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January - April 2003 News

Wednesday 30th, April, 2003

  • New episodes of the Simpsons return at 8:30 PM on Ten on Tuesday 6th May 2003

Sunday 27th, April, 2003

  • New Futurama episodes return at 10:50 PM on Seven on Thursday 1st May 2003

  • New King of the Hill episodes return at 11:20 PM on Seven on Thursday 1st May  2003

  • New episodes of The Powerpuff Girls start at 6:30 AM on Seven on Saturday 3rd May 2003

Wednesday 23rd, April, 2003

Tuesday 22nd, April, 2003

  • The following DVD titles from Universal Pictures Video are now available in shops:
    Mummy, The V2 - Against The Elements
    Mummy, The V3 - The Boy Who Would Be King

  • Unfortunately Cheez TV don't have the 16 new Dragon Ball Z episodes that were skipped yet and they will be shown at some point in the future.

Saturday 19th, April, 2003

  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show will be shown on the ABC weekdays starting at 7:35 AM on Monday 28th April 2003. The fourteen Charlie Brown specials will be shown on the ABC in the future too.

Friday 18th, April, 2003

  • The Fusion saga of Dragon Ball Z will be shown on Cartoon Network Australia sometime in May 2003. News from Matthew Ford

Tuesday 15th, April, 2003

Monday 14th, April, 2003

  • The Making of The Jungle Book 2 will be shown at 2:35 PM on Seven on Sunday 20th April 2003.

Saturday 12th, April, 2003

  • A new cartoon series called Eddy and the Bear starts at 8:00 AM on the ABC on Thursday 17th April 2003.

  • A new cartoon series called Mamemo starts at 2:50 PM on the ABC on Friday 18th April 2003

  • Madman Entertainment's April DVD release's have been released and should be available in shops in next few days. News from Madman message board
    Burn Up Excess V4 - Case of the Black Diamonds 
    Dragon Ball Z 5.17 Kid Buu - A New Beginning 
    Dragon Ball Z Movie 7 - Super Android 13! 
    Excel Saga V5 - Secrets and Lies 
    Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) V3 - Outcasts 
    Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) V4 - The Test 
    Gundam Wing Volume 10 
    Lain Perfect Collection 
    Real Bout High School V3 - Strange Journeys 
    Robotech: New Generation - Volume 1 
    Rurouni Kenshin V14 - Fire Requiem 
    Steel Angel Kurumi V1 - Angel on my Shoulder 
    Steel Angel Kurumi V2 - The Trouble with Angels 
    The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat 
    Trigun V1 - The $60 Billion Man 
    Trigun V2 - Lost Past 

Friday 11th, April, 2003

  • The following DVD titles from Magna Pacific are now available in shops:
    Zoids - Chaotic Century 1.4
    Zoids - Chaotic Century 1.5
    Zoids - Chaotic Century 1.6

  • The Dungeon Dice Monsters four part episode (Episodes 46 - 49) of Yu-Gi-Oh will be shown on Nickelodeon at 6:00 PM on Friday 2nd May and  Sunday 4th May. New Yu-Gi-Oh episodes (Episodes 50 - 80) will then be shown at 5:30 PM on weekends on Nickelodeon starting on Saturday 10th May. News from Matthew Ford

Thursday 10th, April, 2003

Wednesday 9th, April, 2003

  • The following DVD title from Fox Home Entertainment is now available in shops:
    Digimon - The Movie

  • The following DVD title from Siren Visual Entertainment is now available in shops:
    Jin-Roh - Wolves In Human Armour

Tuesday 8th, April, 2003

  • The following DVD title are now available in shops:
    Basil - The Great Mouse Detective
    Hercules (Disney) (Re-release)
    Hey Arnold - The Movie
    Pinocchio - Special Edition (Disney)

