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Toonami Added to HomeChoice Platform

by Maxie Zeuson April 18, 2005
Video Networks will add Toonami to its HomeChoice platform, the company said today. The new channel will mark Video Networks’ move to MPEG-4 / AVC encoding for all of its broadcast channels. Toonami will be broadcast on channel 326. [Source: Business Wire]

Mainframe Net Falls as Revenues Rise

by Maxie Zeuson April 18, 2005
Mainframe Entertainment had net earnings of $67,000 in the three months ended December 31, the company says, down from $700,000 in the same period last year. Quarterly revenues rose to $5.6 million from $2.3 million. For the nine-month period ended December 31, the company had net earnings of $600,000, compared to a $2.3 million loss […]

Kid TV Brings Big Bucks in DVD Market

by Maxie Zeuson April 18, 2005
Kids TV shows account for 17 percent of the $16 billion home video market, and will account for 28 percent of the market in two years, IMDb reports, citing a study conducted by Home Media Research.

"All Grown Up" Gallops to DVD in July

by Maxie Zeuson April 18, 2005
Paramount will release All Grown Up: Dude, Where’s My Horse? to DVD on July 26 with a retail tag of $16.99. DVDToons has more details.

UK Animation Site Launches Magazine

by Maxie Zeuson April 18, 2005
Online animation site Skwigly has launched a dead tree version. Skwigly-The Big Animation Magazine is available to purchase on-line at the website as of April 12. [Source: PRWeb]

"Hello Kitty's Once Upon a Time": Kitty Does Aesop (Proud)

by Chris Woodon April 17, 2005
Today Pikachu seems to be the spokesanimal for anime cuteness, but for decades cuddly feline Hello Kitty ruled the roost (litterbox?). She still presides over a vast merchandising empire, and her likeness is ubiquitous the world over. Why, even I can remember owning a pair of Kitty-chan’s scissors way back when. No, I’d prefer you […]

"Elektra": The Lady in Red is Boring

by Chris Woodon April 17, 2005
And they just keep on coming. Determined to leave no potentially profit-concealing stone in their universe unturned, Marvel Comics has begun to crank out films about characters that even casual comic readers would stick in one of Hollywood Squares‘s dustier corners. Apparently falling victim to the Titanic fallacy (audiences love Titanic, audiences must also love […]

Teletoon Plans Earth Day Programming

by Zeddon April 16, 2005
Teletoon will air special Earth Day programming on Friday, April 22, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. The network’s Earth Day episodes include: 4:00pm: Atomic Betty – “Like Father, Like Scum/Planet Stinxx” 4:30pm: Totally Spies – “Ice Man Cometh” 6:00pm: My Dad the Rock Star – “Call of the Wild” 6:30pm: Braceface – “Just Quacks” [Source: Teletoon]

First Look at the New Clark Kent

by La Parkaon April 16, 2005
Superhero Hype reports that Getty Images has posted the first images of Brandon Routh as Clark Kent from Superman Returns.

"A.D. Police": They Do The Job, But That's All

by Chad Boninon April 16, 2005
The A.D. Police are Genom City’s specialized division to handle insane androids. Yes, the future’s so messed up there’s a branch of the police devoted exclusively to dealing with mutated psycho bots. Buddy-cop drama meets the post-apocalyptic in this classic anime, but how does A.D. Police hold up nowadays? Episodes included in this set Episode […]