"The Ping Pong Club": Make Way for Japan’s Jackasses

by on January 4, 2006
At one school in Japan, clubs reign king. Volleyball, swimming… they’re the notable ones. One of the lesser known cliques is the Ping Pong Club. Filled with foul miscreants (including one foul-smelling American), this team must fight for the right to keep their room, get the girls, buy porn, and the other things clubs tend […]

Disney Channel January 2006 Movies & Specials

by Zeddon January 4, 2006
The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of January: The Care Bears: Big Wish Movie (2005) Sunday, January 8 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) The Country Bears (2002) Monday, January 2 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: A Sitch In Time Sunday, January […]

"W.I.T.C.H." Comes to Disney Channel

by Zeddon January 4, 2006
W.I.T.C.H., the animated series based on the stories told in the global comic magazine and U.S. chapter books from Hyperion Books for Children, will make its Disney Channel premiere on Saturday, January 28, at 3:30pm. It will air regularly Saturdays 3:30pm (ET/PT) and Sundays at 11:00am (ET/PT). [Source: Disney Channel]

"Brandy & Mr. Whiskers" Comes to Toon Disney

by Zeddon January 4, 2006
The animated series Brandy & Mr. Whiskers will premiere on Toon Disney on Saturday, January 14, with a six-episode marathon (1:00pm – 4:00pm, ET/PT). The regular time slot for the series will be Monday – Friday at 8:00am (ET/PT). [Source: Toon Disney]

‘Ultimate Avengers’ Site/Trailer Now Online

by on January 3, 2006
Lions Gate has officially announced, the official site for Marvel’s direct-to-DVD Ultimate Avengers: The Movie. The site features the trailer (previously seen on the live-action Fantastic Four movie DVD), as well as wallpapers, AIM icons, and other features set to be announced soon. In related news, Hero Realm recently interviewed The Ultimates artist Bryan […]

"Pokémon Advanced" Looks Better, But Lacks Japanese

by on January 2, 2006
You know, it’s amazing how long Pokémon has lasted. Other “fads” like POGs and Furbys have all come and gone. Sure, those franchises have had various relaunches, but they don’t have any kind of consistency. Pokémon, on the other hand, is still one of the most popular shows on Saturday mornings. The games still sell […]

VTV Producing 100-Volume Historical Cartoon

by Zeddon December 31, 2005
Vietnam Television (VTV) is set to produce the first two volumes of a cartoon representing different historical periods in Vietnam since the establishment of the country. Entitled Gieng Thoi Gian (The Well Of Time), the series will include 100 volumes altogether. The total cost of producing the series is estimated at approximately VND13bil, or $812,500 […]

"Animation of India" Airs in Colorado

by Zeddon December 31, 2005
PBS stations in Colorado are airing Animation of India by U.S.-based artist Manick Sorcar, AWN reports, citing PBS stations often air their programs at different times than the scheduled network time, so please check your local listings.

New Animation Studio Launches in Malaysia

by Zeddon December 31, 2005
Catapult Animation Studio has opened in Malaysia, AWN reports. Studio capabilities include 3D animation, modeling, background and set designing, and 2D and Flash-based projects.

"Valiant" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon December 31, 2005
Vanguard Animation’s Valiant is coming to Disney DVD for 29.99 SRP, according to AWN.