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Animated DVD Updates

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD has several animated DVD news items, including new info on the latest Thundercats DVD and artwork, Krypto the Superdog, extras included in The Flintstones – The Complete 5th Season, and My Little Pony artwork. There is also news that character-appropriate DVDs will be included with some new Beast Wars toys. Meanwhile, DVDtoons has back […]

Boomerang Flies to Showtime Arabia

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Under a carriage deal with Turner, Showtime Arabia will add classic animation channel Boomerang to its line-up, C21Media reports.

Former 20th Century Fox International President Stephen Moore Joins Aardman as COO

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Stephen Moore has relocated from Los Angeles to the U.K. to join Aardman as head of features/COO, AWN reports. Aardman has a five-film deal with DreamWorks, which includes the already produced Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, and the upcoming Flushed Away.

Gross Sells Yoram Gross-EM.TV Holding to EM.Ent.

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Yoram Gross and his family have sold their 50% holdings in Yoram Gross-EM.TV to the other 50% shareholder, EM.Ent., an affiliated company to the German media company EM.TV AG, according to AWN. Yoram Gross-EM.TV is Australia’s leading producer of animated children’s programming.

BET Launching Animation Unit

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
BET is hiring three new executives, one of them to head its new animation unit. AWN has details.

Corus Announces First Quarter Earnings, Increases Dividend

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Corus Entertainment Inc. has announced first quarter financial results led by a 14% increase in specialty television advertising revenue and a 10% increase in radio advertising revenue. Consolidated revenues for the first quarter ended November 30 were $195.3 million, up 8% from $180.6 million last year. Consolidated segment profit was $69.8 million, up 12% from […]

Ken Iyadomi Named President of Bandai Entertainment

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Ken Iyadomi has been named President and CEO of Bandai Entertainment, Inc., the company has announced. [Source: Bandai Entertainment]

Esclavissat and Gornell Promoted at Warner Bros. Pictures International

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Two promotions have been announced at Warner Bros. Pictures International. Con Gornell has been named Executive Vice President, European Marketing; and Monique Esclavissat has been named Executive Vice President, European Distribution. Details on these positions and the duties they entail are available at the Time Warner corporate website.

Craig Hunegs Promoted at Warner Bros.

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Veteran Warner Bros. executive Craig Hunegs is being promoted to Executive Vice President, Business Management, Warner Bros. Television Group. In the newly created post, Hunegs will serve as the senior business executive in the recently created Warner Bros. Television Group, which has oversight of and a broad mandate to grow all of Warner Bros.’ television […]

AZN Schedules "Anime Weekend"

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
The AZN Network is having an “Anime Weekend” this weekend and next weekend with marathons of Patlabor and Record of the Lodoss War. The Patlabor marathons will air January 15 and January 21 from 9:00pm to 11:30pm (PT); the Lodoss War marathons will air January 16 and January 22 from 9:00pm to 11:30pm (PT). More […]