Manson-Themed Toon to Get Midnight Run

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
Live Freaky! Die Freaky!, a stop-motion-animated musical featuring vocal performances by a string of alternative rockers, will be released on the midnight-movie circuit in the first quarter of 2006, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is set in the year 3069, where a young man uses the story of Charles Manson as the basis […]

Geneon Slates "Fafner" for September

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
Geneon will release Fafner-Ultimate Sacrifice, Volume Two to DVD on September 20, the company says. The release will include four uncut episodes in bilingual 2.0 Surround (English and Japanese) with two English subtitle streams (dialogue and signs only); creditless opening and ending animation sequences; and reversible DVD cover. It will retail for $29.98. [Source: Geneon […]

"Corpse Bride" Clip Online

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
Moviefone has an extended clip from Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride online. (via Animated News)

"Kronk’s New Groove" Coming to DVD in December

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
Walt Disney Home Entertainment will release Kronk’s New Groove to home video on December 13, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $29.99 on both DVD and VHS.

"Bambi II" Gets February DVD Date

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
Disney will release Bambi II to home video on February 7, 2006, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $29.99 on DVD and VHS.

Whatever Happened to Those "Voltron" DVDs?

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
TV Shows on DVD has done a lengthy investigation into the status of the much-delayed Voltron: Defender of the Universe DVDs.

Korean Agencies Pick Three Toons for Support

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
DIBO, The Gift Dinosaur; Tales of Greenery; and Mix Master have been selected for the annual Star Project Competition, World Screen reports. The three series were chosen by the Korea Culture and Content Agency and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and will receive business development and marketing support.

Alliance Atlantis Names "Lunar Jim" Licensing Partners

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
Alliance Atlantis Communications has named BBC Worldwide, m4e, and ABC (Australia) as licensing agents for its new children’s stop-motion animated property, Lunar Jim, the company said today. The companies will oversee licensing in the United Kingdom, German, and Australian territories, respectively. The preschool series, which is set on the moon, follows the adventures of Lunar […]

HIT Execs Get New Posts

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
Patricia Wyatt has been named temporary president of HIT Entertainment’s North American operations, World Screen reports. Separately, c21 Media reports that former HIT Entertainment executive Peter Urie has been named chief corporate development officer at TV Loonland.

"The Incredibles" Stars on Starz

by Zeddon September 9, 2005
The Incredibles will be available on Starz On Demand and Starz Ticket on Real Movies beginning September 15, 2005, and will air as the Starz Saturday Premiere on September 24 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). Pixar’s Brad Bird, writer and director of The Incredibles, will introduce the movie. Additionally, Starz will also run a contest in conjunction […]