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‘SpongeBob’ and ‘Madagascar 2’ Winners at Nick’s Kids Choice Awards

by Craig Crumptonon March 29, 2009
The winners of the animation-related categories of Nick’s 2009 Kids Choice Awards are as follows: Favorite Cartoon Phineas and Ferb Winner: SpongeBob SquarePants The Fairly OddParents The Simpsons Favorite Animated Movie Bolt Kung Fu Panda Winner: Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa Wall-E Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Ben Stiller Winner: Jack Black Jim Carrey […]

Disney Negotiating for Equity Stake in

by Craig Crumptonon March 27, 2009 reports: The Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) Company could wind up with an equity stake in Hulu in exchange for adding ABC programming to the NBC Universal-News Corp (NYSE: NWS) joint venture, a source familiar with the situation tells paidContent. It’s not clear how much of Disney’s television programming is involved beyond ABC—a second source […]

‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Trailer Debuts

by Craig Crumptonon March 26, 2009
The trailer for the Warner Bros. live-action/CGI/puppetry fantasy adventure Where The Wild Things Are is now available at Based on the classic children’s book by Maurice Sendak, the film is directed by Spike Jonze and opens in theaters October 16th. Jonze has stated in several interviews that he has gone to great lengths to […]

Disney Interactive Announces ‘Toy Story Mania!’ for Wii

by Craig Crumptonon March 26, 2009 reports: Disney Interactive Studios [has] announced Toy Story Mania!, inspired by the Disney/Pixar animated feature “Toy Story,” will be released exclusively for the Wii™ home video game console this fall. Toy Story Mania! showcases an array of entertaining games based on the new Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort attractions, while featuring the […]

Viz Confirms Plans for New ‘Naruto’ Dubs

by Craig Crumptonon March 26, 2009
Viz Media has confirmed that “fresh dubbed Naruto is most definitely in the works” and says that an official announcement is forthcoming for (Via Anime News Network) Previous news: “Naruto Shippuden” Episode 101 Gets Simultaneous Debut in U.S. & Japan on Mar 26, ’09

New ‘OnLive’ Tech Could Render Consoles Obsolete

by Craig Crumptonon March 25, 2009
Yahoo News reports: Palo Alto startup OnLive…plans to launch a groundbreaking gaming service this winter. OnLive will supply players with a small set-top box, not much bigger than a Nintendo DS, which will plug into your TV and your home broadband connection, [and] start playing games just like those on the Xbox 360, PS3 or […]

Disney and ImageMovers Negotiating to Produce ‘Stoneheart’ Feature

by Craig Crumptonon March 25, 2009
The Hollywood Reporter reports that “ImageMovers and Disney are in negotiations to pick up film rights to The Stoneheart Trilogy, a young-adult fantasy book series by Charlie Fletcher. ImageMovers’ Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey will produce, [and] the intent is to adapt Stoneheart using performance-capture.” The Stoneheart Trilogy tells the story of a […]

Henson Co. Producing ‘Fraggle Rock’ Spinoff

by Craig Crumptonon March 25, 2009 reports that the Jim Henson Co. will showcase The Doozers, based on the Fraggle Rock characters, at the upcoming MIPTV. Henson is producing 26 half-hour episodes of the 3D series targeting 4 to 7-year-olds, planned for broadcast Fall 2010. Halle Stanford, exec VP of Henson’s children’s entertainment division says in a press release: “Who […]

Celebrate ‘International Talk Like William Shatner Day’

by Craig Crumptonon March 22, 2009
Voice actor Maurice LaMarche (Futurama, Pinky and The Brain) has posted the following to his Facebook group The Genius of Moe: Fans of Maurice LaMarche: In honor of William Shatner’s 78th birthday [3.22.1933], I am declaring March 22nd to be “International Talk Like William Shatner Day!” Hey, we have “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” […]

Seth Rogen on ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’

by Craig Crumptonon March 22, 2009
Australia’s Herald Sun has interviewed Seth Rogen on his role as the blobish character B.O.B. in the Dreamworks Animation feature film Monsters vs Aliens. Rogen jokes that in addition to providing the voice that the character was based on him physically as well: “It was all a motion capture performance. That’s just my naked body […]