"Saber Rider" Rides to DVD, but Only From WEP

by Dan Collinson March 21, 2006
World Events Productions, the company that produces Voltron, is bringing Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs to DVD. The DVD is not available in stores, but is rather available in WEP’s online webstore. The DVD is a 10-episode “best of” set. WEP is selling it for $29.00. [Source:]

"Simpsons" and "King of the Hill" Renewed by Fox

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2006
Fox has announced the renewal of The Simpsons and King of the Hill. The Simpsons has been renewed for two seasons, bringing it to Season 19. King of the Hill has been renewed for its 11th season, which will begin next January. (via TZ poster Jeff Harris)

Disney Shuts Down Pixar Sequel Division

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2006
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Disney has shut down Circle 7, the CGI-animation division set up to create sequels to Pixar movies (free registration required). Thirty-two of the 168 employees of the division were told that they would lose their jobs as of May 26, while the remainder will be absorbed into Disney’s […]

Chef Returns to "South Park" (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2006
Comedy Central has announced that James McElroy, a.k.a. “Chef,” will be returning to South Park with this Wednesday’s 10th season premiere episode. The episode synopsis states that Chef returns to the town, but Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny “notice that something about Chef seems different.” There is no word on who will be providing the […]

Things Heat Up With "Godannar Vol. 4"

by Dr. Daedaluson March 21, 2006
Godannar may not have the religious symbolism or the angst-ridden contemplations of existence that Evangelion has, but it definitely has a higher replay value as it’s a whole lot of fun. The series is a throwback to earlier mecha series that were more about hot-blooded mecha action, especially in its tone. It’s paced in such […]

Geneon Announces New Titles For Summer

by Dr. Daedaluson March 20, 2006
Two new series kick off Geneon’s summer: Elemental Gelade comes out on June 13, 2006 with both regular and artbox editions, while Strawberry Marshmallow (aka Ichigo Mashimaro) is set to debut a week later. Other Geneon releases include the last volumes of Tenjho Tenge and Kannazuki No Miko, along with further volumes of Kamichu, Doki […]

Lasseter on Post-Merger Role at Disney

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2006
An article in the New York Times aggregates a number of public comments made by Pixar’s John Lasseter about his role at Disney once the Disney-Pixar merger is completed (registration required). Some of the topics discussed include how Lasseter and Pixar president Ed Catmull will split their time between Pixar and Disney, Lasster’s attempts to […]

Pixar Stock Certificates a Hot Commodity

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2006
An article in the Los Angeles Times notes that the Disney/Pixar merger has triggered a small boom in collectors anxious to own a physical stock certificate of the company before the merger (free registration required). Several companies, such as and Frame-a-Stock offer to sell investors and collectors a single share of stock in a […]

"Minoriteam" Creators Talk About Motivations and Influences

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2006
An article in the New York Times speaks to Adam de la Peña, Todd James and Peter Girardi about their new animated series Minoriteam, which debuted on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block last night (registration required). The trio talk about the use of ribald humor as social commentary, the potential of the show to offend, […]

NY Times on Overly Talky Cartoons

by Ed Liuon March 20, 2006
The New York Times‘ Arts & Leisure section published an article by Charles Solomon commenting on the excessively talkative cartoon films coming out of the major studios today (registration required). He condemns films such as Chicken Little, Madagascar, and Hoodwinked for being overstuffed with dialogue. These movies stand in contrast to the examples set by […]