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Comedy Central Goes Broadband

Comedy Central today launches its own broadband network, “Comedy Central MotherLoad.” The broadband-optimized video channel will include video clips from current and classic Comedy Central shows, stand-up performances, sneak previews, behind-the-scenes exclusives, and original content. You can find more information on MotherLoad at http://www.comedycentral.commotherload. [Source: PR Newswire] (via Jeff Harris)

Tremble Mortals! The Marvel Monsters Group Comics Are Here!

Mention “Marvel Comics,” and odds are the first thought in your head will be “superheroes.” However, before Stan Lee and Jack Kirby teamed up to produce Fantastic Four #1 in 1963, it was a good bet that the first thought would have been “monsters.” The pages of Marvel Comics between World War II and the […]

NY Times Profiles Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

The New York Times has published an article about Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks, coming to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on November 6 (registration required). The origins of the strip (and its ties to discredited Times reporter Jayson Blair), upcoming plots for the TV show, and McGruder’s use of racially charged themes and language are all discussed […]

How "Chicken Little" Affects Pixar and Disney

The New York Times notes the effect that Disney’s Chicken Little may have on their talks with Pixar Animation Studios (registration required). Both Disney and Pixar are not actively engaged in talks to renew or alter their distribution agreement, which expires in 2006. Most outsiders are speculating that both companies are waiting to see how […]

A (Re)-Animated Halloween with Toon Zone

Looking for something to scare your friends? Need a toon to watch with the evil spirits of the holiday? Whether you’re spending a quiet night at home among the hatboxes filled with rotting human hats or prefer emerging from your dark lair to terrify and repel all you encounter (perhaps an investment in deodorant is […]

"G.I. Joe" What's Cooler than Ninjas? MORE NINJAS!

Ask almost any fan of G.I. Joe and undoubtedly every single one will list either Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow as one of their top ten favorite characters. Hasbro realized this during G.I. Joe‘s revival and created a huge Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow duel in Spy Troops, and then focused in on Jinx and newcomer Kamakura […]

"Popeye" and Other Classics Come to DVD

The first volume of Mackinac Media’s The Golden Age of Cartoons DVD includes ten original Popeye cartoons from the 1930s. Each of the cartoons included have been digitally remastered from original 35mm material and digitally restored to their original brilliance. The collection also features many bonus features including interviews, still galleries, and more. The second […]

"Dinosaur" Director to Direct "Ollie the Otter"

Regency Enterprises has hired Disney’s Dinosaur director Ralph Zondag to direct its first CG feature, Ollie The Otter, AWN reports. The story centers on a circus sea otter named Ollie who ventures out into the cruel, harsh world to discovery what life is like “on the other side of the tracks.” Regency, which is based […]

New Licensing Deals for "Pretty Pony" and "Muffin the Mule"

Peak Ent. Holdings Inc. has announced new licensing deals for its Pretty Pony and Muffin the Mule properties. AWN has details.

Italian Toon Fest Date Confirmed

Italy’s Cartoons on the Bay festival, home to the prestigious Pulcinella Awards, is set to take place from April 5 – 9 next year, festival director Alfio Bastiancich has confirmed. The festival will once again take place in Positano, Italy, and the deadline for entries for the Pulcinella awards will be January 15. [Source: C21Media]

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