"King of the Hill – Season 6" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
King of the Hill – Season 6 will be available on DVD on May 2, 2006, according to TVShowsOnDVD. A 3-disc set is expected, and TVShowsOnDVD has the probable track listing.

Elastic Licenses "Caillou"

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
Spanish brand management firm Elastic Rights has signed several broadcast and licensing deals for Cookie Jar’s animated preschool series Caillou. C21Media has details.

HIT Hires Director of Promotions and Sponsorship

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
HIT has created the role of Director of Promotions and Sponsorship and has hired Chris Tadey to fill the position. C21Media reports.

Warner Bros. Offers Downloadable Content in Germany

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has formed a joint venture with Arvato Mobile that will offer feature film and television content for download in Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerland using a peer-to-peer network. Business Wire has details.

Fox Acquires Distribution Rights to HIT’s Library

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment have entered into a multimillion dollar, multi-year agreement for the exclusive marketing, sales and distribution rights to HIT’s portfolio of children’s programming in the U.S. and Canada. Fox will begin distributing HIT’s full slate of home entertainment releases in fall 2006, performing all of the business functions […]

Reader’s Digest and Marvel Entertainment Team Up for New Line of Interactive Books

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing has announced an agreement to publish and distribute interactive books based on the Marvel Heroes program to children ages four through eleven in the United States, Canada and the U.K., beginning in the fall of 2006. The books will feature such characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, […]

WBITD and Tele Muenchen Group Extend Free Television Deal

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD) and Tele Muenchen Group (TMG) have agreed on an extension of their free television deal signed in 2004. Through the deal with WBITD, TMG will continue to have access to Warner Bros.’ film studio, including the German-speaking free TV rights to Warner’s 2006 theatrical slate. [Source: Time Warner]

Josh Blaylock of Devil’s Due Talks "Family Guy" Comics

by Ed Liuon January 31, 2006
Josh Blaylock, head of Devil’s Due Publishing, has spoken to about the new Family Guy comics coming this spring. Blaylock delves into why they selected Family Guy as their next licensed comics project and their approach to the material.

Final ‘Justice League Unlimted’ Loglines Released

by Bird Boyon January 31, 2006
The World’s Finest has gotten a hold of the final five titles and loglines for the third and final season of Justice League Unlimited. In addition, the February 11th premiere date (10:30pm ET) has been confirmed. Click here to view the loglines. Update: The time has been changed from 10:30pm ET to 8:30pm ET. Update […]

"Corpse Bride": Dead and Married

by Chris Woodon January 31, 2006
Whilst the animation community has been loudly decrying the seeming demise of traditional 2D animation at the hands of flashy 3D CGI, an even older art form has been slowly gathering new steam. Stop motion, in which physical character models are painstakingly repositioned frame by frame, provided 2005’s two most critically acclaimed animated films, Wallace […]