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"Family Guy" Direct-to-DVD Movie Announced

TV Shows On DVD reports that on September 27, Fox is releasing Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story in which Stewie sets out to find his biological father after a near-death experience derails his plans for world domination. The unrated movie will be 83-minutes and will include deleted scenes, still galleries, animatics, and […]

Nick Orders 20 New Episodes of "Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends"

Nickelodeon has ordered 20 new episodes of Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends, a 3-D animated series based on the book series by David Kirk. The series, a co-production from Nelvana/Absolute Pictures, airs on Nick Jr. weekdays at 10:00am (ET/PT). [Source: PR Newswire]

HowStuffWorks.com Goes Behind-the-Scenes of "Batman Begins"

HowStuffWorks.com goes behind the scenes of Batman Begins, explaining how certain things from the movie actually work. Available sections include “How the Batmobile Works,” “How the Batsuit Works,” “The Scarecrow’s Scariest Scares,” and “Essential Ra’s Al Ghul.” [Source: PR Newswire]

Disney Channels Come to Cambodia

Walt Disney Television International (South East Asia/Korea) today announced the launch of Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney Channel in Cambodia. Cambodia Entertainment Production Co. Ltd. will be the distributor of both channels. Cambodia is now the fourth Asian market within six months to have launched Disney channels. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Corpse Bride" Trailer Now Online

Both the trailer and the wallpaper for Corpse Bride are now available on Warner Bros.’ Corpse Bride site. (via CookieS)

"Tonight Show" Covers Superman Festival 2005

NBC has posted Mark Evanier’s weblog. The coverage includes interviews with Noell Neill, John Schneider, and Superman museum curator Jim Hambrick. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Bruce Hamilton, R.I.P.

Comic book publisher Bruce Hamilton passed away on the morning of June 18, 2005, according to a post on writer Mark Evanier’s weblog. Hamilton owned several comic book publishing imprints and was pivotal in the publishing and preservation of the Disney “Duck” comics of Carl Barks.

Marvel Enterprises Under the Magnifying Glass

BusinessWeek takes a look at Marvel Enterprises, focusing on the path CEO Avi Arad and Marvel Chief Executive Ike Perlmutter took to go from immigrant veterans of Israel’s Six Day War to Hollywood hotshots.

BusinessWeek Looks at the Anime Business

BusinessWeek has published an article looking at the rise of anime as an exportable commodity, noting anime’s influence on both live-action and animated movies and sales that are estimated to top $5 billion globally.

Smaller Companies Entering Animation Business

The Los Angeles Times has an article about smaller companies partnering with larger companies and entering the animation business.

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