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‘Little Princess’ Does Big Business for TV-Loonland

by Nobuyuki samaon February 6, 2007
TV-Loonland has announced a string of broadcast and home entertainment distribution deals for its preschool show Little Princess. Included are home entertainment deals for U.K. and bilingual Canadian distribution of seasons one and two with Anchor Bay Entertainment, as well as Australian releases through Madman Entertainment. On the TV side, MBC in the Middle East […]

PR: CyberDefender Corporation to Raffle the Now Infamous Aqua Teen Hunger Force L.E.D

by Nobuyuki samaon February 6, 2007
CyberDefender Corporation to Raffle the Now Infamous Aqua Teen Hunger Force L.E.D. Sign at RSA Conference SAN FRANCISCO, RSA CONFERENCE BOOTH #650, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ — One of the magnetic neon signs like those which caused the huge bomb scare in Boston this week as part of a guerilla marketing campaign for Aqua Teen Hunger […]

Bridges Joins "Iron Man" Cast

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2007
Jeff Bridges is joining the cast of Marvel’s live-action Iron Man movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bridges will play a longtime employee of Stark Industries.

Navarre Corp. Profits Rise in Latest Quarter

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2007
Navarre Corp., parent of DVD distributors FUNimation and BCI, had net income of $4.1 million in its latest third-quarter period, the company announced yesterday. That compared to a net loss of $6.1 million in the same period last year. Revenues during the quarter fell 2.1% to $210.2 million. The company says it expects to see […]

"Black Cat": Second Life’s Better than the First

by Dukeon February 6, 2007
The first volume of Black Cat had some interesting plot points and some pretty palette work, but the majority of the disc just didn’t feel right. Volume 2 is an improvement, but that’s not saying a whole lot, is it? Train Heartnet, a. k. a. the Black Cat, is sick of killing and has decided […]

Turner to Pay $2 Million for Marketing Mishap

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2007
Turner Broadcasting and marketing agency Interference will pay federal, state, and local agencies $2 million in connection with a marketing stunt gone awry, The New York Times reports. Half of the money will go to defray costs incurred by the agencies, which closed highways, bridges, and other infrastructure in Boston after mistaking electronic advertisements for […]

LA Times Profiles Lasseter and Newman

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2007
The Los Angeles Times carries a lengthy joint profile of John Lasseter and composer Randy Newman, who have collaborated on most of Pixar’s films.

Peter S. Beagle on "The Last Unicorn" 25th Anniversary

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2007
Peter S. Beagle is one of those creators who proves that the universe is not fair in distributing talent. His first novel, A Fine and Private Place, was written when he was at the ripe old age of 19, and he followed it up with a huge library of highly beloved novels that get categorized […]

Disney and Robert Zemeckis Team for Performance Capture Animation Studio

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2007
The Walt Disney Company announced that it has entered into a deal with director Robert Zemeckis (The Polar Express) to establish a new film company that will develop 3-D animated movies using performance-capture technology. The deal stipulates that Zemeckis will produce and direct an undisclosed number of movies for the film company.

LA Times on "Tekkon Kinkreet," American-directed Anime

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2007
The Los Angeles Times has profiled director Michael Arias, the American-born director of the anime movie Tekkon Kinkreet (free registration required). The movie is based on a manga series by Taiyo Matsumoto, and (according to the times) is the first major anime feature film to have a non-Japanese director. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)