U.S. animation conglomerate IDT Entertainment has secured distribution agreements in over twenty-five territories around the world for its CGI animated movie Yankee Irving, C21Media reports. Among the markets cleared for the late summer 2006 release are the bulk of the eastern European markets, Portugal and Thailand. The film will be distributed domestically by Fox as […]
China and South Korea on Thursday signed an agreement to help each other promote and develop China’s Changsha Cartoon Art Festival (CCAF) and the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) into the largest animation festivals in China and South Korea, AWN reports, citing China Knowledge Press.
DIC has reached several new deals at MIPCOM, including deals on many animated series. World Screen has details.
Bandai will release the first volume of the Toonami original series IGPX in three different versions in February 2006, according to Anime on DVD. (via Willima C. Maune)
According to the Digital Spy, Turner Broadcasting is planning to increase its U.K. kids channels from four to six. The first will be a one-hour time-shift of Boomerang; the second will be called ‘Cartoon Network Too’ — a spinoff of Cartoon Network — targeting kids ages 4 – 9. The channels are said to be […]
Toon Zone News now has official confirmation regarding TCM’s previously announced plans to feature Ghibli movies during the month of January. Each Thursday in January, TCM will present classic Ghibli animation. Each film will be presented first in its English-dubbed format, with an encore presented later with the original Japanese-language track. The only exception to […]
Cartoon Network will premiere Scooby-Doo in Where’s My Mummy?, an all-new animated movie, on Thanksgiving Day. When archaeologist and super-sleuth Velma is in Egypt to help restore the statue of the great Sphinx, she discovers a ruby ankh necklace that once belonged to Cleopatra herself and unlocks a tomb hidden below the Sphinx. It has […]
JoJo, her pet lion Goliath, and all their friends in Circus Town learn that it’s fun to do good deeds for others in a primetime Thanksgiving special of JoJo’s Circus premiering Sunday, November 20 (7:30pm – 8:00pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel. In the episode, Circus Town is excited about the Thanksgiving Hip Hooray parade that […]
Nelvana has finalized an agreement with Paramount Home Entertainment International for the video release of The Backyardigans in the U.K., Latin America, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, and Scandinavia. Paramount Home Entertainment distributes the title on behalf of Nickelodeon in the United States and for Nelvana in Canada based on a previous agreement. Nickelodeon and Viacom […]
4Kids Entertainment, Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer Joseph P. Garrity will be leaving the company at the end of the year. As of December 1, 2005, Bruce R. Foster, Senior Vice President of Finance, will be the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of 4Kids Entertainment. [Source: Business Wire]