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"Heathcliff" Gets Collectors' Set Release

Shout! Factory and DIC Entertainment will release the four-disc collection Heathcliff & The Catillac Cats to DVD on September 20, TV Shows On DVD reports. The release will be the first in a series of collectors’ DVD sets drawing on the DIC library under an agreement between the two companies. Future series slated for release […]

"Cyberchase" Miniseries Coming in July

PBS Kids will broadcast “Hacker’s Transformatron,” a four-episode Cyberchase miniseries, beginning July 25, the network says. The story will feature Tony Hawk playing slider’s long-lost father, Coop. In addition, Cyberchase will launch new interactive games in July at its website. [Source: Business Wire]

Oscar-Winning "Ryan" Gets Special Airing

Teletoon’s The Detour will mark Canada Day with a special broadcast of the Oscar-winning short “Ryan,” an animated tribute to Canadian animator Ryan Larkin, the network says. The short will be broadcast on Friday, July 1, at 11:45pm. [Source: Teletoon]

Int'l Roundup: Powerpuffs in India; "Dougie" Goes Wide

* France’s TPS Jeunesse has licensed Just a Minute for broadcast on Eureka. The series will premiere in November. (World Screen) * Dougie in Disguise will join the schedules of networks in Canada, France, Italy, Israel, and other countries under deals announced by producer Neptuno Films. (World Screen) * India’s Cartoon Network will hold a […]

Discovery Kids Launches New Schedule

Discovery Kids will unveil a new schedule on July 4, AWN reports. The network will air six back-to-back episodes of a different series Mondays through Fridays. The schedule will include Hi-5 (Mondays); Peep (Tuesdays); Save-ums! (Wednesdays); Magic School Bus (Thursdays); Toddworld (Fridays).

TV Guide Offers Signed Copies of "Ultimate Fantastic Four #21"

The Fantastic Four creative team of Mark Millar (writer) and Greg Land (artist) will sign copies of Ultimate Fantastic Four #21 for a special sweepstakes in the July 3 issue of TV Guide magazine. Additionally, TV Guide has put the stars of the Fantastic Four movie on the cover of its July 3 issue, offering […]

UTV Plans Two New Kids Channels

UTV Software Communications, operator of the Indian kids’ network Hungama TV, has applied to the country’s Information & Broadcasting Ministry to launch two new kids’ channels, World Screen reports. With the two new channels, along with the currently operating Hungama TV channel, UTV aims to offer a three-channel bouquet with networks focused on preschoolers, kids […]

Robie Lester, R.I.P.

Disney recording artist Robie Lester has died at the age of 75, AWN reports. Lester was the singing voice behind Eva Gabor in The Aristocats and The Rescuers. He died of cancer at St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, California on June 14, 2005.

MTV, Midway Games Enter Gaming Relationship

MTV has formed a relationship with Midway Games Inc. to market and jointly sell in-game advertising and collaborate on soundtrack development for three upcoming games. Under the terms of the deal, MTV is able to participate in a royalty sharing structure. The first title shipping under the deal is expected to debut this holiday season, […]

"Fantastic 4" Video Game Hits Stores

Activision, Inc.’s Fantastic 4 video game is now available in retail stores nationwide for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance systems, as well as for the PC. PR Newswire has details on the game.

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