December 2006

Tennis? Bah. Racquetball is where it's at. Posted Thursday, December 28, 2006, 10:33AM by Beefy
MAR / Prince of Tennis Promo
MAR / Prince of Tennis Short Promo
Toonami New Year's Eve's Eve Promo

FUNimation releases FAQ for upcoming DBZ Season Sets Posted Wednesday, December 20, 2006, 7:20PM by Nobuyuki
"In response to a flood of questions, speculation and reaction from fans following the announcement of the pending remastered Dragonball Z Season Sets, FUNimation has released a FAQ outlining the details of what fans can expect when the first set hits shelves in February.

Among the noteworthy facts:

- three soundtracks (English with the original Japanese music and effects (in 5.1 Stereo Surround), English with  the FUNi-produced TV broadcast music, and Japanese with the original Japanese music and effects

- the first set wiil consist of 39 episodes comprising the entire "Vegeta Saga" spanning six discs (up from five discs in the original information)

- an explanation and comparative stills regarding the 4:3 to 16:9 widescreen transfer these new sets will contain

While certain that some will still be unsatisfied, hopefully this will help fans decide whether to support this new, and for the forseeable future, definitive release.

Joseph Barbera, 1911 - 2006" Posted Monday, December 18, 2006, 11:49PM by Nobuyuki
"Joseph Barbera, who with William Hanna founded powerhouse animationfactory Hanna-Barbera, creator of TV gems such as "The Flintstones" and"The Jetsons," died of natural causes at his home Monday. He was 95.

Earlyin their careers, Barbera and Hanna (who died in 2001) won seven Oscarsfor the "Tom and Jerry" cartoon series at MGM; later they earned eightEmmys as the duo set about defining TV animation.

Hanna-Barbera Productions became by the late-1960s the most successful television animation studio in the business, producing hit programs such as The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! by the end of the decade.

After the sale of Hanna-Barbera Productions by owner Taft Broadcasting to Ted Turner in 1991, the Hanna-Barbera library of creative work was used as the foundation for the creation of Cartoon Network in 1992. Hanna and Barbera stayed on as advisors and periodically worked on new Hanna-Barbera shows, including the What-a-Cartoon! series.

After Hanna's death, Barbera had remained active as anexecutive producer for Warner Bros. Animation on television series suchas What's New, Scooby-Doo? and Tom and Jerry Tales. He also wrote, co-storyboarded, co-directed and co-produced the theatrical Tom and Jerry short The Karateguardin 2005, thus returning to his and Hanna's first successful cartoonformat.

Rocketman Posted Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 11:07PM by Beefy
"I got a request for the NASA Interview, but the copy we had didn't sound too well, so the audio has been extracted, manipulated, and readded to bring you:
NASA Interview version 2

Zuned out. Posted Saturday, December 2, 2006, 11:52PM by Beefy
DBZ: Wrath of the Dragon Promo
DBZ: Wrath of the Dragon Short Promo
Naruto Episodes 59-62 Promo