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Press Release: Tom Goes to The Mayor Makes Victorious Adult Swim Return June 4

by on May 14, 2006
Tom Goes to The Mayor Makes Victorious Adult Swim Return June 4 “Little Show That Could” Does in New Season with Guest Stars Bob Odenkirk, Gary Busey, Judd Hirsch, Sean Hayes, Janeane Garofalo, Robert Loggia and Sir Mix-a-Lot Like Julius Caesar returning from Waterloo in triumph, Tom Goes to The Mayor makes its basic cable […]

4Kids Profits Fall in First Quarter

by on May 13, 2006
4Kids Entertainment earned $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2006, down from $2.0 million in the same period last year, the company reported earlier this week. Revenues fell to $19.8 million from $20.3 million in the same period last year. The company said that declining licensing revenues from Yu-Gi-Oh! and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles […]

Viacom Revenues Rise as Profits Slip in First Quarter

by on May 13, 2006
Viacom Inc., parent of Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures, earned $317.2 million in the first quarter of 2006, down 2.5% from the same period last year, the company reported earlier this week. First quarter revenues rose 12% during the quarter to $2.37 billion, while operating income rose 3% to $623.5 million. The company blamed the drop […]

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining: "Final Fantasy: Advent Children"

by on May 13, 2006
Final Fantasy: Advent Children—it’s been a long time coming. Finally, the fantasy has become reality. It’s here. Excuse the awesomely pretentious introduction, but I must confess, I am a massive fan of Final Fantasy VII and I never believed we’d ever get to see a sequel. Nevertheless, please don’t let these trembling hands holding this […]

"Final Fantasy VII Advent Children": Fastest Blades in the East

by on May 13, 2006
As video games, aided by Hollywood talent and ever more realistic graphics, become increasingly cinematic, it is little surprise that film adaptations have grown in popularity. Or that they are almost uniformly awful. However, sometimes even Uwe Boll takes a vacation, and other stars are given the chance to shine. And shine they do on […]

"Tom Goes to The Mayor" Renewed for Second Season

by Zeddon May 12, 2006
Adult Swim’s original series Tom Goes to The Mayor has been renewed for a second season. Guest stars this term will include Bob Odenkirk, Dave Foley, Gary Busey, Judd Hirsch, Sean Hayes, Janeane Garofalo, Bob Balaban, Garry Shandling, Robert Loggia, Michael Ian Black, Zack Galifianakis, and Sir Mix-a-Lot. Tom Goes to The Mayor Season 2 […]

4Kids Home Video Offers Online Preview of "Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters"

by Zeddon May 12, 2006
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc. will offer Yu-Gi-Oh! fans an exclusive online advance viewing of Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters, the new direct-to-DVD release. The official Yu-Gi-Oh! website, www.yugioh.com, will stream the entire 90-minute DVD on Monday, May 22, 2006, beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT. This premiere event comes on the eve of […]

"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" Posts Record Ratings for a Playhouse Disney Series Premiere

by Zeddon May 12, 2006
Disney Channel’s premiere of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Friday, May 5 (7:30 p.m.), delivered the highest ratings ever for a Playhouse Disney series premiere among Kids 2-5 (6.2/767,000), Girls 2-5 (6.0/375,000), Households (2.2/1,960,000), and Total Viewers (1.2/2,777,000). Among all basic cable networks in the U.S., Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.) was #1 […]

Updated: "Charlie & Lola" Heading to DVD

by on May 12, 2006
Warner Home Video will release two volumes of Charlie & Lola to DVD on September 5, the studio says. Charlie & Lola: Vol. 1 and Charlie & Lola: Vol. 2 will each retail for $14.98. The Playhouse Disney series is based on a series of children’s books by Lauren Child. Penguin Books will release four […]

FUNimation Announces New September Titles

by SB20xxon May 12, 2006
Fullmetal Alchemist is wrapping up with volumes 12 and 13 debuting on 9/5 and 9/26, respectively. We will also see Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie on 9/26, in both regular and limited editions. In addition, three complete collections are coming in September: Gunslinger Girl, Lupin the 3rd Movie Collection, and Yu Yu Hakusho Collection 2. Wrapping […]