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Charlie and Lola Lose Their Pet Mouse

by Zeddon February 7, 2007
A new episode of Charlie and Lola, airing on Monday, February 26, at 10:00am (ET/PT), will find siblings Charlie and Lola learning to cope with the loss of their pet mouse. The episode premieres on Disney Channel during the Playhouse Disney programming block. The telecast will be preceded by a parental guideline: “In today’s special […]

PR: Siblings Charlie And Lola Face The Loss Of Their Pet In A New Episode

by Zeddon February 7, 2007
February 5, 2007 Disney Channel: SIBLINGS CHARLIE AND LOLA FACE THE LOSS OF THEIR PET IN A TENDER NEW EPISODE OF “CHARLIE AND LOLA” BURBANK, February 5, 2007 . . . A heartfelt new episode of “Charlie and Lola,” the popular series for preschoolers, finds siblings Charlie and Lola learning to cope with the loss […]

New Makoto Shinkai Film Opens March 3 in Japan

by Benon February 7, 2007
The new anthology film from director Makoto Shinkai (The Place Promised in Our Early Days), 5 Centimeters Per Second: a chain of short stories about their distance, will premiere at Cinema Rise in Shibuya, Tokyo, on March 3, opening the same day at eight theaters across Japan. The three components of the film are called […]

Museum Celebrates 30 Years of "Corocoro," Anthology of "Pokemon," "Doraemon" and More

by Benon February 7, 2007
The Suginami Animation Museum in Tokyo will host an exhibition beginning Feb. 27 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the launch of Shogakukan’s Corocoro Comic manga magazine in 1977. The anthology helped popularize children’s comic phenomenons including Pokemon, Beyblade and Doraemon. Earlier franchises included Kaibutsu-kun and Obake no Q-taro. The free event is aimed at […]

"ATHF" Marketer Videotaped Bomb Squad

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2007
Peter Berdovsky, one of the marketers in trouble for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force panic in Boston last week, videotaped a bomb squad removing one of his blinking boxes without alerting police that it was just an advertisement, the Associated Press reports. Berdovsky’s lawyer says his client called his employers after he saw what the […]

"Ben 10" Games Coming in Fall 2007

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2007
D3Publisher of America will develop and publish videogame titles based on Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, Game Daily reports. The first game will be released this fall.

Marketing Execs at Disney, Nickelodeon Get New Responsibilities

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2007
Frank Tanki and Jennifer Tracy have been named vice presidents of Brand Marketing and Digital Promotions Marketing, respectively, at Nickelodeon, the network announced today. Tanki will direct the management of such Nickelodeon brands as SpongeBob SquarePants and Avatar: The Last Airbender, while Tracy will oversee promotions marketing strategies for Nick.com, NickJr.com, ParentsConnect.com and GoCityKids.com. Separately, […]

"Pinky And The Brain" Vol. 2: Gee Brain, What Are We Gonna Watch Tonight?

by Chad Boninon February 7, 2007
They’re Pinky and The Brain. One is a genius, the other’s insane. They’re laboratory mice; their genes have been spliced. And by the dawning of the sun, they’ll take over the world. As a kid, the theme song that plot describes was a daily part of watching Kids’ WB. I even had it on my […]

"Hellboy Animated" Interviews with Creator Mike Mignola and Director Tad Stones

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2007
Newsarama.com’s “Animated Shorts” column has posted an interview with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola about the Hellboy Animated direct-to-video films. Mignola discusses his past work in animation, from Disney’s Atlantis to an aborted New Gods series for Warner Brothers; the difference between working in comics and animation; and why SciFi’s Amazing Screw-on Head makes him uncomfortable. […]

Persian Gulf May Get a Disneyland

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2007
The Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain may get its own Disneyland theme park, Reuters reports, citing the al-Waqt newspaper. According to Reuters, Gulf Arab investors are in talks to build an $8 billion park. It is not clear whether the Walt Disney Co. is yet involved in the negotiations.