Disney Channel has ordered a second season of its hit Playhouse Disney animated series “Handy Manny.” The show stars Wilmer Valderrama as the voice of handyman Manny Garcia, a helpful, determined young man who, with the assistance of his eclectic set of talking tools, is the town’s expert when it comes to repairing all that’s […]
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer gets a chance to show off his other talents when he makes his acting debut on Disney’s animated series “The Replacements,” Saturday, February 3, (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Palmer guest stars as himself in the episode when Todd (voiced by Nancy Cartwright) and his best friend Jacobo (voiced […]
Frederator Studios’ weekly animation podcast ‘Channel Frederator’, in celebration of its first year of operation, has announced the winners of the First Annual Channel Frederator Awards, as determined by ‘Channel Frederator’ viewers. Of the eleven “Viewers’ Choice” categories, Blur Studios’ Rockfish took top honors as “Cartoon of the Year”, as well as “Best CG Film”. […]
Corus Entertainment Inc. has announced its Nelvana Enterprises division has teamed up with Toronto-based Spin Master Ltd. to market toys and games from the currently running animated series DI-GATA Defenders, as well as the upcoming series Bakugan, with the lines set to make their debut at the Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair this Saturday, January […]
The International Herald Tribune has published an article outlining Viacom’s strategy for the success of ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ in Japan, by marketing merchandise to young women instead of children as in the US, with hopes of up to $25 million in sales annually.
The Owl will hit TV screens in Sweden, South Africa, and Thailand under distribution deals signed by TV-Loonland, World Screen reports. The series premiered in France in December.
January 24, 2007, was proclaimed “Joseph Barbera Day” in Los Angeles County, <a href="http://news.awn.com/index.php?ltype=top&newsitem_no=18947” target=”_blank”>AWN reports. The honor was announced by County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich at a memorial service for the late animator at Warner Bros. Studios.
A sequel to the 1975 mecha anime Steel Jeeg, based on the manga co-created by king of anime kitsch Go Nagai, will start airing weekly on the premium Japanese channel WOWOW on April 5. Animeanime notes that when the first series was released, it was famous for using “traditional Japanese motifs” and for the show’s […]
The grand prize at the Japanese 12th AMD Awards will go to last year’s anime feature Toki wo Kakeru Shojo. Hosoda Mamoru also won the Best Director award for the film. The AMD Awards honor the “digital contents of the year.” Film, music, Internet services and other digital media are all eligible. [Source: animeanime]
Anime News Service points out that JTB is offering a travel package from the U.S. to Tokyo for the Tokyo Anime Fair, Japan’s most important animation trade show, which takes place this year from March 22-25.