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George Pal’s Puppetoons to get a hi-def release

Courtesy of a Facebook post by Jerry Beck’s Animation Scoop blog, we learned of an October release of The Puppetoon Movie on Blu-ray, in a deluxe 2-disc set. This compilation feature contains many of the 1940 stop-motion mini masterpieces, along with new bridging animation with more modern animation stars. This limited edition will have only […]


UPA cartoons coming to DVD!!!

This is probably the DVD release news of the year for cartoon buffs… Jerry Beck spilled the beans at his Cartoon Brew website, and the news is very good indeed. The long-wished for UPA cartoons will be getting two box set releases in the coming months— a UPA Jolly Frolics set from TCM, and a […]


2012 DCU animation slate announced

News from Comic-Con! Comics Continuum reports that Warner Home Video has announced its slate of DC Universe animated movies for 2012. The first, Justice League: Doom, has been mentioned before. It will be based on the Tower Of Babel comic book story from a few years ago, originally written by Mark Waid. Next up will […]


More on the career of Bill Justice

Paula Sigman-Lowery and Jeff Kurtti offer another detailed and respectful rembrance of the recently departed Disney legend for The Walt Disney Family Museum website, in their article With Thanks And Appreciation For A Swell Job: Remembering Bill Justice. They detail his contributions to many Disney films and the parks, and provide numerous quotes from Justice. […]


New Charles Schulz book collects prose writings

University Press Of Mississippi, known for its extensive line of comics-related books, has just announced a new book featuring the writings of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, entitled My Life With Charlie Brown. The publishers feel that this book constitutes something akin to an autobiography, given how some of the pieces do trace Schulz’s life […]


Green Lantern: First Flight soars into stores in July

Warner Home Video has formally announced their next animated project to come out of the Warner Premiere line of direct-to-video movies. The mythological hero Wonder Woman has her own movie coming out this week, and the next movie will bring out a hero with a more sci-fi bent. The Hal Jordan version of Green Lantern, […]


BCI brings Iron King to DVD

No, it’s not a cross between The Lion King and Iron Giant. It’s not even actually animated. Nevertheless, many of our readers may be curous about this particular November 6 DVD release from BCI, courtesy of their Ronin label. Iron King is one of those gloriously loopy Japanese television shows (this one hails from 1972-73) […]


Full press release for The Tick Vs. Season Two

While Disney does confirm that the second DVD set for The Tick will once again drop an episode from that season, fans will still likely be otherwise happy to see more of The Big Blue Bug Of Justice reach DVD on August 7. Incidentally, the second volume of Darkwing Duck will be coming that same […]


Secrets Of Isis DVD announcement, YouTube clips

BCI has sent us the press release for their upcoming Secrets Of Isis DVD set, due on July 24. The set will contain every episode of the landmark Filmation Saturday morning live action TV show, plus generous extras. Following the link will show you the press release, as well as links to two YouTube clips […]


Barks auction update: New world record set

A press release on that Carl Barks auction we told you about a few days ago reports that the Duck Man’s paintings made a big splash. His “Moneybin” painting Hands Off My Playthings sold for $204,000, the most ever for a comic painting. Barks, of course, is the legendary cartoonist who created Uncle Scrooge. His […]


Bravestarr comes to two-disc DVD from BCI

Follow this link to view BCI’s complete press release for The Best Of Bravestarr.


Bonhams & Butterfields celebrate Carl Barks at auction

Carl Barks, master of comic book storytelling and creator of Uncle Scrooge, is being spotlighted in a June 4 auction in Los Angeles. Diverse works are being offered, including a final painting of the Disney ducks with an estimated value of as much as $200,000. More modestly-valued pieces will also be available. Public previews will […]


New DVDs for Woody Woodpecker and Superman on the way

Just when everyone was assuming that Universal had no interest in putting their extensive cartoon library on disc, news comes out that they are planning a multi-disc set for Woody Woodpecker and company. The news hit the Internet mainstream this week when a tentative Universal Studios DVD release schedule showed up on The Digital Bits. […]


BCI Announces Second Volume Of Happy Tree Friends

Follow this link to read the full press release and view cover art for BCI Eclipse’s release of Happy Tree Friends Volume 2.



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