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Three New Fourth Generation Pokémon Revealed

by Dukeon March 4, 2006
Last month, Nintendo revealed a new Pokémon, Manaphy, who is a legendary in the upcoming Pokémon Diamond/Pearl video games for the Nintendo DS, and the star of the 9th Pokémon movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy. When Manaphy was revealed, three other Pokémon were shadowed out, promised to be revealed later […]

Dragonball Z "Crash Course": It’s The End Of The Run As We Know It

by Chad Boninon March 4, 2006
Seven years after the fight with the monster Cell, life has returned to normal. The Z Warriors have all gone their seperate ways since Goku’s death; Gohan is going to High School, Bulma and Vegeta have (relatively) settled down, and the children Trunks and Goten have been sparring. Gohan’s double life as the Great Saiyaman […]

CN Announces New Shows, Renewals at Upfront (Updated)

by Benon March 3, 2006
At the first part of their upfront presentation in New York this morning, Cartoon Network announced their slate of new projects and acquisitions for the coming year. CN offically announced a new original series titled Squirrel Boy, created and produced by Everett Peck, creator of Duckman. In Squirrel Boy, Andy, voiced by Pamela S. Adlon, […]

CNNMoney.com on Upcoming Cinema CGI Cartoon War

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2006
CNNMoney.com has posted an article about the upcoming clash of the CGI animated film titans, coming soon to a movie theater near you. The article notes the efforts of the Weinstein brothers (Hoodwinked and Doogal), Fox (Ice Age 2), Sony (Monster House and Open Season), and Warner Brothers (The Ant Bully and Happy Feet) to […]

"Baki the Grappler" Return of the Gore

by Dukeon March 3, 2006
Over the various volumes, I’ve actually grown to enjoy Baki the Grappler. However, it has now moved to a tournament-style plotline, which has plagued many, many shonen anime over the years. Baki has been training for two years to become stronger than his father and has entered the Underground Fighting Circuit. One year after his […]

John K. Seeks Girls for Feedback on "The Heartaches"

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2006
Following his request for feedback on He-Hog the Atomic Pig, famed animator John Kricfalusi is soliciting feedback from girls for The Heartaches, starring three girls and a poodle. The blog entry contains numerous character sketches, a plot summary of the pilot episode, and movie clips of the Heartaches in action. Kricfalusi explicitly states, “Now all […]

NY Artexpo Animation Pavilion at Javits This Weekend

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2006
An item in the New York Times Arts section notes the gathering of animation industry luminaries at this weekend’s Artexpo (registration required). Artexpo’s Animation Pavilion will host artists Bill Melendez (Peanuts) and Dick Duerrstein (Looney Tunes). Other events include the unveiling of a Dr. Seuss statue, an auction by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity […]

FUNimation Announces Details on Anime Theatrical Releases

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2006
FUNimation Entertainment has announced details and release dates for their theatrical release program (mentioned in our New York Comic-Con report). FUNimation Films will be teaming with the Bigger Picture to bring Japanese anime to movie houses, beginning on March 17 with screenings of Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler followed by the premiere of […]

Toon Disney March 2006 Movies and Specials

by Zeddon March 3, 2006
This month, Toon Disney is featuring March Movie Madness. Viewers will be allowed to vote for their favorite movies in five (5) categories (one per week) with the winners airing each weeknight in March at 5:00 p.m., ET/PT. The following are the voting categories: March 1 – 3: Best Creature Feature winners. March 6 – […]

Disney Channel Achieves Best February Ratings Ever Among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14

by Zeddon March 3, 2006
Disney Channel posted its highest February ratings ever, in both total programming day and primetime, among its targeted demographics of Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, according to Nielsen Media Research. Disney Channel’s learning-focused Playhouse Disney block saw its series Little Einsteins reach its highest ratings ever with Kids 2-5 last Saturday. Playhouse Disney weekday ratings […]