PR: Bumblz Media Launches Internet-Based Children’s Network

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2008
*Bumblz Media By-Passes the Big Broadcasters to Launch Their Own Internet-Based Children’s Network* Vancouver Animation Producers Use The Power of YouTube to Reach Their Audience Vancouver February 20, 2008 After patiently waiting for things to play out in the broadcast market, Ed and Dan decided they had enough. It was time to take control of […]

"Fairly OddParents" Special Sets Ratings Records

by on February 20, 2008
The Fairly OddParents‘ President’s Day special was the highest rated entertainment program among all kid demographics for the year to date, Nickelodeon said today. The special had an average viewership of 8.8 million, making it second only to the Super Bowl among television events so far this year among kid audiences. It was also the […]

David Boreanaz on Playing Green Lantern in "New Frontier"

by on February 20, 2008
David Boreanaz wore green socks the first day he went in to record as the Green Lantern for Justice League: New Frontier. That’s one of revelations the actor makes in a studio-provided interview about the upcoming DVD release. You can read the full interview here.

"Dragonball Z": The Past and the Future Collide in the Present

by on February 20, 2008
Back when FUNimation started dubbing Dragonball Z in-house, they soon realized that the franchise was popular enough to support additional releases. Soon after, they put out two specials, The History of Trunks and Bardock: The Father of Goku. Now, these ancient releases have come back in remastered form. In The History of Trunks, we get […]

New "Bob the Builder" DVDs Due in March, June

by on February 19, 2008
Bob the Builder will star in new adventures with new members of his machine team beginning this March with the DVD release of Building Bobland Bay, producer HIT Entertainment said today. That first DVD will be followed in June with Let’s Build the Beach! and new episodes of Bob the Builder on PBS Kids in […]

"Madea" Getting Animated

by on February 19, 2008
Tyler Perry will create, write, and executive produce a new animated series based on his Madea character, Variety reports. The project will be produced by Exodus Film Group. No distribution or broadcast arrangements have yet been made, and producers do not rule out the possibility of distributing it directly to DVD.

Giacchino, "Ratatouille" Composer, Profiled in USA Today

by on February 19, 2008
USA Today profiles and interviews Oscar nominee Michael Giacchino, who wrote the score for Ratatouille. Giacchino made stop-motion animated home movies as a child, the article notes. He also moved sideways into composition, getting a job in the marketing division at Disney Interactive before segueing over into music-writing for games and ultimately for TV and […]

Marvel Announces Marvelous Numbers, Schedules Animated Projects

by on February 19, 2008
Marvel Entertainment had operating income of $51.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2007, almost double the $26.4 million the company earned in the fourth quarter of 2006, the company announced today. Revenues rose to $109.3 million from $85.2 million. For the year, Marvel’s operating income soared to $274.4 million from $112.6 million. Revenues jumped […]

"Thomas and the Great Discovery" Coming to DVD in September

by on February 19, 2008
Thomas the Tank Engine will star in a new feature-length DVD special to be released on September 9, producer HIT Entertainment announced today. The Great Discovery will have Thomas stumbling on the ruins of Great Waterton, the oldest town on the island, and will be narrated by Pierce Brosnan, who also voices the new PBS […]

New "Thomas" Toys Coming This Fall

by on February 19, 2008
HIT ToyCo has announced new Thomas & Friends-themed toys in advance of the American International Toy Fair. The new line of products for preschoolers will be available this fall. Items in the new line include Thomas & Bulstrode Bath Buddies, the Tuneful Thomas Radio, the Thomas Rock ‘n Roll Guitar, and the Sodor Musical TV. […]