Monday 7th, April, 2003

  • Madman Entertainment announced they have the right to the following new titles, at the Supanova 2003 convention. News from Madman message board
    Abenobashi series*
    Azumanga Daioh series*
    Bandit King Jing series
    Blue Gender series
    Colorful series
    Cosplay Complex
    Cowboy Bebop Best Sessions
    Eden's Bowy series
    Haibane Renmai series
    Hello Kitty Paradise series
    Initial D series
    Love Hina Spring and Christmas Specials
    Neo Ranga series
    Ninja Scroll - 10th Anniversary Edition
    Patlabor movies 1-2 box set
    Pretear series
    Revolutionary Girl Utena movie
    Saiyuki series
    Sakura Wars
    Virus series
    Vision of Escaflowne - A Girl In Gaia movie
    Voices of a Distant Star series
    Zaion series*
    * Will be released after an English dub is available.

  • The Dragon Ball Z season 2 box sets will include the uncut English dub only. News from Madman message board

  • The following DVD titles from MRA Entertainment Group are now available in shops:
    Conan and the Young Warriors Volumes 1 - 4

Sunday 6th, April, 2003

  • Madman Entertainment have to rights to the following new series, which will be released in the future. News from Madman message board
    Big O - Series 1 and 2
    Fruits Basket
    Scryed
    Witch Hunter Robin*
    Yu Yu Hakusko
    * Will be released after an English dub is available.

Thursday 3rd, April, 2003

  • The April 2003 releases from Madman Entertainment have been delayed until Wednesday 16th April due an unforeseen production delay. News from Madman newsletter.

  • New Dragon Ball Z episodes will return at 8:00 AM on Cheez TV on Tuesday 22nd April 2003 now. News from Cheez TV newsletter

Wednesday 2nd, April, 2003

  • The following DVD titles are now available in shops:
    Battle of the Planets Volume 8
    Dinosaur Island
    Globehunters - Around The World In 80 Days

Tuesday 1st, April, 2003

  • Replacements for Noir 1 - Shades of Darkness (Which was missing the 5.1 audio) are now available at Madman Entertainment, send faulty discs to the address below for replacements. News from Madman message board
    Att: Mail Orders Department
    Madman Entertainment
    P.O. Box 1480
    Collingwood, Victoria, 3066
    Australia

Monday 31st, March, 2003

  • The following DVD title are now available in shops:
    Max Fleischer's Superman
    Superman - The Lost Episodes

Friday 25th, March, 2003

Wednesday 26th, March, 2003

  • New Dragon Ball Z episodes will return at 8:00 AM on Cheez TV on Monday 21st April 2003 now (Instead of Digimon Frontier) and be shown every Monday - Thursday, with Zoids - New Century repeats on Fridays. News from Cheez TV

Tuesday 25th, March, 2003

  • The following DVD titles from Siren Visual Entertainment are now available in shops:
    Soul Taker V4 - The Truth
    Vandread V3 - Great Expectations

Saturday 22nd, March, 2003

  • New episodes of Ace Lightning, a mixed animation and live action series are currently being shown at 5:30 PM on ABC every Wednesday

  • A new cartoon series called God, the Devil and Bob starts at 5:05 AM on Seven on Monday 24th March 2003

Wednesday 19th, March, 2003

  • Noir V1 - Shades of Darkness only included a 2.0 audio track, instead of a 5.1 audio track, replacements will be available in a few weeks. News from Madman message board

  • Rurouni Kenshin V13 - Innocence and Experience included the outtakes from the previous volume, replacements will be available in a few weeks. News from Madman message board

  • The following DVD title from Warner Home Video is now available in shops
    Adventures Of Pinocchio, The

  • The following DVD titles from Magna Pacific are now available in shops
    Care Bears Volume 1
    Care Bears Volume 2
    Care Bears Volume 3
    Care Bears Volume 4
    Care Bears Volume 5
    Care Bears Volume 6

Tuesday 18th, March, 2003

  • The following DVD titles from Buena Visa Home Entertainment are now available in shops
    Bug's Life, A (Re-release)
    Bug's Life, A / Monster Inc. / Toy Story 1 & 2 box set
    Dinosaur (Re-release)
    SpiderMan - Daredevil vs. SpiderMan

