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CN Upfront 2008: "The Secret Saturdays" Comes to Fridays

by Matt Hazudaon April 3, 2008
Cartoon Network has ordered 26 episodes of The Secret Saturdays for a fall debut, the network announced at its Upfront 2008 event this morning. The new series will be part of their Friday night fantasy/adventure block. The series, from Jay Stephens, has Doc, Drew and Zak Saturday as a family of world-saving adventure scientists called […]

PR: Cartoon Network and the FDA to Launch Year II Expansion of Spot the Block

by Matt Hazudaon April 3, 2008
Building upon its 2007 inaugural public education campaign SPOT THE BLOCK, Cartoon Network working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced an all-new 2008 expanded edition of the online and on-air promotion to launch Monday, April 7. New creative elements targeted to kids, tweens (ages 9-13) and families include an original rap song, […]

PR: Moving Forward, the Force is with Cartoon Network

by Matt Hazudaon April 3, 2008
George Lucas joins Cartoon Network’s Stuart Snyder at the 2008 Upfront presentation. NEW YORK – At the Cartoon Network Upfront presentation held today in New York, the network announced its programming line-up for 2008. On the heels of February’s announcement that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will come to Cartoon Network as a series in […]

PR: Adult Swim Ranks #1 in First Quarter Total Day Delivery of Young Adults 18-34

by Matt Hazudaon April 1, 2008
Reclaiming its #1 ranking among all basic cable networks, Adult Swim took the 1st Quarter total day delivery crown among its targeted young adult demos including adults 18-34, adults 18-24, men 18-34 and men 18-24, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. Since becoming an individually-rated network in second quarter ’05, the late-night network […]

PR: Mo Willems Headlines Kids Day at NY Comic Con

by Matt Hazudaon March 27, 2008
Norwalk, CT, March 26, 2008 – New York Comic Con (NYCC) has announced that Mo Willems will appear as a Guest of Honor at its 2008 event which takes place April 18 – 20 at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Mr. Willems, a celebrated artist, creator, script-writer and author, has written Emmy-Award winning scripts for […]

"Next Avengers" Trailer Now Online

by Matt Hazudaon March 26, 2008
Marvel has made the trailer available for their upcoming animated DTV, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow. The feature will debut on DVD in August 2008. Marvel’s plot synopsis for the upcoming feature is, “The children of the Avengers must rise up to their parents’ legends and stop the villainous android Ultron in Marvel’s next feature […]

PR: IDW Publishing Ushers in a New Speed Racer Comic Era

by Matt Hazudaon March 25, 2008
San Diego, CA (March 25, 2008)-Fans of Speed Racer are about to get a legend for the ages. In April, IDW Publishing ( will debut the Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer trade paperback, which expands the decades-old mythos of the iconic Speed Racer into an exciting new direction as it tells the stories of […]

PR: Venture Bros. Creators At New York Comic Con

by Matt Hazudaon March 20, 2008
Norwalk, CT, March 20, 2008: The New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced that Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, creators of The Venture Bros., will appear at its 2008 event — April 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Center. Jackson Publick and Doc Hammerwill attend NYCC 2008 as Featured Guests sponsored by World Leaders Entertainment, producers […]

Bandai Visual USA Postpones Three Titles

by Matt Hazudaon March 19, 2008
Bandai Visual USA announced today that the recently announced titles Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed, true tears, and sola have been postponed with no new dates announced for them. BV USA president Tatsunori Konno said, “Many aspects of the anime market are in a transitional phase. We need time to reinvent ourselves so that we […]

PR: Bandai Visual USA Postpones Three Titles

by Matt Hazudaon March 19, 2008
Torrance, Calif. March 19, 2008 – Bandai Visual USA announces its decision to postpone the release of three recently announced titles: Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed, true tears, and sola. Having reviewed the current market conditions and expectations, Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. and Bandai Visual USA Inc. are now reconsidering the overall release strategy of […]