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Marvel Posts Info on New "Fantastic Four" Episode

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2006
Marvel Comics has posted an episode description and still photographs for the new episode of Fantastic Four airing this weekend. Titled “Hard Knocks,” the episode promises an epic confrontation with a guest star from elsewhere in the Marvel Universe. The episode should air on Cartoon Network this weekend at 8:00 PM. (via Comic Book Resources’ […]

Press Release: Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids & Family Group Launches ParentsConnect.com

by on September 21, 2006
Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids & Family Group Launches ParentsConnect.com Public Beta – A New Online Community Designed Exclusively for Parents –Nickelodeon: — First Brand Developed out of Newly Formed MTVN Kids and Family Group — Nissan Charter Sponsor of Site’s Public Beta Launch After 27 years of serving kids, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group is expanding to […]

Lee Mendelson to Speak at Charles M. Schulz Museum on Oct 21

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2006
Producer Lee Mendelson will be speaking at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center on October 21 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown TV special. Local cartoonists Darrin Bell, Paige Braddock, Michael Jantze, and Keith Knight will also be speaking about how Schulz’s work has influenced them. […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Appearing at Pacific Media Expo on October 28

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2006
The Pacific Media Expo has announced that Avatar the Last Airbender co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Koznietzko will be appearing on October 28, 2006 as the conventions’ Guests of Honor. The con will be held on October 28-29 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel; full details are available at the convention website. (via […]

"Handy Manny" Generates Record Ratings for Disney Channel

by Zeddon September 21, 2006
The launch of Handy Manny (Saturday, September 16, 10:00am – 10:30am) on Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney block debuted as the most-watched Playhouse Disney series premiere on record in Kids 2-5 (1.11 million), Girls 2-5 (588,000) and Boys 2-5 (521,000), ranking No. 1 in its time period versus all basic cable. In addition, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse‘s […]

Press Release: Handy Manny’s Record Setting Debut on Disney Channel

by Zeddon September 21, 2006
September 19, 2006 Weekly Ratings Highlights for September 11-17, 2006 Final National Ratings DISNEY CHANNEL LAUNCHES ANOTHER ORIGINAL SERIES TO RECORD-SETTING NUMBERS IN KEY KID DEMOS “HANDY MANNY’S” DEBUT RATES AS PLAYHOUSE DISNEY’S MOST-WATCHED ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERE OF ALL-TIME “HANDY MANNY’S” SERIES LAUNCH RANKS NO. 1 IN ITS TIME PERIOD VERSUS ALL BASIC CABLE IN […]

IFC Picks Up ‘Basilisk’ and ‘Gunslinger Girl’; ‘Haré+Guu’ to FUNimation Channel

by on September 20, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the Independent Film Channel has acquired the FUNimation-licensed series Basilisk and Gunslinger Girl for broadcast. Basilisk‘s first four episodes will debut on October 6th at 11 PM ET. After that, the series will be paired up with Gunslinger Girl as part of the channel’s new “Grind House” programming block […]

"Everyone’s Hero" Strikes Out

by on September 20, 2006
This movie is a trap for any noble respondant who wishes to honestly critique it. It comes to us loaded. Yes, the Reeve factor. No matter how much I feel justified in all my forthcoming comments, I still feel like a bully. Fact is, the only solution is to shove it aside. Folks, I’m not […]

Katsuhiro Otomo Celebrates Cup Noodles

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2006
Several promotional materials for Nissin Food’s 35th anniversary of Cup Noodles incorporate an animated tale by famed anime director Katsuhiro Otomo. The tale is meant to reinforce the advertising campaign’s theme of Cup Noodles as a symbol of freedom. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

"IGPX Toonami Version Boxset 1": Groundbreaking Beyond Even the Faithful’s Grasp

by on September 19, 2006
Toonami holds a unique place in my heart. It’s a block of programming that not only changed my life drastically (as the several thousand dollars worth of anime and related media/merchandise can attest to), but it changed the face of youth media in the US and helped to make anime a truly global industry by […]