Warner Bros. has named Bruce Rosenblum president of its newly formed Warner Bros. Television Group, TV Week reports. The new division gathers Warner Bros. Television, Telepictures, Warner Bros. Animation, and The WB into one division. Rosenblum himself will continue to report to Warner Bros. chairman Barry Meyer. (h/t: Jeff Harris)
Spectra International Distribution will take its new animated series Toopy and Binoo, Blasé Blair and Amos Daragon to MIP Junior, the company says. Toopy and Binoo is a preschool series based on the children’s books by Dominique Jolin. Blasé Blair is a comedy series looking at the world through the eyes of a bright but […]
Nick Jr. will premiere four new episodes of The Backyardigans the week of September 19, the network says. New episodes “Castaways,” “Eureka!” “Polka Palace Party” and “Cave Party” will debut on Monday through Thursday at 10:00am (ET/PT). They will get encore presentations during a Friday morning mini-marathon from 9:00am to 11:00am (ET/PT). [Source: PR Newswire]
Gary Marsh has been promoted to the newly created global position of President, Entertainment, Disney Channel Worldwide. In his new position, Marsh will be responsible for overseeing development and production of Disney Channel Worldwide’s entire slate of original programming — both live action and animated — leading the effort to create world-class Disney and Jetix-branded […]
ABC Kids, the Saturday morning children’s programming block on the ABC Television Network, will premiere its fall schedule on Saturday, September 17 (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET/8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon PT). Joining the line-up will be Disney Channel’s live-action comedy The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and the animated series The Buzz […]
Comic book artist George Perez is the subject of a lengthy article at Newsarama.com, where he discusses his prior work at both DC and Marvel Comics, his new George Perez: Storyteller DVD, his connections to the Teen Titans cartoon, and his upcoming comics work in JSA and an unnamed monthly comic book.
Buzzscope.com has posted several previews for comics scheduled to be released on September 14, including Franklin Richards #1 by Marc Sumerak and Chris Eliopoulus (Marvel), Thor: Blood Oath #1 by Michael Avon Oeming and Scott Kolins (Marvel), Ronin Hood of the 47 Samurai OGN by Jeff Amano and Craig Rousseau (Image), Green Arrow #54 by […]
An article in the New York Times notes that a charity day at the Hong Kong Disneyland amusement park resulted in massive overcrowding (free registration required). The near-capacity crowd of approximately 30,000 visitors faced hourlong waits for rides, food shortages, and inadequate parking. The park will do at least one more test day before its […]