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"Roary the Racing Car" Zooms onto UK Screens

by Grant Whiteon June 7, 2006
British production company Chapman Entertainment has secured a two channel UK deal for new stop-frame animated pre-school series Roary the Racing Car, C21Media reports. The deal sees the TV rights shared between channel 5 and Nick Jr, with a planned air date of next spring.

4Kids Plays A Global Hand for "Yu-Gi-Oh! GX"’s Second Season

by Grant Whiteon June 7, 2006
4Kids Entertainment has secured several global broadcast deals for the second season of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, C21Media reports. Included are countries such as the UK, France, Latin America, and Canada.

Geneon Announces New July & August Titles; "Kannazuki no Miko" Delayed

by SB20xxon June 7, 2006
Set to debut in July and August from Geneon are boxsets for Gad Guard, Koi Kaze, Mermaid Forest, and Tokyo Underground. Elemental Gelade also gets a second volume, which will be released on August 15th. In related Geneon news, Kannazuki no Miko‘s second volume has been delayed from June 27th to July 4th. In addition, […]

Bandai Announces New August & September Titles

by SB20xxon June 7, 2006
Bandai today revealed some new title solicitations for late summer. August will bring us IGPX: Season 1 Complete Collection, and in September we will see multiple Anime Legends releases: .hack//Legend of the Twilight Complete Collection; Infinite Ryvius Complete Collection; Jubei-Chan: The Ninja Girl Complete Collection; and Wolf’s Rain Complete Collection II. In addition, the first […]

Go Team Venture!

by on June 7, 2006
I don’t know about the rest of you kids, but I’ve about had my fill of animated parodies. Harvey Birdman was a clever extension of the Space Ghost model, and Sealab 2021 had its moments. But c’mon already. Is there any good excuse for Robot Chicken, Moral Orel, Drawn Together, Family Guy, and a bunch […]

"Starz The Hollywood Reporter" Examines Comic Book Movie Trend

by Zeddon June 7, 2006
With the growing trend of turning comic books into blockbuster films, Starz The Hollywood Reporter will explore this phenomena with a half-hour original special entitled Comic Books on Film. The special will include interviews with Brandon Routh, the new Superman; Christian Bale of Batman Begins; and Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry, both of X-Men: The […]

Press Release: When Comic Books Attack

by Zeddon June 7, 2006
WHEN COMIC BOOKS ATTACK!! 24-Hour Marathon of Films Made From Comic Books Featuring Starz The Hollywood Reporter Original Special Examines the Comic Book Into Film Phenomena Englewood, Colo., June 6, 2006 – Superman Returns, X3 and Spider-Man 3… with the ever increasing trend of turning comic books into blockbuster films, Starz The Hollywood Reporter: Comic […]

Bernard Loomis, "The Man Who Invented Saturday Morning," 1923 – 2006

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2006
Bernard Loomis, a legendary toy industry figure, passed away from heart disease on Friday at the age of 82 (registration required). Loomis was instrumental in tying toys to TV programming; his first attempt to bring a “Hot Wheels” cartoon to TV in 1969 failed, but he eventually succeeded with a Strawberry Shortcake animated program in […]

Viz Media Sweeps BookScan Top Ten

by Zeddon June 6, 2006
Ten of Viz Media’s manga titles have again swept the top spots on Nielsen BookScan’s Adult Fiction Overall Graphic Novel list for the week ending May 28, 2006. This is the second time in the past seven months that Viz Media took the entire Top Ten list. The complete Top Ten list is as follows: […]

Press Release: Ten Viz Media Manga Titles Sweep The BookScan Top Ten

by Zeddon June 6, 2006
TEN VIZ MEDIA MANGA TITLES SWEEP THE BOOKSCAN TOP TEN NARUTO, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, RUROUNI KENSHIN And DEATH NOTE Continue To Captivate Readers Nationwide San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that ten of its […]