MoMA Seeking CalArts Student Projects for 2006 Exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is planning a May 2006 tribute to CalArts with a film and video exhibition that will feature 35 years of student work in film and video, experimental animation, character animation, and film directing. The survey will also include films and videos produced in the MFA program. The Museum […]

"Renart the Fox" Tricks His Way Through SICAF

Toon Zone takes a look at the films screening at this year’s Seoul International Film Festival, the largest of its kind in Asia. The poster for Renart, called Le Roman de Renart in the mysterious, faraway land of Europe. The opening film at SICAF this year was a CGI effort based on the seminal French […]

"Batman Begins" Crosses the $200 Million Domestic Gross Mark

After 58 days on the big screen, the film Batman Begins has crossed the $200 million mark in domestic grosses, becoming only the third film to do so this year. The comic-book inspired film has grossed $200,099,489 to date in the domestic market and is expected to gross around $205 million – $210 million overall […]

CN UK Acquires "Da Boom Crew"

Cartoon Network UK has acquired the first season of Da Boom Crew, AWN reports. The series will make its UK debut on Monday, September 5, at 5:00pm.

HIT Appoints Ex-Disney Executive

HIT Entertainment has appointed Alison Homewood, former Buena Vista International Television sales VP, as executive VP of worldwide television distribution, the company said today. In her new position, Homewood will focus on the global TV licensing and co-production of existing brands such as Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends and Barney and Pingu among others, […]

Nick Arcade Generates Over 1.6 Million Downloads in First Month

Nickelodeon Online today announced that Nick Arcade distributed more than 1.6 million game downloads during July, its first month of operation. Nick Arcade features more than 60 family friendly games, including Nick content like “SpongeBob SquarePants Obstacle Odyssey” and “Dora’s Rapido River Rafting Adventure” as well as non-branded games like “Feeding Frenzy” and “Magic Ball […]

"Snake Eyes: Declassified" #1 Preview

G.I. Joe’s favorite ninja commando will get his definitive origin story in Snake Eyes: Classified from Devil’s Due. Newsarama.com has just posted a 5-page preview of issue #1, which is due in comic book stores next Wednesday.

"Ducktales," "Rescue Rangers" Go to DVD

Walt Disney will release three-disc sets of Ducktales and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers to DVD on November 8, TV Shows on DVD reports. Each set will retail for $34.99.

Murray Negotiating for "Garfield" Sequel

Bill Murray is in negotiations to return as the voice of Garfield in Garfield 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lucy Davis and Billy Connolly have already signed onto the sequel, which is scheduled for a summer 2006 release.

Anime Sales Fall in Japan

The Japan External Trade Organization says that anime market sales in Japan fell 10.4% to 191.2 billion yen in 2003 from a 2002 high, AWN reports. Box office revenues for anime features fell 53% between 2001 and 2003, and sales of anime DVDs fell 5.5% between 2003 and 2004.

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