Playhouse Disney Comes to Philippines

by Zeddon December 14, 2005
Walt Disney Television International (WDTI) has expanded its pay-TV presence in the Philippines with the launch of a Playhouse Disney Channel feed into the region, according to C21Media. The channel is WDTI’s second 24-hour network in the Asia region since Disney Channel.

Digital Dimension Completes "Deepo" Aquarium Film

by Zeddon December 14, 2005
Digital Dimension has completed Deepo, an underwater adventure piece that marks the company’s first all-CG entry. Renowned theme park attraction developer Gary Goddard entered a partnership with Digital Dimension to produce and direct the film, which is the centerpiece of the 4-D theater presentation at the recently opened 500,000-square-foot, $250 million new Georgia Aquarium in […]

Namco Announces "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron"

by Zeddon December 14, 2005
Namco Hometek Inc. on Tuesday announced Snoopy vs. the Red Baron, an aerial-based action adventure game starring Peanuts top dog Snoopy and a cast of classic characters. While taking a nap atop his doghouse, Snoopy has a magical dream and becomes a World War I flying ace who must pilot his bi-plane in a heroic […]

Movielink Launches "Movielink Family"

by Zeddon December 14, 2005
Movielink on Monday launched Movielink Family, a website with family friendly films and programming available for download, Video Business reports. Movielink Family ( will feature hundreds of G and PG rated films, educational documentaries, and cartoons.

Realscan 3D Announces Innovations

by Zeddon December 14, 2005
Realscan 3D ( has announced innovations in its proprietary hardware and 3D scanning pipeline intended to revolutionize the way that digital assets are created for all CGI entertainment assets. PR Newswire has details.

NOGGIN Airs New Year’s "Franklin" Marathon

by Zeddon December 14, 2005
NOGGIN will ring in the New Year with a brand-new season of never-before-seen episodes of the preschool series Franklin. The new sixth season will premiere on Sunday, January 1, 2006, from 10:00am – 10:30am (ET), as part of a marathon of Franklin episodes from 10:00am – 4:00pm (ET). NOGGIN will continue to roll out a […]

Viacom Announces $3 Billion Stock Purchase Program For Post-Separation "New" Viacom

by Zeddon December 14, 2005
Viacom Inc.’s board of directors has approved a stock purchase program under which the new post-separation Viacom Inc. is authorized to acquire from time to time up to $3 billion of its class A and class B common stock. The program will commence following the separation of Viacom into two publicly traded companies, which is […]

Warner Promotes Ritchie & Kauper

by Zeddon December 14, 2005
Pam Ritchie has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Sales Planning & Program Inventory, and Libby Kauper has been promoted to Vice President, Sales Planning & Acquisitions, Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution. In their new positions, Ritchie will oversee and manage the applicable rights to Warner Bros.’ entire domestic filmed-entertainment library, and Kauper will continue […]

Reallusion, Inc. Releases iClone 3D Animation Software

by Zeddon December 14, 2005
Reallusion, Inc. has announced the official release of iClone 3D animation software ( The iClone software features customizable walking and talking 3D characters that can be personalized with the face of anyone from any photo based on Reallusion’s proprietary FaceTrix photo-to-3D transformation technology. Business Wire has more.

NY Film Critics Circle Names "Howl’s" Best Animated Film of 2005

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2005
The New York Film Critics Circle has named Howl’s Moving Castle the Best Animated Film of 2005. A full list of their awards and the winners is available at their website.