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"Little Robots" Increases Time on CN and Gets New Distributor

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Little Robots has been given an extended 30-minute slot on Cartoon Network’s preschool Tickle U block, according to C21Media. Separately, Little Robots distributor BBC Worldwide has appointed 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment as video/DVD distributor in the U.S. and Canada. The deal covers a seven-year period, and the first two releases are planned for the […]

BKN Signs Animated "Zorro" Deal

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
BKN has signed an exclusive license with Zorro Productions to produce and distribute an animated series as well as direct-to-DVD films based on the Zorro franchise, World Screen reports. Tentatively entitled Zorro — Generation Z, the series is scheduled for launch sometime next year.

"Monster Warriors" Comes to YTV

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Monster Warriors will premiere on YTV’s Vortex block on Saturday, March 18. The live-action/3-D animation hybrid series will air Saturdays at 10:30am and Wednesdays at 7:30pm. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

Disney Reports First Quarter Earnings

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
The Walt Disney Company on Monday reported earnings for the first quarter ended December 31, 2005. Net income came in at $734 million or $0.37 a share, compared with $686 million or $0.33 a share a year ago. Revenue climbed 2% to $8.85 billion from last year’s level of $8.67 billion. The company also reported […]

"What’s New Scooby-Doo? – Route Scary-Six" Streets June 6

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
The 9th volume in the What’s New Scooby-Doo? series, Route Scary-Six, will be available on DVD from Warner Home Video on June 6, 2006. The disc will include four (4) TV episodes, one (1) bonus episode, and an extra entitled “Scooby-Doo’s Mystery Road Trip Challenge.” The single-disc will retail for $19.96 SRP. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD]

BBC Restructures Children’s Department

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
The BBC has named Richard Deverell as the new controller of the BBC Children’s department, C21Media reports. In addition, the BBC has also created the role of creative director for the department, naming Anne Gilchrist to that post.

"Kappa Mikey" Premieres on Nicktoons Network on February 25, Nick International Later

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Kappa Mikey — the only anime television series created and produced in the U.S. — will debut on Nicktoons Network in the U.S. with two half-hour, back-to-back episodes on Saturday, February 25, from 8:00pm to 9:00pm (ET). Kappa Mikey will premiere during the “Three-Headed Monster,” Nicktoons Network’s prime-time programming block from 7:00pm to midnight, and […]

Jack Black to Host Nickelodeon’s 19th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Jack Black will host Nickelodeon’s 19th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, April 1, from 8:00pm – 9:30pm ET/PT (tape delayed for West Coast) from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. PR Newswire has a list of this year’s nominees.

Tanya Haider Promoted at Nickelodeon & Viacom International Consumer Products

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Tanya Haider has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon & Viacom International Consumer Products, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to expand the presence of its licensing and merchandising business worldwide. Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products manages the third largest licensing business in the world with $5 billion in retail sales in 2005, […]

WBDCD Announces Promotions

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Linda Abrams has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Marketing, Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution (WBDCD). Meanwhile, Maury Leitner has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing, WBDCD. Both of these announcements were made by Eric Frankel, President, WBDCD. More information on the positions is available at the Time Warner corporate website.