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Activision Expands Alliance With Marvel

Activision, Inc. is expanding their long-term, broad-based strategic alliance with Marvel through an additional license agreement for a non-persistent role playing game (RPG). Under the terms of the deal, Activision is granted the exclusive rights to develop and publish cross property non-persistent RPGs that utilize a broad, “ensemble cast” of characters from the Marvel Universe. […]

Viacom Names Joseph Ianniello Senior VP and Treasurer

Joseph Ianniello has been appointed Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Viacom, the company announced yesterday. In his new position, Ianniello will be responsible for corporate development, corporate finance, worldwide treasury, and risk management activities for the company. He will continue to report to Viacom’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Michael Dolan. [Source: […]

How To Ruin TV Animation In Seven Easy Lessons

I’ve been watching cartoons for over twenty years now. The period that began fifteen years ago is universally referred to as a “renaissance” in the American animation industry. In the United States alone, there are six all-animation outlets (Cartoon Network, Toon Disney, Nicktoons, Boomerang, Anime Network, and Locomotion [a channel I can guarantee you've never […]

ASIFA Hosts Special Paramount, Disney Screenings

Jerry Beck will host a special ASIFA-Hollywood screening of ten rare Paramount cartoons in 35mm Technicolor on Saturday, July 30, at 3:00pm. ASIFA-Hollywood will also screen Dan Lund and Tony West’s documentary Dream on Silly Dreamer on Saturday, August 27, at 3:00pm. Both screenings will be at the Ted Ashley/ Warner Bros. Screening Room, 2021 […]

"Happily N'Ever After" Trailer Online

BFC Berliner Film Companie has posted a trailer for Happily N’Ever After online. (via Animated News)

"Avenger: Complete Collection" Coming in October

Avenger: Complete Collection will be released on a three-disc DVD collection with a retail price of $29.98, Animated Bliss reports. The set will hit shelves on October 25.

"Shark Tale" Director Sets Up French Studio

Animation director Eric Bergeron has set up a new animation studio in Marseilles, France, AWN reports. The studio’s first feature film will be A Monster in Paris.

Lucasfilm Names Kubsch to Singapore Post

Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. has named Christian Kubsch to the post of general manager of its animation studio in Singapore, the studio said today. Kubsch will oversee all elements of the digital animation studio, including recruiting key talent and running its day to day operations. Kubsch will report to Gail Currey, Head of Animation. Kubsch joins […]

"DearS": "1st Contact," But It's Not "Star Trek"

One year ago, our planet was invaded by aliens. Never heard about it? It happened in Japan’s Tokyo Bay. They weren’t threatening to take over the world, though, so there was no need to get Will Smith and a Macintosh to take them down. They’re just creepily hot babes. Creepy? No, they don’t have slimy […]

"Star Ocean EX": Dude, She's Friggin 10!

RPGs are an interesting bunch, that they are. Often-times, your rag-tag party of four must go up against an entire army and win. But there’s been a lot of RPGs lately, and I think we need something more than the usual “We few must stop the evil empire from ruling the world!” So what else […]

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