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Exporting SpongeBob to China

by Ed Liuon December 29, 2005
The New York Times talks about Nickelodeon’s efforts to bring its programming to China (registration required), detailing the hurdles its parent company Viacom must clear from the Chinese government and from Chinese parents who may be even more restrictive on what their children are allowed to watch. The Wild Thornberries and CatDog are already broadcast […]

"Toy Story" Added to National Film Registry

by Zeddon December 29, 2005
Pixar’s Toy Story has been added to the National Film Registry, AWN reports. Of the twenty-five motion pictures added this year, Toy Story was the only animated title. More information is available at http://www.loc.gov/film/nfr2005.html.

"Superman: Volume 2": No Middle Child Syndrome

by Stuon December 28, 2005
Superman returns with a second DVD collection. Once again it collects 18 of the Man of Tomorrow’s finest adventures, ranging from such slugfests as “Father’s Day” to the hilarious antics in “Mxyzpixilated” Chances are you’ve seen enough of the show to form your own opinion by this point, but for those of you who haven’t, […]

Dan Slott on "She-Hulk"'s 100th Issue

by Ed Liuon December 28, 2005
Writer Dan Slott (Batman Adventures) has spoken to Newsarama.com about the upcoming She-Hulk 2 #3, which is also the 100th solo issue for the Jade Giantess if one starts from the 1980 Savage She-Hulk #1. The story involves a run-in with the Time Variance Authority, which is threatening to remove She-Hulk from history after she […]

Disney Channel Hires Creative Director

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
Sharon Ngoi has joined Disney Channel’s marketing team as creative director. In her new position, Ngoi is responsible for leading the on-air strategy and creative execution of the Playhouse Disney brand, overseeing on-air promotion, branding, and design. She will work closely with Playhouse Disney’s programming team to support key initiatives and with the new media […]

CPM Announces "Kakurenbo" Contest

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
Central Park Media is giving away twenty-four copies of CPM’s Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek on December 31. From 12:00am (ET) on December 31, 2005, to 12:00am (ET) on January 1, 2006, fans who visit http://centralparkmedia.com/kakurenbo/contest.html will be able to play a Find Sorincha Flash game. Every player who wins will be entered into an hourly […]

Animation "For The Heart"

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
Science Daily reports on a new technique which uses animation to help doctors diagnose certain heart conditions. (via Animated-News)

Jupitermedia Acquires Animation Factory

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
Online content provider Jupitermedia Corp. has acquired Animation Factory Inc. from VA Software Corp. for $9.35 million in cash and debt. Animation Factory Inc. includes the MediaBuilder Network of Web sites: www.animationfactory.com and www.mediabuilder.com. The company is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and offers paid online subscriptions for royalty-free 3D clip art, animated graphics, […]

"Goof Troop" DVD Episodes Revealed

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
The Goof Troop – Volume 1 DVD, streeting on February 14, 2006, will include the following episodes: “Slightly Dinghy” “Wrecks, Lies & Videotape” “Shake, Rattle & Goof” The DVD will carry a suggested retail price of $14.99. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD]

"Quack Pack" DVD Episodes Revealed

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
The three episodes available on the February 14, 2006 release of Quack Pack – Volume 1 will include “Transmission Impossible,” “Heavy Dental” and “Feats of Clay,” according to TVShowsOnDVD. The DVD will retail for $14.99 SRP.