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ELG Acquires 1000 Hours of Mondo Animation

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
Florida-based distributor ELG Media Group has acquired exclusive Hispanic rights to Italian toon house Mondo TV’s back catalogue, C21Media reports. Under the 7-year, $5.3 million (minimum) deal, ELG will get television, home video, licensing, merchandising, and publishing rights to about 1,000 hours of Mondo animation within Spanish- and Portuguese-language markets. This includes 41 cartoon series, […]

BKN Home Entertainment Launches in U.S. and U.K.

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
BKN has set up home entertainment operations in the U.S. and in the U.K. and has unveiled a slate of animated features scheduled for release on DVD. Scheduled features include Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Kong II – Return to the Jungle, The Three Musketeers, and The Nutcracker. BKN Home Entertainment will also handle […]

4Kids Series Sold to CN U.K.; DeLaney Upped at 4Kids

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
4Kids Entertainment has sold 208 Pokemon episodes and 52 episodes of One Piece‘s second season to Cartoon Network U.K., C21Media reports. Separately, 4Kids has promoted Gia DeLaney to director of international program sales from her previous position as manager of international program sales. DeLaney will handle audio/visual marketing, development, and new media distribution of 4Kids […]

Brenda Freeman Named Senior VP, Promotions Marketing, Nickelodeon

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
Brenda Freeman has been named Senior Vice President of Promotions Marketing for Nickelodeon. In her new position, Freeman will oversee the development and execution of all promotions marketing efforts for Nickelodeon and its related brands including Nick Jr., Noggin, The N, and Nick Digital assets including both on-air and off air promotions, client services, ad […]

"Taking Back Sunday" Requests Flash Animation Video

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
Long Island rockers “Taking Back Sunday” are soliciting Flash Animation videos from fans. Interested parties who create an original Flash Animation music video for the band’s song “Error Operator” will have a chance to win an Xbox 360, music from Warner Brothers Records, and a chance to have their animated music video used by the […]

"Yu-Gi-Oh!: My Freaky Valentine" Comes to DVD February 7

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 4.2: My Freaky Valentine on DVD on February 7, 2006. The DVD carries a running time of approximately 177 minutes and will retail for $14.98 SRP. The following is a track listing of the DVD: Episode 408: My Freaky Valentine Part […]

More Info on "Baby Looney Tunes" Volumes 1 & 2

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
DVDtoons has the full press release announcing the release of Baby Looney Tunes Volume 1: PlayDay Pals and Baby Looney Tunes Volume 2: Let’s Play Pretend. The DVDs will be available from Warner Home Video on March 7, 2006, and will retail for $14.97 SRP each.

"Brer Rabbit" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit is coming to DVD in a full-length animated feature, DVDtoons reports. Artwork is also available at DVDtoons.

"Fireman Sam" Comes to Nordic Region

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Fireman Sam will begin airing in the Nordic region on Kidz Entertainment, C21Media reports. Following a deal with Hit Entertainment, Kidz will put together a team to focus on developing the property across Nordic territories.

Herbig Plans Animated Spoof of "Heimat" Films

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
German director Michael “Bully” Herbig is planning a 3D animated spoof of German “Heimat” films, rural melodramas popular in the years following World War II, AWN reports, citing The Hollywood Reporter. Entitled Lissi Und Der Wilde Kaiser (Lissi And The Wild Kaiser), the film is particularly parodying the Austrian SISSI trilogy of the 1950s, which […]