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DreamWorks Animation Reports $13.7m 2Q Profit

by Ed Liuon August 4, 2006
DreamWorks Animation reported a net profit of .7 million for the 2nd quarter of 2006, largely on the strength of Madagascar on home video and pay television. Revenues from the theatrical release Over the Hedge are not expected to be booked until the fourth quarter home video release.

Ghibli Releases Classic French "Le Roi et L’Oiseau" Cartoon

by Ed Liuon August 3, 2006
Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew reports that Paul Grimault’s classic cartoon Le Roi et L’Oiseau has just been re-issued on DVD in Japan, thanks to the efforts of Studio Ghibli. The movie, which took nearly 30 years to complete, will also be screened in a limited theatrical run until September 22, and Grimault’s work will […]

"Ultimate Avengers 2": Redundancies Assemble!

by on August 3, 2006
The first Ultimate Avengers DTV film represented a big step in the right direction for Marvel Comics animation. Not only were the smooth animation and thrilling fights perhaps the best the Marvel universe has ever enjoyed, but at a time when rival DC’s superhero cartoons are skewing younger and younger UA endeavored to appeal across […]

"The Replacements" Comes to Disney Channel

by Zeddon August 2, 2006
Next month, Disney Channel will premiere an original animated comedy series entitled The Replacements. The series stars orphaned siblings Riley and Todd, who through the help of a mysterious agency find they can replace any adult in their life. The situations the siblings get themselves into always result in funny, unforeseen consequences with lessons to […]

Press Release: Original Animated Comedy Series "The Replacements" Premieres on Disney

by Zeddon August 2, 2006
ORIGINAL ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES “THE REPLACEMENTS” PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 8 ON DISNEY CHANNEL — The Wondermints (“Austin Powers”) Perform Main Title Theme Song — BURBANK, July 31, 2006 . . . Disney’s original animated comedy series “The Replacements,” about orphaned tween siblings who can replace any adult in their life with the help of a mysterious […]

Comedy Central: "South Park" Ad Not Aimed at Mel Gibson

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2006
Representatives from Comedy Central had to state that a recent ad for South Park was not meant to exploit the public relations problems actor Mel Gibson is facing over anti-Semitic remarks made during a driving-while-intoxicated incident (free registration required). Instead, the ad intended to exploit the public relations problems actor Tom Cruise faced over the […]

LA Times: "Animation is the Most Profitable Segment of Today’s Business"

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has examined the tough times Hollywood faces this summer with a number of disappointing box office returns for highly touted movies (free registration required). The article makes a point of stating that three of the summer’s hits were animated (Ice Age: The Meltdown, Over the Hedge, and Cars), and speculates why […]

"Animated Shorts" on Barnyard, Squirrel Boy’s Richard Horvitz

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2006
The latest Animated Shorts column on Newsarama includes a review of the new CGI animated movie Barnyard, speaks to voice actor Richard Horvitz about his role as Rodney in Cartoon Network’s Squirrel Boy, and the return of 2-D animation to Disney with The Frog Princess.

Sony Pictures TV Working on New Animated DTV Spider-Man Series

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2006
An article in the Hollywood Reporter focuses on Sony Pictures Television’s Culver Entertainment subsidiary company, which will make it “the first major television studio to enter the direct-to-DVD market for series.” The first new series will be a new animated Spider-Man show, presumably to capitalize on the upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie. The article states that […]

Press Release: New TBS, Inc. Network Programming Now Available on iTunes Music Store

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2006
New TBS, Inc. Network Programming from CNN, Adult Swim & Cartoon Network Now Available on the iTunes Music Store Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) and Apple® today announced that hit programming from CNN, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network is now available for purchase and download on the iTunes® Music Store (www.itunes.com). The new content […]