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"Fafner," "Gankutsuou" Gear Coming to Hot Topic

by Maxie Zeuson August 24, 2005
Geneon Entertainment will provide licensed merchandise to Hot Topic during an exclusive ninety-day window, the companies said today. Beginning September 1, t-shirts, stickers and buttons sporting iconography drawn from Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo, Fafner, Jubei Chan 2 and R.O.D. The TV will be placed on special anime islands or boutiques within the chain’s […]

"InuYasha: The Movie 3" to DVD in September

by Maxie Zeuson August 24, 2005
Viz will release InuYasha, The Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler to DVD on September 6, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $24.98. Update (8/24/05): VIZ says that the first 100,000 copies of the DVD will include a free, exclusive limited edition trading card from Score Entertainment.

"Raggs" Comes to Mipcom, Australia

by Zeddon August 24, 2005
Australia’s Southern Star is in production on a new 3D animation/live-action preschool series, entitled Raggs, for the Seven Network in Australia. The series centers on a group of five fun-loving dogs who perform in the Raggs Kids Club Band. Southern Star International will distribute the series worldwide (except in the U.S.) and will launch the […]

Bedford Joins BKN

by Zeddon August 24, 2005
Amelia Bedford is joining BKN International A.G. as brand manager for the U.K., responsible for licensing in the U.K. across the range of BKN’s brands including Legend of the Dragon, Kong – The Animated Series and Kong: King of Atlantis, AWN reports. She will also help coordinate and implement marketing and promotional activities. Bedford was […]

Sony Animation Ups Hopper

by Zeddon August 24, 2005
Nate Hopper has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs for Sony Pictures Animation, AWN reports. His new position is effective immediately.

Viacom/Yahoo! Teamup

by Zeddon August 24, 2005
Viacom Inc. has entered into a multi-year search marketing and Web search distribution agreement with Yahoo!, the company announced today. Under the undisclosed terms of the agreement, Yahoo! will provide multiple search marketing and Web search services to Viacom’s online properties including MTV.com and NickJr.com, among others. PR Newswire has details.

New "Thundercats" Series in the Works

by La Parkaon August 24, 2005
Animation HQ reports that a remake of the 80’s animated classic Thundercats is in the works at Warner Brothers. The show’s new look will be similar to The Batman — edgy and anime-inspired. Pre-production is reportedly ongoing. The show should be ready for broadcast sometime in late 2006.

New 'Superman' and 'Batman' DVD Volumes Announced

by Bird Boyon August 23, 2005
TVShowsonDVD have revealed that Volume 2 of Superman: The Animated Series and Volume 4 of Batman: The Animated Series will hit together on December 6th.

Brock Peters 1927 - 2005

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2005
Yahoo! News reports that actor Brock Peters has passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 78. He is best known for his role as Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. Animation fans will recognize him as the voice of Lucius Fox in Batman: The Animated Series and numerous other voices in animation […]

"Dora" CD Coming in October

by Maxie Zeuson August 23, 2005
Nick Records and Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group will release Dora the Explorer Dance Fiesta! to CD on Tuesday, October 11, the companies said today. Tracks on the CD include “Celebration,” “Dancing in the Street,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Limbo Rock,” “Locomotion,” “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “We Are Family,” “We Got The Beat,” “Oye […]