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Warner Bros. & CinemaNow Japan Announce Licensing Agreement

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
CinemaNow Japan Inc. — a joint venture between CinemaNow Inc., Tokyo-based Transcosmos, and Microsoft — has announced a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. International Television to make movies available for download via its website on a pay-per-view and subscription basis. Details are available on the Time Warner corporate website.

Warner Bros. & Televisa Sign Output Deal

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD) has signed a long-term free television output deal with Mexico’s largest commercial television broadcaster, Grupo Televisa. The deal covers the free television rights to Warner Bros.’ feature film output including such films as Batman Begins and Scooby Doo; the renewal of television series currently under license; new series for […]

"Conan: Red Nails" Website Updated

by screw on headon December 9, 2005
The official website for the animated feature film Conan: Red Nails has been re-launched and updated with new images, including concept art, background designs and character models from the film. The update also includes new character profiles with voice actors listed.

National Academy of Sciences Criticizes Toons Marketing Junk Food

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2005
A report by the National Academy of Sciences has sharply criticized the marketing practices of the food and beverage industries, especially the use of popular cartoon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants and Shrek to sell junk food to children. The report recommends Congress take action to restrict marketing practices if the food companies do not act […]

'Justice League' and 'Batman Beyond' Get Season Set Treatment in March (Updated)

by Bird Boyon December 8, 2005
Update (12/8): Special features for Batman Beyond added. Warner Brothers Home Video has officially announced both Justice League and Batman Beyond box sets for a March 21st release. Both sets will contain each show’s entire first season. Full details and cover art is below. Justice League: Season 1 Synopsis: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, […]

Oh Bother! Pooh's Christopher Robin to be Replaced with Girl

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2005
USA Today is reporting that Disney will replace Christopher Robin with an as-yet-unnamed 6-year-old girl character in an animated Winnie the Pooh series to be released in 2007. The computer-generated series My Friends Tigger and Pooh will be only one of several events arranged for the 80th anniversary of the Pooh character.

Adam Beechen Talks "Robin"

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2005
Writer Adam Beechen has been interviewed by Comic Book Resources about his imminent takeover of DC Comics’ Robin solo comic book title in the wake of DC’s Infinite Crisis crossover. Beechen talks about his approach to the title and the character, describing it as “teenage CSI,” and the frustrations of not being able to talk […]

2005 Annie Award Nominations Announced

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2005
The 2005 Annie Award Nominations have been announced. DreamWorks’ Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was nominated for awards in 16 categories, including Best Animated Feature, easily making it the top-nominee. The Annie Awards ceremony will be held on February 4, 2006.

"Zixx Level Two": Game Over, Viewer Wins

by Chad Boninon December 7, 2005
For the past season, Zixx and her compatriots, reptillian Flanngo, questioning Riley, nerdy Dwayne, and underused Meghan, have been attempting to defend The Keep against the all-purpose villainous bad guys headed by Onccalon, who wants to use it to take over the world. When Dwayne turns out to be the living key to the Golden […]

"Labyrinth of Flames": Thanks Japan, This is More Like It

by Dr. Daedaluson December 7, 2005
Labyrinth of Flames is a severely underrated comedy anime. As a big fan of Excel Saga, I’m not surprised I enjoyed it. But over the last year of comedy anime, I’ve been disappointed more times than I care to admit. With the exceptions of Full Metal Panic: FUMOFFU, Kodocha, and Cromartie High School, pretty much […]