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"Simpsons" 350th Episode Airs in May

The Simpsons will air its 350th episode on Sunday, May 1, at 8:00pm (ET/PT), the futon critic reports. Albert Brooks will guest star in a story that has Bart sent to a fat farm and Homer and Marge turning their house into a hostel for German travelers.

"Robots," "Heffalump" Websites Updated

Via Animated-News we learn about some website updates: Disney has launched the official website for Pooh’s Heffalump Movie; Fox has updated the website for Robots; and Kelloggs has launched its own Robots-related website.

Fox Box to Become 4Kids TV Saturday 1/22

The current Fox Box will be renamed 4Kids TV, effective this Saturday, January 22. A commercial for the renamed block can be found here.

'Marvel Superheroes Show' To DVD In June

Comics2Film.com has announced that the 1960′s Marvel Superhero Show will be released in a 5 disc DVD boxset on June 28, 2005, just in time for the live action Fantastic Four movie. Each disc will presumably feature one of each of the show’s characters, which consisted of Captain America, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, The […]

"He-Man" Returning to North America on DVD

The UK’s Entertainment Rights PLC has struck a deal to distribute Filmation’s He-Man cartoons to DVD in North America, Ireland On-line reports. Entertainment Rights plans to release previously unavailable He-Man cartoons to the United States in 2005. Entertainment Rights acquired the episodes from Hallmark.

"Postman Pat" Gets Euro Airdates

Entertainment Rights PLC has sold Postman Pat to Nickelodeon channels in Belgium, the Netherlands and Scandinavia, Ireland On-line reports.

"A Tree of Palm" Gets DVD Release

Animated Bliss says that ADV Films will release A Tree of Palme to DVD on March 8. The DVD will retail for $29.98.

Complete "Astro Boy" Coming to DVD

The recent remake of Astro Boy will land on store shelves with a five-disc DVD release collecting all fifty episodes of the series, including twenty-nine episodes that have not aired on Kids WB, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The March 29 release will retail for $49.95.

New "Incredibles" Short Included on DVD Release

The Incredibles DVD release will include an all-new short, “Jack-Jack’s Attack,” that will show what happened at the Parr home while the family was on Syndrome’s island, USA Today reports. The DVD (coming on March 15) will also include an alternate opening, deleted scenes, bloopers and commentary from director Brad Bird, Craig T. Nelson and […]

Kraft Cuts Back on Kid Advertising

Kraft Foods will stop advertising sugary foods on television and radio where the primary audience is under 12, the New York Daily News reported last week. Big News Network notes that toon networks are likely to be hardest hit by the announcement.

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