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Graphic Novels Estimated To Have Outsold Comics in 2006

According to estimates released today by ICv2.com at the New York Comic Con, the graphic novel outsold the traditional periodical form of comics by over 20 million dollars. ICv2 credits the increased popularity of graphic novels with younger readers and the buying of graphic novels by library systems for much of the increase. [Source: ICv2.com]

Press Release: ADV Announces April 17 Releases

HOUSTON, March 22, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the continuation of two titles, including the second volume of Le Chevalier D’Eon, and the third volume of the crazy comedy Paniponi Dash! Both titles are slated to arrive on stores shelves on April 17. […]

PR: Disney Channel Weekly Ratings Highlights for February 5-11, 2007

Weekly Ratings Highlights for February 5-11, 2007 Final National Ratings DISNEY CHANNEL RANKS AS BASIC CABLE’S NO. 1 NETWORK IN TOTAL DAY IN TWEENS 9-14 DISNEY CHANNEL TOPS ALL BASIC CABLE IN PRIME, EXTENDING ITS DOMINANCE TO 97 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN KIDS 6-11 AND TO 93 IN TWEENS 9-14 FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT WEEK, “CORY […]

PR: WBGH Boston Video and Arthur Spotlight Youth Health Issues with "Binky Goes Nuts"

WGBH BOSTON VIDEO AND ARTHUR SPOTLIGHT YOUTH HEALTH ISSUES WITH THE DVD DEBUT OF BINKY GOES NUTS Arthur and His Friends Help Kids Understand Nut Allergies and the Need for Exercise FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BOSTON (February 16, 2007) — WGBH Boston Video will debut Binky Goes Nuts on DVD April 24, 2007. Featuring four stories […]

PR: CBLDF Announces Raffles, Auctions, and More at NYCC

CBLDF ANNOUNCES RAFFLES, AUCTIONS, AND MORE AT NYCC! This weekend the New York Comic Con opens at the Javits Center, and the CBLDF is proud to announce a broad variety of fundraisers where you can win original art, rare comics, toys, anime and much more by supporting the Fund! First up is the CBLDF’s Official […]

CN Upfront: New Online Initiatives Include MMO for 2008

In Spring 2008, Cartoon Network will launch a massively multiplayer online game in what they call “one of our largest new media investments ever.” Other online initiatives include CN Clipbook, an online cartoon maker that will also allow users to share their creations and rate others; CN Minimatch, a service starting this summer that allows […]

CN Upfront: Three "Billy & Mandy" Movies, More Specials & Crossovers Planned-UPDATED

Cartoon Network plans major crossover events and TV movies for its series in 2007, the network said today at its Upfront presentation. According to CN’s senior vice president of development and creative direction Michael Ouweleen, “We feel like we make some of the best animated half hour TV shows out there, but it’s just not […]

CN Upfront: "Ben 10" Live Action and Animated Movies In Production-UPDATED

Cartoon Network will produce two movies based on its series Ben 10, the network says. Alex Winter, star of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and a voice actor on Saul of the Mole Men will direct a live-action Ben 10 feature that will premiere in December. Winter stated at the 2007 Upfront presentation that he […]

CN Upfront: "Flapjack," "Chowder," "Re-Animated" Series Among New Shows for '07

Flapjack, Chowder, Santo, The Secret Saturdays and a series spin-off of last year’s Re-Animated movie are among the new series coming to Cartoon Network in 2007. The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is about a falsetto-voiced boy raised by a talking whale whose tranquil life is upended when he rescues an old pirate, Captain K’Nuckles, from […]

CN Upfront: New Afterschool Block and Fridays Block in 2007-UPDATED

Cartoon Network in September 2007 will launch a new after-school block to be called Master Control, the network says. The block’s web site will include a game, and players can choose one of four teams. Each week the team with the most voters will be able to manipulate the schedule for that week by choosing […]

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