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Hotel Offering "OddParents" Sweepstakes

Nickelodeon and Best Western International will run a Fairly OddParents sweepstakes from June 20 to July 4, the companies said today. The grand-prize winner will receive a family trip for four to Hollywood, including airfare, accommodations at a Best Western hotel, and the opportunity to meet the creator of The Fairly OddParents. Five hundred second-place […]

"Peacemaker" Coming to DVD May 24

ADV will release Peacemaker: The Spider’s Web to home video on May 24, the company says. The DVD-only release will include episodes 16-18 of the anime series in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include two new Character Collections plus production sketches, clean opening and closing animation, and previews. It will […]

SIGGRAPH Winners Named

“9,” “Thoughts from the Artist,” “Fallen Art” and “La Migration Bigoudenn” have been named winners for SIGGRAPH 2005, a computer animation festival. A complete list of selections for the festival, which will be held from July 31 through August 4 in Los Angeles, is available at the SIGGRAPH website. [Source: Business Wire]

Sony Buys Pitch from "Robots" Writers

Sony Pictures Animation has purchased an untitled pitch about a group of animals trying to find their rightful place in the world, Coming Soon reports, citing Variety. The pitch is by writers Ron Mita and Jim McClain, who did an early draft for Robots. (via CookieS)

Cover Art for Second "The Batman" DVD Revealed

TVShowsOnDVD has an early look at the cover art for the second DVD release of The Batman. Price and release dates have not been announced.

Animated Encounters Honors Five Films

“Through My Thick Glasses,” “Overtime,” “Loetzinn,” “In the Rough” and “Flatlife” were honored at the UK’s Animated Encounters film festival. AWN has details.

Teletoon Picks Up "Iggy Arbuckle" for 2006

Blueprint Entertainment, National Geographic Kids’ Programming and Production and Teletoon will produce Iggy Arbuckle, a series about a pig and beaver, World Screen reports. It is set for a Fall 2006 debut.

"Roughnecks" Storm DVD in July

Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles – The Complete Campaigns will be released to DVD on July 5 as a four-disc series, according to Animated Bliss. It will retail for $49.95.

Disney TV (India) Programming Chief Interviewed

Indiantelevision.com has an interview with Nachiket Pantvaidya, head of programming and production for Walt Disney Television International (India).

Disney Announces Portable DVD Players

Disney Consumer Products is offering new portable, character-themed DVD/CD players later this month, the company said today. The Disney Personal DVD Players, which will be able to play DVDs, CDs, mini-discs and more, will retail for $129.99 for a 3.5-inch model and $199.99 for a 7-inch model. Add-on accessories, including Disney Princess Tiara or Classic […]

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