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Muhammad Depicted in "South Park" Opening Sequence

by on April 19, 2006
Comedy Central censored an innocuous image of the Muslim prophet Muhammad from an episode of South Park last week, but it turns out an equally inocuous (though less noticeable) image of the prophet has already been aired in three episodes of the current 10th season of the show, including the censored episode. Muhammad is clearly […]

Adult Swim Mid-April General Ratings

by Zeddon April 18, 2006
Fueled by retail sales of its first season DVD, a brand new episode of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken (Sunday, 11:30pm) achieved considerable double-digit delivery and ratings growth among all target young adult demos vs. the previous four-week time period average, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. The performance helped Adult Swim to claim […]

Cartoon Network Silent Auction For Charity

by on April 18, 2006
This Thursday, April 20th, there will be an auction at Cartoon Network benefiting Fyn Stec, who has been diagnosed with liver cancer at age 4. Fyn is the son of Paul Stec (Director for Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends) and Dayla Corcoran (production coordinator on Dexter’s Lab and Shrek). For more information, please see the […]

Iger Says No "Song of the South" on DVD

by Ed Liuon April 18, 2006
A post on writer Mark Evanier’s weblog notes that the Walt Disney Company will not release Song of the South on DVD at this time, according to comments made by Disney CEO Robert Iger at last month’s Disney shareholders’ meeting. Evanier links to a site hosting an audio recording of the entire meeting for those […]

Comedy Central, You ********!

by on April 18, 2006
I never thought I’d say this, but here goes: I miss the censorship battles of the 1970s. That’s Muhammad holding the salmon helmet. On the left. See him? We don’t either. Back in the days when CBS was cutting explosions from The Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Show, animators only had to worry that a bit of necessary […]

"Basilisk" Preview: Romantic Tragedy Meets Ninja Action

by on April 17, 2006
You know, ninjas really seem to be coming back into vogue lately. We’ve got everything from Naruto to 2×2 Shinobuden (aka Ninja Nonsense) coming into the states, and it’s all being fairly well received (probably an understatement in the case of Naruto). As such, I’m not really surprised that Basilisk has turned up in America. […]

Alex Toth Artbook Coming from Jeff Parker

by Ed Liuon April 17, 2006
Comic book writer/artist Jeff Parker has stated on his weblog that he will be publishing a special art book collecting pieces by Alex Toth, the artist and animator behind the designs of Space Ghost, Birdman, and many other iconic cartoon characters from the 60’s and 70’s. Parker states that the book will be composed of […]

IGN Interviews "Minoriteam" Creators

by Ed Liuon April 17, 2006
IGN has interviewed Todd James, Peter Girardi, and Adam De La Peña about Minoriteam, their new animated series on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The team discusses the origins of the show and how it ended up on Adult Swim, the influence of famed comic book artist Jack Kirby on the look of the show, and […]

"G.I. Joe Declassified" to Present Scarlett’s Origins

by Ed Liuon April 17, 2006
A press release from Devil’s Due Publishing has announced G.I. Joe Scarlett: Declassified, a 48-page, one-shot comic book that will present the origins of G.I. Joe’s counter-intelligence agent. The comic will be written by Mike O’Sullivan with artwork by Phil Noto and is scheduled for release in July with a cover price of $4.95.

"Fat Albert" Volume 3 Pushed Back

by Dan Collinson April 17, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Volume 3 of Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids has been moved from a May 2 release to May 30. Volume 3 features the last 12 toons of the original TV series as well as a CD containing the music from the episodes. There are also plans for The New Fat Albert […]