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"Inspector Gadget" To Premiere at Cartoons on the Bay

DIC and Mainframe Entertainment will premiere Inspector Gadget’s Biggest Caper Ever: The Case of the Flying Lizard at Cartoons on the Bay, AWN reports. The CG-animated movie will screen at 9:30pm on April 27 at the Cartoons Village in Positano, Italy.

"Atomic Betty" To Get Holiday Special

Production has begun on a one-hour Atomic Betty Holiday Special, World Screen reports. Cartoon Network and Teletoon have already picked up broadcast rights to the special.

"ReBoot" Coming to Web

ReBoot will be available for download throughout North America under a deal announced by Mainframe and CinemaNow. The series will be made available through the CinemaNow website. [Source: Mainframe Entertainment]

Govt Issues Recall of Nick-, Disney-Themed Fishing Poles

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is ordering a recall of a line of fishing poles bearing cartoon character images. The “Zebco” and “Floating Catch ‘Em Kit” poles, which feature pictures of SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Dora the Explorer, Tigger and Rocket Power, are being recalled because their paint contains lead. [Source: PR […]

"Family Guy" Changing TV Economics

Today’s Los Angeles Times (link requires free registration) has an article about Family Guy and the new economics of television entertainment. How will it do in the ratings the second time around? News Corp. executives say it doesn’t matter much. This time, their business model is not built around ratings-driven advertising but relies instead on […]

Nelvana Promotes European Execs

Nelvana has announced a pair of executive changes at its European arm. Emmanuele Petry has been named to oversee the company’s European Development and International Co-production division, and Lynn Chadwick has been promoted to vice president of European sales and distribution. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

"Neon Genesis Evangelion" Platinum Edition Vol. 5 and 6 Make No Sense, But Still Rock

The Evangelions versus the Angels. That’s how the fight has been set up in Neon Genesis Evangelion, and if you’re part of the everyone who’s seen it category, you’d know that. But for those of us just now catching the series, how does the drama and mystery hold up on the first run? The discs […]

"Porco Rosso": That Magnificent Pig in His Flying Machine

One wonders what Hollywood studios would have made of animated leading man Marco. He’s a short, fat, mustached Italian bounty hunter who just happens to be a pig (literally). Comical hijinks ensue, right? Yes, and fart jokes, thank you DreamWorks. But hold on a moment. Marco’s no comedian, and he’s not even all that sociable. […]

Correct 'The Batman Strikes #10' Cover and Solicitation Online

Writer Matthew Manning has provided The World’s Finest with the correct solicitation information and cover art for The Batman Strikes! #10. Story information is as follows: “A psychology field trip gone wrong, three college students find themselves trapped in Arkham Asylum with a rampaging Man-Bat on the loose. When the power goes out, and with […]

New Episode Information for "The Batman"

According to Kids WB, episodes #27 and #28 of The Batman are titled “Plant Seeds” and “No ‘I’ In Team.” These episodes will obviously serve as introductions to both Poison Ivy and Batgirl. For information on episodes #14 – 26 of The Batman, currently airing in Canada, visit Cartoon Network. These episodes are currently unscheduled […]

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