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September - December 2002 News

Sunday 29th, December, 2002

Thursday 26th, December, 2002

  • Treasure Planet from Disney started in cinemas today

  • The Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders movie was not shown due to the cricket starting early

Wednesday 25th, December, 2002

  • Have a Merry Christmas

Monday 23rd, December, 2002

  • A new animated series called X Duck X started at 11:00 AM on the ABC today.

Saturday 21st, December, 2002

  • The following new animated Christmas specials are been shown this year:
    We Wish You A Merry Christmas at 2:00 PM on Seven on Monday 23rd December
    Jingle Bells at 3:00 PM on Seven on Monday 23rd December
    Little Shepard at 8:30 AM on Seven on Tuesday 24th December
    The Santa Claus Brothers at 4:40 PM on ABC on Tuesday 24th December
    It's A Wonderful Tiny Toons at 4:30 PM on Nine on Wednesday 25th December
    A Monkey's Tale at 4:45 PM on ABC on Wednesday 25th December

Friday 20th, December, 2002

  • The Scooby Doo and the Alien Invaders movie is being shown at 12:00 PM on Nine on Thursday 26th December 2002.

Monday 16th, December, 2002

  • The New Adventures of Madeline starts at 9:00 AM on Seven on Sunday 22nd December 2002.

Thursday 12th, December, 2002

  • The following DVD titles from Madman Entertainment are now available in shops:
    Beserk 1 - War Cry
    Beserk 2 - Immortal Soldier 
    Cowboy Bebop Volume 6 
    Dragon Ball Z 5.9 Fusion - Ambush 
    Dragon Ball Z 5.10 Fusion - Hope Returns
    Excel Saga Volume 1
    Excel Saga Volume 2 
    Gundam Wing Volume 6 
    Love Hina 4 - Love Hurts
    Robotech - The Macross Saga - Volume 2 
    Rurouni Kenshin V10 - Between Life & Death
    Vampire Princess Miyu V4 - Mystery 

  • The following movies started in cinemas
    Eight Crazy Nights by Columbia Pictures
    Hey Arnold by Nickelodeon
    Spirited Away by Miramax

Wednesday 6th, December, 2002

  • New Jackie Chan Adventures episodes (Season 2) will return at 8:00 AM on Cheez TV on Friday 20th December 2002.

Saturday 7th, December, 2002

  • New Dragon ball episodes (Red Ribbon Army saga) start at 7:00 AM on Monday 9th December on Cartoon Network Australia. News from Madman message board

Thursday 5th, December, 2002

Saturday 30th, November, 2002

  • A cartoon series of Mr. Bean starts at 8:00 PM on Tuesday 3rd December 2002.

  • A new cartoon series called Archie's Weird Mysteries starts at 6:00 AM on Seven on Saturday 7th December 2002. News from Dizney

Thursday 28th, November, 2002

Wednesday 27th, November, 2002

  • The following DVD titles from Buena Visa Home Entertainment are now available in shops:
    Beauty & The Beast - Belle's Enchanted Christmas (Re-release)
    Countdown to Christmas
    Walt Disney Connection DVD Box Set
    Winnie The Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

  • The following DVD title from Fox Home Entertainment is now available in shops:
    Futurama season one box set

  • The following DVD titles from Shock Records are now available in shops:
    Inspector Gadget - Inspector Gadget's Last Case
    Madeline - My Fair Madeline

  • The following DVD title from Warner Home Video is now available in shops:
    Osmosis Jones

  • The following DVD titles from Universal Pictures are now available in shops:
    Land Before Time VIII - The Big Freeze, The
    Sitting Ducks V1 - Duck Cravings
    Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron

Tuesday 26th, November, 2002

  • The following DVD titles from Madman Entertainment are now available in shops. News from Madman message board
    Cowboy Bebop Volume 5
    Dragon Ball Z - The Namek Saga Box Set
    Dragon Ball Z - The Saiyan Conflist Box Set
    Dragon Ball Z 5.7 Fusion - Play for Time
    Dragon Ball Z 5.8 Fusion - Losing Battle
    Gundam Wing Volume 5
    Hellsing V1 - Impure Souls
    Hellsing V2 - Blood Brothers
    Love Hina V3 - Secret Lives
    Neon Genesis Evangelion Series Box Set
    Robotech: The Macross Saga - Volume 1
    Rurouni Kenshin 9 - Heart of the Sword
    Sailor Moon V6 - Adventure Girls!
    Sailor Moon V7 - Fight to the Finish
    Vampire Hunter D - Bloodlust movie
    Vampire Princess Miyu V3 - Illusion

Saturday 23rd, November, 2002

  • New Futurama episodes return at 10:25 PM on Seven on Thursday 5th December 2002.

