Son of Miyazaki to Direct Next Ghibli Film

by Benon November 13, 2005
Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki has announced in a talk at Meiji University that the next Studio Ghibli film will be directed by Goro Miyazaki, one of Hayao Miyazaki’s sons, Ryoko Toyama on the Miyazaki Mailing List reports. In the past, Goro Miyazaki worked in landscaping. According to Ms. Toyama, he designed the rooftop garden […]

IDT Seals Deals on "Yankee Irving"

by Zeddon November 12, 2005
U.S. animation conglomerate IDT Entertainment has secured distribution agreements in over twenty-five territories around the world for its CGI animated movie Yankee Irving, C21Media reports. Among the markets cleared for the late summer 2006 release are the bulk of the eastern European markets, Portugal and Thailand. The film will be distributed domestically by Fox as […]

China and South Korea Reach Animation Agreement

by Zeddon November 12, 2005
China and South Korea on Thursday signed an agreement to help each other promote and develop China’s Changsha Cartoon Art Festival (CCAF) and the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) into the largest animation festivals in China and South Korea, AWN reports, citing China Knowledge Press.

DIC Announces Deals at MIPCOM

by Zeddon November 12, 2005
DIC has reached several new deals at MIPCOM, including deals on many animated series. World Screen has details.

IGPX DVDs Announced

by Zeddon November 12, 2005
Bandai will release the first volume of the Toonami original series IGPX in three different versions in February 2006, according to Anime on DVD. (via Willima C. Maune)

Turner Plans Cartoon Spinoff Channels for U.K.

by Zeddon November 12, 2005
According to the Digital Spy, Turner Broadcasting is planning to increase its U.K. kids channels from four to six. The first will be a one-hour time-shift of Boomerang; the second will be called ‘Cartoon Network Too’ — a spinoff of Cartoon Network — targeting kids ages 4 – 9. The channels are said to be […]

Official Confirmation on TCM’s Ghibli Presentations (Updated 11/11)

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Toon Zone News now has official confirmation regarding TCM’s previously announced plans to feature Ghibli movies during the month of January. Each Thursday in January, TCM will present classic Ghibli animation. Each film will be presented first in its English-dubbed format, with an encore presented later with the original Japanese-language track. The only exception to […]

"Scooby-Doo" Thanksgiving Feature Comes to CN

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Cartoon Network will premiere Scooby-Doo in Where’s My Mummy?, an all-new animated movie, on Thanksgiving Day. When archaeologist and super-sleuth Velma is in Egypt to help restore the statue of the great Sphinx, she discovers a ruby ankh necklace that once belonged to Cleopatra herself and unlocks a tomb hidden below the Sphinx. It has […]

JoJo Stars on Disney Channel in Primetime Thanksgiving Episode and Six-Hour Marathon

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
JoJo, her pet lion Goliath, and all their friends in Circus Town learn that it’s fun to do good deeds for others in a primetime Thanksgiving special of JoJo’s Circus premiering Sunday, November 20 (7:30pm – 8:00pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel. In the episode, Circus Town is excited about the Thanksgiving Hip Hooray parade that […]

Nelvana, Paramount Reach Agreement on "The Backyardigans"

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Nelvana has finalized an agreement with Paramount Home Entertainment International for the video release of The Backyardigans in the U.K., Latin America, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, and Scandinavia. Paramount Home Entertainment distributes the title on behalf of Nickelodeon in the United States and for Nelvana in Canada based on a previous agreement. Nickelodeon and Viacom […]