Home Media Research has released a list of the 10 top-selling DVDs of 2005, with Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles landing the top spot with 17.38 million copies sold. In all, half of the titles on the list are animated movies, with DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar and Shark Tale tying for 3rd place with 10 million each in […]
ICv2 is reporting that two new firms have signed up to produce licensed Naruto merchandise. Basic Fun will be producing iPod covers and keychains, while Great Eastern Entertainment will manufacture wall scrolls, patches, wrist cuffs, headbands, caps, more key chains, and buttons.
NASSCOM will host the “NASSCOM Animation India 2006” meet in Hyderabad, India on January 12 and January 13, 2006. The event will feature an overview of the animation and gaming industry, outsourcing trends, animation and gaming services, the competitive position of India as an outsourcing destination, potential inhibitors, and suggestions and company profiles. The event […]
TVShowsOnDVD has cover art for the March 28, 2006 release of Robot Chicken: Volume 1. The 2-disc set will include 20 episodes from the series and retail for $29.98 SRP.
A videogame based on 20th Century Fox’s upcoming family film Ice Age 2: The Meltdown is currently in development, AWN reports. The videogame will be available in the spring of 2006 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, and PC. It will sell for $19.99 (SRP) on PC, $29.99 (SRP) […]
Vegas Buzz (www.vegasbuzzz.com) has launched a new channel dedicated to anime news. The full press release announcing the service is available at TheOpenPress.
A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and The Incredibles will all receive price cuts for their “Collector’s Edition” DVDs on January 8, 2006, according to Ultimate Disney. The DVDs are expected to be available for somewhere around $15.00 each. (via Animated-News)
The New York Times talks about Nickelodeon’s efforts to bring its programming to China (registration required), detailing the hurdles its parent company Viacom must clear from the Chinese government and from Chinese parents who may be even more restrictive on what their children are allowed to watch. The Wild Thornberries and CatDog are already broadcast […]
Pixar’s Toy Story has been added to the National Film Registry, AWN reports. Of the twenty-five motion pictures added this year, Toy Story was the only animated title. More information is available at http://www.loc.gov/film/nfr2005.html.
Superman returns with a second DVD collection. Once again it collects 18 of the Man of Tomorrow’s finest adventures, ranging from such slugfests as “Father’s Day” to the hilarious antics in “Mxyzpixilated” Chances are you’ve seen enough of the show to form your own opinion by this point, but for those of you who haven’t, […]