CPM Reveals "Negadon: The Monster From Mars" North American Release Date

by Zeddon April 26, 2006
Negadon: The Monster From Mars will be available on DVD in the U.S. and Canada on July 11, 2006. [Source: Central Park Media]

Seth MacFarlane vs. FCC and "South Park" at Stanford

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2006
Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, spoke at the Stanford University Memorial Auditorium last week, with his comments being reported by the Stanford Daily student newspaper. Among the topics discussed were tussles with the FCC, the history of Family Guy and its production, and his opinion on the lampooning of Family Guy on recent episodes […]

"Nausicaa" Voice Actor to Appear at Anime Boston

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2006
Sumi Shimamoto will be appearing at the Anime Boston convention, which runs from May 26-28. Shimamoto is the voice actress for the title character of Studio Ghibli’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds, and has also provided voices for Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke. (via

NY Times Covers the Return of "Captain Planet"

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2006
An article in the New York Times covers the return of Captain Planet to the airwaves (registration required), starting last Earth Day on Boomerang with new episodes never before broadcast in the United States. The article covers the history of the show and Ted Turner’s influence on it, along with the state of the Captain […]

CN and Viz Media Announce "Toonami Jetstream"

by on April 25, 2006
Cartoon Network and VIZ Media have announced a joint venture called Toonami Jetstream, a new broadband service that will provide on-demand, full-length streaming episodes of several hit anime and action series. In addition, users will also be able to watch full-length episodes of series that are not currently offered on U.S. broadcast or basic cable […]

Kids’ WB! On The CW Announces 2006-2007 Saturday Morning Programming Schedule

by Zeddon April 25, 2006
Kids’ WB! On The CW has announced its Saturday morning programming schedule for the 2006-2007 season. The programming slate will feature four new original programs and the return of four established series. The five-hour block of programming, created for a target audience of children ages 6-11, will introduce a new generation of young viewers to […]

"The Best of She-Ra" Coming to DVD With Fan Favorite Episodes & Movie (Updated 4/25)

by Dan Collinson April 25, 2006 & have announced that She-Ra Princess of Power is coming to DVD from BCI Eclipse as a two-disc DVD on July 18. The Best of She-Ra: Princess of Power will feature the full-length animated feature film, The Secret of the Sword. In the film, He-Man travels to Etheria to find his long lost […]

It’s Official: "Animaniacs" and "Pinky & the Brain" are Coming to DVD (Updated 4/25)

by Dan Collinson April 25, 2006 has announced that both Animaniacs and Pinky & the Brain are coming to DVD July 25. Animaniacs is a 5-disc set containing 25 episodes featuring the Warner Brothers (Yakko & Wakko) and their sister Dot, along with Slappy Squirrel, the Goodfeathers, Rita & Runt, Buttons & Mindy, Chicken Boo, and, of course, Pinky & […]

Sony/SkyLife Set to Launch Animation Channel in Korea

by Grant Whiteon April 25, 2006
Sony Pictures Television International and SkyLife are set to launch a new animation channel in Korea this coming Saturday, April 29, C21Media reports. The new Animax Korea will air a range of animation including Japanese anime and home grown Korean entertainment.

"Transformers" Cast Shaping Up

by on April 25, 2006
Superhero Hype! reports that Jon Voight, Michael Clarke Duncan, Josh Duhamel, Bernie Mac, Tyrese, John Turturro, Rachael Taylor, Megan Fox, Travis Van Winkle and John Robinson are in talks to join Shia LaBeof in the Paramount/Dreamworks big screen adaptation of Transformers. There is still no word on who will voice the Autobots and Decepticons.