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CORRECTED: "Cinderella III" Tops DVD Sellers

by Maxie Zeuson February 22, 2007
Cinderella III debuted as the number-one selling DVD during the week ended February 11, Video Business Online reports. In its second week Open Season fell from first to fourth place. Cars and Barnyard, which have been in release for fourteen and nine weeks respectively, filled the thirteenth and sixteenth slots. Cinderella III fared less impressively […]

Endemol Buys JoeCartoon.com

by Maxie Zeuson February 22, 2007
Reality-TV producer Endemol USA is buying JoeCartoon.com, Variety reports. The internet portal is best known for its 1999 short “Frog in a Blender.” Financial terms were not disclosed. Endemol, which produces Big Brother among other TV reality programs, says it will expand JoeCartoon’s web presence.

SPI Buys Into India’s FrameFlow

by Maxie Zeuson February 22, 2007
Sony Pictures Imageworks has bought a 51% stake in FrameFlow, an India-based producer of visual effects and animation, Variety reports. The company will be renamed Imageworks India.

PR: Disney Channel Weekly Ratings Highlights for February 5-11, 2007

by Zeddon February 22, 2007
Weekly Ratings Highlights for February 5-11, 2007 Final National Ratings DISNEY CHANNEL RANKS AS BASIC CABLE’S NO. 1 NETWORK IN TOTAL DAY IN TWEENS 9-14 DISNEY CHANNEL TOPS ALL BASIC CABLE IN PRIME, EXTENDING ITS DOMINANCE TO 97 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN KIDS 6-11 AND TO 93 IN TWEENS 9-14 FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT WEEK, “CORY […]

Did a Festival Winner Steal from "Foster’s Home"?

by Maxie Zeuson February 22, 2007
The winner of the Tropfest short film festival is being scrutinized by lawyers for Cartoon Network for its resemblance to the network’s Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Variety reports. Steve Baker’s “An Imaginary Life” won the Australian festival’s top prize on February 18, but Cartoon Network Hong Kong says it is investigating resemblances between it […]

"Mooninite" Marketer Talks About Boston Fiasco

by Maxie Zeuson February 22, 2007
The head of the guerilla marketing agency whose billboards for Aqua Teen Hunger Force panicked Boston last month says Boston police reaction was not out of line and has criticized the contractors who put up the signs for their remarks at a subsequent press conference. In an interview with Brandweek, Interference CEO Sam Ewen said, […]

DMGI Gets NA Digital Rights to BKN Series

by Maxie Zeuson February 22, 2007
Digital Music Group has picked up the digital distribution rights to BKN’s current and upcoming slate of films and series, World Screen reports. The deal gives DMGI rights to such titles as Legend of the Dragon and Dork Hunters from Outer Space, which will give the series potential access to iTunes, Google Video, and RealNetworks.

"Fishtronaut" Swims to Latin America

by Maxie Zeuson February 22, 2007
Fishtronaut will swim onto Latin American airwaves in 2008 under a deal between producer TV PinGuim and Discovery Kids in Latin America, World Screen reports. The series is about a secret agent fish.

Negima "Magic Outside The Classroom": Going on a field trip! A field trip! A field…

by Chad Boninon February 22, 2007
Mahora Academy is getting boring this time of year (especially for those who have been students for 60+ years), so the class of Negi Springfield heads out to Kyoto for a field trip. While there, Negi will have to defend his students against the forces of evil—which involve a giant teddy bear. Though when your […]

Courage Is the Ultimate Proof of Magic, but "Negima" Isn’t

by Chad Boninon February 22, 2007
Negi Springfield, ten-year-old teacher at Mahora Academy, is paid to be the teacher when semester’s in session, but when summer vacation hits, he may just have to do some extra teaching. When you’re the mystically powered target of a class of teenage girls, you’re required to— Well, to apply suntan lotion, traverse a haunted school […]