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GhibliWorld.com on "House Hunting" Animated Short; Takahata Interview

by Ed Liuon March 22, 2006
Nausicaa.net is reporting that the GhibliWorld.com website has information about the short film Yadosagashi (House Hunting) currently showing at the Studio Ghibli museum in Tokyo. At press time, GhibliWorld.com is also headlining an interview with Ghibli director and co-founder Isao Takahata.

Justice for "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" Songwriter

by Ed Liuon March 22, 2006
The New York Times has published a front-page article about the history of Solomon Linda, a South African singer/songwriter whose 1939 song “Mbube” became the hit single, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (registration required). Despite the multiple recordings of the song and the millions in licensing fees generated, including its brief use in Disney’s The Lion […]

"Venture Bros." Season 1 Streets May 30 (Updated 3/22)

by Zeddon March 22, 2006
Warner Home Video has now announced that The Venture Bros. – Season 1 will street on May 30, 2006. The 2-disc set will include several extras and will retail for $29.98 SRP. Extras include the following: Show Pilot: “The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay” Bonus Episode: “A Very Venture Christmas” Deleted Scenes Behind The Scenes […]

"Robot Chicken": Bawk-Bawk-Bacawkin’ Its Way to DVD

by on March 22, 2006
Whenever someone asks me what I think about Robot Chicken, I’m hesitant to answer. It really isn’t a well written show by any means, and it relies mostly on toilet humor and vulgar gross out sketches. Having said that, I absolutely love this show. I originally had low expectations as early reviews painted the show […]

"Saber Rider" Rides to DVD, but Only From WEP

by Dan Collinson March 21, 2006
World Events Productions, the company that produces Voltron, is bringing Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs to DVD. The DVD is not available in stores, but is rather available in WEP’s online webstore. The DVD is a 10-episode “best of” set. WEP is selling it for $29.00. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com]

"Simpsons" and "King of the Hill" Renewed by Fox

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2006
Fox has announced the renewal of The Simpsons and King of the Hill. The Simpsons has been renewed for two seasons, bringing it to Season 19. King of the Hill has been renewed for its 11th season, which will begin next January. (via TZ poster Jeff Harris)

Disney Shuts Down Pixar Sequel Division

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2006
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Disney has shut down Circle 7, the CGI-animation division set up to create sequels to Pixar movies (free registration required). Thirty-two of the 168 employees of the division were told that they would lose their jobs as of May 26, while the remainder will be absorbed into Disney’s […]

Chef Returns to "South Park" (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2006
Comedy Central has announced that James McElroy, a.k.a. “Chef,” will be returning to South Park with this Wednesday’s 10th season premiere episode. The episode synopsis states that Chef returns to the town, but Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny “notice that something about Chef seems different.” There is no word on who will be providing the […]

Things Heat Up With "Godannar Vol. 4"

by SB20xxon March 21, 2006
Godannar may not have the religious symbolism or the angst-ridden contemplations of existence that Evangelion has, but it definitely has a higher replay value as it’s a whole lot of fun. The series is a throwback to earlier mecha series that were more about hot-blooded mecha action, especially in its tone. It’s paced in such […]

Geneon Announces New Titles For Summer

by SB20xxon March 20, 2006
Two new series kick off Geneon’s summer: Elemental Gelade comes out on June 13, 2006 with both regular and artbox editions, while Strawberry Marshmallow (aka Ichigo Mashimaro) is set to debut a week later. Other Geneon releases include the last volumes of Tenjho Tenge and Kannazuki No Miko, along with further volumes of Kamichu, Doki […]