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News Corp. Offers To Buy Remainder of Fox

News Corporation today offered to acquire all of the Class A common shares of Fox Entertainment that it does not already own. Under the terms of the exchange offer, holders of Fox Class A common stock would receive 1.90 shares of News Corp.’s Class A common stock for each outstanding share of Fox Class A […]

Disney Mobile Offers Ringtones

Disney Mobile will begin offering character voice ringtones–including ringtones of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Stitch, Buzz Lightyear and Mr. Incredible–through a variety of major cellphone carriers, the company announced today. [Source: Business Wire]

DC Characters Join Monster Jam Trucks

Batman, Superman and the Tasmanian Devil themed trucks will appear in upcoming Monster Jam motor sports competitions under a licensing deal announced today. The “Superman” truck will make its debut at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on January 8, 2005, with Chad Fortune at the wheel. The “Batman” and “Taz” trucks will make their official […]

"Pet Alien" Lands on Cartoon Network on January 23

Cartoon Network will premiere Pet Alien, a new CGI comedy about aliens experiencing life on Earth, on Sunday, January 23, at 10:00am (ET/PT), the network said today. The series, which is based on a property created by Jeff Muncy of John Doze Studios, features Tommy, a video-game playing, taffy-eating 12-year-old, who gets help with his […]

Sprint Launches New Toon Channels

Sprint will launch new independent mobile-TV content providers, the company said today. CellToons will feature one- to three-minute animated shorts from Vancouver Film School, Blur Studios and animators Bruno Bozzetto and Mike Wellins. Fun Little Movies will feature made-for-mobile comedy films and animation. [Source: ArriveNet]

Group Denounces "We Are Family" Video

The American Family Association is denouncing plans to distribute a new video to public schools, WorldNetDaily reports. The group charges that We Are Family (previous story), a video featuring cartoon characters promoting tolerance, is surreptitiously advancing a pro-homosexual agenda by linking to a document pledging tolerance for sexual orientation.

Star Entertainment Picks Up Rights to Color Chips Toons

Star Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to Caper Town Cops and Ultimate Book of Spells and Scruff under a deal inked with Color Chips India Ltd, IndianTelevision.com reports. The deal will give Star the rights for two and a half years.

"Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster" Comes to Teletoon

Teletoon will premiere Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster on Saturday, January 15, at 5:00pm (ET/PT). The network airs What’s New Scooby-Doo? on weekdays at 5:00pm and weekends at 8:00am and 7:30pm. [Source: Teletoon]

"Wandaba Style" Stars To Chat Online

AnimationHQ will host an online chat with the stars of ADV’s Wandaba Style anime series on Friday, January 7, at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT. Monica Rial, Kira Vincent Davis, Nancy Novotny, Hilary Haag, and voice actor/series director John Swasey will appear during the moderated event. For instructions on how to reach the chatroom, visit AnimationHQ’s Current […]

DC Schedules "Dark Detective" with "Batman Begins"

DC Comics will bracket the release of Batman Begins with the six-issue Dark Detective, featuring work by Steve Engelhart, Marshall Rogers, Terry Austin, and John Workman, Batman: Yesterday, Today and Beyond reports. The series will feature Two Face, the Joker, the Scarecrow, and the return of Silver St Cloud.

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