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Viacom/Yahoo! Teamup

Viacom Inc. has entered into a multi-year search marketing and Web search distribution agreement with Yahoo!, the company announced today. Under the undisclosed terms of the agreement, Yahoo! will provide multiple search marketing and Web search services to Viacom’s online properties including MTV.com and NickJr.com, among others. PR Newswire has details.

New "Thundercats" Series in the Works

Animation HQ reports that a remake of the 80′s animated classic Thundercats is in the works at Warner Brothers. The show’s new look will be similar to The Batman — edgy and anime-inspired. Pre-production is reportedly ongoing. The show should be ready for broadcast sometime in late 2006.

New 'Superman' and 'Batman' DVD Volumes Announced

TVShowsonDVD have revealed that Volume 2 of Superman: The Animated Series and Volume 4 of Batman: The Animated Series will hit together on December 6th.

Brock Peters 1927 - 2005

Yahoo! News reports that actor Brock Peters has passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 78. He is best known for his role as Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. Animation fans will recognize him as the voice of Lucius Fox in Batman: The Animated Series and numerous other voices in animation […]

"Dora" CD Coming in October

Nick Records and Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group will release Dora the Explorer Dance Fiesta! to CD on Tuesday, October 11, the companies said today. Tracks on the CD include “Celebration,” “Dancing in the Street,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Limbo Rock,” “Locomotion,” “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “We Are Family,” “We Got The Beat,” “Oye […]

Toon Disney Launches Hindi Feed

Toon Disney will launch a Hindi feed on September 1, agencyfaqs reports.

DIC Names Laumen to Post

DIC Entertainment has named Carol Laumen to the post of vice president of retail development, Playthings reports. Laumen will build relationships with retailers and develop support for DIC’s brand properties.

Animated Films and Panels at the New Yorker Festival

The schedule for this year’s New Yorker festival has been released. It includes two panels about animation (one of which will feature Brad Bird, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone) and a preview screening of Wallace & Gromit — The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The festival is scheduled for the weekend of September 23-25. (via Heidi […]

"RahXephon," "Cromartie" and "Colorful" Coming to G4

RahXephon, Cromartie High School and Colorful will join G4-videogame tv’s Barbed Wire Biscuit bloc of programming later this year, it was announced today. RahXephon will premiere on Friday, September 2, at 12:00am ET/9:00pm PT. Cromartie High School and Colorful will make their G4 debut in December 2005. [Source: ADV Films]

ADV Films Exploits BitTorrent for Advertising

ADV Films has begun exploiting BitTorrent, a file sharing system renowned for enabling digital piracy, to advertise its films, according to a report in the New York Times (free registration required). After a successful trial advertising Madlax in July, ADV has assembled more extensive promotional packages for Gilgamesh and Goddanar specifically for release on BitTorrent. […]

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