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"ThunderCats" Nostalgia Claims Another Victim

by on June 1, 2006
Ah, ThunderCats. One of the most popular cartoons from the 80’s, with an awesome theme song, memorable voice acting (though the quality of said voice acting is debatable), and, most importantly, the first show to ever be broadcast on this tiny little action block known as Toonami. But does the series still hold up? Especially […]

Disney to Sell Downloadable Films via CinemaNow

by Ed Liuon May 31, 2006
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Walt Disney Company will begin selling movies over the Internet through CinemaNow Inc (free registration required), with the CGI animated Chicken Little being named as a launch title. It is expected that the movies will be available on the same day as the DVD release for $19.95 […]

Central Park Sets New Release Dates for "Votoms," "Wrath of the Ninja"

by on May 31, 2006
Central Park Media this morning announced August 8 as the release date for the Wrath of the Ninja Collector’s Edition, and for the last volume and series box set of Armored Trooper Votoms, suggesting the company plans to continue releasing discs through its recent financial difficulties. The Votoms series set will include all four volumes […]

"Wrath of the Ninja Collector’s Series" Edition Scheduled for August Release

by on May 31, 2006
“WRATH OF THE NINJA COLLECTOR’S SERIES” EDITION SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST RELEASE Two-Disc Set To Be Priced At Only $24.95 SRP NEW YORK, NY (May 31, 2006)  Central Park Media announced the release of the Wrath of the Ninja Collector’s Series Edition which contains both the Wrath of the Ninja motion picture and the original […]

Ground-Breaking War Epic Draws to a Close with the August Release of Armored Troop…

by on May 31, 2006
GROUND-BREAKING WAR EPIC DRAWS TO A CLOSE WITH THE AUGUST RELEASE OF ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS: GOD PLANET QUENT “VOTOMS DVD Collection” To Be Released At Same Time as Last Story Arc And To Be Housed In Collector’s Ammo Can NEW YORK, NY (May 31, 2006)  Central Park Media announced today that the release of […]

Jetix Europe Co-Producing "Yin Yang Yo!" With Disney

by Grant Whiteon May 31, 2006
Jetix Europe is set to launch Yin Yang Yo!, a new co-production with Disney, C21Media reports. The new comedy-action series, from the producers of The Fairly OddParents, focuses on a pair of rabbit siblings named Yin and Yang who are instructed in martial arts by panda Master Yo in order to save the world. The […]

"Maburaho Vol. 7:" The End of Everything, Thankfully

by on May 31, 2006
After a long, annoying, and at times, torturous ride, Maburaho is down to its last volume. The series has shown flashes of being good, but can it recapture that essence in time for the series finale? Rin is the only one left with ashes to give to Kazuki, but Shino’s words tear at her core. […]

Jerry Beck on 10 Most Influential Cartoons

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2006
Animation historian Jerry Beck has written an article for Variety magazine with his picks for the 10 most influential cartoons in animation history. The list includes such works as Winsor McCay’s Gertie the Dinosaur, Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, and Matt Groening’s The Simpsons. (via Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog)

John Lasseter Talks "Cars"; Confirms New 2-D at Disney

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2006
An article in the New York Times covers the pressure on Pixar Animation Studios on the upcoming film Cars (registration required), noting that it is poised to extend Pixar’s critical and box-office winning streak past that of Walt Disney himself. Several comments by film director and Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter delve into the […]

"Super Mario Bros." Volume 2 Comes to DVD October 31

by Dan Collinson May 30, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Volume 2 of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show will be available on DVD on October 31.