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Classic Gumby Getting Digital Distribution

by Maxie Zeuson March 17, 2007
Gumby is marking his fiftieth anniversary with a facelift and a digital premiere, Clokey Productions has announced. Classic episodes of the Gumby TV series are now available on Google, YouTube, AOL/In2TV, and the DMGI channel, after undergoing a digital remastering and audio restoration. They have also been restored to their original eleven-minute format. This fall […]

PBS Kids Orders New Show from "Blue’s Clues" Co-Creator

by Maxie Zeuson March 17, 2007
PBS Kids has ordered sixty-five episodes of a new animated educational show, Super Why!, for a September premiere, World Screen reports. The literacy-centric show will feature the brother of Jack of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” the Littlest Pig, and Princess Pea among its cast. It is produced by Blue Enterprises, a new company established by […]

Burnett Sues Fox Over "Family Guy" Cameo

by Maxie Zeuson March 17, 2007
Carol Burnett is suing Twentieth Century Fox for copyright infringement, claiming the studio’s Family Guy animated comedy used her “Charwoman” character without her permission in an April 2006 episode, Reuters reports. Burnett is seeking $2 million in damages for copyright infringement and the violation of her publicity rights.

"Captain N": The Greatest Video Game Cartoon Ever

by Dukeon March 17, 2007
Back in the late 80s, Nintendo decided that its super-successful Nintendo Entertainment System could support a cartoon or two; the results included The Super Mario Bros. Super Show and The Legend of Zelda: The Animated Series. After those two series became hits, Nintendo decided to show off the rest of its library in Captain N: […]

4Kids Posts Million-Dollar Loss in 2006

by Maxie Zeuson March 16, 2007
4Kids Entertainment lost $2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2006 on revenues of $18.3 million, the company announced today. That compares to a $500,000 profit on revenues of $23.5 million in the same quarter of 2005. For the year, 4Kids lost $1 million on revenues of $71.8 million, compared to 2005 earnings of $5.1 […]

Highlander: The Search for Vengeance trailer online

by Matt Hazudaon March 16, 2007
IMAGI Animation Studios has posted a link to the new Highlander anime movie. The trailer can be viewed directly by going to this site. Highlander: The Search for Vengeance is being directed by Ninja Scroll director Yoshiaki Kawajiri and animated by Madhouse Studios. It is produced by IMAGI Animation Studios and will be released to […]

"Peter Pan" Beats "South Park" in DVD Debut

by Maxie Zeuson March 16, 2007
The Peter Pan Platinum Edition and the ninth season of South Park both premiered on DVD this week, but the boy who’ll never grow up decisively outsold the kids who are wise beyond their years, according to Video Business Online. Peter Pan debuted in the number one spot on the DVD sales chart, meaning it […]

CartoonBrewFilms.com Launches for On-line Animation

by Ed Liuon March 15, 2007
Jerry Beck and Amid Amidi from the Cartoon Brew weblog have announced the launch of CartoonBrewFilms.com, a website dedicated to showcasing animated short films. The site’s three launch films are Teddy Newton and Bert Klein’s Boys Night Out, Frank Tashlin’s The Lady Said No and Grantray-Lawrence’s The Hope That Jack Built. Beck and Amidi have […]

"Justice League Unlimited" Season 3: Thank Grodd for One More Season

by Stuon March 15, 2007
After an unprecedented fourteen-year run of top-notch cartoons and Static Shock, the regular run of the DC animated universe (DCAU) comes to a close with the DVD release of the final seasons of Justice League Unlimited and Batman Beyond. I choose not to whine and moan about its passing: The DCAU lasted a lot longer […]

Cartoon Network renews Prince of Tennis and MAR

by Weathermanon March 15, 2007
Viz Media has announced that Cartoon Network has renewed Prince of Tennis and MAR for an additional season each. Both titles are currently broadcast as part of the Toonami block on Saturday nights. [Source: Anime News Network]