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Updated: "Futurama" One-Disc Collection Due in May

Fox will release four Futurama episodes to DVD on the Futurama: Monster Robot Maniac Fun Collection on May 10, according to TVShowsOnDVD (citing Video Business). Details have not been announced. Update: TVShowsOnDVD has the episode list for the new disc: “Hell is Other Robots,” “Anthology of Interest I,” “Roswell That Ends Well,” and “The Sting.”

Nicktoons Picks Up Worldwide Rights to "Kappa Mikey"

Nicktoons has picked up the worldwide broadcast rights to Kappa Mikey, a fish-out-of-water animated action comedy about an American actor who becomes a top star in Japan, the network announced at NATPE today. The deal covers 26 episodes, which will premiere on the channel in 2006. [Source: PR Newswire]

"The Incredibles," "Shrek 2" Get Multiple Oscar Noms

The Incredibles was nominated for four Academy Awards this morning, including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Screenplay. Shrek 2 and The Polar Express also received multiple nominations. In the Animated Feature category, The Incredibles, from Pixar and Disney, will face off against two DreamWorks features, Shark Tale and Shrek 2. Animated films will also […]

New "B:TAS," "S:TAS" Box Sets On Shelves Today

Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series return on two multi-disc sets, both hitting shelves today. Offering more bang for your buck, both sets include a hefty collection of episodes and extensive extras. Batman: The Animated Series – Volume TwoFor more information on these individual DVD releases, click on the links below: -Superman: […]

"The Batman" Finally Worthy of the Cape and Cowl?

It’s amazing what twelve episodes can do for a series. It worked wonders for X-Men: Evolution and now it’s doing the same for The Batman. After an almost embarrassing pilot episode and a season full of mediocre-to-average episodes, the show takes a giant leap forward in quality with the two part season finale. The episodes, […]

Wayans To Produce "Thugaboo" Animated DTV Series

Shawn, Marlon and Keenen Ivory Wayans will produce and lend their writing and acting talents to Thugaboo, an animated straight-to-video series based on source material originated by the Wayans themselves, it was announced today. The storylines for the series will look at “the trials and tribulations of nine very different kids growing up in the […]

Nelvana and Teletoon Partner for New Home Video Label

Nelvana and Teletoon have formed a new home video label, Teletoon Presents, to bring their animated projects to market, the companies announced today. Teletoon Presents’ first release will be My Dad the Rock Star, which will hit shelves on April 4. Other Nelvana titles to follow include Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends, 6Teen, Delta State, […]

Studios Make NATPE Plans

World Screen Daily has a set of announcements about the upcoming NATPE trade convention. Among the news it is carrying: IDT Entertainment will bring Boom Boom Goes to the Circus, Stan Lee Presents and a new 70-minute Inspector Gadget special (story); 4Kids Entertainment will be showcasing Mew Mew Power, F-Zero and twenty-six new episodes of […]

Ralph Bakshi Starts Blog

Veteran animator and filmmaker Ralph Bakshi has set up a new Cartoon Brew on his website. The first entry reports that production is proceeding on the Wizards II comic book. (via Cartoon Brew)

"Catwoman" Nominated for Seven Razzies

The Golden Raspberries were announced today, and Catwoman is up for seven Razzies, including Worst Picture, Worst Screen Couple and Worst Screenplay. Other Razzie categories for the film: Halle Berry was nominated for Worst Actress; Pitof for Worst Director; and Sharon Stone and Lambert Wilson for Worst Supporting Actress and Actor, respectively. The film also […]

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