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"The Boondocks" Begins its Assault on Adult Swim

by Tienshinon November 3, 2005
Aaron McGruder, sometimes called the angriest black man in America, is ready to sound off once again, only now he’s coming with both gun barrels blazing live and in color. The Boondocks, based on the largely popular and often controversial syndicated comic strip, begins its fifteen episode season on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block on […]

"Are You Laughing?" Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2005
The Hippocratic oath is, “First, do no harm.” Aaron McGruder isn’t a doctor, but if he has an oath when it comes to his comic strip The Boondocks, it’s probably “First, make sure it’s funny.” A genial McGruder participated in a teleconference with the news media on Tuesday to promote the new Boondocks animated show. […]

Electronic Arts Acquires "Simpsons" Gaming Rights

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
Electronic Arts, Twentieth Century Fox Television, and Gracie Films have announced a long-term agreement that grants Electronic Arts development rights to multiple videogame titles based on the FOX series The Simpsons. Game development will be done at Electronic Arts’ Redwood Shores Studio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. [Source: AWN]

Marvel Studios Names President/COO

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
Marvel Ent. Inc. has hired Michael Helfant as President/COO of the company’s Marvel Studios division based in Beverly Hills. AWN has details.

4Kids Announces "Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.1"

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
4Kids Entertainment will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.1: A New Evil on DVD on December 6, 2005, the company announced on Wednesday. Seven episodes from Yu-Gi-Oh!‘s fourth broadcast season on Kids WB will be featured. The DVD will retail for $14.98 SRP, with a running time of 155 minutes. The following is a track listing for […]

Pixar Founder Receives Award

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
Visual Effects Society has chosen Pixar founder John Lasseter as its recipient of the 2005 Georges Melies Award for Artistic Excellence, AWN reports. Lasseter oversees all of the studio’s films and associated projects and is currently directing the studio’s next feature film, Cars.

Warner Bros. Announces Layoffs

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
Faced with a revenue slowdown and budget tightening, Warner Bros. Ent. plans to layoff 400 employees companywide in Burbank, AWN reports, citing Variety. All four of the studio’s divisions will be affected.

"Flyaway" Receives Bethel Film Festival Award

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
Flyaway was honored with the Bethel Film Festival’s Best Animation award, AWN reports. The film was produced by Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Out Of Our Minds Animation Studio.

Mipcom Attendance Up

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
World Screen reports on the increasing attendance at Mipcom.

Harry's Dinosaurs Get Several New Homes

by Zeddon November 3, 2005
CCI Entertainment has signed further broadcast deals since Mipcom for its preschool animated series Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs. C21Media has details.