Gundam Wing-Episode Zero: A Literary Hero

by Grant Whiteon May 23, 2006
When the popular Gundam Wing anime ended, it left viewers with more than a few questions including the mysterious pasts of the pilots. Endless Waltz revealed just how the five leads ended up hurtling towards Earth but their lives and motivations prior to Operation Meteor were still unclear. For that, we’d need to go all […]

"Naruto" Goes Daily Starting in June

by on May 22, 2006
According to Shonen Jump’s Newsblast newsletter, the anime television series Naruto will be stripped to weeknights at 9:00pm on Cartoon Network beginning June 12th. New episodes of Naruto will continue to air Saturdays at 9:00pm on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. Currently, encores of the show also air Saturdays at 8:30pm and Friday nights at Midnight.

Cedar Fair to Buy Paramount Parks

by on May 22, 2006
CBS Corp. will sell its Paramount Parks division to Cedar Fair, L.P. for $1.24 billion, the companies announced today. Paramount operates several Nickelodeon-themed rides at its parks. The five Paramount Parks are Toronto’s Wonderland, Cincinnati’s King’s Island, Richmond’s King’s Dominion, Charlotte’s Carowinds, and Santa Clara’s Great America. Cedar Fair owns seven amusement parks, including Knott’s […]

Garnier and Honda to Sponser Adult Swim Fix

by on May 22, 2006
Garnier and Honda will be the exclusive summer sponsors for Cartoon Network’s on-demand Adult Swim Fix, TV Week reports. Branded content video from the companies will air before each episode.

Entertainment Rights Plans "Postman Pat" Birthday Events

by on May 22, 2006
Entertainment Rights will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Postman Pat with an official birthday event at Kensington Roof Gardens in early September, World Screen reports. The company will also send the character to tour eleven shopping malls.

Scott McCloud Announces "Making Comics" 50 State Tour

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2006
Writer, artist, and scholar Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures) has announced the “Making Comics 50 State Tour,” in conjunction with the release of his new book Making Comics. McCloud and his entire family will be traveling through all 50 states for signings, speaking engagements, and seminars along the route, which will begin in September 2006 in […]

Barbara Babbitt Named Miss Krazy Kat 2006

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that Barbara Babbitt was named “Miss Krazy Kat” of 2006. Babbitt, the widow of animator Art Babbitt, received a tiara and sash as badges of her office, along with a lifetime supply of “9 Lives” cat food. The award was given at the ASIFA-Hollywood screening on Saturday, May […]

El Capitan to Celebrate 65th Anniversary of "Dumbo"

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2006
The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA, will be celebrating the 65th anniversary of Disney’s Dumbo by screening the film for two weeks, beginning on May 25. Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree will be shown with Dumbo to commemorate its 40th anniversary and Pooh’s 80th birthday. The opening night festivities will include a […]

Cranium Hires Nick Exec for "Gametoons"

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2006
An article in the Los Angeles Times covers game developer Cranium, Inc.’s hiring of Nickelodeon executive Albie Hecht (free registration required). Hecht’s Worldwide Biggies, Inc. will oversee Cranium’s efforts to develop downloadable “gametoons” that will “combine mysteries and puzzles with the storytelling of animated cartoons.”

NY Times on the Origins of California Institute of the Arts

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2006
In advance of an exhibition opening at the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Times covers the MoMA web site (registration required).The article covers CalArts’ roots with Walt Disney and the achievements of its alumni list, including Tim Burton, Stephen Hillenburg, Henry Selick, and John Lasseter. “Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures” will be on […]