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Press Release: Toon Disney Ratings Highlights for 2006

by Zeddon January 11, 2007
Ratings Highlights for 2006 Final National Ratings TOON DISNEY’S RECORD BREAKING 2006 2006 FINISHES AS TOON DISNEY’S MOST-WATCHED YEAR EVER IN PRIMETIME AND TOTAL DAY IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND TARGET KID DEMOS CHANNEL DEBUT OF THEATRICAL “THE POLAR EXPRESS” DURING THE NET’S “12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS” STANDS AS TOON DISNEY’S TOP MOVIE TELECAST OF ALL […]

"Atlantic Monthly" Declares Stan Lee the 26th Most Influential Living American

by Ed Liuon January 11, 2007
A press release from POW! Entertainment notes that their founder Stan Lee was named the 26th most influential living American by Atlantic Monthly magazine, in a tie-vote with Bill Cosby. POW! notes that Lee’s position places him above politicians Henry Kissinger and Bill Clinton; entertainers Chuck Berry, Clint Eastwood, and Tiger Woods; publisher Hugh Hefner; […]

Kevin Monroe and Thomas K. Gray on CGI "Gatchaman" and Killing "Cat Tales"

by Ed Liuon January 11, 2007
Director Kevin Munroe and producer Thomas K. Gray have spoken about two different animated feature film projects currently in progress at Imagi Entertainment Studios. The first is a feature at IGN.com, where the two provide a progress report for their feature film based on the Japanese anime Gatchaman, known to many in America as Battle […]

ADV Films Announces New April Titles

by Classic Speedyon January 11, 2007
ADV’s recent trend of supplying the second volume with an optional art box continues, as both Air Gear and Le Chevalier d’Eon will be released in both regular ($29.98) and box editions ($39.98). Air Gear vol. 2 is set for 4/3/07, while Le Chevalier d’Eon won’t get released until 4/17/07. In thinpak news, be on […]

G4 Ready To Unleash ‘Monkeys’ This Spring

by Nobuyuki samaon January 11, 2007
Daily Variety reports that G4 TV has approved production and will announce today an order for 14 episodes of Adam de la Pena’s animated comedy “Code Monkeys”, set for a spring premiere. The show, which revolves around an oddball group of 1980s game designers, will “literally look like a videogame,” according to de la Pena, […]

German Channel Das Vierte To Launch Toon Block

by Grant Whiteon January 11, 2007
German channel Das Vierte is set to launch a three hour animation block, C21Media reports. The block is a partnership with Your Family Entertainment.

Italian Adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s "Kim" Announced

by Grant Whiteon January 11, 2007
An Italian produced animated adaptation of authour Rudyard Kipling’s Kim is set to be produced, C21Media reports. The animation will be a joint venture between Rai and Mondo TV.

Denmark Licenses "Benjamin Bear"

by Grant Whiteon January 11, 2007
Denmark network DRTV has licensed all 39 episodes of Amberwood Productions’ The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, C21Media reports.

YTV Licenses Decode Entertainment’s "Gizmo"

by Grant Whiteon January 11, 2007
Canadian network YTV has licensed Decode Entertainment’s Gizmo for Fall 2007, C21Media reports. The series, developed by Singapore’s Scrawl Studios, focuses on a group of alien robots who crash land in the backyard of two human siblings.

France Licenses Aardman’s "Shaun the Sheep"

by Grant Whiteon January 11, 2007
French channel TF1 has licensed Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep, C21Media reports. The show is a spin-off from the popular Wallace & Gromit franchise, focusing on the character introduced in the duo’s third film, A Close Shave.