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Two New Books Focus on Golden Age of Cartoons

The University Press of Mississippi has published two books on the golden age of animation, AWN reports. Chuck Jones: Conversations collects a thirty-year span of interviews with the long-time Warner Bros. director. Living Life Inside the Lines: Tales from the Golden Age of Animation is Martha Sigall’s first-hand account of working in the Warner Bros. […]

"Pup" DVD Art Revealed

TVShowsOnDVD has cover art for the two A Pup Named Scooby-Doo DVD releases.

Hauge Joins Wild Brain

Animation director Chris Hauge has joined the staff of Wild Brain, AWN reports. Hauge’s career includes a stint as lead animator on Space Jam.

"Saiyuki Requiem" Not Exactly Legendary

On the outside Saiyuki looks like a typical “journeyman” action series. Four adventurers who normally wouldn’t even talk to each other come together to form one kickass fighting team out to stomp evil flat. But when that group is a gun-toting, angst-filled priest, a charming-yet-vicious dragon tamer, a suave, gullible demon, and a super-strong monkey […]

Things Get Serious in "Popotan" Vol. 2

It was quite a surprise that Popotan didn’t suck. I mean really, the first volume actually blew me away with just how charming and funny a show like this could be. A quick introduction: Popotan is the story of three sisters who live in a magical house that teleports to different locations at random intervals, […]

Classic Media Gets Cash Infusion

Spectrum Equity Investors has invested $75 million in Classic Media and arranged for a new $100 million senior debt facility, World Screen reports. The deal makes Spectrum the majority owner in Classic Media.

"Garfield 2" Gets July 2006 Release Date

Twentieth Century Fox has penciled in a July 28, 2006, release date for Garfield 2, Coming Soon reports. No other information is available.

Nick Launches German Channel

MTV Networks Europe will take Nickelodeon to German television on September 12, the company said today. The locally managed and programmed channel will be available to 28.6 million households [Source: Viacom]

CN Latin America Gets Nelvana Programming

Nelvana has signed a multi-show sales agreement giving Cartoon Network Latin America a package of animated series, including Max & Ruby, The Berenstain Bears, Pecola, 6teen, Delta State, Clone High and Bob & Margaret. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

"Swamp Fox" Chronicles American Revolution with Animals

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has posted an article highlighting Jonathan Myers’ Swamp Fox, an all-ages anthropomorphic animal comic book that is based on the life of Francis Marion, a renowned colonial-era American patriot who battled the British with early guerilla warfare tactics.

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