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FlickerLab Names Merola to Post

by on May 23, 2006
Design and animation studio FlickerLab has named Eric Merola as its director of animation, Digital Animators reports. Merola will be responsible for the direction of animated spots and the creation of original content.

"Gundam Wing" The Endless Waltz Finishes Strong

by on May 23, 2006
After seemingly finding success with their Alternate Universe attempts in Gundam Wing, Bandai and Sunrise decided to milk the franchise even further by creating a sequel OAV, bringing back all the principal cast for one last brawl. When that was successful, Bandai decided to get even more dough out of its cash cow by making […]

Gundam Wing-Episode Zero: A Literary Hero

by Grant Whiteon May 23, 2006
When the popular Gundam Wing anime ended, it left viewers with more than a few questions including the mysterious pasts of the pilots. Endless Waltz revealed just how the five leads ended up hurtling towards Earth but their lives and motivations prior to Operation Meteor were still unclear. For that, we’d need to go all […]

"Naruto" Goes Daily Starting in June

by on May 22, 2006
According to Shonen Jump’s Newsblast newsletter, the anime television series Naruto will be stripped to weeknights at 9:00pm on Cartoon Network beginning June 12th. New episodes of Naruto will continue to air Saturdays at 9:00pm on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. Currently, encores of the show also air Saturdays at 8:30pm and Friday nights at Midnight.

Cedar Fair to Buy Paramount Parks

by on May 22, 2006
CBS Corp. will sell its Paramount Parks division to Cedar Fair, L.P. for $1.24 billion, the companies announced today. Paramount operates several Nickelodeon-themed rides at its parks. The five Paramount Parks are Toronto’s Wonderland, Cincinnati’s King’s Island, Richmond’s King’s Dominion, Charlotte’s Carowinds, and Santa Clara’s Great America. Cedar Fair owns seven amusement parks, including Knott’s […]

Garnier and Honda to Sponser Adult Swim Fix

by on May 22, 2006
Garnier and Honda will be the exclusive summer sponsors for Cartoon Network’s on-demand Adult Swim Fix, TV Week reports. Branded content video from the companies will air before each episode.

Entertainment Rights Plans "Postman Pat" Birthday Events

by on May 22, 2006
Entertainment Rights will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Postman Pat with an official birthday event at Kensington Roof Gardens in early September, World Screen reports. The company will also send the character to tour eleven shopping malls.

Scott McCloud Announces "Making Comics" 50 State Tour

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2006
Writer, artist, and scholar Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures) has announced the “Making Comics 50 State Tour,” in conjunction with the release of his new book Making Comics. McCloud and his entire family will be traveling through all 50 states for signings, speaking engagements, and seminars along the route, which will begin in September 2006 in […]

Barbara Babbitt Named Miss Krazy Kat 2006

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that Barbara Babbitt was named “Miss Krazy Kat” of 2006. Babbitt, the widow of animator Art Babbitt, received a tiara and sash as badges of her office, along with a lifetime supply of “9 Lives” cat food. The award was given at the ASIFA-Hollywood screening on Saturday, May […]

El Capitan to Celebrate 65th Anniversary of "Dumbo"

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2006
The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA, will be celebrating the 65th anniversary of Disney’s Dumbo by screening the film for two weeks, beginning on May 25. Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree will be shown with Dumbo to commemorate its 40th anniversary and Pooh’s 80th birthday. The opening night festivities will include a […]