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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 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 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 […]

Nelvana Re-Cultivates "Care Bears" to Broadcast And Home Video

by Zeddon February 15, 2005
Nelvana Ltd. has completed a series of broadcast and home entertainment deals for its Care Bears series in Scandinavia, Greece, Israel, Poland, Bulgaria, and Romania, AWN reports.

Cartoon Network and Hasbro Partner to Support Tsunami Relief Efforts

by Zeddon February 14, 2005
Hasbro, Inc., in conjunction with Cartoon Network, is launching PLAYATHON, a new way for kids to raise funds for the causes they care about while playing and having fun at the same time. Funds raised from PLAYATHONs held through March 31 will benefit the UNICEF Tsunami Relief and Recovery Project. Kids can share and learn […]

WHV and Mattel Enter Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Hot Wheels Property

by Zeddon February 14, 2005
Warner Home Video Inc. and Mattel Inc. have entered into a worldwide home video distribution agreement for the company’s new Hot Wheels AcceleRacers property. Under the terms of the multiyear agreement, WHV will have exclusive distribution rights to four Hot Wheels movies promoting the new AcceleRacers animated property in all territories throughout 2005, beginning with […]

Telewest and Nickelodeon Make Amends

by Zeddon February 14, 2005
Nickelodeon has now returned to the Telewest Broadband cable platform, two months after it was dropped when the two parties failed to agree on a new carriage contract. Telewest’s 1.3 million subscribers saw Nickelodeon’s four channels, Nickelodeon, Nick Replay, Nicktoons, and Nick Jr., removed from the lineup just before Christmas. While both parties declined to […]

Ten Acquires First French Toon

by Zeddon February 14, 2005
Network Ten in Australia has acquired 78 episodes of Totally Spies, its first ever French-produced series, after a deal with Marathon International, C21Media reports.