UPDATED: "Hoodwinked" Almost Tops Box Office; Sequel Planned

by Zeddon January 18, 2006
Hoodwinked, Weinstein Co.’s retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale, opened in first place over the weekend with $16.6 million in sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters, Bloomberg reports. UPDATE: Final box office receipt totals show that Hoodwinked fell just short of the top spot, with a $16.8 million take coming $100,000 short […]

Bandai Announces "Eureka SeveN" DVD Release Date, Manga

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2006
Bandai Entertainment has announced a release date of April 25 for volume 1 of the Eureka SeveN anime series on DVD. The same announcement also announces plans to release two tie-in manga series and a tie-in soundtrack, as well as possible broadcast on a “premier TV network.”

Timm and Tucker Talk "Justice League Unlimited"

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2006’s latest “Animated Shorts” column has spoken to Justice League Unlimited producers Bruce Timm and James Tucker about the upcoming episodes of the show and the “Legion of Doom” story arc. Columnist Steve Fritz also engages in some speculation on the future of Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans, and also reports that Warner will […]

"The New Batman Adventures": Just Like Old Times

by on January 18, 2006
After many years of fan prayers, Warner Bros has finally reached the final set in its acclaimed run of Batman: The Animated Series DVD sets, with the release of The New Batman Adventures in all its streamlined glory. Set two years after the previous series, The New Batman Adventures sees Batman continuing his quest to […]

2006 Annie Awards Presenters Announced

by Zeddon January 17, 2006
Tom Kenny will host the 33rd Annual Annie Awards, AWN reports. Notables who will present at the awards include William Shatner, Jason Alexander, Craig T. Nelson, Brad Bird, Nick Park, Seth MacFarlane, and Lee Unkrich. The Annies will be presented Saturday, February 4, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California.

Roger Ebert on the Animated Short

by Zeddon January 17, 2006
Cartoon Brew points out an article by Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times concerning the animated short and focusing on Chuck Jones. (via Animated-News)

BCI Eclipse Acquires North American DVD Rights to 230 Hours of Filmation Library

by Zeddon January 17, 2006
Under an agreement with Entertainment Rights (ER), BCI Eclipse has acquired the North American DVD rights to 230 hours from ER’s Filmation library, Reuters reports. Titles included in the deal include She-Ra: Princess of Power, The Legend of Bravestarr, Ghostbusters, The New Adventures of Zorro, The Lone Ranger, Groovie Goolies, and Snow White Happily Ever […]

More "Godzilla: The Series" Coming to DVD

by Zeddon January 17, 2006
In conjunction with the DVD release of Peter Jackson’s King Kong, Sony will re-promote Godzilla: The Series – Monster Wars Trilogy — previously released in August 2004 — on March 28. In addition, Sony will also release two additional volumes of Godzilla: The Series on that same day. Godzilla: The Series – Monster Mayhem and […]

"Speed Racer – Collector’s Edition Vol. 4" Comes to DVD March 14

by Zeddon January 17, 2006
Speed Racer – Collector’s Edition Vol. 4 will be available on DVD for $22.98 SRP beginning March 14, TVShowsOnDVD reports. While it would make sense to include the rest of the 16 episodes of the series that have not yet been released, episode info is not yet available.

"Legend of the Dragon" Comes to Germany

by Zeddon January 17, 2006
BKN International has sold 26 episodes of its TV series Legend of the Dragon to Germany’s Super RTL, C21Media reports. The series will air as part of RTL’s Toggo action block.