Marvel Profits Fall as Toy Sales Plunge

Marvel Enterprises had operating income of $43.1 million in the second quarter of 2005, down from earnings of $63.6 million in the year-ago period, the company said today. Revenues fell to $88.1 million from $155.5 million. For the six months ended June 30, Marvel earned $91.0 million, down from $120.9 million. Six-month revenues fell to […]

"Incredibles" Wins Three at VSDA Awards

The Incredibles last night picked up three awards at the 2005 Home Entertainment Awards of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA), the association says. The Pixar title was named Family Title of the Year, Sell-Through Title of the Year from a Major Studio, and Marketing Campaign of the Year from a Major Studio. Mulan II […]

"Home Movies" DVD Announced for November

Shout! Factory will release Home Movies: Season 3 to DVD on November 11, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $34.95.

"Postman Pat" Lands Japanese Gig

Japan’s Disney Channel has picked up the rights to Postman Pat and will begin broadcasting the series in April 2006, World Screen reports.

"His And Her Circumstances": When Shows End Too Soon

From the people who brought you the existential giant robot show Neon Genesis Evangelion (coming to an Adult Swim near you!) comes a story about love, honor, sacrifice, revenge, and a whole lot of destruction. Qualify the level of destruction to “confined within a Japanese high school,” and that’s a pretty accurate description of His […]

Braves' Tooner Field Opens July 28

The Atlanta Braves will unveil the Cartoon Network Tooner Field on Thursday, July 28, with a pre-game ceremony featuring Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and Braves chairman and president Terry McGuirk. The Cartoon Network-branded interactive area is located at Turner Field’s East Pavilion off the Grand Entry Plaza. The 6,900 square foot entertainment facility […]

"Flintstones," "Yogi," "Huckleberry" Get DVD Dates

Warner Home Video will release The Huckleberry Hound Show: Volume 1, The Flintstones: The Complete 4th Season, and The Yogi Bear Show: The Complete Series to DVD on November 15, TV Shows on DVD reports. Each will retail for $44.98.

ADV Announces Six Titles for September

ADV Films will release Elfen Lied 3, Samurai Gun 2, Madlax 4, Get Backers 9, Saiyuki Double Barrel Collection 5 and Slayers Movie Box to DVD on September 20, the company said today.   Elfen Lied: Vector 3 will include episodes 8 through 10 in both English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English subtitles.  Video […]

NBC Universal Eyeing DreamWorks

NBC Universal is negotiating to buy DreamWorks SKG, CNN reports, citing The New York Post. A deal would apparently not include DreamWorks Animation.

Sundance Buys "I Am Not an Animal" for Broadcast

Sundance Channel has picked up U.S. television rights to the BBC’s animated series I Am Not an Animal, AWN reports. The series, which follows the adventures of talking animals fending for themselves in the outside world, will premiere on October 5. It will air Wednesday nights at 11:00pm through November 9, with repeats on Thursdays […]

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