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Disney Announces Upcoming Graphic Novel Plans

A report on ICv2.com details Disney’s plans for upcoming graphic novels to be sold in the United States. In addition to the existing W.I.T.C.H. comics and the Abadazad children’s books (written by JLU scribe J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Mike Ploog), Disney is planning comics based on Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black […]

Mainframe Outlines New Projects

Mainframe Entertainment has completed production on Scary Godmother 2: The Revenge of Jimmy and a second season of Zixx, ArriveNet reports. Mainframe has also begun production on Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage, a CG-animated movie starring the skateboarder. The story has Hawk being kidnapped by an evil circus owner and rescued by his fans. […]

Nick Giving Kids a Million to "Just Play"

Nickelodeon will distribute $1 million in giveaways between September 2005 and June 2006 as part of its “Let’s Just Play” program, the network said today. The giveaways will take the form of $5,000 prizes awarded to twenty winners per month to help facilitate play in their community. Nickelodeon will begin promoting the giveaway on-air beginning […]

Marvel Profits Fall as Toy Sales Plunge

Marvel Enterprises had operating income of $43.1 million in the second quarter of 2005, down from earnings of $63.6 million in the year-ago period, the company said today. Revenues fell to $88.1 million from $155.5 million. For the six months ended June 30, Marvel earned $91.0 million, down from $120.9 million. Six-month revenues fell to […]

"Incredibles" Wins Three at VSDA Awards

The Incredibles last night picked up three awards at the 2005 Home Entertainment Awards of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA), the association says. The Pixar title was named Family Title of the Year, Sell-Through Title of the Year from a Major Studio, and Marketing Campaign of the Year from a Major Studio. Mulan II […]

"Home Movies" DVD Announced for November

Shout! Factory will release Home Movies: Season 3 to DVD on November 11, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $34.95.

"Postman Pat" Lands Japanese Gig

Japan’s Disney Channel has picked up the rights to Postman Pat and will begin broadcasting the series in April 2006, World Screen reports.

"His And Her Circumstances": When Shows End Too Soon

From the people who brought you the existential giant robot show Neon Genesis Evangelion (coming to an Adult Swim near you!) comes a story about love, honor, sacrifice, revenge, and a whole lot of destruction. Qualify the level of destruction to “confined within a Japanese high school,” and that’s a pretty accurate description of His […]

Braves' Tooner Field Opens July 28

The Atlanta Braves will unveil the Cartoon Network Tooner Field on Thursday, July 28, with a pre-game ceremony featuring Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and Braves chairman and president Terry McGuirk. The Cartoon Network-branded interactive area is located at Turner Field’s East Pavilion off the Grand Entry Plaza. The 6,900 square foot entertainment facility […]

"Flintstones," "Yogi," "Huckleberry" Get DVD Dates

Warner Home Video will release The Huckleberry Hound Show: Volume 1, The Flintstones: The Complete 4th Season, and The Yogi Bear Show: The Complete Series to DVD on November 15, TV Shows on DVD reports. Each will retail for $44.98.

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