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Hauge Joins Wild Brain

Animation director Chris Hauge has joined the staff of Wild Brain, AWN reports. Hauge’s career includes a stint as lead animator on Space Jam.

"Saiyuki Requiem" Not Exactly Legendary

On the outside Saiyuki looks like a typical “journeyman” action series. Four adventurers who normally wouldn’t even talk to each other come together to form one kickass fighting team out to stomp evil flat. But when that group is a gun-toting, angst-filled priest, a charming-yet-vicious dragon tamer, a suave, gullible demon, and a super-strong monkey […]

Things Get Serious in "Popotan" Vol. 2

It was quite a surprise that Popotan didn’t suck. I mean really, the first volume actually blew me away with just how charming and funny a show like this could be. A quick introduction: Popotan is the story of three sisters who live in a magical house that teleports to different locations at random intervals, […]

Classic Media Gets Cash Infusion

Spectrum Equity Investors has invested $75 million in Classic Media and arranged for a new $100 million senior debt facility, World Screen reports. The deal makes Spectrum the majority owner in Classic Media.

"Garfield 2" Gets July 2006 Release Date

Twentieth Century Fox has penciled in a July 28, 2006, release date for Garfield 2, Coming Soon reports. No other information is available.

Nick Launches German Channel

MTV Networks Europe will take Nickelodeon to German television on September 12, the company said today. The locally managed and programmed channel will be available to 28.6 million households [Source: Viacom]

CN Latin America Gets Nelvana Programming

Nelvana has signed a multi-show sales agreement giving Cartoon Network Latin America a package of animated series, including Max & Ruby, The Berenstain Bears, Pecola, 6teen, Delta State, Clone High and Bob & Margaret. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

"Swamp Fox" Chronicles American Revolution with Animals

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has posted an article highlighting Jonathan Myers’ Swamp Fox, an all-ages anthropomorphic animal comic book that is based on the life of Francis Marion, a renowned colonial-era American patriot who battled the British with early guerilla warfare tactics.

Bendis Talks Marvel's "House of M"; Sketchbook Preview Released

Writer Brian Michael Bendis has spoken at length to Newsarama about House of M, Marvel’s upcoming massive crossover event growing out of last year’s “Avengers Disassembled” storyline. Newsarama also has a preview of the House of M Sketchbook, slated to be in comic shops on April 27.

Disney Files Post-Trial Brief in Shareholder's Lawsuit

Final post-trial briefs have been filed in the Disney shareholder’s lawsuit in Delaware over the hiring and firing of former Disney president Mike Ovitz. In the brief, Disney lawyers characterized the lawsuit as “character assassination” and unsurprisingly suggest that Disney should not be liable for the $130 million payout made to force Ovitz out of […]

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