Fox Picks Up Distribution Rights to "The Roach Approach"

by Maxie Zeuson May 19, 2005
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will distribute Wacky World Studio’s The Roach Approach videos to general and Christian retail markets in the U.S. and Canada, AWN reports. The first two videos, Roach Approach: Don’t Miss the Boat and Roach Approach: The Mane Event! will be released on August 23 for $14.98 apiece. Animated Bliss has […]

"Tetsujin 28" Coming to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson May 19, 2005
Tetsujin 28 (Vol.1) Monster Resurrected will be released to DVD on September 27, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $29.98; a collector’s edition with box will retail for $34.98.

"Yvon of the Yukon" Sails to Asia

by Maxie Zeuson May 19, 2005
Yvon of the Yukon will join Nickelodeon Asia’s 24-hour channels under a deal between the network and producer Studio B, c21 Media reports.

"Shuriken School" Gets Videogame Spinoff

by Maxie Zeuson May 19, 2005
Zinkia Entertainment will produce a videogame based on its animated series Shuriken School, c21 Media reports.

BKN Looks To Raise Money for New Toons

by Maxie Zeuson May 19, 2005
BKN International is exploring a deal that would finance two new animated series, Shanghai Tiger and Triple Threat from Outer Space, by selling 1.5 million shares in the company, World Screen reports. The proposed deal would raise eight million euros through the private placement of the new stock.

"Yu-Gi-Oh! GX" Comes to Cartoon Network This Fall (Updated 5/19)

by Zeddon May 19, 2005
4Kids Entertainment will launch a new Yu-Gi-Oh! series, entitled Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, this September on both Cartoon Network’s Miguzi block and on Kids WB. The show is scheduled to air daily on both networks. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX will launch with a large licensing program that includes new CCG releases, video games, and toys from Mattel. [Source: Cynthia […]

New Media, Images of "The Batman"'s Commissioner Gordon

by James Harveyon May 18, 2005
The World’s Finest has high-quality images of Commissioner James Gordon from The Batman now online. The character, introduced in episode #26 “Night and The City,” will provide tension among the ranks of the Gotham City Police Department for his support of The Batman. Mitch Pileggi will provide the voice of Commissioner James Gordon in the […]

"Harvey Birdman" Returning in July

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2005
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law will return to Adult Swim on Sunday, July 10, at 12:15am (ET/PT), the network said today. “Booty Noir” will find Reducto falling in love with Norlissa, Black Vulcan’s girlfriend. Meanwhile, Wally Gator has been arrested for being a redneck. In “Harvey’s Civvy” (July 17) Potamus must defend Harvey when he’s […]

SIGGRAPH Announces Festival Program

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2005
ACM SIGGRAPH has chosen sixty-eight selections for its Computer Animation Festival (July 31-August 4) in Los Angeles, the organization said today. Among the films chosen for inclusion: “9”; “Fallen Art”; “La Migration Bigouden”; and the “Madagascar Technical Reel.” [Source: Business Wire]

Japanese Machinery Maker Builds Gundams to Order

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2005
The Japan Times reports that environment machinery maker Masaaki Nagumo has built a functioning Gundam-style robot. Dubbed the Land Walker, the robot stands 3.4 meters (approx. 11 feet) high and weighs 1 ton. The robot can seat one passenger/driver and fire sponge bullets (honest) from air guns in the cockpit. The Land Walker is made […]