Dentist Sues Over "Nemo"

A New Jersey dentist and scuba-diver has filed a lawsuit claiming that Walt Disney and Pixar based Finding Nemo on a story idea he submitted to the studios, the Associated Press reports.

Banderas Returns for "Shrek 3"

Jeffrey Katzenberg tells IGN Filmforce that Antonio Banderas will reprise his role as Puss N’ Boots in Shrek 3. (via Animated-News)

Platinum "Lady" Due in March 2006

Lady and the Tramp: Platinum Edition will be released to DVD in March 2006, UltimateDisney reports. (via Animated-News)

ADV Announces Two DVDs for March

ADV will release Chrono Crusade: The Devil to Pay, Gospel 4 and Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyber History to DVD on March 8, the company announced yesterday. Chrono Crusade will include three complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include reversible cover, clean opening and closing animation, production […]

"Tenjho Tenge" Gets May Video Release

Tenjho Tenge (Vol. 1): Round One will be released to home video on May 3, according to Animated Bliss.

"Beyblade" to DVD in March

Miramax Home Entertainment will release Beyblade: Fierce Battle to home video on March 22, DVDToons reports.

Teletoon Launching Three New Series

Teletoon is launching three new series in March that celebrate the power of the imagination: * Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends – Premieres Friday, March 11, at 5:00pm * The Zimmer Twins – Premieres Monday, March 14 (Time TBA) * Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs – Premieres Monday, March 28, at 9:30am [Source: […]

Anima 2005 Winners Announced

Anima 2005, the 24th Animation Festival, drew to a close on February 13, 2005 in Brussels with an awards ceremony for Anima 2005’s national and international competition. AWN has a list of the awards and winners.

Miyazaki & Company Set to Purchase Studio Ghibli

As was previously reported by Toon Zone, Studio Ghibli is separating from its parent company. Variety now reports that Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki and a group of investors are set to buy Studio Ghibli from Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., according to AWN. Top Ghibli employers are seeking between $96 million and $144 million to […]

Cartoon Movie 7th Edition Coming in March

The seventh edition of Cartoon Movie will be held March 10 – 12, 2005, at Babelsberg studios in Potsdam, Germany. The conference is intended for filmmakers and professionals involved in the financing, production, distribution, or exploitation of European animated feature films. [Source: AWN]

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