First New "Yamato" Models in 23 Years

by Benon January 26, 2007
Bandai Japan released the first models based on the seminal anime Space Battleship Yamato in 23 years in Japanese stores yesterday. The first is a 1/350 scale model of the Yamato itself (picture), 766 millimeters long, with light, sound and remote-controlled, moving turrets, among other features. It retails for 42,250 yen ($348). The other figure […]

PR: Disney Channel To Revamp Playhouse Disney Block on March 31

by Zeddon January 25, 2007
Disney Channel: DISNEY CHANNEL TO DEBUT NEW HOSTS AND NEW LOOK FOR POPULAR PLAYHOUSE DISNEY PROGRAMMING BLOCK ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31 BURBANK and PASADENA, January 10, 2007 . . . Disney Channel will debut new hosts, the playful and funny puppet monkeys Ooh and Aah, and new graphics during its popular learning-focused programming block for […]

PR: Bengals QB Palmer Makes Acting Debut on Disney Channel’s "The Replacements"

by Zeddon January 25, 2007
Disney Channel: CINCINNATI BENGALS QUARTERBACK CARSON PALMER MAKES ACTING DEBUT ON EPISODE OF DISNEY CHANNEL’S ANIMATED SERIES “THE REPLACEMENTS” PREMIERING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 BURBANK, CA, January 22, 2007 . . . Cincinnati Bengals quarterback great Carson Palmer makes his acting debut on Disney’s animated series “The Replacements,” SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney […]

PR: Disney Channel Orders Second Season of "Handy Manny"

by Zeddon January 25, 2007
Disney Channel: DISNEY CHANNEL ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF HIT MULTICULTURAL PLAYHOUSE DISNEY SERIES “HANDY MANNY” BURBANK and PASADENA, January 10, 2007. . . Disney Channel has ordered a second season of its hit Playhouse Disney animated series “Handy Manny.” The announcement was made today at the Television Critics Association press tour by Gary Marsh, President, […]

"Krypto," "Gerald" Coming to Boomerang

by Maxie Zeuson January 25, 2007
Gerald McBoing Boing and Krypto the Superdog will begin airing on Cartoon Network’s Boomerang channel on Monday, February 5, at 6:00pm and 7:00pm respectively, the Associated Press reports. The network will offer 39 episodes of Krypto but only 18 of Gerald McBoing Boing.

Miller Mulling "Happy Feet" Sequel

by Maxie Zeuson January 25, 2007
Director George Miller is mulling a sequel to Happy Feet, The Age reports. The director says that Happy Feet 2 is a possibility, but adds that he would like to make a fourth Mad Max movie before embarking on a sequel to the penguin picture.

"Garfield" Director May Helm "Chipmunks" Picture

by Maxie Zeuson January 25, 2007
Twentieth Century Fox is negotiating with Tim Hill, who directed Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, to helm a feature film based on Alvin and the Chipmunks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film would resemble the Garfield features, in that the chipmunks of the title would be computer-animated while an actor would play the […]

FCC Restricts Website Advertising in Kid Shows

by Maxie Zeuson January 25, 2007
Shows geared to children under the age of 12 may not display addresses for Web sites that contain any links to commercial content, the Federal Communications Commission has recently ruled. Under the 1990 Children’s Television Act, an hour of children’s programming can contain no more than 12 minutes of advertising. The newly announced rules were […]

"Horrid Henry" Coming to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson January 25, 2007
Horrid Henry will come to DVD via Abbey Home Entertainment, C21 Media reports. The series will be released in the late spring of 2007.

Kevin Munroe on Mako in "TMNT"

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
A brief article on Sci Fi Wire notes the last role of the actor Mako in the upcoming TMNT movie. Mako, who provided the voices of Aku in Samurai Jack and Uncle Iroh in Avatar the Last Airbender, passed away last July, but recorded enough material to be used in the final cut of TMNT, […]