Monday 17th, March, 2003

  • The following DVD title from Universal Pictures Video is now available in shops
    Sitting Ducks V2 - Duck Town Adventures

  • The following DVD titles from Magna Pacific are now available in shops
    Zoids: Chaotic Century 1.1
    Zoids: Chaotic Century 1.2
    Zoids: Chaotic Century 1.3

Thursday 13th, March, 2003

Wednesday 12th, March, 2003

  • Madman Entertainment's March DVD release's have been released and should be available in shops in next few days. News from Madman message board
    Berserk V4 - Devil's Advocate 
    Burn Up Excess V3 - Under the Gun 
    Dragon Ball Z 5.15 Kid Buu - Vegeta's Plea 
    Dragon Ball Z 5.16 Kid Buu - The Price of Victory 
    Excel Saga V4 - Doing Whatever It Takes! 
    Fooly Cooly (FLCL) Volume 1 
    Gundam Wing Volume 9 
    Martian Successor Nadesico box set 
    Noir V1 - Shades of Darkness 
    Robotech - Masters - Volume 2 
    Rurouni Kenshin V13 - Innocence and Experience 
    Sailor Moon V10 - The Trouble With Rini 
    Sailor Moon V11 - The Ties That Bind 
    Transformers The Movie 

Sunday 9th, March, 2003

  • The Supanova 2003 convention web site is online and has complete details about the convention . News from Madman message board

  • Saturday Disney has switched the timeslots of Kim Possible and the Weekenders a few times over the last several weeks, so I suggest watching Saturday Disney from 7:40 AM onwards if you watch either of those series.

Friday 7th, March, 2003

  • A new anime series called Digimon Frontier will start at 8:00 AM on Cheez TV on Monday 21st April 2003. News from Cheez TV newsletter

  • Pokemon Master Quest (Pokemon Season 5) will start at 7:00 AM on Cheez TV on Friday 28th March 2003. News from Cheez TV newsletter

  • A new anime series called Yu-Gi-Oh! will start at 7:30 AM on Cheez TV on Monday 21st April 2003. News from Cheez TV newsletter

Tuesday 4th, March, 2003

Saturday 1st, March, 2003

Friday 28th, February, 2003

  • There was a encoding fault on one of the Robotech: Masters - Volume 1 box set, causing some segments of episodes to play out of order. Details on how to get a replacement disc are below. News from Madman message board
    1. Stores are being notified of the error and a post will be made to the Madman web site. 
    2. Independent stores are being shipped replacement copies of disc 8 in a PVC envelope to exchange with customers over the counter. 
    3. Other major chains will be sending back stock for repacking and replacement. This stock is expected to be in store in around 2 weeks and will be recognizable by a small Madman sticker on the outside wrap. 
    4. Anyone who is unable to exchange directly in stores may exchange the DVD directly with Madman Mail Order department.

  • Added tentative release dates for some of Madman Entertainment's titles for May - July 2003 to the Upcoming DVDs page. News from Madman message board

  • Madman Entertainment will be releasing Kaido Maru in June 2003. News from Madman message board

Thursday 27th, February, 2003

  • New Futurama episodes return at 10:25 PM on Seven on Monday 3rd March 2003 in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth

  • New King of the Hill episodes start at 10:55 PM on Seven on Monday 3rd March 2003 in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth

Tuesday 25th, February, 2003

  • The following DVD titles from Shock Records are now available in shops
    Beyblade Volume 4
    Beyblade Volume 5
    Beyblade Volume 6
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch - Friends Forever
    The Groove Squad

Monday 24th, February, 2003

  • New Futurama episodes return at 10:30 PM on Seven on Wednesday 26th February 2003, in ACT, Darwin, Sydney and Brisbane only.

  • New King of the Hill episodes start at 11:00 PM on Seven on Wednesday 26th February 2003, in ACT, Darwin, Sydney and Brisbane only.

