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LA Proclaims "Joseph Barbera Day"

by Maxie Zeuson January 26, 2007
January 24, 2007, was proclaimed “Joseph Barbera Day” in Los Angeles County, <a href="http://news.awn.com/index.php?ltype=top&newsitem_no=18947” target=”_blank”>AWN reports. The honor was announced by County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich at a memorial service for the late animator at Warner Bros. Studios.

"Steel Jeeg" Remake Begins April 5

by Benon January 26, 2007
A sequel to the 1975 mecha anime Steel Jeeg, based on the manga co-created by king of anime kitsch Go Nagai, will start airing weekly on the premium Japanese channel WOWOW on April 5. Animeanime notes that when the first series was released, it was famous for using “traditional Japanese motifs” and for the show’s […]

"Toki wo Kakeru Shojo" Takes Home Japanese Media Awards

by Benon January 26, 2007
The grand prize at the Japanese 12th AMD Awards will go to last year’s anime feature Toki wo Kakeru Shojo. Hosoda Mamoru also won the Best Director award for the film. The AMD Awards honor the “digital contents of the year.” Film, music, Internet services and other digital media are all eligible. [Source: animeanime]

JTB Provides Travel to Tokyo Anime Fair

by Benon January 26, 2007
Anime News Service points out that JTB is offering a travel package from the U.S. to Tokyo for the Tokyo Anime Fair, Japan’s most important animation trade show, which takes place this year from March 22-25.

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.