"Kappa Mikey" Premieres on Nicktoons Network on February 25, Nick International Later

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Kappa Mikey — the only anime television series created and produced in the U.S. — will debut on Nicktoons Network in the U.S. with two half-hour, back-to-back episodes on Saturday, February 25, from 8:00pm to 9:00pm (ET). Kappa Mikey will premiere during the “Three-Headed Monster,” Nicktoons Network’s prime-time programming block from 7:00pm to midnight, and […]

Jack Black to Host Nickelodeon’s 19th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Jack Black will host Nickelodeon’s 19th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, April 1, from 8:00pm – 9:30pm ET/PT (tape delayed for West Coast) from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. PR Newswire has a list of this year’s nominees.

Tanya Haider Promoted at Nickelodeon & Viacom International Consumer Products

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Tanya Haider has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon & Viacom International Consumer Products, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to expand the presence of its licensing and merchandising business worldwide. Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products manages the third largest licensing business in the world with $5 billion in retail sales in 2005, […]

WBDCD Announces Promotions

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Linda Abrams has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Marketing, Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution (WBDCD). Meanwhile, Maury Leitner has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing, WBDCD. Both of these announcements were made by Eric Frankel, President, WBDCD. More information on the positions is available at the Time Warner corporate website.

James Cromwell is Capt. Stacy in "Spider-Man 3"

by La Parkaon February 8, 2006
Superhero Hype! reports that actor James Cromwell has signed on to play Captain Stacy, Gwen Stacy’s father, in Spider-Man 3. In the Amazing Spider-Man comic books, Stacy dies a heroic death as he saves a child during a battle between Spider-Man and another supervillain. Peter Parker’s love interest Gwen Stacy ends up blaming Spider-Man for […]

Allen Shalleck, "Curious George" Collaborator, Found Dead in Florida

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2006
Editor, writer, and director Allen Shalleck has been found dead on the driveway of his mobile home in Florida. Shalleck, 76, co-edited several Curious George books and also helped write and direct 104 animated Curious George short films. The police are treating the death as a possible homicide.

VIZ Media on 2005 Results and 2006 Plans

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2006’s ongoing “State of the Union” feature has interviewed Evelyn Dubocq, Director of Public Relations at VIZ Media. Among the topics discussed are the merger of VIZ and ShoPro, the success of Naruto and Fullmetal Alchemist, and the company’s plans for 2006.

Warren Buffett: Cartoon Character

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2006
Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and known in financial circles as the “Oracle of Omaha,” will be lending his voice to a cartoon character, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times (free registration required). The movie, entitled The Secret Millionaire’s Club, will be produced by DIC Entertainment Holdings and is intended at […]

"Samurai 7" Vol. 3: The Storm Before The Hurricane

by Karl Olsonon February 8, 2006
The last disc of Samurai 7 left off on a cliffhanger. Our band of heroes were facing trouble on all sides. It seemed the nobuseri bandits had allied with the merchants to crush any hopes of peasant rebellion, while the enigmatic cave dwellers the Guardians, or Shikimoribito, could turn on the peasants at any time. […]

"Flushed Away" Aardman Featurette Online

by Benon February 7, 2006
To celebrate the release of the Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit DVD (and the film’s recent perfect showing at the Annie Awards), DreamWorks has made available online a preview of Flushed Away, the next feature film from Aardman Animation, the studio behind Wallace & Gromit. The featurette is included on the new Curse […]