"Shark Tale" Director Sets Up French Studio

by Maxie Zeuson July 29, 2005
Animation director Eric Bergeron has set up a new animation studio in Marseilles, France, AWN reports. The studio’s first feature film will be A Monster in Paris.

Lucasfilm Names Kubsch to Singapore Post

by Maxie Zeuson July 29, 2005
Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. has named Christian Kubsch to the post of general manager of its animation studio in Singapore, the studio said today. Kubsch will oversee all elements of the digital animation studio, including recruiting key talent and running its day to day operations. Kubsch will report to Gail Currey, Head of Animation. Kubsch joins […]

"DearS": "1st Contact," But It's Not "Star Trek"

by Chad Boninon July 29, 2005
One year ago, our planet was invaded by aliens. Never heard about it? It happened in Japan’s Tokyo Bay. They weren’t threatening to take over the world, though, so there was no need to get Will Smith and a Macintosh to take them down. They’re just creepily hot babes. Creepy? No, they don’t have slimy […]

"Star Ocean EX": Dude, She's Friggin 10!

by Dukeon July 29, 2005
RPGs are an interesting bunch, that they are. Often-times, your rag-tag party of four must go up against an entire army and win. But there’s been a lot of RPGs lately, and I think we need something more than the usual “We few must stop the evil empire from ruling the world!” So what else […]

Disney Announces Upcoming Graphic Novel Plans

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2005
A report on details Disney’s plans for upcoming graphic novels to be sold in the United States. In addition to the existing W.I.T.C.H. comics and the Abadazad children’s books (written by JLU scribe J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Mike Ploog), Disney is planning comics based on Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black […]

Mainframe Outlines New Projects

by Maxie Zeuson July 28, 2005
Mainframe Entertainment has completed production on Scary Godmother 2: The Revenge of Jimmy and a second season of Zixx, ArriveNet reports. Mainframe has also begun production on Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage, a CG-animated movie starring the skateboarder. The story has Hawk being kidnapped by an evil circus owner and rescued by his fans. […]

Nick Giving Kids a Million to "Just Play"

by Maxie Zeuson July 28, 2005
Nickelodeon will distribute $1 million in giveaways between September 2005 and June 2006 as part of its “Let’s Just Play” program, the network said today. The giveaways will take the form of $5,000 prizes awarded to twenty winners per month to help facilitate play in their community. Nickelodeon will begin promoting the giveaway on-air beginning […]

Marvel Profits Fall as Toy Sales Plunge

by Maxie Zeuson July 28, 2005
Marvel Enterprises had operating income of $43.1 million in the second quarter of 2005, down from earnings of $63.6 million in the year-ago period, the company said today. Revenues fell to $88.1 million from $155.5 million. For the six months ended June 30, Marvel earned $91.0 million, down from $120.9 million. Six-month revenues fell to […]

"Incredibles" Wins Three at VSDA Awards

by Maxie Zeuson July 28, 2005
The Incredibles last night picked up three awards at the 2005 Home Entertainment Awards of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA), the association says. The Pixar title was named Family Title of the Year, Sell-Through Title of the Year from a Major Studio, and Marketing Campaign of the Year from a Major Studio. Mulan II […]

"Home Movies" DVD Announced for November

by Maxie Zeuson July 28, 2005
Shout! Factory will release Home Movies: Season 3 to DVD on November 11, Animated Bliss reports. It will retail for $34.95.