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PR: The Monkey Hits the Road in "Where’s Lazlo?"

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
The Monkey Hits the Road in “Where’s Lazlo?” Premiere of Camp Lazlo’s First Feature Movie on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) Camp Lazlo explores what life was like as a bean scout at Camp Kidney before an optimistic Brazilian monkey named Lazlo came to camp in the premiere of its first ever […]

PR: Show-downs, Fairytales And Monster Mashes This March On Corus Kids Television

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
SHOW-DOWNS, FAIRYTALES AND MONSTER MASHES THIS MARCH ON CORUS KIDS TELEVISION (January 29, 2007 – Toronto , Canada ) It’s going to be a busy month as Corus kids vote for their favourite show, dream with magical fairies and hang out with spooky monsters this March on YTV, Treehouse, and Discovery Kids! Tune in to […]

Decode Entertainment Announces "Franny’s Feet" Books

by Grant Whiteon January 30, 2007
Decode Entertainment has licensed several publications based on their pre-school animation Franny’s Feet, C21Media reports. The titles, including story, coloring and activity books, will be published by Peguin Group and Simon and Schuster.

BBC Licenses "Charlie and Lola" Merchandise

by Grant Whiteon January 30, 2007
The BBC has awarded licenses to four companies to produce merchandise from pre-school series Charlie and Lola, C21Media reports. Character Options has also expanded their Doctor Who toy license to include forthcoming spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Frank Nissen Revisits a Classic with "Cinderella III"

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2007
With a career spanning for 30 years, odds are pretty good that you’ve seen a cartoon that Frank Nissen has worked on. After an apprenticeship in commercial and educational programming, Nissen began his directorial career on such cult classic TV specials as Cosmic Christmas and The Devil and Daniel Mouse. His touch can also be […]

New "Slayers" Feature for R2 DVD Buyers

by Benon January 30, 2007
Customers who purchase all three of the upcoming Japanese DVD releases of the Slayers TV series will receive a copy of an all-new “theatrical-quality” Slayers feature focusing on a romance between Lina and Gourry in the southern islands, reads an article in the latest Dragon Magazine according to Anime News Service. The opening theme will […]

YouTube Heads Will Meet With JASRAC Feb. 5

by Benon January 30, 2007
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the CEO and CTO at YouTube, will fly to Japan Feb. 5 to meet with the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers and discuss permanently banning repeat uploaders of copyrighted content. JASRAC, which represents Japanese copyright holders, demanded YouTube take more extensive action in a letter to […]

New Japanese Online Copyright Mall Opens 2008

by Benon January 30, 2007
JASRAC that 17 organizations representing Japanese copyright holders, including JASRAC, plan to open a cooperative Web database to make it easier and cheaper for foreign buyers to acquire licenses to Japanese content, cutting out the often troublesome and complicated multiple application processes licensors must currently complete.

"Tales from Earthsea" Opens April 4 in France

by Benon January 30, 2007
Goro Miyazaki’s Tales from Earthsea (Gedo Senki), the latest film from Studio Ghibli, opens in French theaters April 4 as Les Contes des Terremer, Nausicaa.net reports.

Tokyo Anime Fair Hosts Animated Robot Model Contest

by Benon January 30, 2007
The Tokyo Anime Fair set for this March will host a competition for moving models of robots from animation, in cooperation with the 6th Robot Animation Expo. Entries must be entirely made by the contestant, not from commercial kits, and will be judged on movement, design and features. The grand prize winner will receive 100,000 […]