Saturday 22nd, February, 2003

  • The preliminary anime screen schedule for Supanova 2003 is below, it could still change. News from Madman message board
    Saturday 6th April 2003
    10.00 AM Dragon Ball Z 5.16 
    11.05 AM Noir episodes 1 - 2 (With English subtitles)
    12.05 AM Dragon Ball Z 5.17
    1.10 PM Argento Soma episodes 1-2 (With English subtitles)
    2.10 PM Real Bout High School episodes 1 - 2 (With English subtitles)
    3.10 PM Madman Cosplay Contest 
    4.30 PM Transformers - The Movie
    Sunday 6th April 2003
    10.00 AM Trigun episodes 1-2 (With English subtitles)
    11.00 AM Dragon Ball GT Volume 1 
    12.05 PM RaXephon episodes 1 - 3 (With English subtitles)
    1.15 PM Dragon Ball GT Volume 2 
    2.15 PM GTO � Great Teacher Onizuka episode 1 (With English subtitles) 
    3.15 PM NieA_7 episodes 1 - 2 (With English subtitles)
    4.15 PM Kamehameha! Contest Featured Event. 
    5.00 PM Dragon Ball Z Movie 7 � Super Android 13 

Friday 21st, February, 2003

  • Magna Pacific are releasing the Last Unicorn and Princess & the Cobbler on DVD on 14th May 2003 

  • Magna Pacific are releasing the first three DVD volumes of Yu-Gi-Oh! on 1st May 2003

  • The Cowboy Bebop - Knockin' On Heaven's Door movie will be shown in the Dendy Martin Place cinemas in Sydney & the Kino Dendy cinemas in Melbourne starting on Thursday 6th March and the Dendy Brisbane cinemas starting on Thursday 3rd April 2003. News from Madman message board

Thursday 20th, February, 2003

Tuesday 18th, February, 2003

Monday 17th, February, 2003

Thursday 13th, February, 2003

Wednesday 12th, February, 2003

  • Madman Entertainment's February DVD release's have been released and should be available in shops in next few days.
    Berserk V3 - White Hawk 
    Bubblegum Crisis : Tokyo 2040 box set 
    Dragon Ball Z 5.13 Kid Buu -Regression 
    Dragon Ball Z 5.14 Kid Buu -Saiyan Pride 
    Excel Saga V3 - When Excels Strike 
    Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) V1 - Great Teacher Onizuka
    Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) V2 - The Bully 
    Gundam Wing Volume 8 
    Hellsing V4 - Eternal Damnation
    Love Hina V6 - And the Winner is... 
    Real Bout High School V1 - Enter the Samurai Girl 
    Real Bout High School V2 - Netherworld Battle 
    Robotech - Masters - Volume 1 
    Rurouni Kenshin V12 - Blind Justice 
    Vampire Princess Miyu V6 - The Last Shinma 

Tuesday 11th, February, 2003

  • The Supanova 2003 anime convention will be held on Saturday 5th April 2003 and Sunday 6th April 2003 at Wharf 8 in Sydney. News from Madman message board

  • The following DVD titles from Warner Home Video are now available in shops
    Powerpuff Girls - Down 'N' Dirty
    Powerpuff Girls - The Mane Event
    Powerpuff Girls - The Movie

Sunday 9th, February, 2003

  • Medabots Series 3 will be shown at 8:00 AM weekdays on Fox Kids, starting on Tuesday 18th February 2003. News from Matthew Ford

Thursday 6th, February, 2003

  • New episodes of the Simpsons start at 7:30 PM on Wednesday 12th February 2003

Wednesday 5th, February, 2003

  • The Manifest 2003 anime convention will be held on Saturday 9th August 2003 and Sunday 10th August 2003 in the Old Arts and Economics and Commerce building at the Melbourne University in Melbourne. News from Madman message board

Monday 3rd, February, 2003

  • The following DVD titles from Siren Visual Entertainment are now available in shops. News from Madman message board
    Soul Taker V3 - Blood Betrayal
    Vandread V2 - Nirvana

  • A Bug's Life movie is being shown at 6:30 PM on Seven on Sunday 9th February 2003

Sunday 2nd, February, 2003

  • The Pippi Longstocking movie is being shown at 3:30 PM on Ten on Saturday 8th February 2003

  • New episodes of the Kids From Room 402 return at 8:30 AM on the Big Cheez on Saturday 8th February 2003.

