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4Kids Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

by Zeddon November 10, 2005
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. on Wednesday announced third quarter financial results. Net revenues for the third quarter ended September 30, 2005 were $20.5 million, compared to $24.7 million in the same period last year. Net income for the third quarter was $2.0 million or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.5 million or […]

Ellen Cockrill Upped at Universal

by Zeddon November 10, 2005
Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions (USHEFP) has promoted Ellen Cockrill to Senior Vice President, Animation Production, where she will supervise all animated series and movies for the group. She will continue to report to Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Superman Returns" Teaser Trailer Coming

by La Parkaon November 10, 2005
Superhero Hype! reports that a teaser trailer for Superman Returns will be attached to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The trailer will run for one minute and thirty-three seconds. Superman Returns comes to theaters on June 30, 2006.

Buena Vista Games Releases "Kim Possible: Kimmunicator"

by Zeddon November 9, 2005
Buena Vista Games has released Kim Possible: Kimmunicator, the first Kim Possible game created for the Nintendo DS. The game has a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. [Source: Business Wire]

Noggin, CafePress.com Team Up

by Zeddon November 9, 2005
Noggin and CafePress.com have teamed up to extend the NOGGIN brand. An exclusive NOGGIN shop will launch Tuesday, November 15, via http://www.cafepress.com and http://www.noggin.com. The store will sell merchandise for both parents and children, featuring NOGGIN’s animated hosts Moose and Zee, as well as NOGGIN logos. [Source: PR Newswire]

Animated "Hellboy" Project in the Works

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2005
IDT Entertainment confirmed Internet rumors that they have licensed the animation rights to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. Mignola and Hellboy film director Guillermo Del Toro will both be intimately involved with the production, and actors Ron Perlman and Selma Blair will reprise their movie roles as Hellboy and Liz Sherman, respectively. A sample image from lead […]

"Mars Daybreak" Needs More Depp

by Dukeon November 9, 2005
OK, so we’ve had pirates sailing the seven seas, pirates racing across the universe, and pirates ransacking pretty much everything they’ve come across. But we’ve never had pirates on Mars. Have no fear. This gaping hole in pirate lore is about to be filled. Mars has been terraformed and is now mostly water. People live […]

Washington Post Seeks "Editorial Animator"

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2005
The Washington Post has launched a competition seeking the first “editorial animator.” The newspaper will accept short films (3 minutes or less) designed, edited, or distributed in digital form and focusing on current events or topical issues until December 31, 2005. The winner will be announced in January 2006, with the winning film distributed in […]

Marvel Announces 3Q Financial Results

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2005
Marvel Entertainment reported a $23.4 million profit on overall revenue of $81.4 million for the third quarter of 2005. The numbers represent a 29% drop in profits from the same period a year ago, partially due to the positive impact Spider-Man 2 licensing had in 2004. Future projections for 2006 promise even bleaker financial results, […]

WizardWorld Texas "Ultimate Avengers" DTV Panel News

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2005
A report on Comicon.com’s PULSE News covers the Ultimate Avengers DTV panel at this past weekend’s WizardWorld Texas comic book convention. The panel addressed issues such as the connections between the DTV and the Ultimates comic book, the other animated projects in the works at Marvel, and rough time frames for the release of the […]