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News Corp. Profits Rise in 2005

News Corp., parent of Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Broadcasting, had fourth-quarter net income of $717 million, up from $429 million in the same period last year. Revenues rose 12% to $6.1 billion. For the full year News Corp. had net income of $2.1 billion, up from $1.5 billion in fiscal 2004. Full year revenues […]

"Corpse Bride" Opening at Toronto Film Festival

Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride will make its North American debut at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday, September 10, Warner Bros. said today. The stop-motion animated film will open nationally on Friday, September 23. [Source: Business Wire]

DreamWorks Toon Titles Previewed

Jim Hill has an extensive tour and behind-the-scenes look at DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming releases.

Controversial "Popetown" Released to DVD

Popetown, a ten-part animated series satirizing the Roman Catholic Church, will be released to DVD in the UK, the Daily Planet reports. The series, which was commissioned by BBC Three, was deemed too offensive for broadcast.

Bandai Gets "Magical DoReMi" Toy License

Bandai America will serve as master toy licensee for Magical DoReMi, the company announced today. The license grants Bandai America the exclusive rights for a wide range of dolls, playsets and role-play items. The toys are expected to be available in the spring of 2006. Magical DoReMi will premiere on 4Kids TV on Saturday, September […]

Planned Parenthood Animated Video Triggers Pro-Life Backlash

An animated video on the Planned Parenthood Golden Gate website has triggered accusations of hatred and religious bigotry from several pro-life organizations. Members of the American Life League and Life Decisions International believe that the video may instigate violence against people of faith.

DC Announces Collected Editions for Nov-Dec 2005

A press release from DC Comics details the collected editions that will be available in November/December 2005. Highlights include several collections of the current Infinite Crisis crossover event; the I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League mini-series by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire; Fables vol. 6; and The Best of the Spirit […]

Upcoming Comics Previews On-Line

Buzzscope.com has advance previews of many upcoming comics from DC and Marvel. Highlights of the Runaways #7 are Birds of Prey #85 by Gail Simone and Joe Bennett and The Defenders #2 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire. Marvel has also released advance previews of comics scheduled for August 31, including Astonishing X-Men […]

"Saiyuki Reload": Digital Doesn't Equal Good

Y’know, even though I gave Saiyuki Requiem a negative review, I have to admit one thing. The premise is interesting. I’m always up for your standard anime adventure series, so I thought I’d check out the sequel series, Saiyuki Reload. After all, the Japanese have gotten used to digital animation by now, and it can’t […]

"The Perils Of Penelope Pitstop": Perilous for All

Penelope Pitstop is heir to a vast fortune, one that her guardian, Sylvester Sneekly, wants to take from her under the guise of The Hooded Claw. Saving Penelope from her plural perilous pit stops is the Ant Hill Mob, knee-high mafia men who have nothing better to do than look out for this southern belle. […]

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