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Schizophrenic CG "Pet Alien" Thinks It's Hand-Drawn

With the popularity of computer-generated animation on the rise, boosted by Pixar, Jimmy Neutron and many others, it comes as no surprise to see Cartoon Network get into the act. Their entry, called Pet Alien, is a half-hour cartoon produced by John Doze Studios and Taffy Entertainment, and though produced on computers it at times […]

"The Batman" Offers Sensational Season Finale

After what can only be described as a terrible opener followed by a string of episodes that ranged from mediocre to inexcusably poor, The Batman‘s first season comes to an end with “The Rubberface of Comedy (Part 1),” and “The Clayface of Tragedy (Part 2).” After basically giving up hope on the series after the […]

MGM Announces "Spaceballs" Animated Series

MGM, Brooksfilms and BFC Berliner will produce an animated series based on the 1987 Mel Brooks film Spaceballs, the companies announced today. Brooks and writer Thomas Meehan, who co-wrote the original movie, will pen an hour-long pilot and supervise writing on an additional 13 half-hour episodes. Brooks will serve as an executive producer and will […]

Miyazaki R1 DVD Menu Screenshots Posted; New Ghibli Shorts on the Way

Nausicaa.net reports that screenshots have been posted of the menus for the region 1 DVD releases of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Porco Rosso, and The Cat Returns. All three DVDs are scheduled for R1 release on February 22. Meanwhile, another story reports that Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki are working on three […]

Disney Shareholder Lawsuit Testimony Finishes

The testimony in the Disney shareholder’s lawsuit over the severance package of Michael Ovitz concluded on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Times has an analysis article which points out that Ovitz, Disney CEO Michael Eisner, and the Disney Corporation as a whole will come off poorly no matter what the outcome of the trial is (free […]

Conservative Christian Group Targets SpongeBob SquarePants

The New York Times is reporting that several conservative Christian groups are criticizing SpongeBob SquarePants for appearing in a video that they claim promotes homosexuality (free registration required). The video creators have countered that the video does not mention sexual identity at all, although a pledge for tolerating homosexuality does appear on the video’s web […]

Multiple Marvel Previews Available On-line

Marvel Comics has released a number of previews and full-issues on multiple on-line sites. Mile High Comics has full issues of Ultimates 2 #3 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, Incredible Hulk #78 by Peter David and Lee Weeks, Marvel Age Fantastic Four Tales #1 by Brandon Thomas (from Lee & Kirby) and Michael O’Hare, […]

New "Veggie Tales" Gets March Home Video Date

VeggieTales: Duke & The Great Pie War will be released to home video on March 8 with a $14.98 price tag, DVDToons reports.

"Pet Alien" Gets Five Licensing Deals

Taffy Entertainment has struck licensing deals with five companies for its new Pet Alien CGI series, AWN reports. Baby Boom Consumer Products, Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company, Children’s Apparel Network, Fast Forward, and Mello Smello will produce a range of products based upon the property.

CN International Names Persson to Acquisitions Post

Cecilia Persson has been appointed director of acquisitions for the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Toonami channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, AWN reports.

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