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ABC Airing Rare 'Charlie Brown' Easter Special

For the first time, ABC will air the classic 1974 special It’s The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown on Friday, March 25, at 8:00pm (ET/PT). In the special, Peppermint Patty attempts to teach Marcie how to decorate eggs, Snoopy finds a birdhouse for Woodstock, and Linus persuades Sally not to color eggs since the Easter Beagle […]

Rick Burchett on "Queen & Country"

Rick Burchett, former artist for Batman Adventures, is the new artist for the second volume of Greg Rucka’s Queen & Country Declassified. Burchett was interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his new assignment, and how drawing for the murky world of spies contrasts with superheroes. He also mentions his assignment on an upcoming Batman children’s […]

Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki Interviewed

Nausicaa.net is reporting that the new Screen International has interviewed Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki about the studio’s future projects. Suzuki reveals that director Hayao Miyazaki is already at work on his next project, due for release in 2007 or 2008, and suggests that Pixar “ought to slow down.” The article is currently not available […]

James Stewart Weighs in on Disney-Pixar Rift

In an interview with the Motley Fool investment news site, James B. Stewart, author of DisneyWar, gives his assessment of the Disney-Pixar rift, calling it the result of a disagreement between Disney CEO Michael Eisner and Pixar and Apple CEO Steven Jobs. Stewart also talks about the tension-filled shareholders meeting in March 2004 and Eisner’s […]

Disney May Be Sizing Up South Korea for Theme Park

An article in the Los Angeles Times reports that Disney may be planning a new theme park near Seoul, South Korea (free registration required). All reports state that the plans are still in the preliminary stage, and may even be intended to win concessions from lengthy talks aimed at opening a theme park in Shanghai.

"Gatchaman" Coming to DVD

ADV Films will release Gatchaman for the first time ever in North America, with the first volume slated for a June 14 release, the company announced yesterday. The seven-volume collector’s edition will contain all 105 episodes of the original uncut Japanese series, including 20 episodes never before see in the U.S. Alex Ross will create […]

Nelvana Teams with Genius in Music Pact

Genius Products will partner with Nelvana to produce and distribute children’s music, the companies have announced. The deal will give Genius access to Nelvana’s library of animated propoerties, including Babar, Franklin, Tales from the Crypt Keeper and Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

Spanish Simpsons Go on Strike

The actors who dub the Spanish-language versions of The Simpsons have gone on strike, AWN reports, citing The Hollywood Reporter.

Noodlesoup Expands with New Unit

Venture Brothers-producer Noodlesoup Productions will form Noodlesoup Entertainment, a new division that will develop original animated feature films and TV shows, AWN reports.

Cartoon Network Promotes Lisa Weger to New Post

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