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"Chicken Little" Goes High Tech

by Zeddon November 1, 2005
Chicken Little will debut on November 4 in Disney Digital 3D. Disney Digital 3D — presented exclusively in Dolby Digital Cinema — is a brand new, state-of-the-art technology that provides the first true three-dimensional digital experience in movie theatres. PR Newswire has more info.

CN Unveils "Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi" Float for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

by Zeddon November 1, 2005
Cartoon Network today unveiled their Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi float which will appear in Macy’s 79th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. The float will feature the real-life performers as well as giant-sized, puppet versions of their cartoon alter-egos. [Source: Cartoon Network] More info is available on Time Warner’s corporate website.

Steve Case Resigns From Time Warner Inc. Board

by Zeddon November 1, 2005
Steve Case, co-founder of America Online and former Chairman of Time Warner Inc.’s Board of Directors, has resigned from his position as a Time Warner director. Mr. Case issued the following statement regarding his departure: The decision to leave the Board is a difficult one, because Time Warner is a great company, and I respect […]

Comedy Central Goes Broadband

by Zeddon November 1, 2005
Comedy Central today launches its own broadband network, “Comedy Central MotherLoad.” The broadband-optimized video channel will include video clips from current and classic Comedy Central shows, stand-up performances, sneak previews, behind-the-scenes exclusives, and original content. You can find more information on MotherLoad at http://www.comedycentral.commotherload. [Source: PR Newswire] (via Jeff Harris)

Tremble Mortals! The Marvel Monsters Group Comics Are Here!

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2005
Mention “Marvel Comics,” and odds are the first thought in your head will be “superheroes.” However, before Stan Lee and Jack Kirby teamed up to produce Fantastic Four #1 in 1963, it was a good bet that the first thought would have been “monsters.” The pages of Marvel Comics between World War II and the […]

NY Times Profiles Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2005
The New York Times has published an article about Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks, coming to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on November 6 (registration required). The origins of the strip (and its ties to discredited Times reporter Jayson Blair), upcoming plots for the TV show, and McGruder’s use of racially charged themes and language are all discussed […]

How "Chicken Little" Affects Pixar and Disney

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2005
The New York Times notes the effect that Disney’s Chicken Little may have on their talks with Pixar Animation Studios (registration required). Both Disney and Pixar are not actively engaged in talks to renew or alter their distribution agreement, which expires in 2006. Most outsiders are speculating that both companies are waiting to see how […]

A (Re)-Animated Halloween with Toon Zone

by William C. Mauneon October 31, 2005
Looking for something to scare your friends? Need a toon to watch with the evil spirits of the holiday? Whether you’re spending a quiet night at home among the hatboxes filled with rotting human hats or prefer emerging from your dark lair to terrify and repel all you encounter (perhaps an investment in deodorant is […]

"G.I. Joe" What's Cooler than Ninjas? MORE NINJAS!

by Dukeon October 30, 2005
Ask almost any fan of G.I. Joe and undoubtedly every single one will list either Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow as one of their top ten favorite characters. Hasbro realized this during G.I. Joe‘s revival and created a huge Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow duel in Spy Troops, and then focused in on Jinx and newcomer Kamakura […]

"Popeye" and Other Classics Come to DVD

by Zeddon October 29, 2005
The first volume of Mackinac Media’s The Golden Age of Cartoons DVD includes ten original Popeye cartoons from the 1930s. Each of the cartoons included have been digitally remastered from original 35mm material and digitally restored to their original brilliance. The collection also features many bonus features including interviews, still galleries, and more. The second […]