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Cartoons on the Bay Moving to Salerno

by Maxie Zeuson February 8, 2007
Cartoons on the Bay (a.k.a., The International Festival on Television Animation) will move to Salerno, Italy, for its 11th edition, World Screen reports. The festival will run from April 19 to 22.

Howard Named President of Exodus Film Group

by Maxie Zeuson February 8, 2007
Max Howard has been named president of independent animation producer Exodus Film Group, Variety reports. Howard is a former president of Warner Bros. Feature Animation and senior vice president of Walt Disney Feature Animation.

Bonte Takes New VP Post at Cookie Jar

by Maxie Zeuson February 8, 2007
Josette Bonte has been appointed vice president of digital media at Cookie Jar Entertainment, World Screen reports. Bonte will leave the Ovum consulting firm to take the newly created post at Cookie Jar.

Time Warner Profits Rise in 2006

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2007
Time Warner had operating income of $11.1 billion in 2006, up 11% from $10.0 billion in 2005, the company said last week. Annual revenues rose to $23.7 billion from $21.6 billion. For the fourth quarter of 2006, operating income rose 4% to $2.1 billion while revenues rose 8% to $12.5 billion. The company credited the […]

Disney Reports 1Q 2007 Profit of $1.7 Billion

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2007
The Walt Disney Company announced a net income of $1.7 billion for the first quarter of 2007, on earnings of $9.725 billion. The profit is more than double the profit from the same quarter a year ago, although the final number was boosted by one-time sales of assets.

Kelly Hu on Voicing Okiku in "Afro Samurai"

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2007
Actress Kelly Hu has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about a variety of her current projects, including her role as Okiku in Spike’s Afro Samurai, as well as her roles as a “massage therapist” on the ABC sitcom In Case of Emergency and as Lady Deathstrike in X-2.

Emanuele Luzzati, Oscar-Nominated Animator, 1921 – 2007

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2007
Italian animator Emanuele Luzzati has died at his home in Genoa, Italy, at the age of 85. Luzzati’s colorful and dreamlike artistic style yielded two Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Short Film (or the equivalent category): one in 1965 for The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra) and one in 1973 for Pulcinella. Luzzati also […]

Finalists Announced for 2007 American Anime Awards

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2007
The final list of candidates for the American Anime Awards has been announced: Best Actor Johnny Yong Bosch (Akira, Bleach, Eureka 7) Crispin Freeman (Hellsing Ultimate, Noein, Revolutionary Girl Utena) Richard Hayworth (Rurouni Kenshin) Yuri Lowenthal (Naruto) Vic Mignogna (Fullmetal Alchemist, Macross) Best Actress Luci Christian (Princess Tutu) Susan Dalian (Naruto) Mary Elizabeth (Ghost in […]

Public TV Plans Latino Network to Include Dubbed Animation

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2007
A report in the New York Times details the expected announcement of V-me, a new public broadcasting network aimed at Latino populations in major American cities (registration required). The expected programming palette will be a mix of original and dubbed programming. Franny’s Feet and Lunar Jim, two animated children’s shows, were cited by name to […]

"Ellen’s Acres" Looks For International Pastures

by Grant Whiteon February 7, 2007
Animation Collective has appointed a pair of distributors to sell its series Ellen’s Acres to international markets, C21Media reports. Canadian group Picture Box Distribution will handle the Canadian, European, Middle Eastern and African markets with Small Screen Entertainment handling the task in Asia and Latin America.