"Bambi II" Gets February DVD Date

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
Disney will release Bambi II to home video on February 7, 2006, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $29.99 on DVD and VHS.

Whatever Happened to Those "Voltron" DVDs?

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
TV Shows on DVD has done a lengthy investigation into the status of the much-delayed Voltron: Defender of the Universe DVDs.

Korean Agencies Pick Three Toons for Support

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
DIBO, The Gift Dinosaur; Tales of Greenery; and Mix Master have been selected for the annual Star Project Competition, World Screen reports. The three series were chosen by the Korea Culture and Content Agency and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and will receive business development and marketing support.

Alliance Atlantis Names "Lunar Jim" Licensing Partners

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
Alliance Atlantis Communications has named BBC Worldwide, m4e, and ABC (Australia) as licensing agents for its new children’s stop-motion animated property, Lunar Jim, the company said today. The companies will oversee licensing in the United Kingdom, German, and Australian territories, respectively. The preschool series, which is set on the moon, follows the adventures of Lunar […]

HIT Execs Get New Posts

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
Patricia Wyatt has been named temporary president of HIT Entertainment’s North American operations, World Screen reports. Separately, c21 Media reports that former HIT Entertainment executive Peter Urie has been named chief corporate development officer at TV Loonland.

"The Incredibles" Stars on Starz

by Zeddon September 9, 2005
The Incredibles will be available on Starz On Demand and Starz Ticket on Real Movies beginning September 15, 2005, and will air as the Starz Saturday Premiere on September 24 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). Pixar’s Brad Bird, writer and director of The Incredibles, will introduce the movie. Additionally, Starz will also run a contest in conjunction […]

"Cinderella" Comes to El Capitan Theatre

by Zeddon September 9, 2005
Walt Disney’s animated masterpiece Cinderella will be digitally projected during a special 11-day engagement at Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre from September 15 – 25. PR Newswire has details.

Nick or Treat Comes to Great America

by Zeddon September 9, 2005
Paramount’s Great America will celebrate the “family-friendly” spirit of Halloween with Nick or Treat October 1 – 30. Over 20 Nickelodeon characters will be in attendance, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Danny Phantom, and Dora the Explorer. Details are available at PR Newswire.

Rosenblum Named Head of Warner Bros. TV Group

by Maxie Zeuson September 8, 2005
Warner Bros. has named Bruce Rosenblum president of its newly formed Warner Bros. Television Group, TV Week reports. The new division gathers Warner Bros. Television, Telepictures, Warner Bros. Animation, and The WB into one division. Rosenblum himself will continue to report to Warner Bros. chairman Barry Meyer. (h/t: Jeff Harris)

Website for Fred Patten Launches

by Ed Liuon September 8, 2005
A website dedicated to sci-fi and anime maven Fred Patten has been launched to keep his friends and fans up to date on his health. Patten has written about anime and manga for more than 25 years, but suffered a stroke in March 2005. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)