Free Comic Book Day 2005 Date and Sponsors Announced

A press release has details for this year’s Free Comic Book Day, currently scheduled for May 7, 2005. Among this year’s offerings are The Batman Strikes! #1 from DC, a Simpsons comic called Gimme! Gimme! Giveaway! from Bongo, a special edition G.I. Joe comic from Devil’s Due, Ronin Hood of the 47 Samurai from Beckett, […]

"Bob the Builder" Gets India Licensing Deal

Bob the Builder products, including plush toys, games and figures, will be licensed to the Indian market under a deal struck between Hit Entertainment and Licensing Plus (India) Pvt Ltd, IndianTelevision reports.

"Wired" Honors Toon Makers

Wired has named Brad Bird, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, David Willis and Matt Maiellaro winners of its sixth annual Rave Awards, which the magazine bestows on leading innovators, mavericks and visionaries. Bird, Parker and Stone were recognized for their work as film directors for The Incredibles and Team America, respectively, while Willis and Maiellaro were […]

Iger Seen as Front Runner to Succeed Eisner

Walt Disney President Robert Iger is all but “inevitable” to succeed retiring chairman Michael Eisner as head of the company, the Los Angeles Times (free registration required) reports. Analysts tell the paper that Iger (who was once dismissed as an “also ran”) is rising in investor estimations thanks to Disney’s improving financial performance. Disney’s board […]

McFarlane To Make New Line of "Simpsons" Figures

McFarlane Toys will produce an all-new line of Simpsons action figures under a licensing deal announced by the company and Twentieth Century Fox today. The figures will be released this fall in multi-box sets containing figures recreating favorite moments from the show. Todd McFarlane will work personally with The Simpsons creative team in making the […]

Fox To Air "American Dad" Pilot, "Simpsons" Episode After Super Bowl

Fox will air the pilot episode of American Dad, a new animated series from Family Guy-creator Seth McFarlane, after Super Bowl XXXIX, AWN reports. The episode will air at approximately 10:30pm (ET) (allowing for game time). It will be preceded by a broadcast of The Simpsons episode “Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass” at 10:00pm […]

Fox Blurs Toon Butt in FCC Flap

Nervousness about FCC standards led Fox to blur out a naked rear end on Family Guy a few weeks ago, the Associated Press reports. Fox says it received no complaints from viewers about the episode, but it decided to play it safe after the FCC fined Fox stations for airing a Married by America episode […]

"King of the Hill" Announces Guest Stars for New Season

Trace Adkins, Tom Petty, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Bateman and Brendan Fraser will make guest appearances this season on King of the Hill, ComingSoon reports.

"Street Fighter Alpha 2" Due in June

Animated Bliss reports that Anchor Bay will release Street Fighter Alpha 2 to DVD on June 7 with a retail price of $29.95.

ADV Announces Two January DVD Releases

ADV Films will release Princess Tutu: Märchen to DVD on January 25, the company says. The DVD-only release will retail for $29.98 and contain five complete episodes in English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 audio with English subtitles. Extras include: staff commentary with Shoko Oono (translator) & Mike Yantosca (ADR writer); voice actor commentary with Luci […]

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