Disney Holds Shanghai Disneyland Due to China Media Rules

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2005
An article in the New York Times states that the Walt Disney Company is refusing to progress on talks for a Shanghai Disneyland theme park until it receives assurances that it can broadcast Disney shows on Chinese television (free registration required). Stricter Chinese media ownership regulations issued on August 1 essentially bar foreign television channels […]

NYT on "Wallace & Gromit" Feature Film

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2005
The New York Times has published a feature article about the path that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit has taken to get to the screen (free registration required). The movie, opening on October 7, will be Aardman’s second feature-length stop-motion animated movie and the first to star Nick Park’s Oscar-winning duo.

"Wulin Warriors" Pushed Back to January

by Zeddon September 13, 2005
Cartoon Network will delay its debut of Wulin Warriors: Legend of the Seven Stars until January of 2006, the network said today. The series was previously scheduled to make its Toonami debut on September 24, 2005. [Source: Cartoon Network]

"Gad Guard" Vol. 7: Space, A Very Lonely Place

by Dukeon September 13, 2005
Any good series that dabbles in giant robots needs some part of the story to be about space. Whether it’s fighting in space or exploring other planets or just trying to reach this vast frontier, space is a must. And Gad Guard finally gets around to that very plot point. Last disc, there was a […]

"Gad Guard" Vol. 3: Small-Town Giant Robots

by Dukeon September 13, 2005
Giant Robots. Who wouldn’t want one? A robot the size of a skyscraper would be cool, but a ten-foot tall robot would be nice too. For one thing, it would be easier to take care of and hide in case you’re ever chased by the police all over the city. Plus, it wouldn’t talk much, […]

Disney Channel Orders Second Season of "American Dragon: Jake Long"

by Zeddon September 9, 2005
Disney Channel Worldwide has ordered a second season of the Walt Disney Television Animation comedy/adventure series American Dragon: Jake Long. Emmy Award nominee Steve Loter (Kim Possible) has been named executive producer and director, joining executive producers Matt Negrete and Eddie Guzelian. Actor Kyle Massey (That’s So Raven) will join the voice cast as a […]

Dracula-themed "The Batman Strikes" Cover Art

by James Harveyon September 9, 2005
The cover art to The Batman Strikes! #15, a tie-in to the upcoming animated home video movie The Batman Versus Dracula, is now up at Legions of Gotham. The Batman Strikes! #15 will hit shelves on Nov. 2nd, while The Batman Versus Dracula will street beforehand on Oct. 18th. Click here for an interview with […]

New "The Batman" Images Featuring Batgirl and New Batmobile

by James Harveyon September 9, 2005
Toon Zone News and Toon Zone News have a real exclusive first look at four new promo images for the new season of The Batman, premiering Sept. 17th. The new images, four in all, show off the new Batgirl design as well as the new villain, Poison Ivy. Another one of the images shows off […]

Extended "Sin City" DVD Announced

by James Harveyon September 9, 2005
DVD Answers has an early look at the upcoming Sin City: Recut & Extended DVD collection, scheduled for a December 13, 2005 release.

Disney Shareholders Appeal Ovitz Ruling

by Ed Liuon September 9, 2005
Attorneys for Walt Disney Company shareholders are filing an appeal to a lawsuit regarding the hiring and firing of former Disney CEO Michael Ovitz. A judge for the Delaware Chancery Court ruled on August 9 that Disney’s board of directors did not breach its fiscal duties in its handling of Ovtiz’s employment and termination. (via […]