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Next Fox Animated Series Debuts Between the Ads

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2007
An article in the Boston Herald notes that the Fox Broadcasting Company will be sandwiching a new animated program in eight-second clips shown between commercials. The program is intended as a way to keep viewers entertained during the commercial breaks, which can lead to better ad rates. The clips will follow Oleg, a half-Greek, half-Lithuanian […]

Nick Reveals Secret Behind Plankton vs. Mr. Krabs on "SpongeBob SquarePants"

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2007
On Friday, April 13, 2007, Nickelodeon will finally reveal the hidden past of Plankton and Mr. Krabs, bitter rivals on SpongeBob SquarePants who were once the best of friends. SpongeBob SquarePants: Friend or Foe? will air at 8:00 PM (Eastern and Pacific) after a two-week lead-up hosted on-air, on-line at Nick.com, and on wireless platforms, […]

PR: Nickelodeon Dives Deep into the History of the Biggest Feud in Bikini Bottom

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
Nickelodeon Dives Deep into the History of the Biggest Feud in Bikini Bottom Friend or Foe? Reveals the Secret Hidden Past of Lifelong Enemies, Plankton and Mr. Krabs Live-Action Spirited Contest and Convergent On-Air/Online Event “The Friend or Foe-Down” to Take Place at the Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn SpongeBob SquarePants Marathon Stretches from […]

PR: DreamWorks Animation Acquires "Master Mind"

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION ACQUIRES “MASTER MIND,” TO BE DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED WITH BEN STILLER’S RED HOUR FILMS Glendale, CA – April 3, 2007 – DreamWorks Animation today announced the acquisition of writers Alan Schoolcraft & Brent Simons’ superhero send-up “Master Mind,” which was brought to the company by Lara Breay at Red Hour Films, the production […]

"Meet the Robinsons" Tops the Charts for 3-D Openings

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
Disney’s Meet the Robinsons has set a new high for the opening weekend of a 3-D film with a $7.1 million take at the box office on 581 screens. The 3-D version of the movie brought in 28% of the film’s total box office gross for the weekend. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Claymation Inventor Will Vinton Interviewed

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
The Daily Cross Hatch weblog has posted a 2-part interview with Will Vinton, creator of “Claymation” and currently promoting Jack Hightower, his original graphic novel published by Dark Horse Comics (part 2 and part 2). Among the topics covered in the interview are the origins and future of Jack Hightower’s comic books, Vinton’s opinions on […]

DreamWorks Acquires "Master Mind" Superhero Sendup

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
DreamWorks Animation has acquired the rights to Master Mind, a superhero spoof by Alan Schoolcraft & Brent Simons that centers on a supervillain who loses his drive after killing his superhero nemesis. Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld will produce the film through their Red Hour Films banner, and Cameron Hood and Kyle Jefferson have been […]

Call for Entries to Nicktoons Animation Festival from April 1 to June 1

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
The 4th annual call for entries to the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival. The festival is held in conjunction with Frederator Studios, and animators from all over the world are invited to submit their work to the festival from now until June 1, 2007. A pre-selection jury will choose an assortment of submitted shorts to be […]

PR: Nicktoons Network Animation Festival Announces 4th Annual Call for Entries

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
NICKTOONS NETWORK ANIMATION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL WORLDWIDE CALL FOR ENTRIES APRIL 1 THROUGH JUNE 1 Festival of Top Animated Shorts to Roll Out On-Air August 26 through 31 NEW YORK – April 2, 2007 – Calling all animators! Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation network, in partnership with Frederator Studios, the festival’s production house, are […]

PR: Illumitoon Launches Free Trade-In Program

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2007 “ILLUMITOON LAUNCHES FREE TRADE-IN PROGRAM” Initial Releases now Available with Japanese Subtitles FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— FORT WORTH , TEXAS — Fans of Japanese subtitling on anime have a new reason to celebrate. Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd. announced today that based on overwhelming demand it will be initiating a trade-in program […]