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BKN Sells North American Rights to Seven Series

Digiview Production has picked up the North American DVD rights to seven titles produced by Germany’s BKN, the companies said today. Titles include Monster Rancher; Pocket Dragon Adventures; UBOS; Starla and the Jewel Riders; Sky Surfer Strike Force; Scruff; and Roswell Conspiracies. Digiview will begin distributing the DVDs in the autumn of 2005. [Source: CCNMatthews]

"ToddWorld" Comes to Iberia

Spain’s Elastic Rights has picked up TV, DVD, merchandising and licensing rights to ToddWorld in Spain and Portugal, c21 Media reports.

"Kim Possible" Contest in India

India’s Disney Channel is holding a “Kim Possible Code Tod” contest from July 25 through August 12, Indiantelevision reports. As part of the contest, viewers will be able to use secret goggles to intercept Kim Possible secret codes.

New "Harvey Birdman" Funny Beyond the Shado of a Doubt

Unlike network programs Simpsons and Family Guy that have broad appeal, cable adult comedy animation tends to target a very specific audience. Either you get it or you don’t. Although if you’re in college and inebriated the odds are probably in your favor. Occasionally there’s a show that is just down to earth enough to […]

"Harvey Birdman" Still Funny, But Shows Formula

Harvey Birdman is back! For a Brit starved of his Birdman since returning from the US last year, a chance to get to see three new episodes is one that requires no hesitation. To my delight we have a show that remains as good as ever. And that’s precisely its problem. I “discovered” Harvey Birdman […]

FUNimation Announces "Fullmetal" Contest

FUNimation is asking Fullmetal Alchemist fans to describe, in one hundred words or less, why they enjoy the show. Two grand prize winners in the contest will receive a five-day, three-night trip to Japan; tickets to see L’Arc-en-Ciel in concert at the Tokyo Dome; a Fullmetal Alchemist “Behind the Scenes” tour; a tour of Tokyo; […]

"Stellvia Foundation IV": The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi Anime Still Delights

The previous volume of Stellvia of the Universe concluded with our heroine, Shima Katase (known by her fellow spaceship pilots as Shipon), and her friend Kouta Otoyama fending off a possible apocalypse via the secret, super-powered mecha Infi stashed at Space Station/Academy Stellvia. Anyway, with that little event out of the way, and with it […]

Forbes 15 Richest Fictional Characters

Forbes magazine has published this year’s “Forbes Fictional Fifteen” list, detailing the top 15 richest fictional characters. Trailing list leader Santa Claus (listed with an infinite net worth), come characters such as Richie Rich, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, Scrooge McDuck, Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor, and Cruella DeVil.

"Darkstalkers" Round One: Fight!

The Darkstalkers, the old races of Earth, have returned. Some of these creatures—like the catgirl actress Felicia and lord of the seas Rikku—are good. Others, such as the succubus Morrigan, the vampire Demitri, and intergalactic despot Pyron—are not. While this might have been decent Saturday fare ten years ago, how does this story (adapted from […]

4Kids, Playmates Get "Turtles" Licenses

4Kids Entertainment and Playmates Toys will handle worldwide merchandising rights for the all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film, the companies said today. Playmates will also develop a new toy line to go with the film. [Source: Business Wire]

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