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Paramount Releases 'A Chipmunk Christmas' and Two Other Chipmunk Holiday Specials

Paramount Home Entertainment will release Alvin & the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Christmas to DVD on November 1, 2005. The set will include A Chipmunk Christmas from 1981 (before the animated series started in 1983) and two other Christmas specials from 1988 and 1989 entitled Merry Christmas Mr. Carroll (AKA Alvin’s Christmas Carol) and Dave’s Wonderful […]

"Wulin Warriors" Debuting September 24

Wulin Warriors: The Legend of the Seven Stars will make its Toonami debut on September 24 at 8:00pm, Cartoon Network says. The comedy action-adventure series features marionette heroes on a journey in search of a mightier power, the Seven Stars, to help them save the world. [Source: Cartoon Network]

ADV Announces "Gantz," Other DVD Titles for October

ADV Films will release four anime titles to DVD on October 11, including Gantz: Deathwatch; Maburaho, Ghost of A Chance; Wild Arms: Complete Collection and All Purpose Cat Girl Nuku Nuku Dash: Complete Collection, the company says. Gantz: Deathwatch will feature episodes 18-20 in anamorphic video and both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English […]

"Boomeracers" Brings Speedy, Tweety, and More to Boomerang

Boomerang has launched a new daily one-hour franchise devoted to fast-acting cartoon characters, the network says. Boomeracers, which premiered on Monday, September 5, at 4:30pm, dips into the Turner library of cartoons to assemble the new block. Characters to be featured include Tom and Jerry, Dastardly and Muttley, Tweety and Sylvester, Speedy Gonzales, Motormouse and […]

Andre Benjamin Series Gets Fall 2006 Debut Date

Cartoon Network has started production on an as-yet unnamed Andre Benjamin primetime series, the network says. It will debut in the fall of 2006. The half-hour series will feature a group of musically gifted kids and an unlikely visitor that brings sunshine to their lives. Benjamin and Tom Lynch serve as executive producers; Benjamin will […]

"Naruto" Coming to YTV in September

YTV has licensed Naruto for broadcast in Canada, VIZ Media says. The series will premiere on Septebmer 16 at 9:30pm. [Source: VIZ Media]

Final Chapter of "Shadow Star Narutaru" Coming in November

Central Park Media will release the concluding chapter of Shadow Star Narutaru to DVD on November 8, the company says. The release will include episodes 11-13 in English and Japanese with English subtitles. DVD features include storyboards; director’s commentary; interview with the Japanese voice actors; art gallery; character art; U.S. Shadow Star Narutaru trailers; and […]

Newsweek Reports from "Superman Returns" Set

Newsweek’s September 12th issue contains an exclusive report from the set of Superman Returns and a new photo of Brandon Routh as Superman. Click the links above to read the article.

"Rumiko Takahashi Anthology" Vol. 3: Adding "Extra" to "Ordinary"

There are several well-known godfathers of manga and anime who have produced a wide body of work and introduced many memorable characters. These include Akira‘s Katsuhiro Otomo, Gundam‘s Yoshiyuki Tomino, and of course Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki. However, even though Japan remains largely a man’s world, the industry also has a godmother. She is Rumiko […]

"Yumeria" Vol. 1: Not a Dream Come True

I went into Yumeria knowing only that it is a magical girl show based on a PS2 video game by Namco. And so my opinion, unspoiled by “hype,” if there was any: Yumeria is exceedingly average. Anime cliche strike one: Tomokazu is a sixteen-year-old boy having trouble in school. Strike two: His parents are dead […]

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