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Disney/Pixar Reported Seeking "John Carter of Mars" Rights

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Disney/Pixar is in active negotiations for the film rights to the John Carter of Mars series of novels. Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan, the series centers on a Civil War officer transported to the savage landscape of Mars. The Burroughs estate claimed that the rights […]

"Le Chevalier D’Eon" Debuts on Anime Network February 8

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
Le Chevalier D’Eon is debuting on the Anime Network on February 8, 2007. The press release from the Anime Network contains a brief plot synopsis and airtime information. The first DVD of the series will be available on February 20.

Anne Globe Named Marketing Head of DreamWorks Animation

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
A press release states that DreamWorks Animation is naming Anne Globe as the company’s new Head of Worldwide Marketing and Consumer Products. She has been head of worldwide consumer products and promotion since 2005. Read the full press release here.

Show at Museum of Design Atlanta to Focus on Cartoon Network Advertising

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
A new exhibition at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will be focusing on the advertising of Cartoon Network. Titled “Design at Play: The High Design and Low-Brow Humor of Cartoon Network,” the multi-media show will feature print advertising, on-air spots, billboards, and interactive web sites. The show is scheduled to run from February 1 […]

Illumitoon and Westlake Debut "Beet the Vandel Buster" on DVD

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
Illumitoon Entertainment Ltd. and Westlake Entertainment have issued a press release about their first DVD release: Beet the Vandel Buster: The Sacrifice. The series focuses on young Beet, a warrior whose village is engaged in a life-and-death struggle with the demonic Vandels. The first DVD will hit store shelves on January 30, 2007, containing 4 […]

PR: Le Chevalier D’Eon Premieres Feb 8 on Anime Network

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
LE CHEVALIER D’ EON: PSALM OF VENGEANCE PREMIERES FEBRUARY 8 ON AMERICA’S #1 ANIME CHANNEL Obsessed By Her Death. Possessed By Her Soul. HOUSTON, TX — January 8, 2007 — Revolution and revelations begin when Le Chevalier D’Eon: Psalm of Vengeance premieres February 8, 2007 on Anime Network—America’s #1 Anime Channel! WHAT: U.S. VOD Premiere […]

PR: Anne Globe Named New Marketing Head for DreamWorks Animation

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
GLENDALE, CA, January 16, 2007 – Anne Globe, a senior member of the DreamWorks Animation leadership team, has been appointed the company’s new Head of Worldwide Marketing and Consumer Products, it was announced today by Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation CEO. Anne takes over for Terry Press, the longtime and highly regarded marketing head of the […]

PR: MODA Presents Design at Play: The High Design & Low-Brow Humor of Cartoon Network

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
MODA presents Design at Play: The High Design and Low-Brow Humor of Cartoon Network Opening February 1-May 19 New Exhibit to Feature Atlanta-Based Network’s Award-Winning Print, Billboard, On-Air, Online and Premium Products Created to Support Original Animated Series and Specials Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition, Design at Play: […]

PR: Illumitoon and Westlake DVD Debut with "Beet the Vandel Buster"

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2007
The First Anime DVD Release from Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment Debuts with Hugely Popular New Anime Series BEET THE VANDEL BUSTER: THE SACRIFICE Woodland Hills, CA ­ On January 30, 2007, BEET THE VANDEL BUSTER: THE SACRIFICE, the premiere Anime release under the new partnership between Illumitoon Entertainment Ltd. and Westlake Entertainment, will arrive […]

Orville Redenbacher Revived via Digital Animation Technology

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2007
USA Today is reporting that ConAgra Foods has decided to resurrect popcorn pitchman Orville Redenbacher via digital animation in an ad campaign that began on the telecast of last night’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony. (via Cartoon Brew weblog)