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"Cars" on DVD: Built for Comfort, Not for Speed

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2006
Pixar has a lot to live up to. This would be true if their only contributions to film were technological, considering the many breakthroughs they made in the field of computer animation. However, when one considers an unbroken streak of critical and box-office successes, a series of disappointing CGI-animated movies from other studios, and the […]

"Cars" DVD Provides Great Flick But Is Light On Extras

by on November 9, 2006
Conventional wisdom would be that the film comes first and the DVD second in the review. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I’m going to switch it up. That way, I don’t have to blunt the criticisms of the DVD with retroactive apologetic tone nor end it on a downer note at all. (Our fellow […]

"Class of 3000" Debut Scores Big in Ratings

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2006
A press release from Cartoon Network states that Class of 3000 is the biggest ratings hit for the network since 2004, ranking #1 for the kids 6-11, boys 6-11, and boys 2-11 demographics according to Nielsen Media Research. The prior record holder was the debut of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. Read the full press […]

Press Release: Class of 3000 is CN’s Biggest Original Series Premiere Since 2004

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2006
Class of 3000 Scores as Cartoon Network’s Biggest Original Series Premiere Since 2004 Friday Premiere Ranks #1 on All Television With Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11 André Benjamin Series Charts Double-Digit Growth Among Kids 6-11, Kids 2-11 Cartoon Network’s Class of 3000 from André Benjamin (OutKast) earned the network’s highest kids 6-11, boys 6-11 and […]

Animated Shorts on "Skyland," "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" Movie

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2006
Steve Fritz’s Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com has a headline story about Skyland, a science fiction cartoon debuting on the Nicktoons Network on November 18. The story includes several comments from Nicktoons VP and General Manager Keith Dawkins, who discusses the aesthetics and technology behind the show, the rationale behind airing it at 9:00 PM, […]

Wachowski Brothers to direct "Speed Racer"

by on November 7, 2006
Coming Soon.net reports that the Wachowski Brothers will helm the long-in-development adaptation of the popular classic cartoon, Speed Racer. The film will follow the adventures of Speed as he tries to achieve glory in his souped up, gaget-laden car, The Mach 5. The movie will also feature characters from the series such as Speed’s family […]

Zac Efron Guest Stars On Disney Channel’s “The Replacements”

by Zeddon November 7, 2006
Zac Efron (High School Musical) will guest star on Disney Channel’s new animated series The Replacements on Saturday, November 18, at 8:00pm (ET/PT). In order to get Johnny Hitswell’s attention, Riley replaces the old pool lifeguard with Davey Hunkerhoff (voiced by Zac Efron), a hunky 14-year-old lifeguard she can flirt with to make Johnny jealous. […]

Playhouse Disney October 2006 and Year-to-date Highlights

by Zeddon November 7, 2006
The following are highlights of Playhouse Disney’s performance for October 2006 and for the year up through October: In October 2006, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” ranked as the #1 basic cable series with Girls 2-5 (374,000/4.8 rating), and finished among the Top 5 in Kids 2-5 (#4 – 693,000/4.4 rating). Calendar year to date, “Mickey Mouse […]

Press Release: "High School Musical" Star Zac Efron Guest Stars on "The Replacements"

by Zeddon November 7, 2006
“HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL”‘S ZAC EFRON GUEST STARS ON NEW EPISODE OF DISNEY CHANNEL’S HIT ANIMATED SERIES “THE REPLACEMENTS” SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Zac Efron (“High School Musical”) guest stars on Disney Channel’s new hit animated series, “The Replacements” on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00 P.M., ET/PT). Since its premiere, “The Replacements” is the #1 animated series on […]

Soviet Propaganda Films To Be Released in US

by on November 7, 2006
To celebrate the 89th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Jove, the major distribution company for Russian animation, and Kino International will release various Soviet propaganda animated films for the first time in the United States on November 7th. The 4-disc DVD set will retail at a price of $89.99 MSRP. These films, which were created […]