Thursday 21st, November, 2002

  • The Spirited Away movie will be shown in 35 cinemas around Australia, starting on Thursday 12th December 2002, and will be shown for 5-8 weeks. News from Madman message board

Wednesday 20th, November, 2002

Monday 18th, November, 2002

  • Madman Entertainment announced at Comicfest 2002 that they have licensed the following series, which will be released in the future. News from Madman message board
    .hack//sign
    Arjuna
    Chobits
    Crest of the Stars
    El Hazard
    Geneshaft
    Irresistable Captain Taylor
    Jubei Chan
    Mahoromatic
    Niea_7
    Onegai Teacher
    Outlaw Star
    Real Bout High School
    Samurai X - Seisouhen
    Steel Angel Kurumi
    Tenchi OVA's
    Vision of Escaflowne
    Yukikaze
    Zone of Enders

Sunday 17th, November, 2002

  • All of December's anime DVD titles from Madman Entertainment have been delayed until at least Monday 11th December 2002. News from Madman message board

  • Cheez TV will be getting rights to Yu-Gi-Oh! but it won't be shown until sometime next year. News from Matthew Ford

Friday 15th, November, 2002

  • There is a competition to win Dragon Ball Z 5.1 - 5.6 plus Return of Cooler movie on DVD or Video at the official Australian Dragon Ball Z web site. News from Madman news letter

  • The following DVD titles from Buena Visa Home Entertainment are now available in shops:
    101 Dalmatians II - Patch�s London Adventure 
     Mickey's House of Mouse Villians
     Tarzan & Jane

Wednesday 13th, November, 2002

  • The ACCC have approved the content sharing deal between Foxtel and Optus Vision. News from Matthew Ford.
    -Foxtel will get MTV, Ovation and Movie Network from 1st December 2002.
    -Optus Vision will add Arena, Encore, Channel V, Comedy Channel, Discovery Channel, FOX 8, Fox Classics/Fox Kids, fx Channel, History Channel, Lifestyle Channel, Music Max, Showtime/2, TV1 and UK-TV from 1st December 2002.

Tuesday 12th, November, 2002

  • The following DVD titles from Madman Entertainment will be available early at the the Comicfest 2002 convention this weekend. News from Madman message board
    Cowboy Bebop Volume 5
    Gundam Wing Volume 5
    Neon Genesis Evangelion Series Box Set
    Rurouni Kenshin 9 - Heart of the Sword
    Sailor Moon V6 - Adventure Girls!
    Sailor Moon V7 - Fight to the Finish

  • All of this months anime DVD titles from Madman Entertainment have been delayed until Wednesday 27th November 2002. News from Madman message board

Monday 11th, November, 2002

  • New episodes of Quads return at 9:00 PM on SBS tonight.

  • New episodes of South Park return at 8:30 PM on SBS tonight.

Tuesday 5th, November, 2002

  • The following DVD titles from Shock Records are now available in shops:
    Beyblade Volume 1
    Beyblade Volume 2
    Beyblade Volume 3

Monday 4th, November, 2002

  • The following DVD title from Roadshow Entertainment is now available in shops:
    Rudolph and the Island Of Misfit Toys

Saturday 2nd, November, 2002

  • A new cartoon series called Bounty Hamster starts at 5:00 PM on ABC on Monday 4th November 2002

Thursday 31st, October, 2002

Wednesday 30th, October, 2002

  • The following DVD title from Fox Home Entertainment is now available in shops:
    The Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror

Tuesday 29th, October, 2002

Saturday 26th, October, 2002

  • The first issue of the Newtype anime and manga magazine and subscriptions are now available from Madman Entertainment. News from News from Madman newsletter 

Wednesday 23rd, October, 2002

  • Cheez TV will be getting rights to next season of SpongeBob SquarePants but it won't be shown until early next year. News from Matthew Ford

Tuesday 22nd, October, 2002

Saturday 19th, October, 2002

  • A new mixed animation and live action series called Ace Lightning starts at 5:25 PM on ABC on Tuesday 22nd October 2002.

Tuesday 15th, October, 2002

  • Magna Pacific will be releasing the Zoids - Chaotic Century series on DVD next year, starting with the first three volumes on 12th February 2003. News from Madman message board

  • The following DVD titles from Fox Home Entertainment are now available in shops:
    Ice Age
    Secret of NIHM
    Secret of NIHM 2

  • The following DVD titles from Magna Pacific are now available in shops:
    Zoids - New Century 2.1
    Zoids - New Century 2.2
    Zoids - New Century 2.3
    Zoids - New Century 2.4
    Zoids - New Century 2.5
    Zoids - New Century 2.6

  • The following DVD title from Sony Pictures is now available in shops:
    Metropolis

Sunday 13th, October, 2002

  • New episodes of All Dogs Go to Heaven return at 6:30 AM on Seven on Saturday 19th October 2002.

