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Wachowski Brothers to direct "Speed Racer"

by La Parkaon November 7, 2006
Coming Soon.net reports that the Wachowski Brothers will helm the long-in-development adaptation of the popular classic cartoon, Speed Racer. The film will follow the adventures of Speed as he tries to achieve glory in his souped up, gaget-laden car, The Mach 5. The movie will also feature characters from the series such as Speed’s family […]

Zac Efron Guest Stars On Disney Channel’s “The Replacements”

by Zeddon November 7, 2006
Zac Efron (High School Musical) will guest star on Disney Channel’s new animated series The Replacements on Saturday, November 18, at 8:00pm (ET/PT). In order to get Johnny Hitswell’s attention, Riley replaces the old pool lifeguard with Davey Hunkerhoff (voiced by Zac Efron), a hunky 14-year-old lifeguard she can flirt with to make Johnny jealous. […]

Playhouse Disney October 2006 and Year-to-date Highlights

by Zeddon November 7, 2006
The following are highlights of Playhouse Disney’s performance for October 2006 and for the year up through October: In October 2006, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” ranked as the #1 basic cable series with Girls 2-5 (374,000/4.8 rating), and finished among the Top 5 in Kids 2-5 (#4 – 693,000/4.4 rating). Calendar year to date, “Mickey Mouse […]

Press Release: "High School Musical" Star Zac Efron Guest Stars on "The Replacements"

by Zeddon November 7, 2006
“HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL”‘S ZAC EFRON GUEST STARS ON NEW EPISODE OF DISNEY CHANNEL’S HIT ANIMATED SERIES “THE REPLACEMENTS” SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Zac Efron (“High School Musical”) guest stars on Disney Channel’s new hit animated series, “The Replacements” on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00 P.M., ET/PT). Since its premiere, “The Replacements” is the #1 animated series on […]

Soviet Propaganda Films To Be Released in US

by Dukeon November 7, 2006
To celebrate the 89th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Jove, the major distribution company for Russian animation, and Kino International will release various Soviet propaganda animated films for the first time in the United States on November 7th. The 4-disc DVD set will retail at a price of $89.99 MSRP. These films, which were created […]

Press Release: Soviet Propaganda Films From Stalin’s Animation Factories Released

by Dukeon November 7, 2006
Shocking, Beautiful, Anti-American Collection Never Before Seen in the West LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Soviet propaganda films, some over 80 years old, will be released to the U.S. for the first time on November 7, 2006, in coordination with the 89th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. Films by Jove, the major distribution company for Russian animation, has […]

Bandai Announces New February Titles

by Classic Speedyon November 7, 2006
Four movies are getting “Anime Movie Classics Edition” treatment from Bandai, as Escaflowne: The Movie, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack are all being released in February at MSRPs of $19.98. The only other release announcement in this wave is Eureka Seven (vol. 6), which […]

"Shrek the Halls" to Air on ABC in December 2007

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
A press release states that an original DreamWorks animated special based on the Shrek franchise will be debuting in December 2007. Titled Shrek the Halls, the half-hour special will reunite Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and Antonio Banderas as Shrek and his friends “put their own twist on everyone’s favorite holiday traditions.” Read the […]

CN’s Live Action/Animation Hybrid "Re-Animated" to Debut December 8

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
Cartoon Network’s first foray into live-action filmmaking, Re-Animated, is set to debut on December 8, 2006, at 8 PM (Eastern and Pacific time). The two-hour movie centers on 7th grader Jimmy Roberts, who begins to see cartoon characters in the real world after receiving the frozen brain of cartoonist Milt Applegate. Read the full press […]

"Ranma 1/2" Manga to Conclude on November 14

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2006
VIZ Media is reporting that the 36th and final volume of Ranma 1/2 will be released on November 14, 2006, after a 14-year run in the VIZ catalog. The beloved manga by Rumiko Takahashi centers on Ranma Saotome, a martial-arts student in training who turns into a girl whenever he gets wet. The manga has […]