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Adult Swim Announces New Shows and Renewals at 2006 Upfront

by on March 31, 2006
Adult Swim today rolled out plans for 2006 at their annual Upfront event in New York, announcing several new shows, acquisitions, and series renewals. Brendan Small makes his return to the Adult Swim block with Death Clock Metalocalypse. CO-created and CO-produced by TV Funhouse alum Tommy Blacha, the series follows the world’s most popular heavy […]

"South Park" Fans Urge "Mission" Boycott

by Dan Collinson March 30, 2006
Fans of Comedy Central’s series South Park have a mission they’ve decided to accept. Their mission is to get the controversial episode “Trapped in the Closet” back on the air. All they are doing is boycotting the new Tom Cruise film Mission: Impossible 3, which will arrive in theaters on May 5. Fans say they […]

Marathon Sells "Totally Spies" to German Station

by Grant Whiteon March 30, 2006
French studio Marathon has sold Totally Spies to German station Super RTL, C21Media reports. Slated to begin airing in July, the acquisition makes Germany one of over 100 countries currently airing the series.

Zoo Films/Atomic Cartoons Team Up for Bollywood Road

by Grant Whiteon March 30, 2006
UK-based Zoo Films and Canadian Atomic Cartoons (best known for Atomic Betty) have teamed up to produce Bollywood Road, C21Media reports. Set in a fictional, urban community, the Anglo-Indian aimed show focuses on a family who often breaks into Bollywood-style dance numbers.

Nickelodeon UK Acquires "King"

by Grant Whiteon March 30, 2006
Nickelodeon UK has picked up the animated series King from Canadian studio Decode Entertainment, C21Media reports. The show targets six- to twelve-year-olds and focuses on 12-year-old Russel, who is crowned king of a fantasy world of monsters he discovers.

Vito DelSante on Writing for "Scooby Doo," "Batman Adventures"

by Ed Liuon March 30, 2006
Writer Vito DelSante has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his career writing comics, which has included a backup feature in Batman Adventures and a regular assignment on DC’s Scooby Doo comics. The interview covers how he broke into the business, the unusual reaction he had when he was paid for his Batman Adventures […]

Adam Beechen Talks "Robin" and Future Projects

by Ed Liuon March 30, 2006
Writer Adam Beechen has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his takeover of DC’s monthly Robin comic book. In the interview, Beechen discusses his plans for the Boy Wonder in the wake of DC’s “One Year Later” event and the differences between writing Robin and the Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic book. In discussing his […]

"Chicken Little" Director and Producer Leave Disney

by Ed Liuon March 30, 2006
The website o-meon.com is reporting that Mark Dindal and Randy Fullmer have left Walt Disney Feature Animation, with yesterday (March 29) being their last day at the company. Dindal and Fullmer were the director and producer, respectively, of The Emperor’s New Groove and Chicken Little. Both stated that the decision to leave Walt Disney was […]

SakuraCon2006 – Dark Horse: New Manga, Manwha And Artbooks To Come

by on March 30, 2006
Dark Horse was out in force with a number of reps in tow, namely Tim Ervin, Samantha Robertson and Phillip Simon, and they had plenty to talk about as well: New manga title wise, Dark Horse announced the pick-up of Ohikkoshi by Hiroaki Samura, who is probably best know for Blade of the Immortal. Ohikkoshi […]

SakuraCon2006 – FUNimation: YuYu Hakusho Price Cuts And Some Syndication Details

by on March 30, 2006
FUNimation’s panel was scheduled against Geneon’s, so I didn’t catch all of it. However, thanks to the handy press packet from Lance Heiskell, all the big talking points should be here, as well as a few extra bits gleaned from talking to Lance at the FUNimation booth: Yu Yu Hakusho will be getting 14-episode sets […]