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Jetix Europe Gets "Iggy Arbuckle"

by Maxie Zeuson February 21, 2007
Jetix Europe has picked up selected European pay-TV rights to Blueprint Entertainment’s Iggy Arbuckle, World Screen reports. The series follows the adventures of a nature-obsessed piglet.

France 3 Gets "Storm Hawks"

by Maxie Zeuson February 21, 2007
Fifty-two half-hour episodes of Storm Hawks are joining the France 3 lineup, World Screen reports. The 3D animated series, about a team of mismatched teens and their animal sidekicks fighting an evil empire with flying motorcycles, is produced by Nerd Corps Entertainment and Canada’s YTV.

FUNimation Led Anime Market in 2006

by Maxie Zeuson February 21, 2007
FUNimation was market share leader in its industry for the sixth straight year, the company said yesterday, citing data from Nielsen VideoScan. The company accounted for 23.2 percent of market sales. [Source: FUNimation]

"Binky Goes Nuts" on DVD to Teach Kids About Health Issues

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2007
WBGH Boston Video has published a press release announcing Binky Goes Nuts, a compilation DVD debuting on April 24, 2007. The DVD will contain 4 stories from the PBS Kids’ series Arthur, and is meant to highlight health issues like nut allergies and the importance of exercise. Read the full press release here.

NYCC 2007: CBLDF Announces Raffles and Auctions

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2007
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has issued a press release detailing auctions, raffles, and other programs scheduled for this weekend’s New York Comic-Con. Raffle prizes will include original artwork, autographed comics and prints, and anime from FUNimation and ADV. There will also be auctions for sketches by artists at the con and premiums at […]

"Simpsons" Movie Trailer Available for On-Line Viewing

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2007
A new trailer for The Simpsons Movie is available on-line in QuickTime Format, coming to theatres July 27. Among other things, the trailer reveals the location of the town of Springfield. (via Cartoon Brew)

PR: WBGH Boston Video and Arthur Spotlight Youth Health Issues with "Binky Goes Nuts"

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2007
WGBH BOSTON VIDEO AND ARTHUR SPOTLIGHT YOUTH HEALTH ISSUES WITH THE DVD DEBUT OF BINKY GOES NUTS Arthur and His Friends Help Kids Understand Nut Allergies and the Need for Exercise FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BOSTON (February 16, 2007) — WGBH Boston Video will debut Binky Goes Nuts on DVD April 24, 2007. Featuring four stories […]

PR: CBLDF Announces Raffles, Auctions, and More at NYCC

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2007
CBLDF ANNOUNCES RAFFLES, AUCTIONS, AND MORE AT NYCC! This weekend the New York Comic Con opens at the Javits Center, and the CBLDF is proud to announce a broad variety of fundraisers where you can win original art, rare comics, toys, anime and much more by supporting the Fund! First up is the CBLDF’s Official […]

Steve Uy on Drawing the "Legion of Superheroes"

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2007
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has spoken to artist Steve Uy about his covers and interior artwork on the upcoming Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century tie-in comic, coming from DC in April. Uy discusses how he got the job, what his artistic influences are, and why he opted to do interiors for one issue.

Get You Those Gummi Bears!

by Peter Paltridgeon February 20, 2007
In 1985 Michael Eisner had just taken over at Disney and was accelerating the production pace. Disney had not entered the children’s television market before, and the newly birthed TV animation division launched the initiative with two new concepts: Wuzzles, about a bunch of mixed-up animal species like “Butterbear” and “Bumbelion,” and Gummi Bears. They […]