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CINAR Corp. is teaming with Sony Wonder Canada and Warner Home Video to produce the first feature-length Caillou adventure. An expansion of the award-winning, animated preschool TV series, the movie available on DVD and VHS across the U.S. and Canada in the fall of 2003. Caillou airs daily on PBS [...]
Mattel’s boy toy favorite, Hot Wheels, is celebrating 35 year of miniature car fun with the launch of a new product line to include CG animated home videos, comic books, video games and online content. Rock group Smash Mouth was on hand this morning to help Hot Wheels Sr. VP [...]
Since the ground-breaking, action-packed, futuristic box office smash The Matrix was heavily inspired by anime, it’s only fitting that it inspire a series of anime shorts. Combining CG and Japanese-style animation, Warner Home Video and Village Roadshow Pictures’ The Animatrix is set for release on DVD and VHS on June [...]
Independent family entertainment studio TLC Ent. has added Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Lady in Lady and the Tramp II, to the voice cast of its latest project, Kids’ Ten Commandments. Produced in association with SMEC Media and RichCrest Animation, the five-part mini-movie [...]
If you happen to be thumbing through the March issue of Playboy Magazine (for the articles, of course), look for a mention of the second sexiest publication in the world — Animation Magazine! The cover of our August issue, featuring an Illustrated Pamela Anderson from Stan Lee’s new cartoon, Stripperella, [...]
Today sees the DVD release of MGM’s obscure 1978 live-action/animated family flick The Water Babies. Though largely forgotten, some fondly recall this magical story of an apprentice chimney sweep who goes on the run after being wrongly accused of thievery. He falls into a pool of water and is sucked [...]
AnimeNation makes its first foray into translation and distribution of Japanese animation in the American marketplace with the acquisition of Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety. The exclusive DVD will be the debut release from newly created AN Entertainment, AnimeNation’s home entertainment subsidiary devoted to providing Japanese animation to English speaking [...]
Paramount brings two new volumes of Nickelodeon cartoon favorites to DVD and VHS today with Rugrats Mysteries and SpongeBob SquarePants: Tales from the Deep. The Rugrats double-length whodunit release features the episode “Murmur on the Ornery Express,” which puts Angelica, Tommy and the gang on an overnight train ride with [...]
Matell’s direct-to-video CG feature Barbie as Rapunzel debuted in late September and came in at number 1 in both the Official U.K. Top 100 Video Chart and the Official U.K. Children’s Chart. It went on to become the U.K.’s biggest non-theatrical new release of 2002, outselling Dreamworks’ Spirit and Disney’s [...]
Disney feels its animated features are too precious to end up in the $5 bin at some video store. That’s why the House of Mouse makes DVD and VHS releases available for a limited time before putting them back into the studio vault. This round of lock-ups includes six films [...]