Time Warner Inc. Reports Financial Results for 2005 Full Year and Fourth Quarter

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
Time Warner Inc. on Wednesday reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2005. For the quarter, revenues climbed 7% over the same period in 2004 to $11.9 billion, driven by increases at the Filmed Entertainment, Cable, Networks and Publishing segments. Adjusted Operating Income rose 18% to $2.9 billion, reflecting […]

Tartakovsky to Direct "Power of the Dark Crystal"

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
Award-winning animation director Genndy Tartakovsky, who created the series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory, will direct Power of the Dark Crystal — the sequel to The Jim Henson Company’s 1982 classic fantasy film. Additionally, Tartakovsky’s newest venture, Orphanage Animation Studios, has been brought on board as a producing partner to […]

MoonScoop, MYP Combine Sales and Licensing Activities

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
MoonScoop and Mike Young Productions (MYP) are consolidating their sales and licensing activities into MYP’s distribution arm, Taffy Entertainment, following MoonScoop’s acquisition of a majority stake in the U.S. production company last October. Production activity will remain under MoonScoop and MYP. Taffy, which will be based in Europe and the U.S., now jointly incorporates more […]

"Maskman" Deals Signed in Korea and Taiwan

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
Korean action adventure series Maskman has been sold to KBS Korea. Meanwhile, Taiwanese distributor Mighty Media has bought broadcast and licensing rights to the property. Maskman combines 2D and 3D animation to tell the story of super-power fighters. The series won the Korean Culture and Content Agency’s annual Star Project Award in 2002. Since then, […]

Disney Announces "Chicken Little" and "Narnia" DVD Release Dates

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
Disney’s Chicken Little will be available on DVD on March 21, 2006, for $29.99 SRP. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe will be released on April 4, 2006, in both single- and double-disc editions with lots of extras. It will also retail for $29.99 SRP. [Source: AWN]

DreamWorks & D3Publisher Sign Worldwide Publishing Agreement for "Flushed Away"

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA) has announced a worldwide publishing agreement with DreamWorks Animation SKG for video games based on the forthcoming computer animated feature film Flushed Away. The first games are scheduled to be released for console systems and handheld systems — including Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance in Q4 2006 — to […]

Spike TV Orders "Blade" Series

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
Spike TV has given the green-light for a television series based on Marvel Super Hero “Blade” as the network’s first original scripted series. The network has ordered 11 one-hour episodes, in addition to the previously announced two-hour kick-off episode. Blade will premiere in June 2006. [Source: PR Newswire]

Brett A. Paul Promoted at Warner Bros.

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
Warner Bros. Television has promoted Brett A. Paul to Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, Operations and Finance. Paul — moving up from Executive Vice President, Business Affairs — adds the day-to-day responsibility of legal affairs, financial affairs and administration to his current oversight of business affairs. [Source: Time Warner]

Adult Swim January Ratings

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
For the month of January, Adult Swim ranked #1 among ad-supported cable for monthly total day delivery of adults 18-24, men 18-24 and men 18-34, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. The late-night service also topped all other basic cable networks for the number of telecasts that ranked among January’s top 50 programs […]

Disney/Pixar: "Time" Magazine Hints at Future Films

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2006
A sidebar to a Disney/Pixar news article in Time magazine takes a look at some possible film projects coming from the combined company. Some films mentioned include Ratatouille, about a rat living in a fancy French restaurant; a film noir project from Incredibles director Brad Bird that may be based on Will Eisner’s The Spirit […]