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"The Batman Season Two": The Batman Strikes Back?

by on September 13, 2006
With its opening season rarely rising above mediocrity, The Batman needed a hell of a lot of work if it was to become worthy of 22 minutes of your time. Despite awesome character models, stunning animation and amazing chorography, The Batman was tiresome to watch in its initial season – the characters were two-dimensional bores, […]

Apple Unveils Movie Download Service; "Cars" Coming Soon

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
Apple Computer revealed a long-awaited downloadable digital video service that will sell movies through its iTunes Music Store. Current content will include movies from Walt Disney Company studios, including Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and Miramax, with Pixar’s Cars to be available soon. Resolution of the video files will be 640×480, in “Dolby Surround” sound according to […]

LA Times on Sony’s "Open Season" Risks

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
The Los Angeles Times examines Sony Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming CGI animated film Open Season (free registration required), and the significant gamble that the studio is taking on entering the increasingly crowded computer-animated movie market. Sony has committed to a four-movie deal, with Open Season being the first film to see screens. The entire article covers […]

NY Times on Original Animated Cellphone Comedy

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
The New York Times looks at Lil’ Bush, a new comedic animated series that is currently only available on Amp’d Mobile for viewing on the company’s cell phones (registration required). Cary has written for Late Show with David Letterman and The Simpsons, but Lil’ Bush (a “raunchy cartoon…concerning the adventures of a grade-school version of […]

Bandai Provides Anime to Amazon’s Unbox Service

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2006
Bandai will be providing anime content for Amazon.com’s newly unveiled “Unbox” service, which provides high-quality downloadable video content over broadband connections. Among the titles to be available from Unbox are Eureka SeveN, Escaflowne, Witch Hunter Robin, and several Mobile Suit Gundam titles. Launched on Thursday, September 7, Amazon’s Unbox service already includes a variety of […]

Bandai Announces New December Titles

by SB20xxon September 11, 2006
Four Bandai titles are set for December releases: Eureka 7 (vol. 5; also available in limited edition), Fantastic Children (vol. 6), IGPX (vol. 7), and Magical Meow Meow Taruto Complete Collection. [Source: AnimeOnDVD]

"She-Ra" S1 V1 Coming to DVD (Updated 9/11)

by Dan Collinson September 11, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Season 1 Volume 1 of She-Ra: Princess of Power will be available on DVD on November 7th. This release will be the first of three box sets to cover all 93 episodes of the spin-off to He-Man & the Masters of the Universe. Extras will be announced by the end of next […]

Press Release: "She-Ra: Princess of Power Season 1 Volume 1"

by Dan Collinson September 11, 2006
SHE-RA CLAIMS HER STAKE IN THE DVD MARKET! NAVARRE’S BCI TO RELEASE 32 DIGITALLY REMASTERED EPISODES OF<O</O <O</O “She-Ra: Princess of Power®“<O</O SEASON ONE, VOLUME ONE <O</O Six DVD Set in a Six-Panel DigiPak Available November 7th for $49.98<O</O <O</O Los Angeles, CA – Her predecessor, He-Man, set the bar in the DVD market over […]

The "Groovie Goolies" Coming to DVD (Updated 9/10)

by Dan Collinson September 10, 2006
BCI & Entertainment Rights are releasing Groovie Goolies: The Saturday “Mourning” Collection on DVD October 24th. The show was once part of Sabrina & the Groovie Goolies, along with Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, and aired on CBS in 1970 as a Laugh-In type of show about a group of monsters living in Horrible Hall. Among […]

"Yin Yang Yo!" Generates Massive Ratings for Toon Disney and Jetix

by Zeddon September 8, 2006
The launch of Yin Yang Yo! on Toon Disney’s Jetix block in its regular time-slot (7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m) debuted as Jetix’s most-watched animated series premiere on record in Total Viewers (491,000), Kids 2-11 (334,000), and Kids 6-11 (217,000), delivering triple-digit percentage gains over year-ago time period levels. The series more than tripled year-ago […]