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Animated Exeter Runs February 13 – 25

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Animated Exeter, a U.K. animation festival, will run from February 13 – 25. The festival will feature the following panels: “Staying On” Animation is becoming a more exciting subject for further education and academic research as Joan Ashworth, Head of Animation at the Royal College of Art explains. “Animation Now” This panel will discuss starting […]

"Four-Dimensional" Animated Racing IMAX Film in Shanghai

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2006
A news report in the Shanghai Daily states that the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum has spent $140,000 to upgrade its IMAX theatre to show a “four-dimensional” animated racing movie for the Chinese New Year’s holidays, beginning on January 29, 2006. The improvements will allow shaking chairs and blowing wind and snow to simulate being […]

‘Corpse Bride’ Press Release

by Bird Boyon January 19, 2006
WHV has released the official press release for the upcoming January 31st DVD release of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride: Burbank, CA. – On January 31st, you are invited to live it up with the no longer living, when Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride arrives on DVD from Warner Home Video. Sprung from the imagination of director […]

New English Dubs of "Totoro" and "Whisper" Tonight on TCM

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2006
Nausicaa.net is noting the debut of the two new English dubs for Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro and Whisper of the Heart tonight, January 19, 2006, on Turner Classic Movies. They note that this is the first time Disney has aired a movie on commercial TV before the home video release. Both movies are due […]

Satellite TV Providers to Offer "Family-Friendly" Channel Packages

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2006
DIRECTV and EchoStar, the nation’s two largest satellite TV providers, have announced that they will offer “family-friendly” channel packages to their subscribers, bowing to regulatory pressure that has also compelled Comcast and Time-Warner Cable to offer similar packages (registration required). DIRECTV’s offering will begin in April, offering 40 channels including Toon Disney, Boomerang, Noggin, PBS […]

Viacom and Kellogg Face Lawsuit over SpongeBob Marketing

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2006
Two consumer groups have announced their intention to sue Viacom, parent company of Nickelodeon, and the Kellogg Company over their use of SpongeBob SquarePants and other cartoon characters to sell food of “poor nutritional quality” to children under 8 (registration required). The Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, […]

UPDATED: "Hoodwinked" Almost Tops Box Office; Sequel Planned

by Zeddon January 18, 2006
Hoodwinked, Weinstein Co.’s retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale, opened in first place over the weekend with $16.6 million in sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters, Bloomberg reports. UPDATE: Final box office receipt totals show that Hoodwinked fell just short of the top spot, with a $16.8 million take coming $100,000 short […]

Bandai Announces "Eureka SeveN" DVD Release Date, Manga

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2006
Bandai Entertainment has announced a release date of April 25 for volume 1 of the Eureka SeveN anime series on DVD. The same announcement also announces plans to release two tie-in manga series and a tie-in soundtrack, as well as possible broadcast on a “premier TV network.”

Timm and Tucker Talk "Justice League Unlimited"

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2006
Newsarama.com’s latest “Animated Shorts” column has spoken to Justice League Unlimited producers Bruce Timm and James Tucker about the upcoming episodes of the show and the “Legion of Doom” story arc. Columnist Steve Fritz also engages in some speculation on the future of Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans, and also reports that Warner will […]

"The New Batman Adventures": Just Like Old Times

by Stuon January 18, 2006
After many years of fan prayers, Warner Bros has finally reached the final set in its acclaimed run of Batman: The Animated Series DVD sets, with the release of The New Batman Adventures in all its streamlined glory. Set two years after the previous series, The New Batman Adventures sees Batman continuing his quest to […]