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"Fantastic Four" Marathon on Boomerang

Cartoon Network’s Boomerang channel will present two primetime marathons of the original 1967 The Fantastic Four animated series on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, from 8:00pm to 12:00am (ET/PT), the network said today. The broadcast will showcase all 19 half-hour episodes. [Source: Cartoon Network]

Corner Stone and OBX Form New Animation Company

Corner Stone Pictures and OBX Capital Group today announced the formation of a new joint venture, Corner Stone Animation. The new company will operate as a subsidiary of Corner Stone Pictures. [Source: PR Newswire]

MTV Networks Korea Announces Nickelodeon Korea

MTV Networks Korea plans to launch a new network dedicated to kids — Nickelodeon Korea — in Q3 2005, the company announced today. The network will showcase a diverse range of programs adapted from the U.S. along with locally produced programming genres including animation, live-action, comedy, game shows, and pre-school programs in the Nick Jr. […]

MTV Launches "MTV Games"

MTV: Music Television today announced the launch of its newest division — “MTV Games.” The new division will work in-house through its newly created interactive entertainment studio, along with industry partners, to produce and market original video game titles. It will also work to form strategic marketing partnerships with game publishers in an attempt to […]

"Chicken Little" Hatches Disney, Dolby Digital 3-D Animation

Disney Digital 3D is being launched with the release of Chicken Little on November 4. The brand new, state-of-the-art technology will provide the first true three-dimensional digital experience in movie theaters. In collaboration with Disney, Dolby Laboratories plans to install its Dolby Digital Cinema systems in approximately 100 specially selected theaters in 25 top markets […]

MoMA Announces "Anime!!" Exhibit Schedule

The Museum of Modern Art has announced the schedule for its upcoming “Anime!!” exhibit. The exhibit premieres July 10, 2005. (hat tip: Aquamann)

"Constantine" DVD Available July 19

On July 19, Constantine will be available on DVD from Warner Home Video (WHV). This comic book adaptation from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures is from DC Comics’ Hellblazer and stars Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy) and Rachel Weisz (The Mummy films) and features Djimon Hounson, Shia La Beouf and Gavin Rossdale. Single […]

"Detective Comics" Drops Back-Up Stories, Price

Notice anything different about the official DC Comics website for Detective Comics? Don’t be shocked if you missed it, but DC has quietly revealed the long-running comic series will be dropping the 8-page backup story beginning in September. Detective Comics featured the usual 22-page main story along with an extra 8-page backup story, usually multi-part, […]

McGruff Takes a Bite Out of Identity Theft

McGruff the Crime Dog will star in a new ad campaign to counter identity theft (free registration required). The animated dog in a trench coat has been a longtime fixture of public-service announcements from the National Crime Prevention Council. A publicity campaign to celebrate his 25th birthday starts today.

Shark's Fin Soup Off the Menu at Disneyland Hong Kong

A report in the New York Times states that Disney has taken shark’s fin soup off the menu at Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park, concluding that shark fishing cannot be conducted in an environmentally sensitive way (free registration required). The dish is a Chinese delicacy often served at wedding banquets and other social occasions.

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