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"Madagascar" Penguins Star in Christmas Special

by Zeddon November 2, 2005
Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico, the scene-stealing Penguins from Madagascar, will now star in their very own film entitled The Madagascar Penguins In A Christmas Caper. The story follows young Private as he ventures out of the zoo on a solo mission but runs into trouble when he’s mistaken for a Christmas toy. With Skipper, […]

THQ Announces New "Incredibles" Game

by Zeddon November 2, 2005
THQ Inc. on Tuesday announced that The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer has shipped to retailers and is now available on the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Windows PC/Mac. The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer is the follow-up to the video game The Incredibles, inspired by the Walt […]

SpongeBob Takes a Trip, Kids Invited

by Zeddon November 2, 2005
In “Where’s Gary,” a half-hour SpongeBob SquarePants special premiering on Nickelodeon on Friday, November 11, at 8:00pm (ET/PT), SpongeBob’s pet snail Gary runs away from home after feeling neglected by SpongeBob. The snail is “adopted” by a new owner. After realizing the error of his ways, SpongeBob sets out with his best friend Patrick to […]

More "Cabbage Patch Kids" Video Games Announced

by Zeddon November 2, 2005
D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, has announced the release of Cabbage Patch Kids: Where’s My Pony? for personal computers. The game is available on CD-ROM with an MSRP of $19.99. More Cabbage Patch Kids games are scheduled for release in 2006. 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive […]

El Capitan Theatre Presents High Tech "Chicken Little"

by Zeddon November 2, 2005
On the heals of Monday’s announcement of Chicken Little going high tech, the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California has announced that they will take part in the event. Besides presenting Chicken Little in Disney Digital 3D, the theatre will also feature before each show the characters from the movie in a special live appearance. […]

Viacom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

by Zeddon November 2, 2005
Viacom Inc. on Tuesday reported results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2005. Revenues increased 10% to $5.9 billion from $5.4 billion for the same quarter last year, led by growth of 15% in Cable Networks and 54% in Entertainment, as well as increases in Outdoor and Radio. Net earnings per diluted share from […]

MTV Networks Names COO

by Zeddon November 2, 2005
MTV Networks on Tuesday announced that Michael J. Wolf, former managing partner of McKinsey & Company’s Global Media, Entertainment and Information practice, has been named President and Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created senior executive position, Wolf will lead the company’s business and technology operations, including Advertising Sales, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Business and […]

Scott Morse's Red Window Pays Homage to Maurice Noble; Sequels "Southpaw"

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2005
Writer/artist Scott Morse has announced his new self-publishing venture. Dubbed Red Window, the imprint is set to launch in early 2006 with two new works of graphic fiction. The first, Noble Boy, is described as a tribute to veteran animation artist Maurice Noble, best known for his inventive backgrounds for classic cartoons like “Duck Dodgers […]

Lloyd Bochner 1924 - 2005

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2005
Actor Lloyd Bochner passed away on Saturday due to cancer at the age of 81. Best known to the general public as Michael Chambers in the Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man,” Bochner will be best known to animation fans as the voice of Mayor Hamilton Hill in Batman the Animated series.

Wallace & Gromit Conquer Cell Phones

by Benon November 2, 2005
MediaWeek reports that Aardman Animation, the studio behind Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and many other stop-motion classics, has penned several deals to distribute promotional videos for the new film as well as older animations including “Creature Comforts” and “Angry Kid” over cellular phones. In Britain, Aardman’s partner is Orange UK. Licensing […]