Shelley Winters Dead at Age 85

by Zeddon January 15, 2006
Academy Award winning actress Shelley Winters has died of heart failure at the age of 85. The New York Times has full details, while Animated-News notes some of her animated works including roles she played in Frosty’s Winter Wonderland and Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July.

Toon Disney Upcoming Movies

by Zeddon January 14, 2006
The following is a list of the upcoming movies airing on Toon Disney this month: Aladdin And The King Of Thieves (1996) Friday, January 27 (5:00 p.m., ET/PT) Saturday, January 28 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996) Tuesday, January 17 (9:00 a.m., ET/PT) Atlantis: Milo’s Return (2003) Tuesday, January 24 (5:00 […]

Indian Animation, Gaming Industries Set to Boom

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
According to a study by the National Association of Software and Services Companies, huge growth potential exists for the animation and gaming industries in India, with revenues expected to reach $1.25 billion by the year 2009. The report forecasts that the Indian animation industry would reach a turnover of $950 million and that the Indian […]

Animated Series on NASCAR.COM Sends Fan to The Daytona 500

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
SportsBlast, the production company responsible for The Kellys — the award-winning animated series featured on NASCAR.COM — will award one lucky fan with the chance to win a trip for four to the 2006 Daytona 500. The prize package also includes tickets to grandstand events leading up to the race, hospitality passes for the entire […]

Cartoon Network India Acquires Three New Indian Animation Productions

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Cartoon Network India has acquired three new Indian animation productions — Akbar & Birbal, The Legend of Buddha, and Son of Aladdin. The network is also in talks with at least six to eight local animation production houses for acquisition of content. [Source:]

Animated DVD Updates

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD has several animated DVD news items, including new info on the latest Thundercats DVD and artwork, Krypto the Superdog, extras included in The Flintstones – The Complete 5th Season, and My Little Pony artwork. There is also news that character-appropriate DVDs will be included with some new Beast Wars toys. Meanwhile, DVDtoons has back […]

Boomerang Flies to Showtime Arabia

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Under a carriage deal with Turner, Showtime Arabia will add classic animation channel Boomerang to its line-up, C21Media reports.

Former 20th Century Fox International President Stephen Moore Joins Aardman as COO

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Stephen Moore has relocated from Los Angeles to the U.K. to join Aardman as head of features/COO, AWN reports. Aardman has a five-film deal with DreamWorks, which includes the already produced Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, and the upcoming Flushed Away.

Gross Sells Yoram Gross-EM.TV Holding to EM.Ent.

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Yoram Gross and his family have sold their 50% holdings in Yoram Gross-EM.TV to the other 50% shareholder, EM.Ent., an affiliated company to the German media company EM.TV AG, according to AWN. Yoram Gross-EM.TV is Australia’s leading producer of animated children’s programming.

BET Launching Animation Unit

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
BET is hiring three new executives, one of them to head its new animation unit. AWN has details.