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"Patlabor" Coming to DVD in October

US Manga Corps will release Patlabor: The Mobile Police – The New Files DVD Collection on October 11, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $29.95.

Animex Festival Solicits Entries

The Animex International Festival of Animation is soliciting entries for the 2006 Animex Awards, to be held in Middlesbrough, England, in January, Computer Graphics World reports. Details can be found at www.animex.net. Deadline for entry is October 1.

Konami Gets "Were-Rabbit" Rights

Konami Digital Entertainment will publish the official video game based on the upcoming Aardman film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, IGN reports.

New Plympton Short Hits Festivals

Bill Plympton is exhibiting his new short film, “The Fan and the Flower,” in international film festivals, AWN reports. The story is about an ill-fated romance between an electric ceiling fan and a flower. Paul Giamatti narrates.

California Institute Exhibits Vinton Art Collection

The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles will exhibit artworks from Will Vinton’s Animation Art Collection through August 31, AWN reports.

BKN Sells North American Rights to Seven Series

Digiview Production has picked up the North American DVD rights to seven titles produced by Germany’s BKN, the companies said today. Titles include Monster Rancher; Pocket Dragon Adventures; UBOS; Starla and the Jewel Riders; Sky Surfer Strike Force; Scruff; and Roswell Conspiracies. Digiview will begin distributing the DVDs in the autumn of 2005. [Source: CCNMatthews]

"ToddWorld" Comes to Iberia

Spain’s Elastic Rights has picked up TV, DVD, merchandising and licensing rights to ToddWorld in Spain and Portugal, c21 Media reports.

"Kim Possible" Contest in India

India’s Disney Channel is holding a “Kim Possible Code Tod” contest from July 25 through August 12, Indiantelevision reports. As part of the contest, viewers will be able to use secret goggles to intercept Kim Possible secret codes.

New "Harvey Birdman" Funny Beyond the Shado of a Doubt

Unlike network programs Simpsons and Family Guy that have broad appeal, cable adult comedy animation tends to target a very specific audience. Either you get it or you don’t. Although if you’re in college and inebriated the odds are probably in your favor. Occasionally there’s a show that is just down to earth enough to […]

"Harvey Birdman" Still Funny, But Shows Formula

Harvey Birdman is back! For a Brit starved of his Birdman since returning from the US last year, a chance to get to see three new episodes is one that requires no hesitation. To my delight we have a show that remains as good as ever. And that’s precisely its problem. I “discovered” Harvey Birdman […]

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