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Cartoon Network Acquires "Pokemon" Series for June 3 Premiere

Pokémon Chronicles Reveals New Characters and Adventures U.S. Debut on Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) on Toonami Never before seen in the U.S., Pokémon Chronicles will bring Pokémon fans the stories of the unsung heroes and villains of the hit animated series. The new series debuts on Saturday, June 3, at 7 […]

4Kids Profits Fall in First Quarter

4Kids Entertainment earned $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2006, down from $2.0 million in the same period last year, the company reported earlier this week. Revenues fell to $19.8 million from $20.3 million in the same period last year. The company said that declining licensing revenues from Yu-Gi-Oh! and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles […]

"Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?" She's Coming to DVD.

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the animated toon Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? is coming to DVD on June 13 from Shout! Factory. The toon is loosely based on the popular series of computer games and features the voices of Oscar winner Rita Moreno (The Electric Company, West Side Story, and OZ), Scott Menville (Robin from […]

Support Your Country! Buy American Dad on DVD!

Part of what happens when a person creates a TV show that turns out to be a big hit is that the viewing audience will unfairly compare that person’s newest creation to their old one, at least at first. It happened with Matt Groening when he went on to create Futurama, and it happened with […]

"Digimon" Such Humble Beginnings

It’s hard to imagine why the Digimon franchise never got to be as big as Pokémon did. It came out first, there’s a larger number of monsters, and it has all the things Pokémon haters wanted (a serial storyline, the monsters to speak English, etc.). Maybe it’s because it languished on Fox Kids instead of […]

"The Wild": Mild Kingdom

Once upon a time it was easy to tell the difference between a live-action movie and a cartoon. Back in the 1940s, the movies were populated by guys like John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart, stolid types who barely moved even when pistol-whipping the Nazis. Meanwhile, in the short subjects, Daffy Duck was turning himself into […]

2006 Eisner Award Nominations Announced

The 2006 Eisner Award nominees have been announced by the organizers of Comic-Con International, San Diego. Nominees of interest to animation fans include the following: Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): The Bakers by Kyle Baker and Solo #5 by Darwyn Cooke Best Continuing Series: Rocketo by Frank Espinosa Best Limited Series: Nat Turner by Kyle […]

Incredible Ink: The Te Wei 90th Birthday Collector's Edition DVD

China may manufacture and export many things in an increasingly globalized world, but animation does not seem to be one of them. Japanese animation is a well-known quantity, and Korea is growing as an animation outsourcing destination and for a growing amount of original content. However, China‚Äôs modern animation industry seems to be rather moribund, […]

"Munto 2" Explosions, Character Development, and More Explosions

Munto is quite an odd little film. A seemingly stand-alone fan project that garnered some really nice animation and was a pretty nice success, but a sequel wasn’t guarenteed. That is where the Japanese fans come in, as they funded the sequel out of their own pockets, something virtually unheard of in this day and […]

"Howl's Moving Castle": Home is Where You Park it

Hayao Miyazaki set the bar perilously high for himself with 2002′s Spirited Away, winning an Academy Award and setting a Japanese box office record. The much anticipated Howl’s Moving Castle doesn’t quite measure up, but engineers a rousing fantasy adventure in the classic Miyazaki mold. Howl was written by novelist Diana Wynne Jones, though you’d […]

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