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"Jay Jay" Lands in India

Hungama TV has licensed forty episodes of Jay Jay The Jet Plane from PorchLight Entertainment, World Screen reports. The series will debut on August 15 and air four times a week as part of a preschool line-up.

SpongeBob Comes to UK Phones

UK mobile phones will be able to carry episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants thanks to a deal between Nickelodeon and ROK Entertainment Group, the companies said today. The ROK Player’s first children’s edition DVC release will allow anyone with a memory card compatible handset to watch two hours of full-length, full-screen episodes of the Nickelodeon series. […]

Exec Hires: Godwin, Finn and Kaye

* The BBC has named Joe Godwin as head of CBBC entertainment, Brand Republic reports. He rejoins the network from Nickelodeon, where he oversaw the channel’s website activities. * Viacom has named Jonathan Finn to the newly created position of vice president communications of its Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products division, the company said today. […]

Joss Whedon on "Toy Story," Other Films

In Focus interviews Joss Whedon on a number of his film projects, including his work on Pixar’s Toy Story.

San Diego "Spawn" Animation Teaser Available On-line

A press release announces that the animated trailer to the new Spawn movie is available for downloading at Spawn.com. The footage was shown at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

4Kids to Release "Yu-Gi-Oh!" Season 4

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc. will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.1: A New Evil, featuring seven episodes from the current Kids WB broadcast season, onto DVD on December 6, 2005. The DVD will retail for $14.98 SRP. The following episodes will be featured on the DVD: Episode 401 — “A New Evil – Part I” Episode […]

4Kids Entertainment Announces "DVDouble Shot"

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. will unveil “DVDouble Shot,” a new line of value-priced DVDs, culled from such 4Kids Entertainment television series as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Winx Club, Sonic X, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Each DVD will feature two of the most memorable episodes, hand-picked by the series’ original producers […]

NY Times on Spider-Girl's Domestic Abuse Story, Alex Ross' "Justice"

A one-paragraph report in the New York Times’ “Arts, Briefly” section notes that Spider-Girl #89 will deal with teenage dating abuse, and will include facts on domestic violence and resources to assist victims. The same article also notes the release of Justice #1 by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and Doug Braithwaite, which will pit DC […]

Hayao Miyazaki to Receive Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival

A report on Nausicaa.net states that director Hayao Miyazaki (Howl’s Moving Castle) will be receiving the Golden Lion for career achievement at the 62nd Annual Venice Film Festival.

Mark Evanier Begins "Beta-Testing" Jack Kirby Biography

In a post on his weblog, writer Mark Evanier states that he is beginning “beta-testing” of his comprehensive biography of Jack Kirby. Evanier states that, “I’ll be setting up a little private forum/mailing list where folks who want to help me with research can do so. If you’re one of those people who know old […]

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