The Onion A.V. Club has published a list of the top 13 Memorably Unpopular Characters from Popular TV, with Scrappy-Doo landing the #1 spot above Oliver Martin (The Brady Bunch), Dawn Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Livia Soprano (The Sopranos). Pokémon‘s Pikachu landed the #7 spot behind Barney the Dinosaur and Urkel (Family Matters).
Warner Home Video, Hearst Entertainment, and King Features Syndicate have come to an agreement which will lead to the home video release of classic Popeye cartoons. Specifically, Warner has the rights to all 231 Popeye animated shorts released theatrically between 1933 and 1957 and multiple shorts released for TV between 1960 and 1987. According to […]
British production company Chapman Entertainment has secured a two channel UK deal for new stop-frame animated pre-school series Roary the Racing Car, C21Media reports. The deal sees the TV rights shared between channel 5 and Nick Jr, with a planned air date of next spring.
4Kids Entertainment has secured several global broadcast deals for the second season of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, C21Media reports. Included are countries such as the UK, France, Latin America, and Canada.
Set to debut in July and August from Geneon are boxsets for Gad Guard, Koi Kaze, Mermaid Forest, and Tokyo Underground. Elemental Gelade also gets a second volume, which will be released on August 15th. In related Geneon news, Kannazuki no Miko‘s second volume has been delayed from June 27th to July 4th. In addition, […]
Bandai today revealed some new title solicitations for late summer. August will bring us IGPX: Season 1 Complete Collection, and in September we will see multiple Anime Legends releases: .hack//Legend of the Twilight Complete Collection; Infinite Ryvius Complete Collection; Jubei-Chan: The Ninja Girl Complete Collection; and Wolf’s Rain Complete Collection II. In addition, the first […]
I don’t know about the rest of you kids, but I’ve about had my fill of animated parodies. Harvey Birdman was a clever extension of the Space Ghost model, and Sealab 2021 had its moments. But c’mon already. Is there any good excuse for Robot Chicken, Moral Orel, Drawn Together, Family Guy, and a bunch […]
With the growing trend of turning comic books into blockbuster films, Starz The Hollywood Reporter will explore this phenomena with a half-hour original special entitled Comic Books on Film. The special will include interviews with Brandon Routh, the new Superman; Christian Bale of Batman Begins; and Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry, both of X-Men: The […]
WHEN COMIC BOOKS ATTACK!! 24-Hour Marathon of Films Made From Comic Books Featuring Starz The Hollywood Reporter Original Special Examines the Comic Book Into Film Phenomena Englewood, Colo., June 6, 2006 – Superman Returns, X3 and Spider-Man 3… with the ever increasing trend of turning comic books into blockbuster films, Starz The Hollywood Reporter: Comic […]
Bernard Loomis, a legendary toy industry figure, passed away from heart disease on Friday at the age of 82 (registration required). Loomis was instrumental in tying toys to TV programming; his first attempt to bring a “Hot Wheels” cartoon to TV in 1969 failed, but he eventually succeeded with a Strawberry Shortcake animated program in […]