Cartoon Brew points out an article by Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times concerning the animated short and focusing on Chuck Jones. (via Animated-News)
Under an agreement with Entertainment Rights (ER), BCI Eclipse has acquired the North American DVD rights to 230 hours from ER’s Filmation library, Reuters reports. Titles included in the deal include She-Ra: Princess of Power, The Legend of Bravestarr, Ghostbusters, The New Adventures of Zorro, The Lone Ranger, Groovie Goolies, and Snow White Happily Ever […]
In conjunction with the DVD release of Peter Jackson’s King Kong, Sony will re-promote Godzilla: The Series – Monster Wars Trilogy — previously released in August 2004 — on March 28. In addition, Sony will also release two additional volumes of Godzilla: The Series on that same day. Godzilla: The Series – Monster Mayhem and […]
Speed Racer – Collector’s Edition Vol. 4 will be available on DVD for $22.98 SRP beginning March 14, TVShowsOnDVD reports. While it would make sense to include the rest of the 16 episodes of the series that have not yet been released, episode info is not yet available.
BKN International has sold 26 episodes of its TV series Legend of the Dragon to Germany’s Super RTL, C21Media reports. The series will air as part of RTL’s Toggo action block.
Nelvana has inked a video-on-demand agreement with British Telecommunications Inc. (BT) in the U.K. Maggie and the Ferocious Beast (eps 1-15), Little Bear (eps 1-15), Babar (eps 1-15), Max & Ruby (eps 1-15), and The Fairly OddParents (eps 1-15) are among the initial family entertainment programs Nelvana will make available to BT’s next-generation TV offering, […]
A press release states that one of three new executives hired by BET is Denys Cowan, who will be tasked with developing animated productions for the television, home video, on-line, and wireless channels. Cowan co-created Static Shock with Dwayne McDuffie in both comic and TV incarnations and was producer and supervising director for The Boondocks […]
An image of what looks like Transformers based on steam-powered locomotives has been posted at Newsarama.com. The image is from IDW Publishing’s The Transformers: Hearts of Steel #1, the first issue of a monthly “alternate reality” Transformers comic book title. The first issue will be written by Chuck Dixon with art by Ted McKeever.
Comic Book Resources.com has spoken to the writers of G.I. Joe: Special Missions: Manhattan, coming in February 2006 from Devil’s Due Publishing. The 48-page special will contain one main story by B. Clay Moore and Jeremy Haun, two shorter tales by Mike O’Sullivan, and character profile pages.
An article in BusinessWeek on-line debunks the oft-repeated rumor that the Walt Disney Corporation will buy Pixar Animation Studios and make Steve Jobs the CEO of Disney. The two companies were reported close to renewing their distribution deal, but neither will comment publicly about the negotiations.