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Fox Animation Promotes John Cohen

Twentieth Century Fox Animation has promoted John Cohen to VP of production, AWN reports. Cohen will continue reporting to Fox Animation president Chris Meledandri.

McFarlane Gets "Gromit" Toy License

McFarlane Toys has picked up the master toy license for the upcoming Aardman feature Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, according to AWN. McFarlane will launch a limited line of toys in the fall of 2005 to coincide with the film’s October release, and a full product line will appear in 2006.

"Elfen Lied" Coming to DVD in May

ADV Films will release the first volume of Elfen Lied: VectorOne to DVD on May 17, the company says. The DVD-only release will carry four episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles. Extras include video segments with production art and character work from the show, clean opening and closing animation, and […]

Disney Records Releases "Disney Channel Hits"

Walt Disney Records will release Disney Channel Hits: Take 2 on April 26, the company said today. The CD/DVD release will contain music and music videos from such Disney Channel original movies as Stuck in the Suburbs, The Cheetah Girls, Pixel Perfect, Zenon: Z3, Halloweentown High and Tiger Cruise. It will retail for $18.98. [Source: […]

Mammoth DVD Roundup at Animated Bliss

Animated Bliss is back and updating its news page again. Its most recent posts bring news about DVD releases of Duel Masters; Jubei-Chan 2: Resurrection – Volume 1; Gilgamesh Volume 1; Noir – Complete Collection; Rambo; Zoids: Chaotic Century; Initial D; Rave Master; and Fafner Vol. 1: Arcadian Project

"What's New Scooby Doo: Vol 5" Coming to DVD

Warner Home Video will release What’s New Scooby-Doo? Vol. 5: Sports Spooktacular to DVD and VHS on June 14, the company said today. The disc will feature four sports-oriented episodes (“The Unnatural,” “The Fast and the Wormious,” “Wrestle Maniacs,” “Diamonds Are A Ghoul’s Best Friend”) and two bonus featurettes starring Hank Aaron. The disc will […]

Sorrent Launches "Inuyasha" Mobile Game

Sorrent has launched a new mobile game based on Inuyasha, the company said today. The game will be available on every major wireless carrier in the US. [Source: Business Wire]

Cartoon Network Increases Local Programming in India

India’s Cartoon Network and Pogo channels will increase their localized programming, Business Line reports. Currently, the networks between them have nine full-time India-centric shows. Separately, Indiantelevision reports that India’s Cartoon Network has picked up the satellite rights to Greengold Animation’s 2D animated feature Vikram aur Betaal.

"Batman Begins" Stunt Show Coming This Summer

Superhero Hype! reports that a 25-minute stunt show based on this summer’s upcoming Batman Begins will debut June 25, 2005, at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Will Eisner's "The Plot" at the NY Times

The New York Times has published a brief look at The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (free registration required). The graphic novel was completed by writer/artist Will Eisner just before his passing in January and debunks the infamous document that falsely claimed to document a worldwide Jewish conspiracy […]

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