"The Land Before Time" To Rule Cartoon Network

by James Harveyon August 8, 2005
Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions, Universal’s newly formed family entertainment label, announced that production has begun on 26 episodes of a The Land Before Time animated television series based on the movie series. The series is scheduled to debut on Cartoon Network in 2007 and to eventually be distributed on DVD by Universal. Coming […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3.4" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon August 8, 2005
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Productions LTD, will release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3.4: Shredder’s Final Countdown on DVD August 30, 2005. This latest release includes five episodes — three from the third broadcast season on 4Kids TV and two never-before-seen episodes. A special in-pack promotion gives kids the chance […]

WizardWorld Chicago News Wrap-Up: Slott on "Blackjack," Simone on "Gen13"

by Ed Liuon August 8, 2005
This past weekend’s WizardWorld Chicago convention served as the platform for DC and Marvel to announce many of their initiatives for the rest of this year and early 2006. Summary pages of news coverage have been provided by and Highlights include the creator and character line-up for Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy #15, including “Blackjack” […]

Rodriguez: Fourth "Spy Kids" Would Be Animated

by Maxie Zeuson August 8, 2005
Robert Rodriguez says that a fourth Spy Kids movie would likely be animated, Moviehole reports. Such an animated title would be straight-to-DVD, the director tells the website. (via Animated News)

"Kakurenbo" Gets Otakon Screening

by Maxie Zeuson August 8, 2005
Central Park Media is holding a sneak preview screening of its upcoming Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek at Otakon on Friday, August 19, the company says. The prize-winning film will be shown at 6:30pm in Video Room 1. Separately, the company says it has uploaded a Hammerboy PSP promo to its PSP download page. [Source: Central […]

"Empress Chung" Debuts in Korea

by Maxie Zeuson August 8, 2005
Empress Chung, an animated feature jointly produced by North and South Korea, will open in the south on August 12 and in the north on August 15, Digital Chosunilbo reports.

"MegaMan," "Mirmo" Get Iberian Berths

by Maxie Zeuson August 8, 2005
Portugal’s SIC has licensed MegaMan NT Warrior and Mirmo! for broadcast, World Screen reports. MegaMan will debut on August 8 and Mirmo! will launch in the first quarter of 2006.

"Pixcodelics" Comes to Latin America

by Maxie Zeuson August 8, 2005
Cartoon Network Latin America will launch Pixcodelics on August 13, World Screen reports. The series of five-minute, 3D-animated shorts follows a group of kids who fight to keep the Internet safe from the evil Dr. Ping.

"Area 88": Dying for a Living

by Chris Woodon August 8, 2005
Although violent action anime is in no short supply, there is a curious shortage of titles depicting real-world warfare. After all, what could be more topical than a volatile Middle Eastern insurgency? Yes, probably not one set in the early 1980s. But, chronology aside, Kaoru Shintani’s classic aerial combat manga Area 88 has returned in […]

Looking Into Marvel’s "The Ultimate Avengers" DTV

by James Harveyon August 7, 2005
Comic Book Resources has posted an in-depth look into the upcoming The Ultimate Avengers straight-to-DVD production. The first of a proposed series of direct-to-DVD animated releases featuring Marvel properties, The Ultimate Avengers — slated for release in February 2006 — is based on the first six issues of The Ultimates by Mark Millar and Bryan […]