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"Five Star Stories": One Short Epic

Accompany me if you will on a journey back in time to 1977, when the entirety of the Star Wars saga was contained in a single two-hour film. It featured many tantalizing references to unseen places, people, and events, causing viewers to speculate feverishly about just who this Anakin guy was and what the Clone […]

Paul Winchell, R.I.P.

Paul Winchell, the voice of Tigger, died at home in his sleep on Friday morning, The Associated Press reports. He was 82 years old.

Billy West Hosts CA Cartoon Event

Voice actor Billy West is hosting a celebration of classic cartoon characters at The Museum of Television & Radio. West will lead a workshop on voice acting that includes a contest for the best new voice imitations of well-known characters; classic cartoons will be screened; and refreshments will be served in the Bell Gallery, where […]

"Yugo the Negotiator" Gets July 26 DVD Date

ADV Films will release Yugo the Negotiator – Pakistan 1: Departure to DVD on July 26, the company said today. The DVD-only release will feature episodes 1 through 3 in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a video segment “What is Yugo the Negotiator?”; interviews with original story author Shinji […]

Nickelodeon Re-launches Nick Arcade

Nickelodeon is re-launching Nick Arcade on July 1. The service will re-launch with more than 60 premium downloadable games, including Nick.com published games such as SpongeBob Obstacle Odyssey, The Fairly OddParents Big Superhero Wish, and Jimmy Neutron Invention Revenge, as well as Nick Jr. titles such as Dora’s Rapido River Rafting Race. The site will […]

"Spider-Man 2," "Care Bears," and "Dora" Acquire LIMA Awards

Marvel Enterprises & Sony Pictures Consumer Products won top honors at the Annual LIMA Gala and Awards Ceremony as Spider-Man 2 was named the 2004 Overall Best License of the Year. In addition, “Spider-Man 2 The Movie Promotion” was awarded the Best Promotion of the Year. Separately, Disguise Inc. won the Best Character Brand Licensee […]

"DNAngel," "Peacemaker" DVDs Due in July

ADV will release DNAngel: Ice & Darkness and Peacemaker: Prelude to Battle to DVD on July 19, the company said yesterday. Each release will retail for $29.98. DNAngel: Ice & Darkness will include episodes 21-23, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include a commentary track for episode 23 with […]

"Catscratch" Comes to Nickelodeon July 9

Nickelodeon will premiere Catscratch, an animated series that follows three rich felines as they cause trouble for humans, with two back-to-back episodes on Saturday, July 9, from 8:00pm – 9:00pm (ET/PT). The series will air regularly on Fridays at 8:30pm (ET/PT). [Source: PR Newswire]

4Kids' Kahn Inducted into Licensing Hall of Fame

4Kids Entertainment Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Al Kahn was inducted Wednesday night into the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) Murray Altchuler Licensing Hall of Fame. Kahn was recognized for his success in “identifying trends in popular culture and adapting them to a global audience.” [Source: Business Wire]

Nickelodeon & Viacom Take on Licensing for "The Backyardigans"

Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products have taken on the global licensing and merchandising activities for The Backyardigans, World Screen reports. Nelvana will continue to oversee merchandising activities in Canada as well as worldwide home video and DVD distribution.

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