Central Park Media to Provide Anime for iPod

by Zeddon October 22, 2005
Central Park Media is now the first anime company in the world to provide content for Apple’s new video-capable iPod, the company announced yesterday. Visitors can now download the first episode of Central Park Media’s upcoming Armored Trooper VOTOMS at They can also view the trailer for Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek — scheduled to […]

"Planet Sketch" Sold to ABC Australia

by Zeddon October 22, 2005
Aardman Animations’ coproduction Planet Sketch has been sold by Decode to Australian pubcaster ABC, C21Media reports. Aimed at kids aged 7-11, the series was commissioned by CiTV and Teletoon Canada and debuted at this year’s Mipcom. It was also sold to Cartoon Network Latin America and M-Net in South Africa.

Disney, AOL Team Up for "Narnia"

by Zeddon October 22, 2005
The Walt Disney Studios and AOL have formed an exclusive content partnership through which AOL websites will offer a first look at photos, artwork, behind-the-scenes video, and extended footage from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, World Screen reports. Content related to the film will be promoted across the AOL […]

On-Line Comics Previews for October 21: New X-Men, Stardust Kid, Robotika

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2005
The following on-line previews for comics are available now: – Mile High Comics has previews of comics from DC and Marvel scheduled for release on October 26, including Jack Cross #3 (DC) by Warren Ellis and Gary Erksine; Solo #7 (DC) by Mike Allred, et al; Amazing Spider-Man #525 (Marvel) by Peter David and Mike […]

WFAC Announces Slate for 2005 Animation Festival

by Zeddon October 21, 2005
The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC) has announced the programing slate for the fifth edition of their film festival (November 17 – 20) at the Princess Twin Cinemas in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Active Anime has details.

"He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" DVD Sets Damaged

by Zeddon October 21, 2005
TVShowsOnDVD has details on what to do if your He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – Season 1, Volume 1 DVD set is damaged. There have been several reports of scratched discs since the set went on the market on Tuesday, October 10.

Ragdoll, British Airways Sign Programming Agreement

by Zeddon October 21, 2005
UK kids producer Ragdoll has sealed an in-flight deal with British Airways to supply a two-hour block of children’s programming on selected long-haul flights, C21Media reports. The new programming line-up launches next month.

MTV Networks, Corus Sign Agreement

by Zeddon October 21, 2005
MTV Networks International has signed a five-year output deal with Canadian youth network YTV and sister preschool channel Treehouse, both owned and operated by Corus Entertainment, C21Media reports. The deal gives Corus regional syndication rights on all current and new series produced by Nickelodeon.

"Hipster & Jack" Comes to CBBC

by Zeddon October 21, 2005
Create Media Ventures and 19 Entertainment have signed the first presale of their 2D comedy/music animation series Hipster & Jack to UK broadcaster CBBC, C21Media reports. The series blends comedy, character and music, following the adventures of a musical odd couple, a hippo, and a Jack Russell terrier — all on the road seeking fame […]

"Lola & Virginia" Comes to Disney Channel Italy

by Zeddon October 21, 2005
Icon Animation has signed a deal to bring its animated series Lola & Virginia to Disney Channel Italy, adding to the earlier acquisition of the series by Disney Channel Spain, AWN reports. The series, targeted at girls ages 8-12, has already presold to Nickelodeon Channel Latin America, Disney Channel Spain, RCTV Venezuela, and Animania USA.