Donald Duck Comes in Third in Finnish Presidential Election

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2006
In a presidential runoff election in Finland, perennial write-in candidate Aku Ankka came in third behind socialist Tarja Halonen and conservative Sauli Niinasto. Ankka is better known by his English name of Donald Duck, whose comic books are wildly popular in Finland. Halonen was the ultimate winner of the election. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat […]

"Ultimate Avengers" DVD Press Conference News

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2006’s PULSE News covers a Marvel press conference about the New X-Men comic book and the Ultimate Avengers direct-to-video animated DVD. The movie was extremely well received at its debut at Wondercon, and a sequel is already planned for a July release.

Pixar’s "Cars" at Wondercon

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2006
A report at IESB covers Pixar’s Cars previews at Wondercon this past weekend. The report describes two clips from the movie and some “behind the scenes” discussion with the Pixar staff. Other expected animation news did not seem to materialize. A summary of the comic book related news can be found at Tom Spurgeon’s Comics […]

Boomerang to Air President’s Day Marathon on February 20

by Zeddon February 15, 2006
On Monday, February 20, Cartoon Network’s Boomerang will present a nine-hour marathon (9:00am – 6:00pm, ET) entitled TOONS IN TIGHTS, a showcase of favorite cartoon characters in episodes depicting their super and perhaps not-so-super heroes. Stars such as Fred Flintstone, George Jetson, Daffy Duck, Dexter, Quick Draw McGraw, Yogi Bear, and Scooby-Doo will each be […]

"Dragon Ball Z" Returns to Cartoon Network

by Zeddon February 15, 2006
Dragon Ball Z has returned to weeknight programming on Cartoon Network. The anime series has arrived in its new programming slot and will air Monday – Thursday at 10:30pm (ET). [Source: FUNimation]

Disney Channel Renews "Little Einsteins" for Second Season

by Zeddon February 15, 2006
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the animated series Little Einsteins from New York-based Curious Pictures. Little Einsteins premiered last October, scoring the highest Playhouse Disney debut ever among Kids 2-5. Since then, it has consistently ranked as the #1 series with Kids 2-5 against all competition in its time period (daily, 8:00am, […]

"The Chipmunk Adventure" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon February 15, 2006
The Chipmunk Adventure will be available on DVD on May 23, 2006. The DVD stars the three chipmunks — Alvin, Simon, and Theodore — as they face off against the Chipettes in a hot-air balloon race. However, they all get more than they bargained for when the race turns out to be a front for […]

"Family Guy – The Freakin’ Sweet Collection" Comes to UMD

by Zeddon February 15, 2006
Family Guy – The Freakin’ Sweet Collection will be available in the UMD-format, playable only on Sony’s PlayStation Portable, on May 9, 2006. The release will retail for $19.98 SRP. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD]

"Defenders of the Earth" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon February 15, 2006
Defenders of the Earth, the 1986 cartoon produced by Marvel Productions and King Features Syndicate, is coming to DVD from BCI Eclipse, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The cartoon features Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, Lothar, and The Phantom as they team up to fight Ming The Merciless. A release date has not yet been announced at this […]

More Details on "Venture Bros." Season 1

by Zeddon February 15, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD has additional information on the upcoming release of Venture Bros. Season 1, including specs and details on extras.