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Pixar Receives Request from SEC

Pixar Animation Studios reports receiving an “informal request for information” from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which it has complied with fully. A report in the Wall Street Journal states that the inquiry is related to their second quarter earnings results, which fell short of estimates due to lower-than-expected sales of The Incredibles DVD. DreamWorks […]

Disney's "3 Wise Men" DVD Exclusive to Wal-Mart

The Walt Disney Company has given Wal-Mart exclusive sales rights to The 3 Wise Men on DVD. Scheduled for release on November 1, the disc will retell the Biblical story with a voice cast including Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Eddy Martin, Jaci Velasquez, and Marcos Witt. Wal-Mart will provide promotional and marketing support as part […]

Gail Simone Talks "Birds of Prey" #85, Barbara Gordon

Writer Gail Simone has spoken to Newsarama about Birds of Prey #85, which ended with a potentially major change for Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Oracle. The article contains major spoilers for the issue. Birds of Prey #86, due out on September 21, 2005, will be a self-contained story with artwork by Bruce Timm.

Studio Ghibli Short Film DVD Scheduled for Region 2

Nausicaa.net is reporting that a region 2 DVD containing several short films by Studio Ghibli has been scheduled for release this fall in Japan. The disc will include the films “On Your Mark,” “Sorairo no Tane,” “Portable Airport,” and “Space Station No. 5.”

Clark County Library Hosts Stan Lee, Garrison Keillor

The Clark County Public Library in Ohio has announced its lineup for its Speaker Series for 2005-6, which includes Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee and Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor. Sadly, the two will not be appearing together.

'Batman Begins' Announced on DVD

Update (8/26): Single Disc Cover Art updated; Single Disc Back Cover Art added. WHV has officially announced three different versions of Batman Begins, all set to hit on October 18th. A fullscreen, widescreen and a 2-disc Deluxe edition will see release. Full specs and images are below. Synopsis: Batman Begins explores the origins of the […]

"Deko Boko Friends" Comes to Treehouse

Deko Boko Friends will begin airing on Treehouse in Canada this September, Viz Media says. Treehouse will air 61 episodes of the Japanese animation property. [Source: Viz Media]

Second Season of "Zixx" Premieres on YTV

YTV will premiere the second season of Zixx — Zixx Level Two — which follows the first season of Zixx Level One, a kids sci-fi series that combines live action with animation and chronicles the adventures of an unlikely team of heroes in a quest to save the universe from evil. The 13-part, half-hour series […]

TV Schedules Updated

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"Cowboy Bebop" Sales Soar, New DVD Coming

Home video sales for Shinichiro Watanabe’s Cowboy Bebop have totaled more than one million units in North America since its original home video debut, again raising the bar for anime series released on DVD, Bandai Entertainment announced today. In addition, Bandai is also scheduled to release a definitive special edition entitled Cowboy Bebop REMIX on […]

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