Ambitious Deals Secured for "LazyTown"

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
German kids channel Junior.TV, a subsidiary of EM.TV, has acquired the exclusive pay-TV rights to Icelandic property LazyTown for German-speaking regions. The series will premiere on January 1, 2006. As part of the deal, EM.TV also secured the free-TV rights from Super RTL for German-speaking Switzerland. LazyTown will broadcast on SF DRS as part of […]

Bob Bacon Appointed EVP of Walt Disney Feature Animation

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
Bob Bacon has been appointed to the newly created position of executive vice president of Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA), where he will oversee all areas of production and technology including areas of software development, systems, media, and technical support. He will also be responsible for finance, planning, and accounting functions for the studio’s animated […]

Target Entertainment Signs Licensing Deals for "Fifi"

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
Target Entertainment has notched up several international licensing deals on Chapman Entertainment’s preschool property Fifi and the Flowertots, World Screen reports. More than 50 merchandising deals have been secured for the property. The stop-frame animation series launched in the U.K. in May on Five’s Milkshake! block and on Nick Jr.

Disney Extends Mitchell’s Reign, Elects New Board Members, and Increases Dividend

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
The Walt Disney Company board of directors has unanimously requested that Senator Mitchell remain a director and continue as chairman through December 2006 to facilitate an orderly chairman succession process. Mitchell had planned to retire following Disney’s 2006 annual meeting, but agreed to the board’s request that he stand for re-election at the 2006 annual […]

Comics Previews for December 1: Season of the Witch, Jonah Hex, Marvel Zombies

by Ed Liuon December 2, 2005
Several comics previews are available on-line. AVAILABLE NOW – The complete first issue of Season of the Witch is available at The comic, about a teenaged girl transported to a magic world, is by Jai Nitz and Kevin Sharpe and is published by Image Comics. The same article also contains a five-page preview of […]

Animated DVDs Lead October DVD Sales Charts

by Ed Liuon December 2, 2005
Home Video Research is estimating $1.14 billion in DVD sales in October 2005, up 9.3% from the same period a year before. The rise in DVD sales came about due to the success of two animated DVDs, with Disney’s Cinderella Platinum Edition DVD being the top seller for movies and South Park: The Complete Sixth […]

‘X-Men’ Animated Mini-Mates Movie Coming

by Stuon December 2, 2005
According to SuperheroTimes, an animated X-Men minimate movie is currently scheduled for a spring 2006 DVD release. The new DVD will be shipped with a 5 pack of the minimate figures — inch-high, lego-like collectibles created by Art Asylum. A synopsis for the film has been provided: “When Storm goes missing during an undercover mission, […]

The World’s Finest Interviews Stan Berkowitz

by Stuon December 2, 2005
To celebrate the release of Superman: The Animated Series – Volume 2 on DVD next Tuesday, The World’s Finest managed to catch up with series writer Stan Berkowitz to talk about his work on the show. To read the interview, click here.

"Gundam SEED The Rumbling Sky": You Were Almost An Actual Movie, Gundam!

by Dukeon December 2, 2005
In case you missed my previous reviews, I haven’t been too impressed with the Gundam SEED “movies”, but with 10 episodes left to fit into one movie, just maybe things will go right this time around. Plus, there’s that “After Phase” special that’s supposed to lead into SEED Destiny too. So, how painful is it […]

"Ctrl+Alt+Del" Animated Series in the Works

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
Blind Ferret Entertainment (“BFE”) has announced the development and distribution of Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series. Financed entirely by BFE, the series is scheduled for launch on February 1, 2006. The trailer for episode one is now available at One new four-minute episode will be released every month beginning in February. Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series […]