Boomerang Features "Mr. T" in April Fools Marathon

by Dan Collinson March 26, 2006
In the 80s, Mr. T always pitied the fools. Now he pities the April Fools. Boomerang will present a special April Fools Marathon from 6:00am – 9:00pm on April 1. As part of the marathon, the network will air classic Mr. T cartoons. [Source: Cartoon Network]

"A Pup Named Scooby-Doo" Volumes 3 & 4 Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson March 26, 2006 reports that Volumes 3 & 4 of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo are coming to DVD on July 18.

"Someday’s Dreamers": The "Magical Dreamer"’s Magical Source Ain’t The Mystic Force!

by Chad Boninon March 26, 2006
In modern day Japan, Yume Kikuchi, a teenager from the countryside with the slightly unique ability to work magic, must prove herself worthy of becoming a Mage. To do this she must train under an established Mage and only use magic when requested and approved or risk becoming a “Stray”, a magic user who doesn’t […]

FUNimation to Launch Syndicated Block

by Grant Whiteon March 25, 2006
FUNimation has created a two-hour animation block for syndication airing, C21Media reports. The block will use various Japanese shows which FUNimation hold rights to, such as Yu Yu Hakusho and DragonBall Z.

DIC Entertainment Re-acquires Rights from Disney

by Grant Whiteon March 25, 2006
DIC Entertainment has re-acquired rights to 20 television series from Disney and Jetix Europe, C21Media reports. The deal includes such properties as Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff.

"Mezzo" Vol. 2: Maybe I Could Get A Robot Girlfriend

by Chad Boninon March 25, 2006
Need a job done? If it requires ballistics and a babe, the Danger Service Agency is at your employ. Covergirl Mikura, along with hardware Harada and kitchen Kurokawa, will do any job for the right money. Add in the incredibly shy and young Asami, and you’ve also got the most disfunctional family this side of […]

"Powerpuff Girls Z" Coming to TV Tokyo in July — CORRECTED & UPDATED

by Benon March 25, 2006
Toei Animation’s anime reimagining of Cartoon Network’s Powerpuff Girls, entitled Powerpuff Girls Z, is scheduled to debut in Japan in July, an Aniplex representative at the Tokyo Anime Fair said. The network is not yet confirmed, but will probably be TV Tokyo. The initial order is for about 50 to 52 episodes at 30 minutes […]

Bob Papenbrook Passes Away at 50

by Ed Liuon March 24, 2006
Voice actor Bob Papenbrook apparently passed away on March 17, 2006, due to complications from a chronic lung condition. Papenbrook (sometimes credited as “John Smallberries”) was a frequent performer in voice acting roles, including Power Rangers Zeo, Tenchi Muyo, and Gungrave. (via TZ poster Mercy Drive)

Live "Simpsons" Intro Debuts on March 26 Episode

by Ed Liuon March 24, 2006
The viral marketing live-action intro sequence to The Simpsons will be used to kick off the show on Fox this Sunday, March 26. The intro sequence was originally created by a British marketing firm and posted on, where it quickly propagated throughout the Internet. The episode, titled “Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife,” was […]

"Stratos 4" Reaches for the Stars But Plummets to the Earth

by Dr. Daedaluson March 24, 2006
Let it be known that Stratos 4 is my least favorite of the four Studio Fantasia properties I’ve watched. Stratos 4 is what I can only describe as “blah.” The plot: Mikaze is an underachieving rookie on a military base. This is no ordinary base, however; its daily mission is to send fighter pilots into […]