The Suginami Animation Museum in Tokyo will host an exhibition beginning Feb. 27 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the launch of Shogakukan’s Corocoro Comic manga magazine in 1977. The anthology helped popularize children’s comic phenomenons including Pokemon, Beyblade and Doraemon. Earlier franchises included Kaibutsu-kun and Obake no Q-taro. The free event is aimed at […]
Peter Berdovsky, one of the marketers in trouble for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force panic in Boston last week, videotaped a bomb squad removing one of his blinking boxes without alerting police that it was just an advertisement, the Associated Press reports. Berdovsky’s lawyer says his client called his employers after he saw what the […]
D3Publisher of America will develop and publish videogame titles based on Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, Game Daily reports. The first game will be released this fall.
Frank Tanki and Jennifer Tracy have been named vice presidents of Brand Marketing and Digital Promotions Marketing, respectively, at Nickelodeon, the network announced today. Tanki will direct the management of such Nickelodeon brands as SpongeBob SquarePants and Avatar: The Last Airbender, while Tracy will oversee promotions marketing strategies for Nick.com, NickJr.com, ParentsConnect.com and GoCityKids.com. Separately, […]
They’re Pinky and The Brain. One is a genius, the other’s insane. They’re laboratory mice; their genes have been spliced. And by the dawning of the sun, they’ll take over the world. As a kid, the theme song that plot describes was a daily part of watching Kids’ WB. I even had it on my […]
Newsarama.com’s “Animated Shorts” column has posted an interview with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola about the Hellboy Animated direct-to-video films. Mignola discusses his past work in animation, from Disney’s Atlantis to an aborted New Gods series for Warner Brothers; the difference between working in comics and animation; and why SciFi’s Amazing Screw-on Head makes him uncomfortable. […]
The Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain may get its own Disneyland theme park, Reuters reports, citing the al-Waqt newspaper. According to Reuters, Gulf Arab investors are in talks to build an $8 billion park. It is not clear whether the Walt Disney Co. is yet involved in the negotiations.
Pixar president Ed Catmull spoke at the Stanford Graduate School of Business on January 31, where he described Pixar’s philosophy of facing and fixing small problems before they become large ones, Exduco reports. Catmull described personnel problems at the animation studio following the success of Toy Story and some of the steps the company took […]
As a promotional move to showcase their products at the RSA Security Conference being held this week in San Francisco, CyberDefender Corporation will raffle off a Aqua Teen Hunger Force magnetic sign like those which inadvertantly caused the huge bomb scare in Boston last week. Raffle entry is free, and interested entrants are asked to […]
TV-Loonland has announced a string of broadcast and home entertainment distribution deals for its preschool show Little Princess. Included are home entertainment deals for U.K. and bilingual Canadian distribution of seasons one and two with Anchor Bay Entertainment, as well as Australian releases through Madman Entertainment. On the TV side, MBC in the Middle East […]