Viz Media Announces New Titles For Summer & Fall

by Dr. Daedaluson March 9, 2006
Viz Media recently announced three months worth of new DVD titles, running the gamut from July to late September. To start, volumes 44 and 45 of Inu-Yasha are getting released, as well as the fourth movie and the Season 3 boxset. Other titles on the horizon include more volumes of Flame of Recca, Naruto(edited version), […]

"Naruto" Wait for the Uncuts

by Dukeon March 9, 2006
Wow. It’s so weird seeing Naruto in English. I’ve been keeping track of the Japanese version for so long now, and with the supposed bidding war the series was going through, seeing Naruto on American television seemed like a far off dream. Yet here we are. The series has become Toonami’s biggest draw, they’ve already […]

Wayans Brothers Produce Cartoon for Nickelodeon

by Dan Collinson March 9, 2006
Nickelodeon will premiere a new series of cartoon specials produced by Shawn, Marlon and Keenan Ivory Wayans (In Living Color, Scary Movie 1 & 2). The cartoon is called Thugaboo, and it deals with nine very different kids growing up in the inner city. The series will consist of three specials; one will be a […]

Warner Bros. and Weinstein Co. to Distribute "TMNT" Film

by Zeddon March 8, 2006
The upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CG animated film has landed deals for both domestic and international theatrical distribution. Warner Bros. Pictures will oversee domestic distribution of the film, while the Weinstein Co. will distribute the film internationally. The film is scheduled for domestic release on March 30, 2007. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter] (via William […]

ADV Films Announces New Titles For May

by Dr. Daedaluson March 8, 2006
Hot off the heels of Bandai’s recent title solicitations, ADV Films has announced new DVDs for the month of May. The third volume of Divergence Eve: Misaki Chronicles wraps up the series, along with further volumes of Godannar, Kaleido Star: New Wings, Macross, Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, and Princess Tutu, among others. In addition, the […]

Live-Action "Simpsons" Demonstrates Viral Marketing in Action

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2006
A post at the Los Angeles Times‘ “Channel Island” weblog notes that a live-action version of the Simpsons opening sequence posted on has been a rampaging success. Originally commissioned by director Chris Palmer and UK ad agency Devilfish, the ad has spread throughout the Internet with incredible speed, achieving the “viral marketing” goals of […]

Jeannie Schulz on Managing "Peanuts" Legacy

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2006
Jeannie Schulz, the widow of famed Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz, has been profiled in an article syndicated by the Los Angeles Times. The article goes into Jeannie Schulz’s life and her marriage to Charles Schulz, her stewardship of the Peanuts legacy and the Charles Schulz Museum and Research Center, and how she finds balance through […]

Ghibli World Covers "Monmon the Water Spider"

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2006’s news entry for March 7 includes information and several still pictures of Studio Ghibli’s Mizugumo Monmon (Monmon the Water Spider). The short film is currently only shown at the Studio Ghibli museum in Japan. (via

CN’s Terry Kalagian Interviewed at

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2006
The latest Animated Shorts column at has interviewed Terry Kalagian, Cartoon Network VP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. Among the topics discussed are the ratings for CN’s various anime properties, new acquisitions (or the inability of Kalagian to say anything about them), and details behind the airing of Marvel’s new animated movies.

"Incredibles," "Family Guy" and "Simpsons" Win DVDX Awards

by Dan Collinson March 8, 2006
Video Business has announced the winners of the DVDX Awards. Among the winners were The Incredibles with four wins, including Overall DVD, New Movie and New Movie Scenes for the small feature “Jack-Jack Attack.” Other winners included Tarzan II which won three awards, and Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch which took home […]