Cartoon Network Goes Interactive

by Zeddon January 26, 2006
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS) has appointed NDS Group plc as exclusive interactive TV (iTV) games and enhanced television applications developer for the Asia Pacific region. NDS and TBS will deploy Cartoon Network interactive content on selected Asian Pacific digital platforms. NDS will also provide TBS a variety of iTV games on a pay-per-play basis, […]

"Dragon Booster" Comes to McDonald’s

by Zeddon January 26, 2006
Characters from Dragon Booster will be available in McDonald’s Happy Meals alongside characters from Strawberry Shortcake from January 27 through February 23, 2006. PR Newswire has details.

Upper Deck & Nickelodeon Team Up for "Avatar: The Last Airbender"

by Zeddon January 26, 2006
Upper Deck Entertainment (UDE) — in association with Nickelodeon — has announced plans to create and distribute a new trading card game (TCG) based on the cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The trading card game will be the first collectible card game to use UDE’s new QuickStrike game engine, which features lightning-fast one-on-one card […]

"Lady and the Tramp" Comes to Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre

by Zeddon January 26, 2006
In celebration of Valentine’s Day and the soon-to-be-released 50th Anniversary edition DVD of Walt Disney’s animated classic Lady and the Tramp, Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre will present a special two-week engagement of the film from February 2 – 14, debuting a magnificent new digitally restored Cinemascope version of the film. The event will begin […]

T-Boz Joins Cast of Cartoon Network Series from André Benjamin

by Zeddon January 26, 2006
Cartoon Network has announced that Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, lead singer of TLC, will join the cast of the upcoming animated series created and executive produced by André Benjamin (André 3000 of OutKast) and Tom Lynch (Romeo!). The primetime half-hour series features a group of musically gifted kids and an unlikely visitor who brings sunshine to […]

"SpongeBob," "South Park" Go to iTunes

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2006
Several shows from Viacom television networks are now available for purchase at Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store. Included among the list of shows are Comedy Central’s South Park and Drawn Together, and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. All videos are $1.99 each.

"Toy Story 3" Not to Be

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2006
A report in the Los Angeles Times states that Disney plans to shut down Circle 7, the animation unit created by the Disney studios to make sequels to successful Pixar movies, and production on Toy Story 3 will be halted (free registration required). While no official statement has been made by Disney or Pixar executives […]

Bandai to Release "Samurai Champloo" Cine-Manga

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2006
Bandai Entertainment has announced a series of “Cine-Manga” based on the anime TV series Samurai Champloo. The volumes will also include bonus material, with the first volume containing an interview with series director Shinichiro Watanabe. Volume 1 will be released in April 2006.

"Speed Racer" Comics Coming in July 2006

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2006
A press release from Seven Seas Entertainment announces that they will be publishing a Speed Racer comic book. The five-issue mini-series will debut in July 2006.

Al Sharpton vs. "The Boondocks"

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2006
The Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding an apology from Cartoon Network over last week’s episode of The Boondocks, “The Return of the King,” where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., uses a racial epithet. Sharpton further demanded that the network “commit to pulling episodes that desecrate black historic figures.” A statement from Cartoon Network […]