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PR: New Digital Czar Named at Turner’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media

by Matt Hazudaon March 10, 2008
Veteran entertainment and new media executive Paul Condolora has been named senior vice president, Digital for Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Group, it was announced today by Stuart Snyder, the Group’s president and chief operating officer. In his new expanded role, Condolora will be responsible for leading the development and […]

Funimation Acquires ‘Claymore’

by Matt Hazudaon February 15, 2008
FUNimation has acquired DVD and broadcast rights to the NTV series Claymore, the company has announced. The 26-episode series is about half-human warriors fighting monsters called Yoma who live among and prey upon humans. It is directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka and produced by Madhouse Studios. A preview clip for the show is being shown at […]

‘Astro Boy’ Has Found Its Writer

by Matt Hazudaon February 15, 2008
Imagi Studios has announced that Timothy Harris will be writing the screenplay for their upcoming CG-animated Astro Boy movie. Harris had previously written the movies Space Jam, Kindergarten Cop, Twins and Trading Places and produced Falling Down. Astro Boy is set for a worldwide release in 2009. Read the full press release.

PR: Timothy Harris Writing Imagi Studios’ ‘Astro Boy’

by Matt Hazudaon February 15, 2008
Los Angeles (February 14, 2008) – Timothy Harris is writing the screenplay for Imagi Studios’ upcoming CG-animated feature film Astro Boy, it was jointly announced by Cecil Kramer, Executive VP of Production, and Maryann Garger, producer of Astro Boy. Writer of such box office hits as Space Jam, Kindergarten Cop, Twins and Trading Places, Timothy […]

PR: Turner Broadcasting Lands Lucasfilm Ltd.’s STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS TV series

by Matt Hazudaon February 13, 2008
After months of speculation throughout the television industry, Turner Broadcasting has landed the broadcast rights to the highly-sought-after CG-animated series, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, from creator George Lucas. A new era of Stars Wars entertainment begins this fall when the television series premieres on Cartoon Network, followed by airings on TNT. The series will […]

PR: Boomerang Injects "Villains" Into Valentine’s Day Programming

by Matt Hazudaon February 6, 2008
Boomerang is celebrating February 14 as “Villainstine’s Day,” a superstar lineup of villains from the legendary animation team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Beginning at 9 a.m. (ET) and running all day commercial-free until 8 p.m. (ET), some of animation’s meanest, most twisted and sometimes silliest criminal minds celebrate their “love” of evil. Included […]

PR: Next Chapter of Animated Ben 10 Premieres on Cartoon Network in Spring 2008

by Matt Hazudaon February 1, 2008
Ben 10: Alien Force begins the next chapter in the continuing Ben 10 saga five years later when 15-year-old Ben Tennyson chooses to once again put on the OMNITRIX and discovers that it has reconfigured his DNA and can now transform him into 10 brand new aliens. Joined by his super-powered cousin Gwen Tennyson and […]

‘Ben 10: Alien Force’ Debuts this Spring on Cartoon Network

by Matt Hazudaon February 1, 2008
Cartoon Network announced today that the new series in the Ben 10 franchise, Ben 10: Alien Force, will premiere with a one-hour episode this spring on the channel. No airdate has been announced at this time. Click here to read the full press release and view artwork.

PR: Cartoon Network presents Valentine’s-themed Mini-marathon of Originals Feb. 14

by Matt Hazudaon January 30, 2008
Despite it being Valentine’s Day, the day of love, Chowder is hosting a mini-marathon of cartoons about….ick….love! All-day, Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. (ET, PT) special love-themed episodes from Cartoon Network’s hit series Out of Jimmy’s Head, Camp Lazlo, Gym Partner, Squirrel Boy, and finally Chowder. Join Chowder as he shouts it, […]

PR: Nickelodeon takes to the Seas on First-Ever Cruise

by Matt Hazudaon January 28, 2008
NEW YORK – Jan. 28, 2008 – Nickelodeon, a unit of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International, Inc. (NYSE: VIA B), and Royal Caribbean International, a cruise line owned and operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.(NYSE/OSX: RCL), announced a new agreement where the two will introduce the “Nickelodeon Family Cruise with Royal Caribbean.” The […]