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Tokyopop Hires Bartlett, Seidenburg to Adapt TV Titles

Craig Bartlett has completed develop work on Stray Sheep, a series based on the characters created by Tatsutoshi Nomura, for TokyoPop, Anime News Network reports. Tokyopop has also hired Mark Seidenburg to write a script adapting Karma Club for the small screen.

Latin Distributors Strike Deals for New Toons

LedaFilms S.A. has picked up Latin American broadcast rights to a package of animated and live-action programs from IDT Entertainment, including Todd McFarlane’s Spawn and Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Goes to the Circus, AWN reports. The agreement covers such countries as Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil. Separately, World Screen Daily reports that Hola Entertainment […]

Geneon Announces Five DVD Releases

Geneon Entertainment has announced five DVD releases for the first quarter of 2005. * Stellvia: Foudation III will be released on February 8 with a retail price of $24.98. * Saiyuki Reload: Volume 1 will be released on February 8 with a retail price of $29.98. An edition with collector’s box will retail for $39.98. […]

"AcceleRacers," "Golden Blaze" Coming to DVD

Animated Bliss has details on two new releases coming to DVD this spring. AcceleRacers: Ignition will hit shelves on March 22 with a retail price of $19.98. Golden Blaze, starring Michael Clarke Duncan, Neil Patrick Harris, and Blair Underwood, will appear on April 16 with a retail price $19.98.

ADV Announces "Kekko Kaman" DVD

ADV Films will release Kekko Kamen to DVD on February 15 with a retail price of $29.98, Active Anime reports.

ABC Kids Ratings Report for Saturday 1/15

On Saturday, January 15, ABC Kids (9:00 am – 12:30 pm ET) placed second across each of the key Kids demographics: Kids 2-11 (1.6), Kids 6-11 (1.9) and Tweens 9-14 (1.5). The network saw its highest Kids 6-11 rating in nearly 4 months (since 9/25/04) and highest Kids 2-11 performance in 11 weeks (10/30/04). Additionally, […]

Adult Swim Acquires "Samurai Champloo," "Paranoia Agent"

During a January 20 question and answer session held on the AdultSwim.com forums, Adult Swim Program Director Kim Manning announced that Samurai Champloo and Paranoia Agent have been acquired and will air this summer on Adult Swim Action Saturdays. Adult Swim has also obtained the remaining episodes of Inuyasha. The acquisition will take the long-running […]

Official Titles for Upcoming 'The Batman' and 'Teen Titans' DVDs

In the press release for Ed, Edd ‘n Eddy, Season 1, Volume 1, it was announced that the disc would be trailered on two upcoming DC Animation discs — The Batman: Training for Power – Season 1 Vol. 1 and Teen Titans: Switched – Season 1 Vol. 2. No further information is available at this […]

Marvel Comics Solicitations for April 2005

The complete April 2005 solicitations for Marvel Comics are now available on the Toon Zone Comics page. Highlights include new storylines in Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Knights: Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Marvel Team-Up, Exiles and Punisher, plus several mini-series such as Spider-Man: Breakout, Toxin, Power Pack, Hercules, and the Great Lakes Avengers.

Wes Bentley is Blackheart in "Ghost Rider"

Superhero Hype! reports that Wes Bentley has signed on to play the villain, Blackheart, in the comic book adaptation, Ghost Rider, for Columbia Pictures.

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