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Corus Sends Tony Hawk, Jimmy/Timmy, Rugrats, Avatar and More to Canada in March

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
A press release from Corus Kids Television contains programming highlights for March 2007, including the debuts on YTV of Tony Hawk: Boom Boom Sabotage, two Rugrats specials, and the season 2 finale to Avatar the Last Airbender. Strawberry Shortcake will get the spotlight on companion channel Treehouse. Read the full press release here.

Canada to receive The Anime Channel

by on January 30, 2007
The Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission has approved YTV’s request to create a new network called The Anime Channel. The station will carry a minimum of 65% anime and up to 35% “anime-related” content. (via Zannen, Canada)

Jules Feiffer to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Animation Writers Caucus

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
Writer and cartoonist Jules Feiffer will be receiving this year’s Animation Writing Award for lifetime achievement from the Animation Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild of America, West, according to animation writer Mark Evanier. Feiffer has written in a variety of media, including comics, prose, and animation. A profile of Feiffer by Evanier is appearing […]

Kevin Munroe: "TMNT" in Crunch Time

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
A brief article on SciFi Wire reports that TMNT, the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film, is “in crunch time,” according to director Kevin Munroe and producer Thomas K. Gray. The current efforts “include 400 people working in Hong Kong six days a week who have been animating the TMNT film since 2004,” and […]

Tad Stones on "Hellboy Animated" DVD Extras

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
Director Tad Stones has posted a sneak peek at some of the bonus material coming for the Hellboy Animated DVDs, including a look at the comic book that will be shipping with the DVDs, screenshots of the documentaries, and photos of the voice actors at work. The description on the blog page does not indicate […]

PR: The Monkey Hits the Road in "Where’s Lazlo?"

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
The Monkey Hits the Road in “Where’s Lazlo?” Premiere of Camp Lazlo’s First Feature Movie on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) Camp Lazlo explores what life was like as a bean scout at Camp Kidney before an optimistic Brazilian monkey named Lazlo came to camp in the premiere of its first ever […]

PR: Show-downs, Fairytales And Monster Mashes This March On Corus Kids Television

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
SHOW-DOWNS, FAIRYTALES AND MONSTER MASHES THIS MARCH ON CORUS KIDS TELEVISION (January 29, 2007 – Toronto , Canada ) It’s going to be a busy month as Corus kids vote for their favourite show, dream with magical fairies and hang out with spooky monsters this March on YTV, Treehouse, and Discovery Kids! Tune in to […]

Decode Entertainment Announces "Franny’s Feet" Books

by Grant Whiteon January 30, 2007
Decode Entertainment has licensed several publications based on their pre-school animation Franny’s Feet, C21Media reports. The titles, including story, coloring and activity books, will be published by Peguin Group and Simon and Schuster.

BBC Licenses "Charlie and Lola" Merchandise

by Grant Whiteon January 30, 2007
The BBC has awarded licenses to four companies to produce merchandise from pre-school series Charlie and Lola, C21Media reports. Character Options has also expanded their Doctor Who toy license to include forthcoming spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Frank Nissen Revisits a Classic with "Cinderella III"

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
With a career spanning for 30 years, odds are pretty good that you’ve seen a cartoon that Frank Nissen has worked on. After an apprenticeship in commercial and educational programming, Nissen began his directorial career on such cult classic TV specials as Cosmic Christmas and The Devil and Daniel Mouse. His touch can also be […]