According to a post by Billy West on his message board, four full feature length Futurama DVD movies will begin production in late July or August. (via Craig Crumpton)
ITV1’s South Bank Show arts series will be dedicated to anime on February 19 and will include interviews with leading lights of anime, such as film producer Matsuhisa Ishikawa. ITV4 will follow up the show with an airing of the 1995 animation film Ghost In The Shell on March 4. [Source: BBC]
CritterPix Studios has named John Carey to the position of senior vice president of production. As a 30-year show business veteran, Carey has established and maintained CG pipelines for several animated feature productions and companies. He was most recently the vice president of production and technology at Walt Disney Pictures where he led a team […]
King of the Hill – Season 6 will be available on DVD on May 2, 2006, according to TVShowsOnDVD. A 3-disc set is expected, and TVShowsOnDVD has the probable track listing.
Spanish brand management firm Elastic Rights has signed several broadcast and licensing deals for Cookie Jar’s animated preschool series Caillou. C21Media has details.
HIT has created the role of Director of Promotions and Sponsorship and has hired Chris Tadey to fill the position. C21Media reports.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has formed a joint venture with Arvato Mobile that will offer feature film and television content for download in Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerland using a peer-to-peer network. Business Wire has details.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment have entered into a multimillion dollar, multi-year agreement for the exclusive marketing, sales and distribution rights to HIT’s portfolio of children’s programming in the U.S. and Canada. Fox will begin distributing HIT’s full slate of home entertainment releases in fall 2006, performing all of the business functions […]
Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing has announced an agreement to publish and distribute interactive books based on the Marvel Heroes program to children ages four through eleven in the United States, Canada and the U.K., beginning in the fall of 2006. The books will feature such characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, […]
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD) and Tele Muenchen Group (TMG) have agreed on an extension of their free television deal signed in 2004. Through the deal with WBITD, TMG will continue to have access to Warner Bros.’ film studio, including the German-speaking free TV rights to Warner’s 2006 theatrical slate. [Source: Time Warner]