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"Baki the Grappler" Reaches the Finals

by Dukeon April 8, 2007
The Supreme Fighting Championship is nearing its conclusion, and all the weak fighters have been eliminated from contention. Baki continues to train for the upcoming fight against his father, but it seems Jak Xamma has a beef with Yujiro as well. First up on this volume is “Doppo vs. Shibukawa.” (Isn’t it nice when the […]

"Metal Men" coming to a movie screen near you

by Weathermanon April 6, 2007
DC Comics and Warner Brothers are working to bring Metal Men to the big screen. Warner Brothers has tapped Lauren Schuler Donner as producer, Geoff Johns and Executive Producer and Eric Champnella as writer. Mr. Champnella has previous writing Mr. 3000 and Say Uncle. Donner has previously worked on X-Men and Constantine. No release date […]

"Meet the Robinsons": Funny, Colorful, Funny, Heartwarming and Inventive (and Funny)

by Lonestarron April 6, 2007
There really is nothing like settling in for a animated movie, especially one that you hear next to nothing about (even allowing for TV spots with a wacky dinosaur). Such an example is Disney’s latest feature, Meet the Robinsons. Based on the novel by William Joyce (who also penned the source material for 2005’s Robots), […]

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 […]

"Harvey Birdman" Volume 3 Announced (UPDATED)

by Dukeon April 5, 2007
TVShowsOnDVD reveals that Warner Home Video has announced the third and final volume of the cult hit Adult Swim series Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law. The 2-disc, 13-episode set will feature deleted scenes and a digital comic book among other extras. This set will retail for $29.98 and be available July 24th. Update: TVShowsOnDVD now […]

"Shaun The Sheep" Comic Launches In UK

by Grant Whiteon April 5, 2007
UK-based publisher Titan Magazines has launched a Shaun the Sheep comic, Aardman Animation has announced. The format will be similar to sister publication running a competition, with comic strips, activities and cover mounted free gifts. To celebrate the launch, Aardman is running a competition with five winners each receiving a one-year subscription to the new […]

Geneon Announces New Summer Titles

by Classic Speedyon April 5, 2007
Two strawberry-named collections are arriving soon from Geneon: Strawberry Eggs Complete Collection and Strawberry Marshmallow Complete Collection. Eggs has a MSRP of $39.98 and a release date of 6/26/07, while Marshmallow is $59.98 and is scheduled for 7/3/07. In addition, Hakkenden Collections 1 and 2 are being released; volume 1, which runs 150 minutes with […]

Kenyan Childrens’ Animations Take Top Prize

by Nobuyuki samaon April 4, 2007
A compilation of nine animated shorts made by children in Kenya during August’s inaugural Lola Kenya Screen film production workshop won the Africa Grand Prize for achievement in a film made by children at the close of the fifth World Summit on Media for Children, held in Johannesburg, South Africa last week. “Films by Children […]

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 […]

Nick Reveals Secret Behind Plankton vs. Mr. Krabs on "SpongeBob SquarePants"

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2007
On Friday, April 13, 2007, Nickelodeon will finally reveal the hidden past of Plankton and Mr. Krabs, bitter rivals on SpongeBob SquarePants who were once the best of friends. SpongeBob SquarePants: Friend or Foe? will air at 8:00 PM (Eastern and Pacific) after a two-week lead-up hosted on-air, on-line at Nick.com, and on wireless platforms, […]