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"Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi" Comes to GB Advance

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
D3Publisher of America, Inc. on Tuesday announced the release of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Kaznapped! for Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance platform. Based on Cartoon Network’s original series, the game retails for $29.99 MSRP. [Source: PR Newswire]

PBS Launches PBS KIDS Next Generation Media

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
PBS has announced a five-year initiative entitled PBS KIDS Next Generation Media, defining the role PBS will play in the changing digital children’s media landscape. PR Newswire has details.

Shotaro Ishinomori Movies Announced

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
Ishimori Entertainment Inc., Comic Book Movies, LLC (CBM), ITOCHU Corporation, and Lotus Inc. have agreed to jointly develop motion picture franchises based on the original properties of the late Shotaro Ishinomori. The parties intend to produce theatrical motion pictures for a worldwide audience, with their initial release as early as 2008. Their agreement extends to […]

Boomerang Comes to Middle East

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
Turner Broadcasting Systems has added classic toon channel Boomerang to the family packages of regional satcaster Orbit Satellite and Radio Network. [Source: Time Warner]

YTV Renews "Captain Flamingo"

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
Canada’s YTV has greenlit a second season of the animated series Captain Flamingo, C21Media reports. The move comes before even the first season has debuted on the network.

WGBH & Discovery Kids Offer New "Peep" Episodes

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
WGBH and Discovery Kids have announced all-new episodes of the animated preschool science series Peep and the Big Wide World. AWN has details.

Hit Sells Toons to Asia

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
UK-based preschool studio Hit Entertainment has finalized several broadcast deals with pay-TV and free-to-air broadcasters in Asia. Some of the series included in the deals are Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, Pingu, Fireman Sam, Mopatop Shop, and Kipper. C21Media has details.

nWave Enters 3-D Animation Business

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
Location-based entertainment firm nWave is moving into the 3-D animation business with its next animated film, Fly Me To The Moon, AWN reports, citing Variety. The film follows three tween houseflies that stow away on the Apollo 11 moon mission. nWave hopes to have the film ready for a summer 2007 release.

"Jane and the Dragon" Comes to YTV

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
YTV has announced plans to add Jane and the Dragon to its on-air lineup and to its website. The 3-D animated comedy-adventure, which showcases a modern role model living in medieval times, makes its Canadian television debut on Sunday, January 8, 2006, at 11:00am. A countdown to the premiere will also be featured on the […]

Video Games Invade MTV

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
Several video games will be featured on the networks of MTV during the week of November 20, the network’s first “GameØRZ Week.” Details are available on Viacom’s corporate site.