"Hi Hi" Says Hello to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson August 1, 2005
Warner Home Video will release Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi to DVD this November with two releases, the company says. Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi: Rock Forever will include episodes “Showdown,” “In the Cards,” “Team Teen,” “Yumi Saves Kaz,” “Rock & Roe,” “Scowlitis,” “Koi Fish,” “Arbor Day,” “Ami Ami,” “Hungry Yumi,” “The OddyGuard,” and “Song […]

"Tarzan" and "New Groove" Special Editions Coming in October

by Maxie Zeuson August 1, 2005
Disney will release Special Editions of Tarzan and The Emperor’s New Groove to DVD on October 18, according to Animated Bliss. Each release will retail for $29.99.

"Care Bears," "Pinocchio 3000" Come to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson August 1, 2005
Lions Gate will release Care Bears: Big Wish Movie to DVD on October 18 and Pinocchio 3000 to DVD on November 1, Animated Bliss reports. Each title will retail for $19.98.

Animated-News Interviews Disney’s Deja

by Maxie Zeuson August 1, 2005
Animated-News interviews Disney animator Andreas Deja, who has just completed overseeing animation on Bambi And The Great Prince Of The Forest.

"Jay Jay" Lands in India

by Maxie Zeuson August 1, 2005
Hungama TV has licensed forty episodes of Jay Jay The Jet Plane from PorchLight Entertainment, World Screen reports. The series will debut on August 15 and air four times a week as part of a preschool line-up.

SpongeBob Comes to UK Phones

by Maxie Zeuson August 1, 2005
UK mobile phones will be able to carry episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants thanks to a deal between Nickelodeon and ROK Entertainment Group, the companies said today. The ROK Player’s first children’s edition DVC release will allow anyone with a memory card compatible handset to watch two hours of full-length, full-screen episodes of the Nickelodeon series. […]

Exec Hires: Godwin, Finn and Kaye

by Maxie Zeuson August 1, 2005
* The BBC has named Joe Godwin as head of CBBC entertainment, Brand Republic reports. He rejoins the network from Nickelodeon, where he oversaw the channel’s website activities. * Viacom has named Jonathan Finn to the newly created position of vice president communications of its Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products division, the company said today. […]

Joss Whedon on "Toy Story," Other Films

by Maxie Zeuson August 1, 2005
In Focus interviews Joss Whedon on a number of his film projects, including his work on Pixar’s Toy Story.

San Diego "Spawn" Animation Teaser Available On-line

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2005
A press release announces that the animated trailer to the new Spawn movie is available for downloading at The footage was shown at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

4Kids to Release "Yu-Gi-Oh!" Season 4

by Zeddon August 1, 2005
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc. will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.1: A New Evil, featuring seven episodes from the current Kids WB broadcast season, onto DVD on December 6, 2005. The DVD will retail for $14.98 SRP. The following episodes will be featured on the DVD: Episode 401 — “A New Evil – Part I” Episode […]