PBS KIDS Sprout Announces Executive Appointments

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
PBS KIDS Sprout today announced two senior executive appointments: Sandy Wax will join the network as President effective November 2, and Andrew Beecham has joined the network as Senior Vice President of Programming. In addition, Diana Kerekes, Vice President and General Counsel of Content Development for Comcast Corporation, will assume a seat on the PBS […]

"Big Big Friend Day" Comes to PBS KIDS

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
On November 25, PBS KIDS will present a two-hour block of episodes from both Clifford The Big Red Dog and Dragon Tales. The episodes will focus on friendship and respecting others. [Source: PR Newswire]

Ronald Sanders Named President, WHV

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
Ronald Sanders has been named President, Warner Home Video. In his new position, Sanders will assume responsibility for the overall worldwide operation of Warner Home Video, including sales, marketing, distribution, finance, administration, and physical operations. Sanders, who joined WHV in 1991, most recently served as Executive Vice President & General Manager, North America. Upon taking […]

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group Created; Kevin Tsujihara Named President

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
Warner Bros. Entertainment has realigned its businesses involved in the digital delivery of entertainment content to consumers to create the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. The Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group includes home video, online, wireless, games, and anti-piracy and emerging technologies operations. Kevin Tsujihara has been named President of the new group, reporting directly […]

"Sin City" TV Series In The Works

by La Parkaon October 26, 2005
Citing Variety, Superhero Hype! reports that a television series based on the film Sin City is in the works. The series would follow Robert Rodriguez’s second film, due out in 2006. No network or casting announcements have been made at this time.

Dan Slott Talks "Thing"

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2005
Writer Dan Slott has been interviewed by about his upcoming monthly Thing series for Marvel Comics. The comic book will focus on the rocky orange member of the Fantastic Four. Several lettered preview pages are included in the article.

Pixar Hit with Two Class Action Lawsuits

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2005
The Los Angeles Times reports that Pixar Animation Studios has been sued in two separate class-action lawsuits (free registration required). Both suits charge that the company deliberately misled investors when projecting DVD sales for The Incredibles. Pixar described the lawsuits as “completely baseless.”

"Clone High": Don’t Skip This Oddball Class

by James Harveyon October 25, 2005
Clone High takes place in a high school made up of teenaged clones of historical figures. How could this show, with its off-the-wall humor, challenging teen issues (including sleep deprivation, catching ADD from toilet seats, women playing sports, being upstaged by John Stamos, and getting drunk off alcohol-free beer) and bizarre concept, possibly fail? Simple. […]

TCM Announces Ghibli Series, Unreleased Takahata Title Set to Air

by Zeddon October 25, 2005
Toon Zone has independent confirmation that Turner Classic Movies plans to air nine animated features from Studio Ghibli in January 2006. UPDATE: According to the official TCM Web site, the film series will include a variety of Ghibli films, including the currently unreleased Whisper of the Heart and Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday, which Disney had […]

Teshkeel Brings Marvel to Middle East

by Zeddon October 24, 2005
Teshkeel Media Group, KSC today announced a comprehensive agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc. to bring Arabic-language Marvel comics, trade paperbacks, and magazines to the Middle East region. Under the terms of the agreement, Teshkeel will engage in a wide-ranging multi-year publishing program which, for the first time, will bring Marvel’s world-famous comic books to the […]