Turner Plans Cartoon Spinoff Channels for U.K.

by Zeddon November 12, 2005
According to the Digital Spy, Turner Broadcasting is planning to increase its U.K. kids channels from four to six. The first will be a one-hour time-shift of Boomerang; the second will be called ‘Cartoon Network Too’ — a spinoff of Cartoon Network — targeting kids ages 4 – 9. The channels are said to be […]

Official Confirmation on TCM's Ghibli Presentations (Updated 11/11)

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Toon Zone News now has official confirmation regarding TCM’s previously announced plans to feature Ghibli movies during the month of January. Each Thursday in January, TCM will present classic Ghibli animation. Each film will be presented first in its English-dubbed format, with an encore presented later with the original Japanese-language track. The only exception to […]

"Scooby-Doo" Thanksgiving Feature Comes to CN

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Cartoon Network will premiere Scooby-Doo in Where’s My Mummy?, an all-new animated movie, on Thanksgiving Day. When archaeologist and super-sleuth Velma is in Egypt to help restore the statue of the great Sphinx, she discovers a ruby ankh necklace that once belonged to Cleopatra herself and unlocks a tomb hidden below the Sphinx. It has […]

JoJo Stars on Disney Channel in Primetime Thanksgiving Episode and Six-Hour Marathon

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
JoJo, her pet lion Goliath, and all their friends in Circus Town learn that it’s fun to do good deeds for others in a primetime Thanksgiving special of JoJo’s Circus premiering Sunday, November 20 (7:30pm – 8:00pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel. In the episode, Circus Town is excited about the Thanksgiving Hip Hooray parade that […]

Nelvana, Paramount Reach Agreement on "The Backyardigans"

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Nelvana has finalized an agreement with Paramount Home Entertainment International for the video release of The Backyardigans in the U.K., Latin America, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, and Scandinavia. Paramount Home Entertainment distributes the title on behalf of Nickelodeon in the United States and for Nelvana in Canada based on a previous agreement. Nickelodeon and Viacom […]

4Kids Entertainment CFO to Leave the Company at Year's End, New Executive Named

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
4Kids Entertainment, Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer Joseph P. Garrity will be leaving the company at the end of the year. As of December 1, 2005, Bruce R. Foster, Senior Vice President of Finance, will be the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of 4Kids Entertainment. [Source: Business Wire]

4Kids, Subway Team Up for "Yu-Gi-Oh!"

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with the Subway restaurant chain to launch a national promotion featuring the Yu-Gi-Oh! entertainment franchise. The seven-week Yu-Gi-Oh! Kids’ Pak promotion starts November 14, 2005, at more than 20,000 Subway restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. The promotion features an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! action toy premium with each purchase of a […]

"Drawn Together" Gets Third Season

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Comedy Central has ordered a third season of the animated reality show Drawn Together, AWN reports. The season will premiere during the fourth quarter of 2006 with another fourteen episodes to be produced by Rough Draft Studios in Glendale, California. (via Adam Tyner)

Omni Broadcasting Network to Air Kids Programming

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Omni Broadcasting Network — a rising national broadcast network and wholly owned subsidiary of OBN Holdings, Inc. — will begin airing Omni Kids TV, programming for kids. The programming will be aimed specifically at children ages 8-13. The network will air several animated series — including the story of a young bird on the fly […]

Berenstain Bears, Scooby Doo to Lead Oakland Parade

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
The Berenstain Bears and Scooby Doo will be featured in Oakland’s sixth annual Oakland Tribune Holiday Parade. The parade begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 3. More information is available at [Source: Business Wire]