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Matt Long and Sam Elliott Join "Ghost Rider"

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Matt Long, star of WB’s Jack and Bobby, will portray the young Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider. Sam Elliott has also signed on to the picture.

NYTimes Spills "Disney War" Details

James Stewart’s new book Disney War describes a culture of “corporate back-stabbings” at the Walt Disney Co. under Michael Eisner, today’s edition of The New York Times (free registration required) reports. The newspaper has a review of the book, whose publication date has been advanced, and an article describing some of the juicier anecdotes.

New "AcceleRacers" Coming to Cartoon Network

A new four-part AcceleRacers animated special will run quarterly on Cartoon Network as part of a deal with Mattel, the companies announced today. The first part aired in January, and the remaining parts are scheduled to air in March, June and October. In addition, sixteen micro-episodes can be viewed at Business Wire. [Source:Business Wire]

Movielink Adds Anime Titles to Offerings

Movielink will add twenty-five anime titles, including Dominion Tank Police, Hyperspeed Grandoll, Demon City Shinjuku and DNA2, to its broadband offerings under a distribution deal with Central Park Media, World Screen News reports.

"Tarzan II" Swings to DVD in June

Buena Vista Home Entertainment will release Tarzan II to home video on June 14, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $29.99.

Mark Hamill's "Comic Book: The Movie" Wins Two DVDX Awards

Winners of The 5th Annual DVD Exclusive Awards were presented Tuesday, February 8, in Los Angeles. Disney ruled overall, collecting twelve awards–five of them earned by The Lion King 1½ which won categories for “Best Director,” “Best Screenplay,” and “Best Animated DVD Premiere Movie.” Mark Hamill’s directorial debut, Comic Book: The Movie, received two awards: […]

Toyfare Interviews Seth Green on "Robot Chicken"

Toyfare Magazine has interviewed Seth Green, co-creator of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. Green describes the show as “a stop-motion variety show. It’s like Saturday Night Live with stop motion. Only it’s funnier.” What viewers can expect to see in the show: A “shot-by-shot re-creation” of the Kill Bill movie trailer. Spoofs of American Idol (guest-starring […]

"Hanky Panky Hullabaloo," Or, The Stupid Cupid Strikes Again

First, a disclaimer: I am on the far edge of Ed, Edd n Eddy‘s target demographic—the far edge? I’m over the horizon and retreating fast—and I don’t regularly watch the series. So I’m not the best choice of reviewer for its Valentine’s Day special, “Hanky Panky Hullabaloo,” which premieres this Friday on Cartoon Network. Still, […]

ADV Announces "Hello Kitty" for March 1

ADV will release Hello Kitty & Friends: Basket of Fun to DVD on March 1, the company said today. The DVD-only release will feature four complete episodes and one bonus episode, presented in English 2.0 audio. It will retail for $14.98. [Source: ADV Films]

Miyazaki to Receive Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at Venice Fest

Nausicaa.net is reporting that director Hayao Miyazaki will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at this year’s Venice International Film Festival in August. The director of the festival declared that September 9 will be “Miyazaki Day,” commemorated with screenings of his films.

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