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Geneon Announces New Summer Titles

by Classic Speedyon April 5, 2007
Two strawberry-named collections are arriving soon from Geneon: Strawberry Eggs Complete Collection and Strawberry Marshmallow Complete Collection. Eggs has a MSRP of $39.98 and a release date of 6/26/07, while Marshmallow is $59.98 and is scheduled for 7/3/07. In addition, Hakkenden Collections 1 and 2 are being released; volume 1, which runs 150 minutes with […]

Kenyan Childrens’ Animations Take Top Prize

by Nobuyuki samaon April 4, 2007
A compilation of nine animated shorts made by children in Kenya during August’s inaugural Lola Kenya Screen film production workshop won the Africa Grand Prize for achievement in a film made by children at the close of the fifth World Summit on Media for Children, held in Johannesburg, South Africa last week. “Films by Children […]

Next Fox Animated Series Debuts Between the Ads

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2007
An article in the Boston Herald notes that the Fox Broadcasting Company will be sandwiching a new animated program in eight-second clips shown between commercials. The program is intended as a way to keep viewers entertained during the commercial breaks, which can lead to better ad rates. The clips will follow Oleg, a half-Greek, half-Lithuanian […]

Nick Reveals Secret Behind Plankton vs. Mr. Krabs on "SpongeBob SquarePants"

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2007
On Friday, April 13, 2007, Nickelodeon will finally reveal the hidden past of Plankton and Mr. Krabs, bitter rivals on SpongeBob SquarePants who were once the best of friends. SpongeBob SquarePants: Friend or Foe? will air at 8:00 PM (Eastern and Pacific) after a two-week lead-up hosted on-air, on-line at Nick.com, and on wireless platforms, […]

"Popeye the Sailor" DVD Artwork and Release Date Announced

by Javeon April 4, 2007
Fans of the world’s most famous Spinach-eating Sailor can finally rejoice because Warner Bros has oficially revealed the front cover of the first volume in the Popeye DVD series. This DVD has a release date of July 31st, a suggested retail price of $64.92, and will include all of his cartoons from 1933 to 1938. […]

PR: Nickelodeon Dives Deep into the History of the Biggest Feud in Bikini Bottom

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
Nickelodeon Dives Deep into the History of the Biggest Feud in Bikini Bottom Friend or Foe? Reveals the Secret Hidden Past of Lifelong Enemies, Plankton and Mr. Krabs Live-Action Spirited Contest and Convergent On-Air/Online Event “The Friend or Foe-Down” to Take Place at the Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn SpongeBob SquarePants Marathon Stretches from […]

PR: DreamWorks Animation Acquires "Master Mind"

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION ACQUIRES “MASTER MIND,” TO BE DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED WITH BEN STILLER’S RED HOUR FILMS Glendale, CA – April 3, 2007 – DreamWorks Animation today announced the acquisition of writers Alan Schoolcraft & Brent Simons’ superhero send-up “Master Mind,” which was brought to the company by Lara Breay at Red Hour Films, the production […]

"Meet the Robinsons" Tops the Charts for 3-D Openings

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
Disney’s Meet the Robinsons has set a new high for the opening weekend of a 3-D film with a $7.1 million take at the box office on 581 screens. The 3-D version of the movie brought in 28% of the film’s total box office gross for the weekend. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Claymation Inventor Will Vinton Interviewed

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
The Daily Cross Hatch weblog has posted a 2-part interview with Will Vinton, creator of “Claymation” and currently promoting Jack Hightower, his original graphic novel published by Dark Horse Comics (part 2 and part 2). Among the topics covered in the interview are the origins and future of Jack Hightower’s comic books, Vinton’s opinions on […]

Vertical Announces New Manga Titles

by Weathermanon April 3, 2007
Vertical has annoucned that they will be publishing several new titles on the fall of 2007 from Osamu Tezuka, Keiko Takemiya and Kaoru Kurimoto. October 2007 will see the release of MW(pronounced Mu) by Osamu Tezuka. Retailing for $24.95, MW presents the story of an unlikely union and forbidden love between an amoral banker and […]