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Cartoon Network January 2005 Ratings Report

Climbing ahead in ratings and delivery for the fourth month in a row, Cartoon Network set new January ratings and delivery records across every kids demo it targets, according to Nielsen Media Research. Credit for Cartoon Network’s double-digit growth across the board can be attributed to its programming blocks: Fridays (7 pm-12 am), Toonami (Saturday, […]

Universal Ratings Report for Saturday 1/22

Kids 6-11 Ratings for Saturday, January 22, 2005 Notes: All Times Eastern An (S) denotes special presentation. Broadcast Networks: Kids WB (8 am -12 pm): (3.9/16 Average) 8:00 am – Pokemon (1.3/9) 8:30 am – ¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante (2.9/15) 9:00 am – Teen Titans (3.7/16) 9:30 am – Xiaolin Showdown (3.8/14) 10:00 am – Pokemon: […]

Will Anybody Direct "Toy Story 3"?

According to rumors reported on the Fox News website, no animation director in Hollywood will accept the assignment to direct Toy Story 3. Disney has the rights to produce sequels to all the Pixar movies it distributed, but it seems no animator will accept the director’s chair for fear of crossing Pixar. Some questions are […]

WizKids To Produce "Mech Warrior" 3D DVD

Mainframe Entertainment and WizKids will team to create a direct-to-DVD 3D animated feature based on the Mech Warrior series of games and toys, the companies said today. Gregory Little will produce for Machine Age, and Jordan Weisman and Marc Sachnoff will produce for WizKids. The DVD is slated for release in 2006. [Source: WizKids Games]

"Howl's Moving Castle" Helps Set Japan Box Office Record

Japanese box office revenue set a new record in 2004, rising to $2.03 billion for the year. According to the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, the rise was largely due to the success of local films, with Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle being singled out as the top-grossing film in Japan with receipts totaling […]

"Song of the South" May See DVD Release

Songofthesouth.net, a fan site dedicated to Disney’s Song of the South movie, is reporting that Dick Cook, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, has stated publicly that Song of the South will be released on DVD eventually. In a Q&A session at the Summer 2004 Annual Convention of the NFFC, Cook stated that controversial material […]

Visa Superbowl Commercial to Star Marvel Superheroes

Superhero Hype is reporting that Visa is planning an ad for the Super Bowl featuring live-action Marvel Comics superheroes, including Captain America, Thor, Wolverine, and Spider-Man. According to a related article from Reuters, the ad will focus on Visa’s fraud protection services.

"Aladdin II - The Return of Jafar": No Genie in this Lamp

Disney has always been a firm believer in the adage that more is better. So they wasted little time in following up 1992′s wildly successful Aladdin with the direct-to-video The Return of Jafar, beginning an ignominious tradition that has picked up both steam and plenty of cash over the years. Now, with a DVD release, […]

"Fairly Oddparents Timmy's Top Wishes": I Wish for Jokes That Work

Like SpongeBob, Fairly Oddparents is a cartoon that appeals to kids with silly hijinks and cute visuals while maintaining an offbeat and often quite sophisticated sense of humor. Sort of a low-rent Aladdin, Oddparents is about young Timmy Turner and his two eccentric and the two gabby fairies, Cosmo and Wanda, who constantly get him […]

Buena Vista Juggles Marvel Animated DVDs

Buena Vista Home Entertainment has shuffled its Marvel Animated DVD release schedule, pulling some titles and sticking in others, according to TVShowsOnDVD. The site reports that Buena Vista has pulled Marvel Superheroes: The 60s Superhero Collection from its release schedule and replaced it with a multi-disc box set release of The Fantastic Four, which it […]

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