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"ATHF" Marketer Videotaped Bomb Squad

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2007
Peter Berdovsky, one of the marketers in trouble for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force panic in Boston last week, videotaped a bomb squad removing one of his blinking boxes without alerting police that it was just an advertisement, the Associated Press reports. Berdovsky’s lawyer says his client called his employers after he saw what the […]

Marketing Execs at Disney, Nickelodeon Get New Responsibilities

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2007
Frank Tanki and Jennifer Tracy have been named vice presidents of Brand Marketing and Digital Promotions Marketing, respectively, at Nickelodeon, the network announced today. Tanki will direct the management of such Nickelodeon brands as SpongeBob SquarePants and Avatar: The Last Airbender, while Tracy will oversee promotions marketing strategies for Nick.com, NickJr.com, ParentsConnect.com and GoCityKids.com. Separately, […]

"Pinky And The Brain" Vol. 2: Gee Brain, What Are We Gonna Watch Tonight?

by Chad Boninon February 7, 2007
They’re Pinky and The Brain. One is a genius, the other’s insane. They’re laboratory mice; their genes have been spliced. And by the dawning of the sun, they’ll take over the world. As a kid, the theme song that plot describes was a daily part of watching Kids’ WB. I even had it on my […]

"Hellboy Animated" Interviews with Creator Mike Mignola and Director Tad Stones

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2007
Newsarama.com’s “Animated Shorts” column has posted an interview with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola about the Hellboy Animated direct-to-video films. Mignola discusses his past work in animation, from Disney’s Atlantis to an aborted New Gods series for Warner Brothers; the difference between working in comics and animation; and why SciFi’s Amazing Screw-on Head makes him uncomfortable. […]

Pixar Prez Describes Corporate Philosophy

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2007
Pixar president Ed Catmull spoke at the Stanford Graduate School of Business on January 31, where he described Pixar’s philosophy of facing and fixing small problems before they become large ones, Exduco reports. Catmull described personnel problems at the animation studio following the success of Toy Story and some of the steps the company took […]

Win Your Own Piece of Rockin' Mooninite History!

by Nobuyuki samaon February 6, 2007
As a promotional move to showcase their products at the RSA Security Conference being held this week in San Francisco, CyberDefender Corporation will raffle off a Aqua Teen Hunger Force magnetic sign like those which inadvertantly caused the huge bomb scare in Boston last week. Raffle entry is free, and interested entrants are asked to […]

Navarre Corp. Profits Rise in Latest Quarter

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2007
Navarre Corp., parent of DVD distributors FUNimation and BCI, had net income of $4.1 million in its latest third-quarter period, the company announced yesterday. That compared to a net loss of $6.1 million in the same period last year. Revenues during the quarter fell 2.1% to $210.2 million. The company says it expects to see […]

"Black Cat": Second Life's Better than the First

by Dukeon February 6, 2007
The first volume of Black Cat had some interesting plot points and some pretty palette work, but the majority of the disc just didn’t feel right. Volume 2 is an improvement, but that’s not saying a whole lot, is it? Train Heartnet, a. k. a. the Black Cat, is sick of killing and has decided […]

Turner to Pay $2 Million for Marketing Mishap

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2007
Turner Broadcasting and marketing agency Interference will pay federal, state, and local agencies $2 million in connection with a marketing stunt gone awry, The New York Times reports. Half of the money will go to defray costs incurred by the agencies, which closed highways, bridges, and other infrastructure in Boston after mistaking electronic advertisements for […]

LA Times Profiles Lasseter and Newman

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2007
The Los Angeles Times carries a lengthy joint profile of John Lasseter and composer Randy Newman, who have collaborated on most of Pixar’s films.