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CN Halloween DVD Coming in August

Cartoon Network Halloween 2: Grossest Halloween Ever will be released to DVD on August 9, DVDToons reports. The release will feature five Halloween and four bonus episodes drawn from such signature Cartoon Network shows as Billy & Mandy, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and Dexter’s Laboratory. It will retail for $14.97.

Groening: "Simpsons" Good for Another 17 Years

Matt Groening marks the 350th episode of The Simpsons by saying he expects the series to run another seventeen years. It’s hard to tell if he’s joking, but The New York Times plays it straight, and goes behind the scenes of a taping of a new Simpsons episode.

Animax Gets Thailand Carriage

Animax Asia has reached a carriage deal with Thailand’s UBC, World Screen reports.

Ralph Bakshi Profiled

The Los Angeles Times (link requires free registration) marks a Ralph Bakshi retrospective by profiling the veteran animator.

WHV Announces 'Samurai Jack' Season 2 on DVD (Update)

Update (4/25): Revised front cover (featuring a peak at the disc art) and back cover added. Special Features added to list. WHV has officially announced the second season of Samurai Jack, coming to DVD this May. Synopsis: From Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Star Wars: Clone Wars, comes the Emmy Award winning Samurai Jack Season […]

New Animated "Star Wars"

The Star Wars animated series in development will be a 30-minute, 3-D computer animated show, according to Dark Horizons. (via William C. Maune)

Cartoon Network India Adds New Series

Cartoon Network India is adding new homegrown original series. Additionally, Beyblade is set to make its Indian debut on Cartoon Network India’s Toonami block. AgencyFAQs.com has more information. (via William C. Maune)

First look at Superman

Superhero Hype! has posted the first image of newcomer Brandon Routh in the classic Superman suit from the highly anticipated Superman Returns.

Preview: "Elfen Lied" Offers Bloodspray, Breasts, Cliché

Anime can do a lot—everything from poignant, realistic dramas to surreal, hyper-stylized fantasy worlds to madcap comedies. But like any medium, it’s got its share of clichés and crutches: generic evil secret organizations; nudity and violence in lieu of story and character; angst-ridden male leads; formulaic harem relationships. There are various and sundry other story […]

"Gad Guard" Vol. 2: More Gad, Less Gab, Please

Last time on Gad Guard: Hajiki Sanada and his techode Lightening were caught in the middle as tensions between the techode owners began to grow. Aiko wants everyone to just get along, Takumi wants to “do the things that must be done,” Katana wants revenge, and Hajiki just wants to keep surviving. Now, in volume […]

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