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Animax Coming to Latin America

Sony’s all-anime channel Animax will launch in Latin America in July, World Screen reports. The channel will be distributed by HBO Latin America Group.

CiTV Orders Second Season of "King Arthur's Disasters"

CiTV has ordered thirteen new half hours of King Arthur’s Disasters, according to World Screen. The new episodes are expected to be ready by September 2006. Meanwhile, Cartoon Network will air the first season of the series in France, Russia, and the Benelux countries.

"Charlie & Lola" Set for Merchandising Push

Charlie & Lola will get a major U.S. merchandising push, c21 Media reports. BBC Worldwide has appointed The Wildflower Group to develop merchandising strategies for the Disney Channel series.

Nettleton, Goldberger Named to Posts

DIC Entertainment has promoted Shannon Nettleton to vice-president of production, World Screen reports. Separately, the site also reports that Icon Animation has named Christophe Goldberger to head its distribution and marketing units.

Time Warner To Begin Paying Dividend

Time Warner, parent of Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network, will begin paying a $0.05 quarterly dividend beginning in the third quarter of 2005, the company said today. [Source: Business Wire]

Kelsey Grammer Cast as The X-Men's Beast

Superhero Hype! reports that Kelsey Grammer will portray Beast in next summer’s X-Men 3. Reports indicate that Grammer — best known for his portrayal as TV’s Frasier — will wear a suit similar to The Thing from FOX’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie in order to give the character his trademark blue fur. X-Men 3 is […]

Topher Grace Joins "Spider-Man 3" Cast

Topher Grace will portray one of the villains in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie, according to Superhero Hype! Grace will join Thomas Haden Church as the web-slinger’s rival in the third of a planned six Spider-Man films. It is unknown which villains the aforementioned actors will be portraying.

IDW's Chris Ryall Talks "Transformers"

IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall has given an extensive interview with Newsarama.com about the company’s plans for the Transformers comics license.

Scott Cohn on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics

Artist Scott Cohn has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his work with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics from Mirage Studios. Cohn worked on the second season of the new cartoon and has done art for several other Turtles comics over time.

"The Batman" Writer Christopher Yost Riddled With Questions

This Saturday, Kids’WB! will introduce The Riddler into their hit animated show The Batman. The episode “Riddled” features The Dark Knight and Detective Yin racing through Gotham trying to solve a series of deadly riddles. Episode writer Christopher Yost had a blast writing this episode and getting a chance to write “one of the bad […]

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