NY Times Talks CN’s Anime

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2006
A slightly condescending article in the New York Times Arts section delves into what it judges as the anime series on Cartoon Network which defy anime stereotypes (registration required). Among the shows judged worthy are Naruto, Samurai Champloo, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

"Ben 10" Team Talks to Newsarama

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2006
The Man of Action studio team has been interviewed by about Ben 10, one of the new shows on Cartoon Network’s Saturday morning lineup. The team includes Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Steven Seagle, and Duncan Rouleau, all of whom have had tenures on a number of comic book superhero franchises, including Action Comics, Uncanny […]

‘Ultimate Avengers’ DVD Menus Now Online

by on January 15, 2006
The Digital Bits has posted menus for the upcoming Ultimate: Avengers – The Movie direct-to-DVD feature. In other Ultimate Avengers news, Wonder Con will premiere the movie in its entirety on Saturday, February 11.

BAFTA to Hold Children’s Content Debate

by Zeddon January 15, 2006
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will hold a debate regarding the commercial sector and children’s programs on Wednesday, January 18, at their headquarters in London, C21Media reports. Entitled Consumerism versus Content – Whose Vision is it Anyway?, the event will feature Will Brenton (Tell Tale); Howard Litton (Nickelodeon); Simon Philips (4Kids); […]

"Tripping the Rift – Season 2" Comes to DVD April 4

by Zeddon January 15, 2006
Tripping the Rift – Season 2 is coming to DVD from Anchor Bay on April 4, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The 2-disc set will contain all thirteen episodes of the second season and will retail for $29.95 SRP.

"Super Mario Bros." Box Set Press Release

by Zeddon January 15, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD has the full press release for the DVD release of The Super Mario Brothers Super Show!. There is also word that all 24 episodes will contain their respective live-action segments.

"Kim Possible" Creators Interviewed

by Zeddon January 15, 2006
Blogging Baby has an interview with Kim Possible creators Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley.

"American Dad: Volume 1" Coming April 25

by Zeddon January 15, 2006
American Dad: Volume 1 will street on April 25. The 3-disc DVD set will include the first 13 episodes of the series and will retail for $39.98 SRP. TVShowsOnDVD has a track listing as well as artwork.

Nick Picks Up "Yu-Gi-Oh! GX" for International Broadcast

by Zeddon January 15, 2006
4Kids Entertainment has licensed Yu-Gi-Oh! GX to Nickelodeon for broadcast in the U.K., Spain, Australia, and Latin America, World Screen reports.

Shelley Winters Dead at Age 85

by Zeddon January 15, 2006
Academy Award winning actress Shelley Winters has died of heart failure at the age of 85. The New York Times has full details, while Animated-News notes some of her animated works including roles she played in Frosty’s Winter Wonderland and Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July.