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Disney Announces Specs for "Whisper of the Heart" R1 DVD

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2005
Nausicaa.net has posted some details for Disney’s region 1 DVD release of Studio Ghibli’s Whisper of the Heart. The 2-disc set will be released on March 7, 2006, and will include a “behind the microphone” special feature, original storyboards, and trailers and TV spots.

LA Times on the Ironies of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2005
The Los Angeles Times has published a feature article about A Charlie Brown Christmas, detailing the progression of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts newspaper strip into the beloved animated special (free registration required). Among other facts, the newspaper notes that Schulz was highly reluctant to do the show at all, but then became the only one involved […]

"Fantastic Four": Cheese On!

by Chris Woodon December 6, 2005
Last Fall there was much talk of how Pixar’s superb The Incredibles was a perfectly imagined take on Marvel Comics’ First Family of superheroes: the Fantastic Four. Oddly there was no talk of lawsuits. Maybe that was for fear of bad publicity, as this year Fox brought the four to the big screen for their […]

"Panda-Z": Cute, Loveable Giant Panda Robots!

by Dukeon December 5, 2005
Panda-Z certainly is an odd release. It’s based off a series that isn’t available legally on DVD in the United States (nor does it actually air on TV), so there’s very little cross-promotion to help boost its sales. On top of that, there’s no dialogue whatsoever, the opening theme is in English, and each episode […]

End Sinister: Live-Action "Aeon Flux" Just Sad

by Karkullon December 5, 2005
“That which does not kill us, makes us stranger.” –Trevor Goodchild, from “Thanatophobia” I wanted to hate this movie. I freely admit it—I went into the theater prepared to absolutely loathe this film, but I had my reasons. Directed by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight) and starring Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, Aeon Flux is an adaptation of […]

Animation Upstarts Take Aim at Pixar, Dreamworks

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2005
An Associated Press article profiles several small animation studios seeking to challenge the market dominance of animation frontrunners Pixar Animation Studios and Dreamworks Animation SKG. The studios mentioned include Orphanage Animation Studios (who recently hired Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory creator Genndy Tartakovsky), Wild Brain, and CritterPix.

2005 Forbes 15 Richest Fictional Characters List

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2005
Forbes magazine has updated its 15 Richest Fictional Characters list for 2005. Santa Claus takes the top place with infinite assets. Animated characters include Richie Rich ($17B), Lex Luthor of Superman ($10.1B), C. Montgomery Burns of The Simpsons ($8.4B), Disney’s Scrooge McDuck ($8.2B), Bruce Wayne of Batman ($6.5B), and Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians […]

"Rudolph" Animation Puppets Found

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2005
A report on cartoonbrew.com states that several of the original animation puppets for Rankin/Bass’ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer have been found. The puppets were apparently owned by a former Rankin/Bass employee, who used them as yearly Christmas decorations. The report states that the puppets have been purchased to be restored and displayed at comic book […]

WHV Announces 'Teen Titans' and 'The Batman' Complete First Seasons on DVD (Updated)

by Bird Boyon December 4, 2005
Update (12/04): Front (Updated) and back cover art and special features for Teen Titans added. Update (11/29): Front and back cover art and special features for The Batman added. WHV has officially announced that both Teen Titans and The Batman will be receiving complete first season DVD treatment. Each two-disc release will retail for $19.98 […]

"The Ultimate Avengers" Trailer Images

by Stuon December 3, 2005
Toon Zone poster Aximlli recently obtained screen captures from The Ultimate Avengers: The Movie trailer and has posted several image captures on The Marvel Animation Forum. The trailer will debut on the upcoming Fantastic Four movie DVD next week. Click on the image below to see the rest of the captures.