"Deko Boko Friends" Comes to Treehouse

Deko Boko Friends will begin airing on Treehouse in Canada this September, Viz Media says. Treehouse will air 61 episodes of the Japanese animation property. [Source: Viz Media]

Second Season of "Zixx" Premieres on YTV

YTV will premiere the second season of Zixx — Zixx Level Two — which follows the first season of Zixx Level One, a kids sci-fi series that combines live action with animation and chronicles the adventures of an unlikely team of heroes in a quest to save the universe from evil. The 13-part, half-hour series […]

TV Schedules Updated

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"Cowboy Bebop" Sales Soar, New DVD Coming

Home video sales for Shinichiro Watanabe’s Cowboy Bebop have totaled more than one million units in North America since its original home video debut, again raising the bar for anime series released on DVD, Bandai Entertainment announced today. In addition, Bandai is also scheduled to release a definitive special edition entitled Cowboy Bebop REMIX on […]

On-Line Comics Preview Pages

Buzzscope.com has posted a set of on-line comics previews for comics to be released on August 31, 2005. Included are Death Jr. #3 by Gary Whitta and Ted Naifeh (Image), Robin #141 by Bill Willingham and Scott McDaniel (DC), Astro City: The Dark Age #3 by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson (DC/Wildstorm), Astonishing X-Men #12 […]

ABC Announces New "Charlie Brown" Title; Airing Rankin Bass Special this Christmas

ABC has revealed their full plans for animated specials for 2005-06. A new Charlie Brown special is in the works and is slated for sometime in 2006. ABC will also air the classic special Santa Claus is Coming to Town this Christmas. Here is their full list: Charlie Brown Specials: It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie […]

How Manga and Anime Fans Guide the Industry

Jake Forbes has written an article for Comicon.com’s PULSE News about how manga and anime fans are the force which really drives the industry, citing the rise of Naruto and Yaoi manga as being largely fan-driven before being picked up by corporate interests.

"Hammerboy" Doesn't Quite Hit the Nail on the Head

How can a small boy from a peaceful island rise up to stop a cunning politician with mystical powers who plans to prolong a war through deceit and intimidation? By learning to speak loudly and carry a big hammer. This boy is Mangchi, the scrappy lead of Hammerboy, the 2003 Korean film that provoked international […]

Lions Gate Expands Family Entertainment Slate

Lions Gate Entertainment has entered into a three-title co-production and co-financing deal with RichCrest Animation, the U.S.-based subsidiary of India’s Crest Animation Studios, World Screen reports. Lions Gate will distribute the three films worldwide except in India. The first film under the new agreement will be the previously announced Sylvester And The Magic Pebble, based […]

Utley Joins Animation Outfit Cosgrove Hall Films

Anthony Utley, director of television distribution at BBC Worldwide, is leaving his post to become managing director of the Granada Media-owned animation outfit Cosgrove Hall Films, World Screen reports. Based in Manchester, Cosgrove Hall is Europe’s largest animation company. Its most recent productions include Postman Pat, Andy Pandy, Engie Benjy, and Little Robots.

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