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Playhouse Disney Goes Online

Disney Online is developing a learning-based broadband service for preschool-age children, the company said today. “Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online,” which will feature characters from Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney programming block, will be an ad-free environment that uses puzzles, games and various learning activities to promote kindergarten readiness. The service is slated to launch in […]

Sony Releases "Spider-Man: TNAS" to UMD

Sony will release Spider-Man: The New Animated Series to its new UMD system on June 14, TVShowsOnDVD reports. It will retail for $19.95.

4Kids Gets "Kappa Mikey" Rights

4Kids Entertainment has acquired the worldwide licensing rights to Kappa Mikey, the companies announced today. Under the deal, 4Kids Entertainment will manage the marketing, promotional and licensing initiatives of the series, which is slated to launch on Nicktoons in 2006. [Source: Business Wire]

Annency Announces Competition Lineup

The Annecy International Festival of Animation has announced its list of productions in competition. AWN has the complete rundown.

"Case Closed: Dubious Intent" Or, "Rerective Ronan"

Jimmy Kudo (or Shinichi Kudo, depending on your version preference) was your standard high school genius detective. They’re all over Japan. But when shady criminals drug him, his body is turned into that of an elementary school kid. To protect his loved ones, he keeps this a secret from everyone except one close friend. His […]

"Kekko Kamen" Bare-Skinned Hero, Bare-Bones Disc, Brain-Dead Fun

WARNING: The following review is of a “TV MA-VSL” DVD featuring massive amounts of flesh. This disc is absolutely not appropriate for children. So if you’re not old enough to watch South Park or buy Halo, stop reading now. Kamen Rider: The masked-motorcyclist-bug-dude who defends the world. Tuxedo Kamen: The masked man in a suit […]

Watanabe Mixes It Up (Again) In "Samurai Champloo"

Champloo is an Okinawan word meaning “to mix up,” and that’s exactly what Geneon’s Samurai Champloo does, mixing wildly disparate styles into a swirling stew of influences. The most obvious of these combinations is that of feudal Japan and hip-hop. The latter isn’t just present in the background or the music, but in the attitude […]

Christopher Jones Talks Art, Styles and 'Strikes'

The World’s Finest have put up their newest interview, this time with The Batman Strikes! artist, Christopher Jones. Head on over to read the interview and stop by their “Backstage” section of their The Batman sub-site to check out art from previous and upcoming issues of The Batman Strikes!, provided by Christopher Jones. Those hankering […]

"'Teen Titans: Switched' Vol. 2, Season 1" DVD Reviewed

The World’s Finest has put up the first review of the second Teen Titans DVD volume, Teen Titans: Switched, Vol. 2, Season 1, on their Teen Titans sub-site. Full disc details, package art and the review are up. Hit the Teen Titans link above or here for a direct link to the review.

Final 'The Batman' Season 2 Titles and Loglines Released

Teletoon has released info on episodes #14 – 26 of The Batman‘s second season. Featured is the debut of new villains Ragdoll, Solomon Grundy, Spellbinder and reappearences by Joker, Catwoman, Firefly and Mr. Freeze. The titles and loglines are available through the Teletoon Flash website. If you don’t have flash enabled, The World’s Finest has […]

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