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CN Upfront: "Naruto" Movie Coming to CN

by Benon February 14, 2007
An online preview of Cartoon Network’s upfront presentation reveals the network will run a Naruto “premiere movie event.” No details were available about whether the “event” would feature one of the theatrical Japanese Naruto films, but stay tuned tomorrow as Toon Zone brings you on-site coverage of the upfront presentation itself. Stay with Toon Zone […]

Viz Announces New May Titles

by Classic Speedyon February 13, 2007
Naruto‘s third uncut box set will be released on 5/29/07 in both regular ($49.98) and special editions ($69.98). In addition, further volumes of the following are expected in May: * Bleach vol. 4: 5/29/07 – 100 min. * Hikaru No Go vol. 8: 5/29/07 – 100 min. * Naruto vol. 12: 5/29/07 – 100 min. […]

Bandai Visual Announces "Gunbuster" Sweepstakes

by Grant Whiteon February 13, 2007
Bandai Visual USA has announced a promotional Gunbuster sweepstakes, with a star prize of a trip to Japan. Runner-ups will receive a selection of Gunbuster merchandise. In addition, Bandai Visual will also be offering a limited edition Gunbuster ‘trailer manga card’ by famed Japanese artist Haruhiko Mikimoto. The card will be available via a survey […]

Disney-ABC Television Group Announces 2007-08 Kids Programming Plans

by Zeddon February 13, 2007
Disney-ABC Television Group held its annual upfront presentation on Thursday, February 8. Several new movies and series were announced across the Disney-ABC TV networks, and several previously announced renewals were confirmed. Among the Disney Channel announcements were several live-action additions/renewals on the channel, as well as new additions to the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise […]

Disney Integrating Ad Sales Teams

by Zeddon February 13, 2007
The Walt Disney Company is merging its advertising sales and promotions teams for kid- and family-focused television, online, radio and publishing businesses. The newly integrated sales structure, Disney Media Advertising Sales and Marketing Group, is designed to focus resources and fully empower one team to drive all advertising sales, marketing and promotions business for The […]

Boomerang Plans Valentine’s Day Marathon

by Zeddon February 13, 2007
Boomerang will present an entire day of Valentine-themed programming on Wednesday, February 14, featuring classic cartoon characters each experiencing the pain and heartache of “love gone amiss.” For the complete schedule, click here to view the full press release.

Mark Washaw on Animating "Smallville"’s Green Arrow for Cell Phones

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2007
Newsarama.com’s “Animated Shorts” column has interviewed producer Mark Washaw about the new series of animated films telling the origin story of Green Arrow from the Smallville TV show, currently being distributed on the Sprint mobile network. Washaw discusses where the series fits with Green Arrow’s Smallville appearances and leaves the door open to future animated […]

Todd Nauck Talks "Spider-Man," "Teen Titans Go!," and "Wildguard"

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2007
Artist Todd Nauck has been interviewed by the Sequential Tart website, where he discusses his new assignment as the artist for Marvel Comics’ Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, his on-going work with J. Torres on the Teen Titans Go! comic, and his own Wildguard series.

PR: Disney-ABC Television Group Announces 2007-08 Kids Programming Lineup

by Zeddon February 13, 2007
Disney Channel: DISNEY-ABC TELEVISION GROUP ANNOUNCES 2007-08 KIDS PROGRAMMING LINEUP Following a year of record-breaking ratings and chart-topping music success combined with a celebrated kid-driven, family inclusive, parent-approved brand affinity, Disney-ABC Television Group unveiled its kids’ programming slate for the 2007-08 television season. Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, Disney Channel Worldwide, and Tricia Wilber, executive vice […]

PR: Disney Integrates Kids- and Family-Focused Ad Sales Teams

by Zeddon February 13, 2007
Disney Channel: DISNEY INTEGRATES KIDS- AND FAMILY-FOCUSED AD SALES TEAMS ACROSS TV, ONLINE, RADIO AND PUBLISHING; PROMOTES TRICIA WILBER TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, DISNEY MEDIA ADVERTISING SALES AND MARKETING GROUP BURBANK, February 6, 2007 . . . The Walt Disney Company (NYSEIS) announced today the merging of its advertising sales and promotions teams for kids- […]