Konami Gets "Were-Rabbit" Rights

by Maxie Zeuson July 21, 2005
Konami Digital Entertainment will publish the official video game based on the upcoming Aardman film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, IGN reports.

New Plympton Short Hits Festivals

by Maxie Zeuson July 21, 2005
Bill Plympton is exhibiting his new short film, “The Fan and the Flower,” in international film festivals, AWN reports. The story is about an ill-fated romance between an electric ceiling fan and a flower. Paul Giamatti narrates.

California Institute Exhibits Vinton Art Collection

by Maxie Zeuson July 21, 2005
The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles will exhibit artworks from Will Vinton’s Animation Art Collection through August 31, AWN reports.

BKN Sells North American Rights to Seven Series

by Maxie Zeuson July 21, 2005
Digiview Production has picked up the North American DVD rights to seven titles produced by Germany’s BKN, the companies said today. Titles include Monster Rancher; Pocket Dragon Adventures; UBOS; Starla and the Jewel Riders; Sky Surfer Strike Force; Scruff; and Roswell Conspiracies. Digiview will begin distributing the DVDs in the autumn of 2005. [Source: CCNMatthews]

"ToddWorld" Comes to Iberia

by Maxie Zeuson July 21, 2005
Spain’s Elastic Rights has picked up TV, DVD, merchandising and licensing rights to ToddWorld in Spain and Portugal, c21 Media reports.

"Kim Possible" Contest in India

by Maxie Zeuson July 21, 2005
India’s Disney Channel is holding a “Kim Possible Code Tod” contest from July 25 through August 12, Indiantelevision reports. As part of the contest, viewers will be able to use secret goggles to intercept Kim Possible secret codes.

New "Harvey Birdman" Funny Beyond the Shado of a Doubt

by Chris Woodon July 21, 2005
Unlike network programs Simpsons and Family Guy that have broad appeal, cable adult comedy animation tends to target a very specific audience. Either you get it or you don’t. Although if you’re in college and inebriated the odds are probably in your favor. Occasionally there’s a show that is just down to earth enough to […]

"Harvey Birdman" Still Funny, But Shows Formula

by Jameson July 21, 2005
Harvey Birdman is back! For a Brit starved of his Birdman since returning from the US last year, a chance to get to see three new episodes is one that requires no hesitation. To my delight we have a show that remains as good as ever. And that’s precisely its problem. I “discovered” Harvey Birdman […]

FUNimation Announces "Fullmetal" Contest

by Maxie Zeuson July 20, 2005
FUNimation is asking Fullmetal Alchemist fans to describe, in one hundred words or less, why they enjoy the show. Two grand prize winners in the contest will receive a five-day, three-night trip to Japan; tickets to see L’Arc-en-Ciel in concert at the Tokyo Dome; a Fullmetal Alchemist “Behind the Scenes” tour; a tour of Tokyo; […]

"Stellvia Foundation IV": The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi Anime Still Delights

by Karl Olsonon July 20, 2005
The previous volume of Stellvia of the Universe concluded with our heroine, Shima Katase (known by her fellow spaceship pilots as Shipon), and her friend Kouta Otoyama fending off a possible apocalypse via the secret, super-powered mecha Infi stashed at Space Station/Academy Stellvia. Anyway, with that little event out of the way, and with it […]