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"Pokémon" Returns to the Indigo League

by on December 22, 2006
With Advanced Generation coming to a close (faster than anticipated, too, thanks to Cartoon Network) and Diamond & Pearl coming over the horizon, we should take a moment to remember what made Pokémon the giant it is today: the Indigo League. Young Ash Ketchum’s tenth birthday was a life-changing experience: he would become a Pokémon […]

Disney Channel 2006 Ratings Highlights

by Zeddon December 21, 2006
Disney Channel has announced ratings highlights for 2006. For the year, Disney Channel finished as basic cable’s second-most-watched network in primetime in Total Viewers. Disney Channel also stood as basic cable’s No. 1 network in prime for the fourth year running in Kids 6-11, and for the sixth year running in Tweens 9-14. On a […]

Press Release: Disney Channel Ratings Highlights For 2006

by Zeddon December 21, 2006
Ratings Highlights For 2006 Final National Ratings DISNEY CHANNEL RANKS AS 2006’S SECOND-MOST-WATCHED BASIC CABLE NETWORK IN PRIME IN TOTAL VIEWERS, TOPPING THIRD-PLACE TNT BY 6% DISNEY CHANNEL WRAPS 2006 AS BASIC CABLE’S NO. 1 IN PRIME FOR THE 4TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN KIDS 6-11 AND THE 6TH IN TWEENS 9-14 ON A 24-HOUR PROGRAMMING […]

Screen Novelties on Restoring Rudolph, Santa Stop-Motion Puppets

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2006
The Screen Novelties weblog has posted an article on restoring the original stop-motion puppets for Santa Claus and the title character used in Rankin-Bass’ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The work entailed significant repair, since the puppets were used as Christmas ornaments for nearly 30 years in the household of a former Rankin-Bass employee. The puppets […]

Celebrity Casting for "TMNT"

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2006
The newest movie in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise (titled simply TMNT) has picked up some star voice casting. A report on the Patrick Stewart Network website states that Stewart will provide the voice for the insane tech-industrialist Max Winters. Meanwhile, an article in USA Today states that Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire […]

"Avatar" Season 2 Disc 2 Coming April 10, 2007

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that the second DVD of the second season of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender will be shipping on April 10, 2007. The article also includes a photo of the disc case artwork. The disc will include episodes 6-10 from season 2 and special features to be announced. (via TZ member Ayaka)

Paul Dini to Appear at New York Comic-Con in February

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2006
Paul Dini has just been announced as a guest of honor at the New York Comic-Con, taking place from February 23 – 25 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. A full list of guests (currently including Stan Lee, Jeff Smith, and Stephen King) and more information about the convention is available at […]

"Kodocha" Vol. 10: Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Trumpet!

by on December 21, 2006
It’s Christmas time for Sana and the gang, which means “Middle Birthdays,” trumpet vs. karate battles, Akito-moths and loads of character development. Somehow Kodocha still surprises me after all this time, throwing everything imaginable into this four episode volume. The first two epidodes, “Karate and Trumpet Compete for a Kiss,” and “That Special Christmas Kiss,” […]

"Nerima Daikon Brothers" Vol. 1: If Blues Brothers Was an Anime

by SB20xxon December 21, 2006
Having scored a hit with Shinichi Watanabe’s earlier series, Excel Saga, ADV Films has licensed another title he directed, a musical comedy called Nerima Daikon Brothers. What makes this new title stand out amidst the other anime comedies out there is that it’s a musical. So, it earns automatic points for innovation right there. However, […]

Shojo Beat Magazine Gets New Look and Expanded Coverage in January

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2006
VIZ Media has announced that the January 2007 issue of Shojo Beat magazine will have a fresh new look and expanded coverage in addition to its collection of serialized manga. The issue will debut Beat Girl, Shojo Beat‘s new mascot, and also launch a Girl Hero feature and expanded sections on Fashion & Beauty and […]