YTV Announces Halloween Programming Slate

by Zeddon October 27, 2005
YTV has announced its slate of Halloween-themed programming for this year. AWN has details.

20th Century Fox Names Licensing VP

by Zeddon October 27, 2005
Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising has named Michael Peikoff as VP of licensing, World Screen reports. In his new position, Peikoff will oversee the company’s U.S. licensing business with specific oversight of the category management team, its list of domestic licensees, and retail initiatives.

RC2 Corp. to Underwrite "Thomas & Friends"

by Zeddon October 27, 2005
HIT Entertainment has signed up toy licensee RC2 Corporation as a new underwriter for the Thomas & Friends TV series, World Screen reports. Through the partnership, RC2’s Learning Curve brand will receive 15-second credits at the open and close of Thomas & Friends. In addition to on-air messaging, the program will include cross-sell and promotional […]

DreamWorks Animation Welcomes Karl M. von der Heyden to Board

by Zeddon October 27, 2005
Karl M. von der Heyden has been elected to serve on DreamWorks Animation’s Board of Directors, the company announced yesterday. Mr. von der Heyden previously served executive positions at PepsiCo, Inc; RJR Nabisco; Metallgesellschaft Corp.; and H.J. Heinz Company. He currently serves on the boards of Aramark, Inc.; Federated Department Stores, Inc.; PanAmSat Corp.; and […]

The Game Factory Signs International Licensing Agreement With Cartoon Network

by Zeddon October 27, 2005
The Game Factory has signed a major international publishing agreement with Cartoon Network Enterprises to develop, launch, and market a new arcade racing videogame for Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation 2 based on the Cartoon Network original animated series The Powerpuff Girls, Cow & Chicken, Courage, the Cowardly Dog, I Am Weasel, Johnny Bravo, and […]

"Chicken Little" Flies to McDonald's

by Zeddon October 27, 2005
The misfit band of characters from Walt Disney Pictures’ animated comedy Chicken Little will be featured at McDonald’s from October 28, 2005 through November 22, 2005. McDonald’s guests will receive one of eight characters inspired by the film with the purchase of a Happy Meal or Mighty Kids Meal at participating restaurants nationwide, while supplies […]

LEGO Acquires "Batman," Nickelodeon Licenses

by Zeddon October 27, 2005
Warner Bros. Consumer Products today announced that they have C21Media the LEGO Group the construction toy license for DC Comics’ Batman. The agreement includes the rights to develop and market construction toys based on the Batman brand, inspired by DC Comics’ comic books; Warner Bros. Animation’s television series, The Batman; Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film, […]

Boomerang Launches in Germany

by Zeddon October 27, 2005
Turner Broadcasting System will launch a German version of Boomerang in 2006. Following the success of the Cartoon Network block on kabel eins which launched in September 2005, Turner is now creating Boomerang for Germany as a channel that is specifically developed for the German market with dubbed cartoons. It will launch on Kabel Deutschland […]

mtvU Goes Broadband

by Zeddon October 27, 2005
mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, earlier this week unveiled MTV Networks’ first channel distributed in its entirety over broadband, “mtvU Über.” Driven by student demand, “mtvU Über” is available everywhere, through both non-stop streaming and a unique on-demand capability, enabling viewers to customize their experience. In addition to making mtvU’s on-air programming, “mtvU Über” will […]

Archive of American Television Interviews on Google Video

by Ed Liuon October 27, 2005
A Mark Evanier’s weblog from the Archive of American Television has been published by Google Video. Interviews with animation industry insiders Phil Roman and Joseph Barbera are included in the archives. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)