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UK Gets Cartoon Network On-Demand Channel

The UK’s Video Networks will launch Cartoon Network On-Demand as part of its Home Choice “Kids Package,” Media Week reports. The package will feature Cartoon Network and Boomerang shows, including Dexter’s Laboratory, The Flintstones and Looney Tunes.

CN Gets Int'l Rights to "Fantastic Four"

Cartoon Network has signed on as co-producer of Moonscoop’s Fantastic Four animated action-comedy series, AWN reports, and has also picked the worldwide broadcast rights outside of the U.S. Marvel is distributing in the U.S. and M6 has bought the French broadcast rights.

"Princess Tutu" Vol. 1 Defies One-Line Description

Princess Tutu defies words. Now, I know what you’re thinking; how could a magical girl anime with classical ballet and fairy tale references be hard to describe? I’ve got one name for you: Chiaki J. Konaka. The chief writer behind Lain, Texhnolyze, Big O II and the upcoming Shadowstar Narutaru, Konaka is known for his […]

"Gad Guard" Volume 1: Egad! It's Good!

gad n.: A strange stone that transforms into a techode (giant robot) when a person makes a bond with it. Gad Guard opens with a jazzy theme, entitled “Boomerang Boogie,” performed by Pe’z, and a shot of the gads. The first thing that comes to mind is Cowboy Bebop, but that impression is fleeting. The […]

Cox Adds Anime Network to SVOD

Cox Communications will add Anime Network to its Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service under an agreement announced by the two companies today. [Source: ADV Films]

CritterPix Secures New Financing

CritterPix Studios has secured $2.1 million in financing for use toward making its previously announced Ollie the Otter CG-animated feature film, the company said today. [Source: Business Wire]

Paul Storrie Becomes "Revisionary"

Newsarama.com has interviewed Paul Storrie, writer for DC Comics’ Justice League Adventures and Gotham Girls mini-series, about his new series Revisionary from Moonstone Publishing. The series centers on a fake TV psychic who develops real precognitive abilities, which foretell a future that he must try and prevent. Revisionary #1 is available for pre-order now for […]

Previews for "Batman Strikes" #8, "JLA: Classified" #6

Mile High Comics has released a 4-page preview of The Batman Strikes! #8, the tie-in comic to the new Batman animated television show. They also have a preview for JLA: Classified #6, which continues the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League!” story by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire.

DC Comics Ends Humanoids, 2000 AD Publishing Relationship

DC Comics has confirmed via press release that they are discontinuing their publishing initiative with the European publishers Humanoids and 2000 A.D./Rebellion due to low sales. The last titles to be published were advance solicited last month, and all titles will continue to be available as back-list items. At this time DC Comics’ manga imprint […]

Int'l Animation Roundup: Broadcasters Strike Multiple Deals for Toon Series

There’s lots of international licensing and news today. Highlights: * France 2 has commissioned twenty-six new half-hour episodes of Delta State (AWN). * Nelvana has picked up global distribution rights, excluding certain territories, to Being Ian (World Screen). * MNET South Africa has licensed the animated TV/web series Odd Job Jack (World Screen). * Broadcasters […]

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