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Bob Gardiner, RIP

James Robbins “Bob” Gardiner, who won an Oscar for his clay-animated short “Closed Mondays,” has died, AWN reports. A memorial will be held at 12:00pm on April 30 at the Chapel of the Angels, 250 Race Street, Grass Valley, California.

Teletoon Plans "Clone Wars" Marathon

Teletoon will broadcast the first twenty chapters of Star Wars: Clone Wars on the weekends of April 30 and May 1, and May 7 and 8, the network said yesterday. Chapters 21 through 25 (Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume II) will make their Canadian premiere on Wednesday, May 4, at 10:00pm. [Source: Teletoon]

Comedy Central Holding "South Park" Trivia Contest

Comedy Central and Burger King are sponsoring a “South Park Your Way” contest online at ComedyCentral.com, AWN reports. Fans will test their knowledge of South Park factoids; the winner will choose his/her favorite episodes of South Park to air during the primetime slot, May 23-26, 2005, at 9:30pm.

Cromosoma Signs "Triplets" Deals

Cromosoma has sold Triplet Babies, a spinoff of its Triplets series to Canal J and France 5, C21 Media reports. The original Triplets has been renewed in Iceland, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, and other territories.

Cookie Jar Names Locker VP of Digital Media

Kenneth Locker has been named to the newly created post of senior VP of digital media at Cookie Jar Entertainment, World Screen reports. He will report to Cookie Jar CEO Toper Taylor.

Marvel Plans to Send "New Avengers" to US Military

According to a story in USA Today, Marvel Comics will be distributing one million copies of a special edition New Avengers comic book to forces serving in the United States military worldwide. The first 150,000 copies of the print run will go to troops stationed in the Middle East. A special reception at the Pentagon […]

DeMatteis & Ploog Update on "Abadazad," "Stardust Kid"

Writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Mike Ploog have updated Newsarama.com on their upcoming Stardust Kid comic book mini-series and the planned series of Abadazad novels coming from Disney’s Hyperion Books imprint. The Stardust Kid is a five-issue mini-series scheduled to debut in May, and the Abadazad novels should be released by spring 2006.

G4 TV Tours Adult Swim HQ

This week, G4 TV’s Attack of the Show takes viewers on a behind the scenes, four-episode tour of Adult Swim’s Williams Street location, interviewing show creators and production staff from Harvey Birdman, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and other AS programming. Monday’s episode (featuring interviews with Keith Crofford, Dave Willis, and Matt Maiellaro) has already debuted, […]

New "Batman Begins" Trailer from TRL

Superhero Hype! reports that an exclusive trailer of Batman Begins made for MTV’s TRL has been posted on MTV’s website. You can view the trailer here in Windows Media Player or here in Micromedia Flash.

Disney, Pixar Trying to Make Up

Walt Disney and Pixar are trying to patch up their differences, The Times of London reports. Dick Cook, the head of Disney Studios, says it is “definitely our desire” to conclude a new pact with Pixar, while Pixar’s Ed Catmull says that Pixar will resume negotiations with Disney in September, now that Disney CEO Michael […]

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