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"The Cat and the Canary": Brutality Was Never This Beautiful

I’ve long since given up trying to figure out how and why Cartoon Network decides to schedule its “seasons”; one week after the premiere of the two-part “season finale” to Justice League Unlimited, the network is kicking off season two with “The Cat and the Canary.” There’s nothing very special about the premiere to the […]

FUNimation Script, DVDs, Prizes in Online Sweepstakes

FUNimation is giving its website visitors the opportunity to win an autographed script and a clutch of DVDs. The company is giving away a script for episode 49 of Yu Yu Hakusho signed by Justin Cook and Christopher Bevins in a sweepstakes that runs through February 28. FUNimation is also running a sweepstakes to give […]

Four Teaser Trailers at FUNimation

FUNimation has posted teaser trailers for Burst Angel (small; medium; large); DBGT Lost Episodes Vol. 5: Activation (small; medium; large); Lupin the 3rd: Dead or Alive (small; medium; large); and Lupin the 3rd: Greatest Escapes Teaser (small; medium; large).

"The Incredibles": Best-Reviewed Film of 2004

The Incredibles has been awarded a Golden Tomato (Wide Release) by Rotten Tomatoes, recognizing it as one of the best-reviewed films of 2004. The film garnered a 97% “Tomatometer” rating at the website, which tracks the opinions of several hundred print, broadcast and online reviewers. [Source: Business Wire]

Analyst: Disney Animation Studio Could Ding Pixar

In reiterating their current rating and target price for Pixar stock, Banc of America has stated that Disney’s planned CGI animation studio may have a negative halo effect on Pixar if Disney’s sequels to Pixar movies are poorly done. It also points out that the creation of the studio suggests a reconciliation between the two […]

Chernin Says No to the House of Mouse

News Corp President Peter Chernin has taken himself out of the running to replace Michael Eisner as Disney’s CEO. In a conference call about News Corp’s quarterly earnings, Chernin stated that he has just signed a new contract and does not intend to leave his current position.

Eva Marie Saint Cast as Martha Kent in "Superman"

Eva Marie Saint will play Martha Kent in the upcoming Superman movie, Reuters reports.

"Clutch Cargo" Goes to DVD

BCI Eclipse will release two DVD season sets of Clutch Cargo on March 22, Animated Bliss reports. The DVDs will each retail for $14.95. Clutch Cargo is the infamous television series in which live-action human lips were superimposed on cartoon faces in order “animate” dialogue.

TMNT Take to Subway

Subways sandwich shops will carry Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action toys under a promotional deal with 4Kids Entertainment, the companies announced today. The promotion, which will run between February 7 and March 27, will give purchasers of its Kids’ Paks one of four TMNT toys as well as a “watch & win” insert giving them […]

D'oh! Australian Woman Charged with Trying to Sell Duff Beer

An Australian woman has pleaded guilty to gaining money under false pretenses by selling Duff Beer over eBay, CNN reports. Tara Woodford received more than $1500 from three buyers after she offered to sell cases of the beer on the auction site. Two Australian breweries used to produce “Duff Beer” until Twentieth Century Fox forced […]

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