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National Cartoon Museum Loses Empire State Building Space

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2006
Mort Walker’s National Cartoon Museum suffered a setback when a deal to exhibit the museum’s works in a dedicated space at New York City’s Empire State Building fell through, according to a report in the Stamford Advocate. Walker, the cartoonist who created Beetle Bailey, possesses over 200,000 pieces of comic book, comic strip, and animation […]

"Mr. Peabody" Goes to the Big Screen

by Dan Collinson September 15, 2006
The Sci Fi Wire reports that DreamWorks is working on a CGI film based on the Rocky & Bullwinkle characters, Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The film is the story of a dog and his boy assistant who go time traveling on a device called the Wayback Machine. Tiffany Ward (daughter of the late Jay Ward) […]

"Robot Chicken": Because You Were Born Between 1980 and 1990

by on September 15, 2006
I have to give Robot Chicken some credit for their mid-season opener. They manage to capitalize on a lot of sketches that aren’t completely bolted into pop-culture references, and they are even at the point where they can begin to satirize themselves a little without it feeling too self-serving. We open with Robot Chicken ready […]

"Squidbillies": Hitting Its Drunken, Hilarious Stride

by on September 15, 2006
“Why don’tcha take that weak [explicitive deleted] to the park, where maybe the squirrels will care!” – Granny Cuyler. Squidbillies has dealt with a lot of issues in a hilarious fashion. Racism? Check. Parentage? Check. Alcohol Abuse? Check. Drug Abuse? Check. Ol’ Fashioned Physical Abuse? Sure, but never did I think they’d figure out how […]

Disney Channel Announces Halloween Programming

by Zeddon September 15, 2006
Disney Channel has announced several Halloween programming highlights for this year, including Halloween-themed episodes of The Replacements and The Emperor’s New School airing at 8:00pm and 8:30pm, respectively, on Saturday, October 14. Click here to view the press release with full details.

Press Release: Halloween Highlights for Disney Channel

by Zeddon September 15, 2006
TRICKS AND TREATS ABOUND AS DISNEY CHANNEL SCARES UP HALLOWEEN WITH ORIGINAL EPISODES OF HIT SERIES “SUITE LIFE OF ZACK & CODY,” “HANNAH MONTANA,” “THE REPLACEMENTS” AND “THE EMPEROR’S NEW SCHOOL” “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) “Scary Movie” – Zack convinces Cody, Jessica and Janice to go […]

Jonathan Mostow to Direct "Sub Mariner"

by on September 15, 2006
Superhero Hype! reports that Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) will be directing and writing a feature film adaptation of Sub Mariner for Universal.

Cartoon Network Salutes Hispanic Heritage Month

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
Cartoon Network will be joining with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by running several Spanish-language public service announcements from September 15 – October 15 and opening up a contest for kids to create their own cartoons with Latino themes using Cartoon Network’s “Animate Your World” web application. Read […]

Central Park Media Drops Prices on 4 Anime Classics

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
Central Park Media has announced more price drops on some classics from their anime library. The 4-disc Gall Force DVD Collection will be re-priced at $39.95 SRP. The 1-disc Arcade Gamer Fubuki Collector’s Series Edition will be re-priced at $19.95 SRP, and the single-disc releases for A Wind Named Amnesia and Machine Robo-Revenge of Cronos: […]

Central Park Media Anime Available on Google Video

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2006
Central Park Media has issued a press release stating that several of their anime offerings will soon be available on Google’s Video service. Two confirmed titles are Black Jack and Battle Arena Toshinden. The videos will be available at http://video.google.com/centralparkmedia. Read the full press release here.