WonderCon to Premiere "Avengers," "Broken Saints"

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2006
A press release from Comic-Con International has announced that the WonderCon comics and pop-culture convention will host the world premieres of two new animated projects. Marvel and Lion’s Gate’s Ultimate Avengers: The Movie direct-to-video animated film will premiere at WonderCon on Saturday, February 11, 2006. The next day, Fox Home Entertainment will screen the first […]

CBS and DIC Launch Branded Kids Programming Block

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
CBS and DIC Entertainment (DIC) will partner to launch an all-new Saturday morning branded kids programming block to replace the current Nick Jr. block this fall. Entitled “CBS’s Secret Saturday Morning Slumber Party,” the new block will feature three hours of FCC-compliant children’s programming and will serve as a platform to introduce new kids programs […]

"Golden Age" Releases Pushed Back

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
The DVD releases of Golden Age: Cultoons and Golden Age: Cartoons for Victory! have been pushed back to April 11, 2006, according to DVDtoons. Both DVDs will retail for $14.95 SRP each.

"The Wild" Comes to GBA

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
Buena Vista Games has announced a Game Boy Advance tie-in to Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming animate feature The Wild. Following Samson the Lion in his quest to save his son, the game offers 18 levels of play and is scheduled to ship to retailers on April 4, 2006. [Source: IGN] (via Animated-News)

"Wallace & Gromit" Wins at 7th Annual Golden Tomato Awards

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit won first place in the seventh annual Golden Tomato Awards. (via Animated-News)

ELG Acquires 1000 Hours of Mondo Animation

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
Florida-based distributor ELG Media Group has acquired exclusive Hispanic rights to Italian toon house Mondo TV’s back catalogue, C21Media reports. Under the 7-year, $5.3 million (minimum) deal, ELG will get television, home video, licensing, merchandising, and publishing rights to about 1,000 hours of Mondo animation within Spanish- and Portuguese-language markets. This includes 41 cartoon series, […]

BKN Home Entertainment Launches in U.S. and U.K.

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
BKN has set up home entertainment operations in the U.S. and in the U.K. and has unveiled a slate of animated features scheduled for release on DVD. Scheduled features include Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Kong II – Return to the Jungle, The Three Musketeers, and The Nutcracker. BKN Home Entertainment will also handle […]

4Kids Series Sold to CN U.K.; DeLaney Upped at 4Kids

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
4Kids Entertainment has sold 208 Pokemon episodes and 52 episodes of One Piece‘s second season to Cartoon Network U.K., C21Media reports. Separately, 4Kids has promoted Gia DeLaney to director of international program sales from her previous position as manager of international program sales. DeLaney will handle audio/visual marketing, development, and new media distribution of 4Kids […]

Brenda Freeman Named Senior VP, Promotions Marketing, Nickelodeon

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
Brenda Freeman has been named Senior Vice President of Promotions Marketing for Nickelodeon. In her new position, Freeman will oversee the development and execution of all promotions marketing efforts for Nickelodeon and its related brands including Nick Jr., Noggin, The N, and Nick Digital assets including both on-air and off air promotions, client services, ad […]

"Taking Back Sunday" Requests Flash Animation Video

by Zeddon January 20, 2006
Long Island rockers “Taking Back Sunday” are soliciting Flash Animation videos from fans. Interested parties who create an original Flash Animation music video for the band’s song “Error Operator” will have a chance to win an Xbox 360, music from Warner Brothers Records, and a chance to have their animated music video used by the […]