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Disney’s "Tarzan II" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon February 15, 2005
Disney’s Tarzan II is coming to Disney DVD on June 14, 2005, and will be available for $29.99 SRP. [Source: Magical Mountain]

‘Winnie the Pooh’ Rumbles onto Videgame Systems

by Zeddon February 15, 2005
Ubisoft and Disney Interactive today announced the launch of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh’s Rumbly Tumbly Adventure. The game features Winnie the Pooh and a birthday adventure in the Hundred Acre Wood. Rated “E” for everyone, the game is being released on the PlayStation2, Nintendo GameCube, and Game Boy Advance systems. [Source: WarCry Network]

Tech Toys Becoming Hot Trend

by Zeddon February 15, 2005
PR Newswire talks about the trend toward tech toys and how Bandai is playing a huge role in it.

4Kids Names Kenneth Freda Vice President of Retail Development

by Zeddon February 15, 2005
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has named Kenneth Freda as Vice President of Retail Development. In his new role, Freda will work with licensees and retailers in helping effectively position 4Kids’ brands as products that will maximize revenue for all partners. Freda will report to Antoinette Reed, 4Kids’ Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing. [Source: 4Kids Entertainment]

Brian Offutt Named Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products

by Zeddon February 15, 2005
Brian Offutt has been named Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products, where he will oversee Paramount’s licensing and merchandising activities. He will report to Leigh Anne Brodsky, President of Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products. [Source: PR Newswire]

New Poll Seeks to Identify the "Greatest Political Cartoon of All Time"

by Zeddon February 15, 2005
An attempt to find the “greatest political cartoon of all time” begins this week with the publication of a shortlist, the London Telegraph reports.

Online Animation School Launches

by Zeddon February 15, 2005
AnimationMentor.com Newsletter, a new online animation school, opens its doors for registration on Thursday, February 17, 2005. Classes begin on March 21. More information is available in the AnimationMentor.com Newsletter. (via Animation Insider)

"Aladdin" Cast and Crew Reunite on April 22

by Zeddon February 15, 2005
A reunion with the cast and crew of Aladdin will be held at 7:00pm on April 22, 2005, at the Glendale Central Library in Glendale, California. Confirmed guests include Andreas Deja, Eric Goldberg, John Musker, Ron Clements, Will Finn, and Tom Sito. [Source: ASIFA-Hollywood] (via Animated News)

Lumina Films Hires International Casts for "Midsummer Dream"

by Zeddon February 15, 2005
Lumina Films has hired regional stars to voice characters for each territory version of its CG feature Midsummer Dream, AWN reports. The film is set to debut in Spain in June.

Discovery Kids U.K. Picks Up "Bjorn Bear"

by Zeddon February 15, 2005
Cologne/Vienna-based Ohm:tv has licensed its latest animation series, Bjorn Bear, to U.K.-based Discovery Kids, AWN reports. Based on the children’s books, Pettson & Findus, by creator Sven Nordqvist, Bjorn Bear is a small, curious bear who lives alongside a winding road next to the woods. As people drop all different kinds of things along the […]