Germany’s BKN International plans to raise $7 million to fund “strategic investments” in India and China, c21 Media reports. The company has already co-produced the Indian animated series Legend of the Dragon and acquired a stake in China’s ToonMax TV.
Alliance Atlantis Communications has appointed Fisher-Price the master toy licensee for Lunar Jim, World Screen reports. A toy line based on the new stop-motion animated property will be ready to launch in Canada in the fall of 2006.
Nina Hahn has been named vice president of international development at Nickelodeon, c21 Media reports.
Kids WB has changed their schedule for this coming weekend, adding an all-new episode of The Batman. The episode “The Butler Did It” will now be the 8:30am episode of The Batman following an 8:00am (ET) rerun of “Pets” on Saturday. As originally reported on The DC Animation Forum, the season premiere of The Batman […]
An article in the New York Times notes that the National Cartoon Museum will be moving to new space in the Empire State Building in New York City (free registration required). The museum, founded by Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker, is scheduled to open in 2006 with gallery spaces dedicated to the history of comics […]
Writer Mark Evanier notes the upcoming release of Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: The Complete Third Season on his weblog, with a brief follow-up message expanding on the contents of the set.
The New York Times has published an article about the current troubles facing Time Warner, parent company to both Cartoon Network and DC Comics (free registration required). Recent statements by financier Carl C. Icahn have triggered debate on the lackluster performance of Time Warner’s stock and what can be done about it.
Toon Zone takes a look at some of the professional short films in competition at this year’s Seventeen 2004 Hisko Hulsing, The Netherlands Hisko Hulsing from the Netherlands directs this surreal depiction of a young man’s nightmare in a working-class Dutch town. The man, who has long hair he’s given to twirling, doesn’t fit in […]
James Tucker has been working on Warner Bros. animated series in one way or another since the days of Tiny Toons and Animaniacs, but he is best known for his contributions to Bruce Timm’s DC animated universe. Currently, is a co-producer of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. Toon Zone had a chance to speak […]
Toon Zone is reviewing some of the films screened at this year’s Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival. The Place Promised in Our Early Days is in competition in the feature film category. This is a review of the US DVD version. Makoto Shinkai, prior to The Place Promised in Our Early Days, was best […]