Anthony Utley, director of television distribution at BBC Worldwide, is leaving his post to become managing director of the Granada Media-owned animation outfit Cosgrove Hall Films, World Screen reports. Based in Manchester, Cosgrove Hall is Europe’s largest animation company. Its most recent productions include Postman Pat, Andy Pandy, Engie Benjy, and Little Robots.
U.K. animator Spellbound Entertainment has expanded its existing Koala Brothers toy license with Fisher-Price Brands beyond the U.S. and Latin America, C21Media reports. The new license will cover several international markets including the U.K., Germany, France, Scandinavia, Poland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Disney On Ice is launching a brand new ice show with Disney presents Pixar’s The Incredibles in a Magic Kingdom Adventure. The show premieres Friday, September 9, 2005, in Orlando, Florida, with stops in more than 65 North American cities, before heading overseas. PR Newswire has a schedule of the show’s U.S. schedule.
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has issued a statement condemning Cartoon Network’s claim that their Tickle U. block of programming will aid in developing a child’s sense of humor. The CCFC claims that the block is a ploy designed for marketing rather than education or development, while Cartoon Network counter-claims that they maintain a […]
I didn’t know they made bandanas that big. The Juken Club, the ultimate martial arts combat club, invited two new members to the group on the last volume: Souchiro Nagi and Bob Makihara, two students who by themselves have defeated 99 schools. They went up against the incredible warriors of the Juken Club, and instead […]
I’ve come to believe that some things are simply against the laws of nature, such as the Bengals reaching the playoffs or Michael Jackson subscribing to Penthouse. Perhaps DVD TV season sets should be added to the list. I defy anyone to watch Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines The Complete Series in one […]
A Dangermouse and Penfold animation cel will be auctioned off by the National Library for the Blind (NLB) as part of the charity’s Celebrity Art and Children’s TV Nostalgia evening on October 14, it was announced today. The original, exclusive cel is signed by Dangermouse creator Brian Cosgrove and was donated by Cosgrove Hall Films. […]
Geneon Entertainment will provide licensed merchandise to Hot Topic during an exclusive ninety-day window, the companies said today. Beginning September 1, t-shirts, stickers and buttons sporting iconography drawn from Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo, Fafner, Jubei Chan 2 and R.O.D. The TV will be placed on special anime islands or boutiques within the chain’s […]