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 […]

NYC Museum of Modern Art Ghibli Film Festival

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2005
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City will be screening several Studio Ghibli films for a “Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata: Masters of Animation” feature. Howl’s Moving Castle will be shown on June 6, several days before its scheduled American release date. (via

R.I.P. Frank Gorshin

by Javeon May 18, 2005
Frank Gorshin, the actor who was known as the impressionist of 100 faces including the role of The Riddler in the Batman series starring Adam West, has passed away at the age of 72. He also had an ocassional career in voice acting, incuding Yosemite Sam in some modern Looney Tunes shorts. [Source: Yahoo! News]

"Samurai Gun" Coming to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2005
ADV Films has acquired and will release to DVD Samurai Gun on August 16, the company says. The thirteen-episode series, which is based on a manga by Kazuhiro Kumagai, will get a four-volume release. Samurai Gun: Cocked and Loaded will feature the first four episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. […]

"Trollz" Coming to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson May 18, 2005
Warner Home Video will release Trollz Vol. 1: Best Friends for Life and Trollz Vol. 2: Magic of the Five to DVD on September 6, the company says. Both releases will include challenges, interactive menus, a music video, a featurette, and a “Personal Memory Book.” The releases will each retail for $19.98. [Source: Warner Home […]