Friday 31st, January, 2003

  • New SpongeBob SquarePants episodes will be shown at 7:30 AM every Monday - Thursday on Cheez TV starting on Monday 10th February 2003. The Cardcaptors season one repeats will change to Fridays only.

Thursday 30th, January, 2003

  • Digimon Frontier and new Dragon Ball Z episode won't be shown on Cheez TV in February since the episodes have not arrived. Thanks to Matthew Ford for forwarding the Cheez TV newsletter

  • The anime and cartoon February 2003 highlights for Pay-TV from Matthew Ford are  now online

  • New Dragon Ball Z episodes are being shown at 7:30 AM every weekday until Friday, than 6:00 PM every weekday until Thursday 20th February on Cartoon Network Australia. News from Matthew Ford

Sunday 26th, January, 2003

Saturday 25th, January, 2003

  • A new cartoon series called Kim Possible starts at 8:25 AM (7:55 AM in Perth) on Saturday Disney on Seven on Saturday 1st February 2003.

  • New episodes of The Weekenders start at 7:40 AM (7:10AM in Perth) on Saturday Disney on Seven on Saturday 1st February 2003.

Friday 24th, January, 2003

  • Magna Pacific announced they will be releasing the Cubix, Hamtaro and Yu-Gi-Oh! series on DVD in the future

  • Magna Pacific are releasing the Strawberry Shortcake series on DVD in June 2003

  • Magna Pacific are releasing the Care Bear series Volume 1-6 DVDs and L'il Elvis and The Truckstoppers Volume 1-3 DVDs on 12th March 2003

  • The Zoids - Chaotic Century 1.1 - 1.3 DVDs from Magna Pacific have been delayed until 12th March 2003

Wednesday 22nd, January, 2003

  • The following DVD titles from Shock Records are now available in shops:
    Archies in Jugman, The
    Dennis the Menace - Cruise Control 

Monday 20th, January, 2003

  • Cheez TV didn't get the final Digimon: Tamers episode and it is currently unknown if it will be shown in the future.

Sunday 19th, January, 2003

  • A new cartoon series called The Lionhearts starts at 6:30 AM on Seven on Saturday 25th January 2003.

Saturday 18th, January, 2003

  • Bubblegum Crisis : Tokyo 2040, Cowboy Bebop, Gasaraki will be starting on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network Australia sometime February 2003. News from Madman message board

Wednesday 15th, January, 2003

  • Madman Entertainment's January DVD release's have been released and should be available in shops in next few days. News from Madman message board
    Ah! My Goddess movie 
    Burn Up Excess V1 - To Serve and Protect 
    Burn Up Excess V2 - Crimes and Missed Demeanors 
    Dragon Ball Z 5.11 Fusion - The Last Saiyan 
    Dragon Ball Z 5.12 Fusion - Internal Struggle 
    Gundam Wing Volume 7 
    Hellsing V3 - Search and Destroy 
    Love Hina V5 - Summer by the Sea 
    Robotech: The Macross Saga - Volume 3 
    Rurouni Kenshin V11 - Faces of Evil 
    Sailor Moon V8 - The Doom Tree Strikes 
    Sailor Moon V9 - The Return of the Doom Tree 
    Vampire Princess Miyu V5 - Dark Love 

Monday 13th, January, 2003

Wednesday 8th, January, 2003

Monday 6th, January, 2003

  • The following DVD title from Siren Visual Entertainment is now available in shops
    Soul Taker V2 - Flickering Faith

  • The Princess and the Cobbler movie is being shown at 9:30 AM on Seven on Sunday 12th January (Except Perth)

Saturday 4th, January, 2003

  • New episodes of the Oblongs start at 12:10 AM (12:40 AM in Perth) on Nine on Tuesday 7th January

Wednesday 1st, January, 2003

  • Have a Happy New Year