UK broadcaster ITV will launch its own free-to-air kids channel within the next six months, C21Media reports. The digital channel will appear on all digital platforms including Freeview, airing a selection of ITV’s existing slate of children’s programming: original drama, entertainment, animation, factual, and preschool programming. The name of the channel has not yet been […]
Turner Networks Asia has picked up Gordon the Garden Gnome and The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill, C21Media reports.
VIZ Media and Revolution Marketing have developed a 92-seat, state-of-the-art, mobile movie theater. To coincide with the release of InuYasha, The Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler, the theater will travel to one Wal-Mart in each of 15 cities, giving Wal-Mart the opportunity to host a theatrical premiere of a DVD title they will […]
As part of Carl Icahn’s continuing efforts to lift Time Warner’s stock price, Icahn on Thursday met with Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons, World Screen reports. According to a Time Warner spokesman, Icahn and Parsons “had a frank and open exchange of views.” Parsons reportedly made clear to Icahn that “the board and management are […]
To coincide with Nick Jr.’s premiere of Go, Diego, Go! on September 6 at 8:00pm (ET/PT), the network will air a Dora the Explorer marathon that same day from 9:00am – 2:00pm (ET/PT). The marathon will include the debut of a never-before-seen episode entitled “Dora and Diego to the Rescue!” at 1:30pm, where Dora and […]
This week, Nickelodeon Online is debuting NickMail Maker on Nick.com, a new animated messaging product for kids. Composed of email, instant messenger and animation applications, NickMail Maker allows kids to communicate with one another using messaging technology that enables them to make their own animation. NickMail Maker includes a kid-friendly dictionary, offering more than 7,500 […]
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Howl’s Moving Castle will be receiving the Hollywood Animation of the Year Award at the Hollywood Film Festival’s Awards Gala on October 24. The same referring article at Nausicaa.net also reveals the role that My Neighbor Totoro‘s theme song “Sampo” (Stroll) played in the space shuttle Discovery‘s latest mission.
News outlets are reporting that Pixar’s Joe Ranft was killed on Tuesday in a car accident. Ranft was riding in a vehicle which veered off the road and fell 130 feet before landing near the mouth of the Navarro River. In addition to working on stories and storyboards on Pixar movies, Ranft also voiced Heimlich […]
Wallace and Gromit — The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will be getting its North American debut at the Toronto Film Festival next month. The movie is the second feature-length film from Aardman Animations and will be released in the United States on October 7.
The New York Times has examined the state of webcomics (free registration required), noting controversies within the comic book field about the subject, the convergence of comics and animation in many of the best webcomics, and availability issues with webcomics today. The article is drawing fire in the webcomics community, with the most detailed and […]