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WHV Goes UMD

Warner Home Video (WHV) will begin releasing DVDs in the new Universal Media Disc (UMD) format on December 6, 2005. Among the first DVDs to be released in that format will be Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 4, Batman Begins, and Enter the Dragon. The UMD is a newly developed compact, high capacity, optical format […]

Asian Ministers Meet to Discuss Animation

Leaders from Asian countries gathered for a high-level seminar on October 28, 2005, in Tokyo to enhance Asia-wide cooperation to produce animated movies, games and other cultural products, recognizing the importance of having movies and animation produced and circulated throughout the region. A main topic of discussion is to establish an organization to serve as […]

HIT Licenses Shows to Al Jazeera Children's Channel

HIT Entertainment has sold a package of programming to the recently launched Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC), C21Media reports. The package includes Fireman Sam, Oswald, Magic Key, and Shakespeare’s Animated Tales.

Macy's Announces Thanksgiving Day Float Lineup, Featuring Many Animated Characters

On the heels of Monday’s separate announcements that floats featuring both Dora the Explorer and Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi would be featured in Macy’s 79th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s has now announced a full list of floats. In addition to the two announced yesterday, floats featuring Jo Jo of Jo Jo’s Circus (announced earlier […]

"Madagascar" Penguins Star in Christmas Special

Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico, the scene-stealing Penguins from Madagascar, will now star in their very own film entitled The Madagascar Penguins In A Christmas Caper. The story follows young Private as he ventures out of the zoo on a solo mission but runs into trouble when he’s mistaken for a Christmas toy. With Skipper, […]

THQ Announces New "Incredibles" Game

THQ Inc. on Tuesday announced that The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer has shipped to retailers and is now available on the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Windows PC/Mac. The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer is the follow-up to the video game The Incredibles, inspired by the Walt […]

SpongeBob Takes a Trip, Kids Invited

In “Where’s Gary,” a half-hour SpongeBob SquarePants special premiering on Nickelodeon on Friday, November 11, at 8:00pm (ET/PT), SpongeBob’s pet snail Gary runs away from home after feeling neglected by SpongeBob. The snail is “adopted” by a new owner. After realizing the error of his ways, SpongeBob sets out with his best friend Patrick to […]

More "Cabbage Patch Kids" Video Games Announced

D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, has announced the release of Cabbage Patch Kids: Where’s My Pony? for personal computers. The game is available on CD-ROM with an MSRP of $19.99. More Cabbage Patch Kids games are scheduled for release in 2006. 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive […]

El Capitan Theatre Presents High Tech "Chicken Little"

On the heals of Monday’s announcement of Chicken Little going high tech, the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California has announced that they will take part in the event. Besides presenting Chicken Little in Disney Digital 3D, the theatre will also feature before each show the characters from the movie in a special live appearance. […]

Viacom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Viacom Inc. on Tuesday reported results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2005. Revenues increased 10% to $5.9 billion from $5.4 billion for the same quarter last year, led by growth of 15% in Cable Networks and 54% in Entertainment, as well as increases in Outdoor and Radio. Net earnings per diluted share from […]

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