarter

The Walt Disney Company earned $723 million in the quarter ended December 31, up from $688 million in the same period last year, the company announced today. Revenues rose slightly to $8.7 billion. Better results at the company’s broadcast and parks units offset weaker results at the studio division. Earnings at the company’s Media Networks […]

THQ, Nick Announce Video Games for 2005

SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, and Danny Phantom will be feature in video games released in 2005, THQ and Nickelodeon said today as they announced their lineup of Nickelodeon-related video games for release in the coming year. SpongeBob SquarePants will be a multiplayer collection of thirty party-style games for ages six to fourteen. The game, […]

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