Discovery Kids and Jetix Europe have ordered 13 new episodes of PorchLight Entertainment’s Emmy award-winning animated series Tutenstein, AWN reports. The series, combining ancient Egyptian mythology with contemporary, urban humor and attitude, currently airs in the U.S. on the Discovery Kids channel and the Discovery Kids Saturday morning block on NBC.
20th Century Fox Television has signed a two-year overall deal with Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, executive producers and showrunners for Fox’s animated comedy American Dad, AWN reports. As part of the seven-figure deal, the duo will continue on American Dad if the show is renewed, in addition to developing other half-hour projects for the […]
Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex won the Best Anime DVD award in Canada’s National DVD Award Show, CEN, beating out Sony Pictures’ Tokyo Godfathers and anime competitor ADV Films’ Evangelion: Platinum One and Lady Death: The Motion Picture. Stand Alone Complex Volume Two was also nominated in the […]
Scooby-Doo will make his Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade debut on Thursday, November 24, 2005, as a larger-than-life giant helium balloon, Macy’s and Warner Bros. announced Tuesday. He will also be starring as Macy’s very own Holiday Ambassador as a kid-friendly collectible plush. You can find more information on both the balloon and the plush at […]
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005. For the quarter, net revenues totaled $20.3 million, compared to $22.5 million in the same period last year. Net income for the quarter was $2.0 million, compared to net income of $3.2 million in the year-earlier period. 4Kids Chairman and […]
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2005. For the quarter, revenue totaled $167 million and net income totaled $46 million, compared to revenue of $41 million and a net loss of $25 million for the same period in 2004. The improvement in both profit and revenue […]
When I picked up Full Metal Panic I was expecting another generic giant robot series. Some knockoff of Gundam, Voltron, or the like. What I got instead is an expert combination of comedy, drama, and sci-fi mixed with an extensive knowledge of real military hardware and tactics. The setting of Full Metal Panic is present […]
Many people imagine the Japanese to be quiet, unassuming, and earnest, hardly words to describe the life of the party. Those assumed traits are accurate often enough, but not in the case of Japan’s rich comic tradition. Largely unknown to the rest of the world, Japanese TV is full of goofball comedians who ham it […]