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"Lupin the 3rd Missed by a Dollar": The One Where Lupin Dies

by on August 12, 2006
I must confess, even as an ardent fan, that once you’ve seen a dozen or more Lupin the 3rd films many of them begin to blend together. That’s not to say Lupin‘s highly entertaining formula of priceless historical treasures, nefarious schemes, and goofy slapstick is a bad thing, just that like the Bond franchise it […]

Toon Disney August 2006 Movies and Specials (Updated 8/12)

by Zeddon August 12, 2006
The following is a list of the movies and specials scheduled to air on Toon Disney during the month of August: All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996) Tuesday, August 1 (5:00 p.m., ET/PT) We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993) Wednesday, August 2 (5:00 p.m., ET/PT) Oliver & Company (1988) Thursday, August 3 (5:00 p.m., […]

ABC Family Jetix Ends September 1 (Now August 31)

by Zeddon August 12, 2006
Toon Zone News has confirmed with Disney ABC Television Group that the final day of Jetix on ABC Family will be Friday, September 1, 2006. Beginning Saturday, September 2, Toon Disney will be the exclusive home of Jetix in the United States. Updated 8/12: Toon Zone News has now learned that the final day of […]

"Transformers: The Movie" Coming to DVD (Updated 8/12)

by Dan Collinson August 12, 2006
The Transformers fan site tformers.com reports that Sony BMG Music Entertainment will release the 20th Anniversary Edition of Transformers: The Movie in November. This is the first time Sony is working on a Sunbow title since they got the rights from Rhino a couple of years ago. The 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD includes never-before-seen […]

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 4 DVD Specs Announced

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
The specifications for the 4-disc Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 4 and the 2-disc Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Vol. 4 have been released by Warner Home Video. No information on special features or extras was announced as of publication time. (via Cartoon Brew)

Expect More "DuckTales" and "Rescue Rangers" On DVD (updated 8/11)

by Dan Collinson August 11, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Disney will release DuckTales Volume 2 & Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers Volume 2 sometime around November. Stay tuned for further announcements. Updated 8/11: Tvshowsondvd.com revealed both the covers for Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers Vol. 2 and Ducktales Vol. 2. Both DVDs contain the five part pilot episode for each show […]

"The Gummi Bears" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson August 11, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Vol. 1 is coming to DVD on a 3-disc set. The show is about a group of bears who use magic and technology and coexisted with humans, until a rivalry forced the Gummis to leave, and a small group stayed. Generations later, a young boy named […]

Marvel Announces "Teen Avengers" Direct-to-DVD In Development

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
During their second quarter financial results conference call, Marvel Entertainment announced that an animated direct-to-DVD feature titled Teen Avengers was in development. No other information on the title was provided, such as whether it is based on the Young Avengers comic book title by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. The same call also revealed that […]

Taking a Dim View of "A Scanner Darkly"

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
There are few science fiction writers who have had as large of an impact on pop culture as Philip K. Dick. Underappreciated in his own time, Dick’s prolific imagination rooted itself in the belief that objective reality did not truly exist – a perception exacerbated by a powerful sense of paranoia and a long stretch […]

Making "Foster’s" Part 2; "Foster’s" on iTunes

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
The second of a series on producing an episode of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends has been posted on the series’ production weblog. This installment deals with story outlines and dealing with Cartoon Network and the dreaded Broadcast Standards and Practices (BS & P) department. A second post on the weblog notes that the first […]