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PR: Nick Jr. Presents "Save the Wonder Pets!"

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2007
NICK JR. PRESENTS “SAVE THE WONDER PETS!” – A NEW UNDERWATER MINI-OPERETTA FROM THE HIT ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES, PREMIERING MONDAY, APRIL 23 Nick Records Releases First-Ever Wonder Pets! CD on Tuesday, April 10 Featuring Tracks From the Show’s Award-Winning Broadway Composers; Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment To Release Save the Wonder Pets! DVD […]

Animated Shorts Interviews Chuck McCann (Pt. 1 and 2); plus Dan Didio on "ReBoot"

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2007’s Animated Shorts column has posted Part 2 of the interview has been posted. The first part of the interview covers McCann’s early career in children’s television up to his casting in the Cool McCool animated series. UPDATED April 10, 2007: Part 2 of the interview has been posted, where McCann discusses his work through […]

ASIFA-Hollywood Hosts Bill Plympton, Stop-Mo Expo

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2007
Animation historian Jerry Beck is noting two special events in April hosted by ASIFA-Hollywood. The first is a Q&A with Beck and independent animator Bill Plympton on Wednesday, April 11, 2007, on the DreamWorks campus at 7:30 PM; Plympton’s feature film Hair High will be screened at the Laemmle’s Sunset 5 starting on Friday, April […]

Woody Woodpecker on DVD July 24

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2007
Universal will be releasing The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection on DVD on July 24, 2007. The 3-disc set will contain 75 uncut and restored theatrical cartoons starring the likes of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, and Chilly Willy. Expected retail price for the set will be $39.98.

LA Times Damns "Aqua Teen" Movie with Faint Praise

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2007
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie in advance of its opening in theaters this Friday, April 13, 2007 (free registration required), briefly touching on the show’s demographic and the sensibilities (or lack of them) of the show’s creators, Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis. The article also […]

Roy Disney: "Song of the South" on US Home Video "Overdue"

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2007
Speaking at the Philadelphia Film Festival, Roy E. Disney stated that he felt that a home video release of Song of the South was overdue, and that “I’ve got a bunch of cohorts working with me to convince the powers that be that it’s the smart thing to do,” to release the movie on DVD. […]

Akihabara Trilogy Concludes in June with "Pretty Maid Café"

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2007
Pretty Maid Café, the third and final film of the live-action Akihabara Trilogy, will be released on DVD by Central Park Media on June 12, 2007. The movie tells the tale of sad-sack Hideki, who falls for the beautiful Misaki, who works in one of the maid cafés catering to otaku in Tokyo’s Akihabara district. […]

Len Wein on Writing Simpsons and Futurama Comics

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2007
Writer Len Wein has spoken to’s PULSE News about his writing gig on Bongo’s Simpsons and Futurama comic books. Wein discusses how he landed the job with Bongo, beginning with a parody of his own Swamp Thing in Treehouse of Horror #11, and how he manages to translate the show’s humor to comics.

PR: Live-Action Akihabara Trilogy Concludes with "Pretty Maid Café" in June

by Ed Liuon April 5, 2007
LIVE ACTION AKIHABARA TRILOGY CONCLUDES WITH “PRETTY MAID CAFÉ” RELEASE IN JUNE Third film in series debuts on June 12, 2007 and to be priced at $19.95 SRP NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2007)  Central Park Media announced today that Pretty Maid Café, the third installment in the Akihabara Trilogy, would be released this […]

Next Fox Animated Series Debuts Between the Ads

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2007
An article in the Boston Herald notes that the Fox Broadcasting Company will be sandwiching a new animated program in eight-second clips shown between commercials. The program is intended as a way to keep viewers entertained during the commercial breaks, which can lead to better ad rates. The clips will follow Oleg, a half-Greek, half-Lithuanian […]