"Zixx: Level Two": Can the "Spin Cycle" Wash Out Fanboys?

by Chad Boninon October 26, 2005
Fanboys are scary, scary creatures. You know the standard spiel. Zixx: Level Two is a Canadian blend of live-action and CG animation that you wouldn’t know in America unless you subscribe (somehow) to Canadian networks or read these reviews. Zixx Phunkee Zee and her accomplices help defend the Earth from invading aliens via a computer […]

"Higglytown Heroes" Wins Media Access Award

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
Disney Channel’s original animated series Higglytown Heroes has won a Media Access Award for its positive portrayal of a blind art teacher, voiced by guest star Sharon Stone, who calls upon the assistance of her Seeing-Eye Dog to help deliver art work to the Higglytown kids. The California Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with […]

"Sonic X Project: Shadow" DVD Announced

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Sonic X Volume 8: Project Shadow to DVD on November 15, 2005. Featuring six episodes from the series on 4Kids TV, the DVD will hit stores the same day as the new video game Shadow the Hedgehog. The DVD runs for 130 minutes […]

Nicktoons Network Announces Second Annual "Scare-A-Thon"

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
Nicktoons Network will celebrate Halloween with its second annual “Scare-A-Thon,” featuring 48 hours of Halloween-themed programming. The marathon will be hosted by Edgar and Ellen, the set of mischievous twins featured in the Edgar & Ellen book series from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. The “Scare-A-Thon” will feature Halloween-themed episodes from several Nicktoons shows, as […]

Comedy Central Animated News

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
In the coming weeks, Comedy Central will present the ninth season of South Park, a new episode of Drawn Together, and select broadcasts of Beavis & Butt-Head episodes and a movie. AWN has details.

"Foodfight!" Voice Cast Announced

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
The voice cast for the CG feature Foodfight! has been announced, AWN reports, citing Variety. Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Wayne Brady, Chris Kattan and Christopher Lloyd will provide the voices for the Threshold Animation Studios and Lions Gate Family Ent. production. Set in a supermarket after hours, the film follows what animated spokespersons do after […]

Nelvana Announces Deals with Discovery Kids

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
Nelvana has announced two new deals with Discovery Kids in the U.S. and Latin America, World Screen reports. Discovery Kids Latin America will acquire additional episodes of the 3-D preschool series The Backyardigans, co-produced by Nickelodeon and Nelvana, for broadcast in 2006. (Note that an earlier version of this article stated that Discovery Kids Latin […]

New Categories for British Animation Awards

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
The 10th British Animation Awards event next year will include three new categories: Best European Feature, New Platforms for Animation, and Best Voice Artiste, C21Media reports. This brings the number of award categories to fifteen.

Corus Announces Q4 & Year End Financial Results, Declares Dividend

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
Corus Entertainment Inc. today announced fourth quarter and year end financial results. Fiscal 2005 consolidated revenues were $683.1 million, up two percent from $666.8 million last year. Net income was $71.1 million, compared with a loss of $23 million a year ago. The company also reported $80 million in cash flow, up 52 percent from […]

Starz Kids & Family Celebrate ‘Chicken Little’ With 24-Hour Marathon

by Zeddon October 26, 2005
Zach Braff (the voice of Chicken Little) and Starz Kids & Family will celebrate the theatrical release of Walt Disney Pictures’ Chicken Little on November 4. The 24-hour “Starz Kids & Family Animation Celebration” begins on the same day at 6:00am (ET/PT) and features Braff introducing exclusive content from Chicken Little, plus animated features including […]