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4Kids Announces Full-Length "Kirby" Movie

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Productions LTD, will release Kirby: Fright to the Finish — The Movie at retailers across the country on June 14, 2005. In his first full-length movie, Kirby embarks on a journey into deep space and confronts his ultimate nightmare — the diabolical eNeMeE — when a […]

Justice League Battles "Task Force X" on YTV

First it was The Batman and now it’s Justice League Unlimited. According to a schedule release, the Canadian channel YTV will air the Justice League Unlimited episode “Task Force X,” written by Darwyn Cooke, on Friday, April 15th. The network is expected to air “The Balance” on April 22nd. Note that YTV has been known […]

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 […]

Sen. Richard Lugar: Superhero

A report in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has outed Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) as the alter ego of the superhero known as Walnut Man. Lugar/Walnut Man and 13 other Capital Hill superheroes have joined forces to aid the youth program of Arena State, a local theatre company in Washington, DC. Rumors of a team-up […]

"Ren & Stimpy" Season 3 Coming in June

Paramount will release the three-disc Ren and Stimpy: Season 3 and a Half-ish to DVD on June 28, DVD Toons reports. It will retail for $39.98.

New CD Gives Disney Songs Some Brazilian Flavor

Walt Disney Records will release Disney Bossa Nova, a collection of classic Disney songs performed in the Brazilian fusion style, on April 19, the company said today. Performed songs include “Cruella de Vil” (Marcos Valle); “Beauty and the Beast” (Miucha); “When You Wish Upon a Star” (Joyce); “Under the Sea” (Bena Lobo); “In a World […]

Nelvana Signs New Deals for "6teen"

Cartoon Network Latin America and ZigZap Poland have picked up rights to Nelvana’s 6teen, the company says. Nelvana recently greenlit a second season of the tween sitcom and is working on a 48-minute horror-themed special for the show. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

DreamWorks, Lincoln Center Host Toon Fest

DreamWorks Animation and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will host “Animation Now: Imagination, Innovation, Inspiration” on May 1, AWN reports.

UK Gets Cartoon Network On-Demand Channel

The UK’s Video Networks will launch Cartoon Network On-Demand as part of its Home Choice “Kids Package,” Media Week reports. The package will feature Cartoon Network and Boomerang shows, including Dexter’s Laboratory, The Flintstones and Looney Tunes.

CN Gets Int'l Rights to "Fantastic Four"

Cartoon Network has signed on as co-producer of Moonscoop’s Fantastic Four animated action-comedy series, AWN reports, and has also picked the worldwide broadcast rights outside of the U.S. Marvel is distributing in the U.S. and M6 has bought the French broadcast rights.

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