  • A new cartoon series called Fairy Tale Police starts at 9:00 AM on Seven on Saturday 18th October 2002.

  • New episodes of Tabaluga are being shown at 12:00 PM on Seven every Sunday (Except Perth) and at 12:00 PM on Seven every Saturday (Perth only).

Saturday 12th, October, 2002

  • Digimon Tamers was shown at 8:30 AM on the Big Cheez on Ten this morning without warning.

Tuesday 8th, October, 2002

  • The following DVD titles from Madman Entertainment are now available in shops:
    Cowboy Bebop Volume 3
    Cowboy Bebop Volume 4
    Dragon Ball Z Movie 6 - Return of Cooler
    Dragon Ball Z 5.5 Majin Buu - Emergence
    Dragon Ball Z 5.6 Fusion - Evil Buu
    Gundam Wing Volume 3
    Gundam Wing Volume 4
    Neon Genesis Evangelion - End of Evangelion
    Rurouni Kenshin V8 - Ice Blue Eyes

Sunday 6th, October, 2002

  • A new cartoon series called Anne Of Green Gables - The Animated Series starts at 9:00 AM on Ten on Saturday 12th October 2002.

  • The Patlabor II movie will be shown again at 11:35 PM on SBS on Saturday 12th October 2002. News from Madman message board

Friday 4th, October, 2002

  • An new anime series called Ursula's Kisses is being shown at 7:30 PM every Thursday on Fly TV on ABC Kids digital channel. News from Madman message board

Thursday 3rd, October, 2002

  • Madman Entertainment have released the following Dragon Ball Z soundtracks. News from Madman message board
    Dragon Ball Z : The Best of, Volume I CD
    Dragon Ball Z : The Best of, Volume II CD
    Dragon Ball Z : The Best of, Volume III CD
    Dragon Ball Z Trunks Compendium I CD

  • The following DVD title from Universal Pictures is now available in shops:
    Barbie as Rapunzel

Wednesday 2nd, October, 2002

  • Madman Entertainment will be releasing a local version of the Newtype anime and manga magazine in future, they currently have a survey online to see what people's preferences are for the magazine's content. News from Madman message board

Tuesday 1st, October, 2002

  • The Mecury cinemas in Adelaide will be showing Heroic Cinema, a season of cult asian fantasy, action and anime movies during October 2002. News from Madman message board
    -Vampire Hunter D: Blood Lust followed by Boogiepop Phantom episode 1 at 7:30 PM on Friday 4th October 2002
    -Tai Chi Master (non-anime) followed by Love Hina episode 1 at 7:30 PM on Friday 11th October 2002
    -Perfect Blue followed by Cowboy Bebop episode 1 at 7:30 PM on Friday 18th October 2002
    -Time and Tide (non-anime) followed by Gundam Wing episode 1 at 7:30 PM on Friday 25th October 2002
    -Fist of Legend followed by Rurouni Kenshin episode one at 7:30 PM on Saturday 26th October 2002

Saturday 28th, September, 2002

  • The Barbie as Rapunzel movie is being shown at 3:00 PM on Seven on Saturday 5th October 2002.

Friday 27th, September, 2002

  • A new anime series called Beyblade starts at 7:30 AM weekdays on Fox Kids on Monday 7th October. News from Matthew Ford

  • Pokemon series 4 starts at 4:30 PM -5:30 PM (Double Episodes) on Cartoon Network Australia on Saturday 5th October. News from Matthew Ford

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

Thursday 26th, September, 2002

  • The Jin-Roh movie will be shown in the Dendy cinemas around mid October 2002 and will be released on DVD in February 2003.

  • Soul Taker Volume 1 DVD should be released 13th November 2002 

  • Vandread Volume 1 DVD should be released the first week of December 2002.

  • Zoids - New Century Volume 1-6 DVDs have been delayed until 15th October 2002

Tuesday 24th, September, 2002

Monday 23rd, September, 2002

  • Beyblade will be be shown at 7:30 AM every Monday - Thursday on Cheez TV on Ten starting on Monday 14th October 2002. The Dragon Ball Z repeats will move to the 7:00 AM timeslot of Cheez TV at the same time. News from Cheez TV newsletter

  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius will be shown at 7:30 AM every Friday on Cheez TV on Ten starting on Friday 18th October 2002. News from Cheez TV newsletter

  • SpongeBob Squrepants will be repeated at end of year on the Big Cheez. News from Cheez TV newsletter

  • A list of anime series & movies which will be shown during the upcoming Japanime 2002 (Festival of Japanese animation) along with ticket prices are available. News from Madman message board

Sunday 22nd, September, 2002

  • New episodes of Recess start as the first cartoon shown on Saturday Disney on Seven on Saturday 28th September 2002

