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"Scooby Doo" Valentine Special To Air Feb. 11

JC Chasez and Joey Lauren Adams will guest star in A Scooby-Doo Valentine, premiering on Friday, February 11, at 8:30pm (ET/PT) on The WB, the network said today. Chasez will star as himself while Adams will play Shaggy’s ex-girlfriend in a story that has the Mysteries Inc. gang going undercover as sweethearts in order to […]

Spanish Broadcaster Picks Up Two Series

Spain’s Radio Televisión Castilla-La Mancha has picked up Kong and Kumba Park for broadcast, World Screen News reports. Separately, World Screen also reports that Spain’s Edebé Group and Tiburón TV have begun offering The Edebits to international broadcasters.

Disney Plans More Platinum, DTV DVD Releases

Walt Disney will continue to release two Platinum-edition DVDs per year, and plans to repeat the cycle of releases when high-definition DVD is established, UltimateDisney reports. The company is also set to release more direct-to-video releases, which have given Disney triple-digit returns on its investment. UltimateDisney also reports that Disney has twenty CGI-feature projects in […]

Japan Influences U.S. Toy Market; Bandai Leads Cultural Wave

PR Newswire talks about the Japanese influence on the American toy industry and Bandai’s role in the cultural wave.

Bruce Timm to Draw "Conan" Fill-in Issue

Buried among news coverage of last weekend’s Emerald City Comic convention, it was revealed that Bruce Timm will draw a fill-in story of Dark Horse Comics’ new Conan monthly comic. He will share an issue with comics legend John Severin, although it is unclear if Timm and Severin or regular Conan scribe Kurt Busiek will […]

Ottawa Festival Announces Preliminary Features

The Ottawa International Animation Festival has added a Children’s Films competition in which entries will be judged by a jury of local children, festival organizers said today. “Every year there is controversy over the choices for Films and TV shows for Children,” says artistic director Chris Robinson. “After the Festival a posse of kids approached […]

Ottawa Animation Festival Issues Call for Entries

The Ottawa International Animation Festival is issuing a worldwide call for entries for its 2005 festival, which will be held September 21-25. Deadline for entry is June 1, 2005; preview tapes or DVDs must be received by June 18. An online entry form, plus festival and Television Animation Conference information, are available on the animation […]

ADV Announces Three DVDs For Feb. 15

ADV Films will release Aura Battler Dunbine: Secrets of Byston Well (Volume 12), Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040: Essential Anime Collection (Volume 3) and Legend of Crystania: Chaos Ring to DVD on February 15, the company said today. Details follow: Aura Battler Dunbine: Secrets of Byston Well (Volume 12) Contents: Four complete episodes Audio: English 2.0 […]

Roger Dean Developing CGI Feature

Roger Dean is developing a $17 million CGI-animated film based on a story embedded in the covers he has made for Yes, the artist reports at his website. The 90-minute feature, Floating Islands, will be about a boy searching for a space ark that survived the destruction of a tiny planet. (via Animated-News)

"Garfield" (Vol. 3) Episode List Revealed

Fox Home Entertainment will release Garfield and Friends – Volume 3 to DVD on April 19 for $39.98, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The website also has a complete list of episodes slated for inclusion on the three-disc set.

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