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Salon Examines Replacing Voice Actors

In the wake of the passing of Paul Winchell and John Fiedler, the voices of Tigger and Piglet in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh cartoons, Salon.com has published an article examining what happens when a cartoon character’s voice actor dies. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

"Art of Disney: Celebration" Postage Stamps Available June 30

The United States Postal Service will begin selling “Art of Disney: Celebration” postage stamps starting tomorrow, June 30, 2005. The series of 4 stamps uses classic Disney animated characters to express celebration via music, food, parties, and dance. A First Day of Issue Ceremony is scheduled to occur on June 30 at Disneyland Park at […]

Lara Jill Miller Talks About Being Juniper Lee

Actress Lara Jill Miller has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about her role as the title character in Cartoon Network’s The Adventures of Juniper Lee. The article details her acting career to date and how she landed the role of Juniper Lee almost by accident.

Fox Buys Film Rights to "Emily the Strange"

Twentieth Century Fox has purchased the film rights to Rob Reger’s “Emily the Strange” and will produce a live-action/animated film based on the property, INSOMNIAC mania reports.

"Heathcliff" Gets Collectors' Set Release

Shout! Factory and DIC Entertainment will release the four-disc collection Heathcliff & The Catillac Cats to DVD on September 20, TV Shows On DVD reports. The release will be the first in a series of collectors’ DVD sets drawing on the DIC library under an agreement between the two companies. Future series slated for release […]

"Cyberchase" Miniseries Coming in July

PBS Kids will broadcast “Hacker’s Transformatron,” a four-episode Cyberchase miniseries, beginning July 25, the network says. The story will feature Tony Hawk playing slider’s long-lost father, Coop. In addition, Cyberchase will launch new interactive games in July at its website. [Source: Business Wire]

Oscar-Winning "Ryan" Gets Special Airing

Teletoon’s The Detour will mark Canada Day with a special broadcast of the Oscar-winning short “Ryan,” an animated tribute to Canadian animator Ryan Larkin, the network says. The short will be broadcast on Friday, July 1, at 11:45pm. [Source: Teletoon]

Int'l Roundup: Powerpuffs in India; "Dougie" Goes Wide

* France’s TPS Jeunesse has licensed Just a Minute for broadcast on Eureka. The series will premiere in November. (World Screen) * Dougie in Disguise will join the schedules of networks in Canada, France, Italy, Israel, and other countries under deals announced by producer Neptuno Films. (World Screen) * India’s Cartoon Network will hold a […]

Discovery Kids Launches New Schedule

Discovery Kids will unveil a new schedule on July 4, AWN reports. The network will air six back-to-back episodes of a different series Mondays through Fridays. The schedule will include Hi-5 (Mondays); Peep (Tuesdays); Save-ums! (Wednesdays); Magic School Bus (Thursdays); Toddworld (Fridays).

TV Guide Offers Signed Copies of "Ultimate Fantastic Four #21"

The Fantastic Four creative team of Mark Millar (writer) and Greg Land (artist) will sign copies of Ultimate Fantastic Four #21 for a special sweepstakes in the July 3 issue of TV Guide magazine. Additionally, TV Guide has put the stars of the Fantastic Four movie on the cover of its July 3 issue, offering […]

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