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PR:Viz Media Secures Agreement To Make Death Note Anime Series Available For Download

by on January 10, 2007
Viz Media Secures Landmark Agreement To Make Death Note Anime Series Available For Download Innovative Agreement Will Provide Episodes On A Download To Own/Rent Basis Soon After They Air In Japan San Francisco, CA, January 10, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and […]

Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes DVD Episodes Revealed

by on January 10, 2007
TVShowsOnDVD.com has revealed the episodes on the upcoming Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes Volume One release. The episodes included are Doomed, Hard Knocks, World’s Tiniest Heroes and De-Mole-Ition. At time of writing, De-Mole-Ition has yet to air, as the show is currently on hiatus on Cartoon Network. To see the cover art for this release, […]

"Invincible Iron Man" Clip at Superherohype

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
The SupeHeroHype.com website has posted an exclusive clip from Marvel’s The Invincible Iron Man. The direct-to-DVD movie will be shipping on January 23. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

Steve Krantz, Producer of 1960’s Marvel Superheroes and "Fritz the Cat", 1923 – 2007

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
Variety is reporting that producer Steve Krantz has passed away on January 4, 2007, at the age of 83 due to complications from pneumonia. Krantz started his own company in 1960 and produced the much-beloved Marvel Superheroes cartoons, which adapted early Marvel Comics to TV animation with catchy theme songs and artwork often lifted straight […]

Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo Renewed for 2nd Season on Cartoon Network

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo has been picked up for a second season on Cartoon Network, according to a press release from Toei Animation. The show centers on the titular hero, whose Golden Afro and prehensile nostril hair are all that stand between Czar Baldy Bald 4th and world domination. An uncut season 1 DVD boxed set is […]

33rd People’s Choice Awards for "Cars," "Simpsons"

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
The 33rd Annual People’s Choice Awards handed out several awards to Disney/Pixar’s Cars for Favorite Family Movie, and Favorite Song from a Movie and Favorite Remake for “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts. The Simpsons also won in the Favorite Animated TV Comedy category. The full list of award winners and information on the […]

Peter Kleinow, Stop-Motion Animator, 1934 – 2007

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
The Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that stop-motion animator Peter Kleinow passed away last Saturday, January 6, 2007, at the age of 72. Kleinow animated both the original Gumby and Davey & Goliath TV shows, the original robot Terminator in the 1984 science fiction movie of the same name, and commercials with characters like the […]

Penguins Making Waves in Ads, Thanks to Animated Versions

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
The New York Times notes a wave of penguin-themed advertisements coming soon (registration required), crediting their success as pitchmen to the successes of DreamWorks’ Madagascar and Warner Brothers’ Happy Feet, in addition to the live-action sleeper hit March of the Penguins. The trend may not let up any time soon, with penguins appearing in ad […]

James Cameron’s "Avatar" to Break New Ground in CGI Animation

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2007
An article in the New York Times details the innovations behind James Cameron’s upcoming movie Avatar (registration required), an ambitious project that will use a variety of new technologies and techniques to integrate computer-generated animation and live-action footage. The work will involve both motion-capture and traditional CGI effects work with innovations like a camera that […]

"Tom and Jerry Tales": The Eternal Struggle

by SB20xxon January 9, 2007
Tom and Jerry, like Mickey Mouse and the Looney Tunes, are cultural cartoon icons, and you mess with such icons at your peril. Any new incarnation of the characters will be held to the high standards of what came before, and few potential viewers will be other than skeptical of such incarnations. Until now I’ve […]