Thursday 19th, September, 2002

Wednesday 18th, September, 2002

  • The following DVD titles from Madman Entertainment are now available in shops:
    Armitage PolyMatrix
    Dragon Ball Z 3.20 Cell Games - Surrender
    Dragon Ball Z 5.3 Majin Buu - Defiance
    Dragon Ball Z 5.4 Majin Buu - A Hero's Farewell
    Love Hina V1 - Moving In
    Love Hina V2 - Go West!
    Orphen V6 - The Third Talisman
    Rurouni Kenshin V7 - Shadow of the Wolf
    Sailor Moon V4 - Secret of the Sailor Scouts
    Sailor Moon V5 - Introducing Sailor Venus!
    Vampire Princess Miyu V1 - Initiation
    Vampire Princess Miyu V2 - Haunting

  • The DVD edition of PC PowerPlay magazine (December issue) will include the first episode of Hellsing (English only) on the DVD. News from Madman message board

Tuesday 17th, September, 2002

  • Channel Nine will be showing various cartoon series at 4:30 PM weekdays starting on Monday 23rd September 2002. News from Matthew Ford
    That cartoon series being shown are:
    Monday - Courage the Cowardly Dog
    Tuesday - Mike, Lu and Og
    Wednesday - Toonslyvania
    Thursday - Ed,Edd and Eddy
    Friday - Johnny Bravo

  • Sailor Moon season one repeats will being shown at 6:30 AM on Cheez TV on Ten starting on Monday 23rd September 2002. News from Matthew Ford

  • The following DVD titles from Shock Records are now available in shops
    Medabots Volume 1
    Medabots Volume 2
    Medabots Volume 3

  • Beybalde will start during the Fox Kids Fun Run at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Fox Kids on Friday 4th October 2002. News from Matthew Ford

Monday 16th, September, 2002

  • Tweety's High Flying Adventure movie will be shown at 1:30 PM on Nine on Sunday 22nd September 2002

Sunday 15th, September, 2002

Saturday 14th, September, 2002

  • The cartoons shown on Junior on Seven at 11:00 AM on Seven every Saturday have changed, they are now showing:
    -Nick and Perry Alien Dogs
    -Weird Ohs
    -The World of Tosh

  • A new cartoon series called Pongwiffy starts at 4:15 PM on the ABC on Monday 16th September 2002.

  • A new cartoon series called Olliver's Adventures starts at 4:25 PM on the ABC on Monday 16th September 2002

Wednesday 11th, September, 2002

  • The DVD edition of PC PowerPlay magazine (November issue) will include the first episode of Robotech on the DVD. News from PC PowerPlay forums

  • The following DVD titles from Warner Brothers are now available in shops
    Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (NTSC)
    Samurai Jack movie (NTSC)
    The King and I

Monday 9th, September, 2002

  • The following DVD titles from Warner Brothers are now available in shops
    Justice League (NTSC)
    Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring 
    Tom and Jerry: The Movie

Sunday 8th, September, 2002

  • Dendy cinemas will be having a celebration of the very best in Japanese animation called Japanime 2002 with screenings of Akira (Digitally restored version), Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heavens Door movie, Spirited Away and more.. News from Madman message board
    The dates are:
    -Wednesday 16th October - Monday 21st October at Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney
    -Thursday 24th October  - Monday 28th October at Dendy Brisbane in Brisbane
    -Wednesday 30th October - Monday 4th November at Kino Cinema in Melbourne

Saturday 7th, September, 2002

  • Animania, an Anime and Manga convention will be held on Saturday 12th October at the Sydney University in Sydney.: News from Madman message board

  • A new cartoon series called the Ripping Friends is being shown on Fly TV at 10:30 AM on ABC starting Saturday 14th September 2002

Friday 6th, September, 2002

  • A new anime series called Medabots starts at 8:00 AM on the Big Cheez on Ten on Saturday 14th September 2002

  • A new anime series called Zoids -  Chaotic Century starts at 8:00 AM on Cheez TV on Tuesday 17th September 2002

  • The Comicfest 2002 convention web site is now online. News from Madman message board

Wednesday 4th, September, 2002

  • The following DVD title from Buena Visa Home Entertainment us now available in shops:
    Peter Pan II - Return to Never Land

  • The following DVD title from Paramount Home Entertainment is now available in shops
    Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Tuesday 3rd, September, 2002

  • The following DVD titles from Shock Records are now available in shops
    Medabots Volume 1
    Medabots Volume 2
    Medabots Volume 3

  • The Jin-Roh movie DVD has been delayed until sometime next year

  • Zoids will be shown at 8:00 AM weekdays on Cheez TV on Ten starting on Monday 9th September 2002. News from Matthew Ford

Monday 2nd, September, 2002