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Conservative Christian Group Targets SpongeBob SquarePants

The New York Times is reporting that several conservative Christian groups are criticizing SpongeBob SquarePants for appearing in a video that they claim promotes homosexuality (free registration required). The video creators have countered that the video does not mention sexual identity at all, although a pledge for tolerating homosexuality does appear on the video’s web […]

Multiple Marvel Previews Available On-line

Marvel Comics has released a number of previews and full-issues on multiple on-line sites. Mile High Comics has full issues of Ultimates 2 #3 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, Incredible Hulk #78 by Peter David and Lee Weeks, Marvel Age Fantastic Four Tales #1 by Brandon Thomas (from Lee & Kirby) and Michael O’Hare, […]

New "Veggie Tales" Gets March Home Video Date

VeggieTales: Duke & The Great Pie War will be released to home video on March 8 with a $14.98 price tag, DVDToons reports.

"Pet Alien" Gets Five Licensing Deals

Taffy Entertainment has struck licensing deals with five companies for its new Pet Alien CGI series, AWN reports. Baby Boom Consumer Products, Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company, Children’s Apparel Network, Fast Forward, and Mello Smello will produce a range of products based upon the property.

CN International Names Persson to Acquisitions Post

Cecilia Persson has been appointed director of acquisitions for the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Toonami channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, AWN reports.

W.I.T.C.H. Premiere Ratings Improve Over Previous 4-Week Average

The premiere of W.I.T.C.H., a new original Jetix animated series, on ABC Family (Saturday, January 15, 9:30 – 10:00 am ET/PT) and Toon Disney (Monday, January 17, 8:30 – 9:00 pm ET/PT) posted solid ratings and delivery gains on both networks. The W.I.T.C.H. premiere on ABC Family generated double- and triple-digit ratings gains versus the […]

"Corpse Bride" Toy Deal Announced

to produce a line of Simpsons figures. Corpse Bride is scheduled for release this fall. The studio has also released the image at right from the film. [Source: Business Wire]

"Foster" Designer Launches Website

Dan Krall, art director and background designer for Samurai Jack and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, has set up a new website to showcase his work. (via Cartoon Brew)

Disney Announces Details on "The Incredibles" DVD

Disney and Pixar have finally issued a full press release on the two-disc Collector’s Edition DVD of The Incredibles, set for release on March 15 for $29.99. Animated Bliss has the technical details and specifications.

Paramount Moves Up "South Park Season Five" to New Date

Paramount has bumped the release date for South Park: The Complete 5th Season up to February 22, TVShowsOnDVD reports.

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