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Derek Lamb, Animated Short Film Maker 1936 - 2005

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2005
Derek Lamb, a producer of animated short films, passed away on November 5 due to cancer at the age of 69 (registration required). Lamb won two Academy Awards for the short films Every Child and Special Delivery. He also co-produced the animated lead-in for PBS’s Mystery!, which featured art by Edward Gorey.

"The Pink Panther Show" Box Set Streets January 31

by Zeddon November 21, 2005
The Pink Panther Show – Classic Cartoon Collection 5-Pack Box Set, previously scheduled for release in July 2005, has now been rescheduled for release on January 31, 2006, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The set will retail for $69.96 SRP. TVShowsOnDVD has cover art.

BKN Announces Record Earnings and Share Buy-back Program

by Zeddon November 21, 2005
BKN International AG (BKN), a global animation company engaged in the distribution and marketing of animated children’s television programs and related consumer products, today reported financial results for the year ended September 30, 2005. For the year, Net Income increased 154 percent to EUR 4.3 million, compared with EUR 1.7 million in 2004; while Earnings […]

HIT/Nick UK Renew "Bob the Builder"

by Zeddon November 21, 2005
HIT Entertainment has renewed its deal with Nickelodeon UK for Bob the Builder, C21Media reports. The deal is for a re-license of the first five series of Bob the Builder, making a total of nine series currently under license.

"King Kong: The Animated Series" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon November 21, 2005
Classic Media has released King Kong: The Animated Series, according to AWN. Each DVD contains five half-hour episodes of King Kong that originally aired on ABC, as well as one Tom From T.H.U.M.B segment. The series sells in two separate volumes for $12.98 SRP each.

Marvel, Fadel Partners Sign Agreement

by Zeddon November 21, 2005
Fadel Partners, Inc., a certified Oracle partner, has signed a services agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc. to implement a rights and royalties management software solution (RRM) utilizing the Oracle E-Business Suite 11i. The RRM software will help Marvel improve revenue projection and cash management and increase financial return on intellectual property rights. Fadel Partners will […]

"Teen Titans Go!" Writer J. Torres Interviewed by Global Nation

by Ed Liuon November 21, 2005
J. Torres, writer of the Teen Titans Go! tie-in comic book, has been interviewed by Global Nation about his career in the comic book industry. The interview ranges over almost all of Torres’ comic book work, including his debut Copybook Tales, his work on Teen Titans Go!, his upcoming comics Lola: A Ghost Story and […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Vol. 6: Homunculicious!

by James915on November 21, 2005
We’re just about at the halfway mark and things are heating to the boiling point. Ed and Al are on the cusp of finally discovering the secrets of the Philosopher’s Stone in the military’s mysterious Laboratory Five. With Al locked in a life or death duel, episode 21 begins. On this disc, we see more […]

Adam Beechen Talks "Justice League Unlimited" Comics

by Ed Liuon November 21, 2005
Writer Adam Beechen and his work on the Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic book have gotten a feature article at Comic Book Resources. Topics include how he landed the job, how he deals with continuity and the show, and his feelings on the highs and lows of the comic so far.

"Totoro," "Howl," "Whisper" Coming to DVD March 2006

by Benon November 21, 2005
Ultimate Disney reports that the next wave of Ghibli discs, which will include Miyazaki’s latest, Howl’s Moving Castle, as well as Whisper of the Heart and the new release of My Neighbor Totoro, is scheduled for release in the U.S. on March 7, 2006. [via the Miyazaki Mailing List]