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LA Times on Disney Princess Couture

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at the trend to adapt Disney’s Princess characters into high-end couture fashion and jewelry, and another initiative to create Disney-inspired furniture (free registration required).

Brad Bird Talks "Ratatouille" with AP

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
The Associated Press spoke briefly with director Brad Bird about Ratatouille, discussing topics such as the title of the movie, maintaining Pixar’s critical and box-office track record, and the possibility of sequels or follow-ups to The Incredibles. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

PR: It’s "The Spectacular Spider-Man" to the Rescue

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
IT’S “THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN” TO THE RESCUE Kids’ WB! on The CW Announces Official Title for Marvel Super Hero’s Animated Series from Culver Entertainment BURBANK, CA (JUNE 18, 2007) ­ “The Spectacular Spider-Man” is the official title of the super hero’s new animated series coming to the Kids’ WB! on The CW, it was announced […]

Sony Music Group and Nickelodeon Team Up for Multimedia Properties

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
The Sony Music Group and Nickelodeon have just announced a deal to co-produce and co-finance television and music projects over the next four years. The two companies have collaborated before on soundtracks for hit shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. The first project to come from the new partnership will be the original […]

VIZ Media Licenses "Naruto" to Brazil’s SBT

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
VIZ Media has announced that SBT has been named the terrestrial broadcaster of Naruto for Brazil. The deal will bring 52 episodes of the show to Brazil, which is expected to debut the series in the second half of 2007. For full details, read the press release here.

Third Annual "Pitch This!" Competition at Television Animation Conference in Sept

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
The third annual “Pitch This!” competition will be held at the Television Animation Conference (TAC) in Ottowa, Canada, from September 19-20, 2007. Animation producers are invited to submit proposals for adult or childrens’ animated series by July 31, 2007. The top 2 proposals will get a chance to pitch their series to a panel of […]

ASIFA-Hollywood Hosts Disney’s Andreas Deja for Fundraiser June 21

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
ASIFA-Hollywood will be hosting a special fundraising event with Disney animator Andreas Deja at Van Eaton Galleries on June 21, 2007. Proceeds from ticket sales and sales of a special edition giclee will be donated to the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door. For full details, read the […]

Voices from Krypton Interviews Bruce Timm on "Superman: Doomsday"

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
The Voices from Krypton website has posted a 3-part audio interview with Bruce Timm about Superman: Doomsday. All three parts are embedded Flash files: part 1, part 2, and part 3. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

PR: Sony Music Label Group and MTV Networks’ Nickelodeon to Make TV & Music Together

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
SONY MUSIC LABEL GROUP AND MTV NETWORKS’ NICKELODEON TO MAKE TV AND MUSIC TOGETHER Companies Sign New Global Agreement to Co-Develop, Co-Produce and Co-Finance TV Series, Original Movies and Records Partnership Debuts this Fall with Release of Original Music Soundtrack from Nick’s Top ‘Tween Series, The Naked Brothers Band NEW YORK, June 14, 2007 – […]

PR: VIZ Media Licenses Naruto to SBT in Brazil

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2007
GLOBAL AUDIENCE FOR NARUTOâ„¢ EXPANDS AS VIZ MEDIA LICENSES HIT ANIMATED SERIES TO SBT IN BRAZIL Partnership With Leading Broadcaster Brings Popular Action Series To The Largest Market In South America San Francisco, CA JUNE 14, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and […]