4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has signed an agreement with Puppyfish LLC to serve as the exclusive worldwide merchandise licensing agent for Fortune Girls. Under the agreement, 4Kids Entertainment will represent the merchandising rights to all product categories, including room décor, apparel, stationery, gift wrap and publishing. The Fortune Girls property will include messages in each product […]
PR Newswire talks about the Japanese influence on the American toy industry and Bandai’s role in the cultural wave.
Dan Lee, the Canadian animator who designed the character of Nemo for the Pixar film Finding Nemo, died of cancer on January 15. He was 35. Lee also worked on other Pixar productions, including A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, and Monsters, Inc. He had been working on an upcoming 2007 release at the time […]
Spike TV President Albie Hecht today announced his resignation due to creative differences. Prior to joining Spike, Hecht was president of Film and Television Entertainment for Nickelodeon where he developed and executive produced The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Hecht also served as the executive producer of Rugrats: The Movie, Rugrats in Paris, and The Adventures of […]
The TV schedules for 4Kids TV, Kids WB, JETIX on ABC Family, and JETIX on Toon Disney have all been updated. You can find complete schedule coverage on the Toon Zone Schedules Page.
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is partnering with DreamWorks Animation SKG to inaugurate a historic innovation to showcase the 2005 show. This marks the first time in Westminster’s history that the dog show has accepted a sponsorship partner outside of a dog food company. For the first time, highlights of the competition in the […]
Nick Jr.’s one-hour Dora the Explorer special, “Dora’s Pirate Adventure,” hit a milestone this week and became the series’ highest-rated special ever. The special aired Monday, January 17, from 11:00am -12:00pm (ET/PT) and averaged 12.5/1.5 million in the kids 2-5 demographic, up +42% over last year’s like time period. With total viewers, “Dora’s Pirate Adventure” […]
Here are the television listings for JETIX on ABC Family, FoxBox, and Kids WB for Saturday, January 15 through Friday, January 21, 2005. All times are Eastern. Note that schedules are subject to change without notice. Saturday, January 15 ABC Family 7:00am Digimon “Rabbit Transit” 7:30am Shinzo “Awakening” 8:00am Beyblade “Changing Gears” 8:30am Power Rangers […]
Here are the television listings for JETIX on Toon Disney for Saturday, January 15 through Friday, January 21, 2005. All times are Eastern. Note that schedules are subject to change without notice. Saturday, January 15 7:00pm The Legend of Tarzan “Enemy Within” 7:30pm Power Rangers DinoThunder “A Ranger Exclusive” 8:00pm Power Rangers DinoThunder “Game On” […]
Here are the television listings for JETIX on Toon Disney for Saturday, January 8 through Friday, January 14, 2005. All times are Eastern. Note that schedules are subject to change without notice. Saturday, January 8 7:00pm The Legend of Tarzan “Rouge Elephant” 7:30pm Power Rangers “Burning At Both Ends” 8:00pm Power Rangers “House of Cards” […]