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Corus Networks Celebrate Summer Vacation this June

by Nobuyuki samaon April 25, 2007
School’s out, and YTV celebrates with a jam-packed schedule of movies and specials for June, including the series premiere of MÄR on June 1st at 7 p.m., 24 hours of superhero-themed programming starting Saturday, June 9th at 6 a.m., and a “Transformers Day” marathon on Saturday, June 30th from Noon to 6 p.m. Additionally, Inuyasha: […]

TELETOON Announces Video On Demand, Cellular Video Services

by Nobuyuki samaon April 25, 2007
TELETOON has announced the impending launch of Video on Demand (VOD) programming on Shaw Digital Television and Rogers Digital Cable beginning April 27th, as well as offering bilingual programming to TELUS Mobile TV wireless customers beginning May 15th. Along with the expansion of VOD and Mobile TV, the network will begin to offer full-length TELETOON […]

Universal Theme Parks To Annex Springfield

by Nobuyuki samaon April 24, 2007
“The Simpsons” are coming to Universal Studios’ theme parks in Hollywood and Orlando next spring, according to Reuters and Variety. The long-running series, which hits the big screen on July 27, is morphing into a ride that will incorporate Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson along with other characters. “The ride is designed to […]

Comedy Central’s Loomis Becomes Disney’s "Marketeer #1"

by Nobuyuki samaon April 17, 2007
MTV Networks veteran Richard Loomis has joined the Disney Channel’s U.S. operations as senior VP, marketing and creative, according to Daily Variety. Loomis joins the channel as it gears up to launch two high-profile animated series – including next month’s My Friends Tigger & Pooh – and the highly anticipated High School Musical 2. He’ll […]

Edward Norton To See Green As "Puny Banner"

by Nobuyuki samaon April 16, 2007
Edward Norton has been set by Marvel Studios to play Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk, taking over the role from Eric Bana, who played in 2003’s Ang Lee-directed The Hulk, according to a Daily Variety report. The film is scheduled to shoot this summer in Toronto, with an opening set for June 13, 2008. […]

Kenyan Childrens’ Animations Take Top Prize

by Nobuyuki samaon April 4, 2007
A compilation of nine animated shorts made by children in Kenya during August’s inaugural Lola Kenya Screen film production workshop won the Africa Grand Prize for achievement in a film made by children at the close of the fifth World Summit on Media for Children, held in Johannesburg, South Africa last week. “Films by Children […]

Comcast Hosts ‘Final’ Spider-Man 3 Trailer

by Nobuyuki samaon March 24, 2007
In an advertisement shown during CBS’s broadcast of the NCAA basketball tourney today, Comcast is now hosting the newest and “final” trailer for Spider-Man 3, streamed in Apple QuickTime High-Definition on their exclusive website. Spider-Man 3 is set to open in theaters on May 4, 2007.

BusinessWeek Online Recaps Anime’s Impact on US Entertainment

by Nobuyuki samaon March 21, 2007
In an article covering the beginning of this year’s Tokyo International Anime Fair, reviews the commercial aspects of the exportation of Japan’s animated film industry to US entertainment companies. [via]

Former DreamWorks Animators Move to Imagi

by Nobuyuki samaon March 19, 2007
In what they see as a key step toward establishing itself as a full-scale animation house, Imagi Studios has hired a quartet of Hollywood’s leading animators, Daily Variety reports. The company, which produced the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie to be released this weekend, picked Cecil Kramer, formerly of DreamWorks Animation, to head the […]

‘Love*Com’ TV Anime Coming to Tokyo Broadcasting This April

by Nobuyuki samaon March 19, 2007
A television anime based on Aya Nakahara’s popular shoujo manga “Love*Com – Lovely Complex” is scheduled for release this spring. The romantic comedy of the mutually-supportive relationship between unusually tall girl Risa Koizumi and her vertically-challenged companion Atsushi Otoni was published by Shueisha from September 2001 to December 2006, and a hit live-action movie debuted […]