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$90,000 "Peanuts" Comic Strip Flushed by Naked Woman

A news report from Springfield, OR, reveals that a naked woman tore up an original Peanuts comic strip and flushed it down her toilet. The strip was owned by her neighbor, who believed it to be worth as much as $90,000. No motive was discerned by the police, and the strip was not recovered. (Via […]

Namco Lands "Peanuts" Video Game License

Namco has been awarded the rights to create and publish video games based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. Namco will have the license until 2009, and plans to publish Peanuts games for all current and upcoming game platforms.

A SakuraCon Chat with Travis Willingham

At SakuraCon, a set of press-only panels was held with the special guests in attendance at the convention. They were fairly loosely moderated and organized, and very off the cuff. One of these panels was held with Travis Willingham, the dub VA for Roy Mustang from FullMetal Alchemist. Reporter 1: As I am sure you […]

2005 Eisner Award Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2005 Eisner Awards have been announced. Writer Brian K. Vaughan leads the list with seven nominations for his work on Ex Machina (DC/Wildstorm), Y the Last Man (DC/Vertigo), and Runaways (Marvel). Other notable nominees include Joss Whedon and John Cassaday for Astonishing X-Men, Darwyn Cooke for DC: The New Frontier, and […]

Govt Issues Recall of Nick-, Disney-Themed Fishing Poles

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is ordering a recall of a line of fishing poles bearing cartoon character images. The “Zebco” and “Floating Catch ‘Em Kit” poles, which feature pictures of SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Dora the Explorer, Tigger and Rocket Power, are being recalled because their paint contains lead. [Source: PR […]

Michael Bay, Tim Hill Get Director Duties

Michael Bay will direct the Transformers live-action feature, MTV reports. The film, from DreamWorks, is slated for a November 2006 release. Separately, MTV says that Tim Hill will direct Garfield 2 for Twentieth Century Fox. Hill’s previous work includes Muppets from Space, and he has written for SpongeBob SquarePants.

Kids Pick "SpongeBob," "The Incredibles"

SpongeBob SquarePants was named favorite cartoon at the 18th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, AWN reports. The Incredibles took the prize for favorite movie, and Will Smith won for favorite voice for his work in Shark Tale. Shrek 2 won for favorite game.

"Bambi Platinum Edition": Cuddly and Sweet But A Bit Obsolete

These days, among all the wildly eccentric characters, dazzling special effects, zany wisecracks, and grandiose musical numbers, it’s easy to forget the innocence and simplicity that marked the early years of Walt Disney’s career. In fact, it’s hard to imagine modern filmmakers letting audiences sit still for more than a few minutes without hitting them […]

Universal Ratings Report for Saturday 3/26

Kids 6-11 Ratings for Saturday, March 26, 2005 Notes: All Times Eastern An (S) denotes Special Presentation Broadcast Networks: Kids WB (8 am – 12 pm): (2.5/12 Average) 8:00 am – What’s New Scooby-Doo? (1.6/11) 8:30 am – ¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante (2.6/14) 9:00 am – Teen Titans (2.6/12) 9:30 am – Xiaolin Showdown (2.5/11) 10:00 […]

Pokemon Comes to Subway

Subway will feature Pokemon toys in its Kids’ Pak meals through May 8, the sandwich shop chain has announced. Featured toys include the Crazy Poke Ball, Deoxys Whirl, Pokemon Lacrosse Stick and Rayquaza Disc. In addition, each meal will come with a three-dollar savings coupon redeemable with the purchase of Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys on DVD […]

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