ADV Films Announces February 28 Releases

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
ADV Films has announced the following three new titles for release on February 28, 2006: * The Fuccons: Oh Mikey! (SRP $19.98) is a DVD-only release including 17 episodes presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles. This is the first of three full-length DVD releases for the series. * Gilgamesh: As Truth Breaks […]

"Teddy Ruxpin" Artwork Released

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD has artwork for The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin – Vol. 2: The Journey Continues, streeting on February 21 alongside The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin – Vol. 1: The Journey Begins. Both DVDs will retail for $14.98 SRP. Volumes 3 and 4 of the series are expected out later this year.

"Cubby Bear, " "Aesop’s Fable" Come to DVD

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
The Complete Adventures of Cubby Bear and Aesop’s Fable — both a part of the Golden Age of Cartoons — are set to be released on June 13, 2006, according to DVDtoons. Pricing info has not yet been announced for Cubby Bear; Aesop’s Fable will retail for $14.95 SRP.

VES Announces 4th Annual Awards Nominations

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced nominees for the 4th Annual VES Awards, recognizing outstanding visual effects in 20 categories of film, television, commercials, music videos, and games. Several nominations were announced for animation categories, including “Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture,” “Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture,” and […]

Sundance Channel Takes "Monkey Dust"

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
The Sundance Channel has picked up the British animation series Monkey Dust from Fremantle International Distribution, according to World Screen. The series is scheduled to premiere sometime in March.

Five Commissions "Rupert and Friends"

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
Entertainment Rights (ER) has received a commission from U.K. network Five for fifty-two 10-minute episodes of the preschool series Rupert and Friends, World Screen reports. The new series, combining stop frame animation and 3-D CG, is currently in pre-production at Cosgrove Hall. It will launch on Five’s children’s block this fall.

4Kids Entertainment and AKC Extend Worldwide Representation Agreement

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. and the American Kennel Club (AKC) have announced a multi-year extension of their worldwide representation agreement. Through this extension, 4Kids Entertainment will continue serving as the AKC’s exclusive worldwide licensing agent for the AKC’s extensive collection of imagery and trademarks in all merchandise categories. [Source: Business Wire]

Nick Jr. Begins Production on "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!"

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
Nick Jr. has commenced production on the new original animated series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!. The 26-episode preschool series, produced by Bolder Media for Boys and Girls and created by Bob Boyle (producer on Nickelodeon’s The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom), celebrates the spirit of teamwork and cooperation. The series is slated to premiere this fall […]

"Zatch Bell": Screwy Editing With Disappointing Extras

by on January 9, 2006
Oh, cute little Zatch Bell, what a surprise you have been. Many people thought you were going to be a dumb filler series, but you’ve turned out to be one of the strongest shows on Toonami, and you’ve certainly been one of the hottest properties Viz has launched on our shores. It’s too bad Naruto […]

"Incredibles" DVD Honored by DEG

by Zeddon January 8, 2006
DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group has honored The Incredibles: Collector’s Edition from Buena Vista Home Entertainment as the Theatrical DVD Title of the Year, AWN reports. Other honorees were announced as well, including the animated Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin, The Untold Story DVD from 20th Century Fox.