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

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

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 […]

"Meet the Robinsons" Lands #2 Box Office with $25.1m Take

Disney’s Meet the Robinsons took the number 2 spot at the box office over the weekend, with a estimated $25.1 million in ticket sales. Warner Bros’ TMNT dropped from first to fourth place in its second week of release with an estimated $9.16 million box office take. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

HMV Teams with Aardman to Replace Nipper with Gromit

Music retailer HMV’s new advertising campaign in the United Kingdom will use Aardman’s Gromit to temporarily replace “Nipper,” the iconic dog character listening to a gramophone. Gromit, the canine half of Aardman’s famous “Wallace & Gromit” films, will replace Nipper at advertising aimed at children to promote new DVD releases. Nipper will keep his place […]

Drinky Crow Debuts on Adult Swim May 13, 2007

The Drinky Crow Show will debut on Adult Swim on Sunday, May 13, 2007, with an 11-minute pilot titled “Mermaid.” The show was created by Tony Millionaire and Eric Kaplan, and is based on Millionaire’s Maakies comic strip. The pilot was directed by Igor Kovalyov (The Rugrats Movie), and its ratings will determine whether the […]

New York Anime Festival Debuts at the Javits Center in December 2007

Reed Exhibitions has issued a press release announcing the debut of the New York Anime Festival running from December 7 – 9, 2007, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in midtown Manhattan. The new exhibition will build on the success of the New York Comic Con, and will focus purely on the growing legions […]

"Prince of Tennis" DVD Set Coming in April

VIZ Media has announced a 3-disc boxed set of Prince of Tennis, the popular anime series about tennis prodigy Ryoma Echizen and his adventures on and off the tennis court. The boxed set will contain all 13 episodes of the first season and will be priced at $39.98. Read the full press release here.

Walt Disney DVD Loyalty Program Includes "Meet the Robinsons"

Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment has announced that Disney’s feature film Meet the Robinsons will be included the Disney Movie Rewards program. In the past, the Disney Movie Rewards program has only used DVD sales to grant points that can be redeemed for prizes and rewards. The full details on eligibility are available in the […]

Oswald, Classic Donald, and Disneyland in New Disney Treasures DVDs

Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced the next three Walt Disney Treasures DVDs, which will be arriving in stores on December 11, 2007. The discs will include Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, containing the silent short films made from 1926 – 1927; Chronological Donald, Volume 3, containing Donald Duck short films from 1947 – 1950; and […]

New SpongeBob on YTV in April

New episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants will be aired on Canada’s YTV on Wednesday nights for the entire month of April. Episode titles and air times are all available in YTV’s press release.

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