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Australia/New Zealand Release of "Tales from Earthsea" in 2007

by Ed Liuon December 22, 2006
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Madman Entertainment has secured the rights to distribute Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea in Australia and New Zealand. The movie will begin its theatrical run in mid-2007.

Bandai to Distribute "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"

by Benon December 22, 2006
According to the official North American Web site, Bandai Entertainment will release fan favorite “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” in the United States. No timeline for release was provided. The announcement was made accompanied by an English/Japanese streaming live-action “episode 00” that must be seen to be believed. CORRECTION: This article’s headline originally stated that […]

FUNimation Answers Questions Regarding New "Dragon Ball Z" Box Sets

by William C. Mauneon December 22, 2006
FUNimation has launched a new FAQ to answer some of the questions surrounding its upcoming Dragonball Z releases. The FAQ currently addresses fan concerns regarding compression and video quality issues, fullscreen versus widescreen formatting and the audio track options. Due to concerns about compression and video quality issues, the 39 episodes included in the first […]

"Pokémon" Returns to the Indigo League

by Dukeon December 22, 2006
With Advanced Generation coming to a close (faster than anticipated, too, thanks to Cartoon Network) and Diamond & Pearl coming over the horizon, we should take a moment to remember what made Pokémon the giant it is today: the Indigo League. Young Ash Ketchum’s tenth birthday was a life-changing experience: he would become a Pokémon […]

Disney Channel 2006 Ratings Highlights

by Zeddon December 21, 2006
Disney Channel has announced ratings highlights for 2006. For the year, Disney Channel finished as basic cable’s second-most-watched network in primetime in Total Viewers. Disney Channel also stood as basic cable’s No. 1 network in prime for the fourth year running in Kids 6-11, and for the sixth year running in Tweens 9-14. On a […]

Press Release: Disney Channel Ratings Highlights For 2006

by Zeddon December 21, 2006
Ratings Highlights For 2006 Final National Ratings DISNEY CHANNEL RANKS AS 2006’S SECOND-MOST-WATCHED BASIC CABLE NETWORK IN PRIME IN TOTAL VIEWERS, TOPPING THIRD-PLACE TNT BY 6% DISNEY CHANNEL WRAPS 2006 AS BASIC CABLE’S NO. 1 IN PRIME FOR THE 4TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN KIDS 6-11 AND THE 6TH IN TWEENS 9-14 ON A 24-HOUR PROGRAMMING […]

Screen Novelties on Restoring Rudolph, Santa Stop-Motion Puppets

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2006
The Screen Novelties weblog has posted an article on restoring the original stop-motion puppets for Santa Claus and the title character used in Rankin-Bass’ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The work entailed significant repair, since the puppets were used as Christmas ornaments for nearly 30 years in the household of a former Rankin-Bass employee. The puppets […]

Celebrity Casting for "TMNT"

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2006
The newest movie in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise (titled simply TMNT) has picked up some star voice casting. A report on the Patrick Stewart Network website states that Stewart will provide the voice for the insane tech-industrialist Max Winters. Meanwhile, an article in USA Today states that Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire […]

"Avatar" Season 2 Disc 2 Coming April 10, 2007

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that the second DVD of the second season of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender will be shipping on April 10, 2007. The article also includes a photo of the disc case artwork. The disc will include episodes 6-10 from season 2 and special features to be announced. (via TZ member Ayaka)

Paul Dini to Appear at New York Comic-Con in February

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2006
Paul Dini has just been announced as a guest of honor at the New York Comic-Con, taking place from February 23 – 25 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. A full list of guests (currently including Stan Lee, Jeff Smith, and Stephen King) and more information about the convention is available at […]