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Media Companies Report Higher Earnings

Major media conglomerates are reporting stronger financial performance in the first quarter of 2005. Time Warner, parent company of Warner Bros. Pictures and Cartoon Network, had operating income of $1.8 billion in the first quarter of 2005, up from $1.6 billion in the same quarter a year ago, the company said yesterday. Revenues rose 3% […]

"Biker Mice" Goes Back into Production

A new season of Biker Mice from Mars has gone into production and will debut on the U.K.’s GMTV in the fall of 2006, World Screen reports. Rick Ungar is executive producing. The series has distribution deals in place for most of Asia and Europe; North American rights are currently being negotiated.

"Incredibles" Nominated at MTV Movie Awards

The Incredibles was nominated for Best Movie at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards, and Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Spencer Fox and Sarah Vowell were nominated for Best On-Screen Team, AWN reports. THQ’s The Incredibles game was nominated for Best Videogame Based on a Movie. Antonio Banderas was nominated for Best Comedic Performance for Shrek […]

ADV Acquires "The Place Promised in Our Early Days"

ADV Films has acquired Makoto Shinkai’s The Place Promised in Our Early Days for release in North America, the company said yesterday. The sci-fi film, which was awarded the Animation Film Award at the 59th annual Mainichi Film Concours, will make its U.S. theatrical debut at The Tribeca Grand Theatre in New York City May […]

Geico Has Good News for Speed Racer

Geico Insurance has produced and is airing a national advertisement featuring footage from Speed Racer, Speed Racer Enterprises says. [Source: PR Web]

Kirch Upped to DisneyToon Studios VP

Toon Disney has promoted B. Susan Kirch to vice-president, creative affairs, for DisneyToon Studios, according to AWN. Kirch will develop original scripts and stories as well as sequels to other Disney properties.

"Morir de Amor" Takes Anima '05 Prize

Gil Alkabetz’s short “Morir de Amor” took home the Grand Jury Prize at the Anima ’05 animation festival in Cordoba, Argentina, AWN reports. Other honorees at the competition include Romain Sigaud’s “Bip-Bip,” Igor Coric’s “Three Feathers and a Rainworm,” and Bill Plympton’s “Guard Dog.”

Three More "Spider-Man" Films on the Way

Sci Fi Wire reports that Sam Raimi, who is currently in preproduction on Spider-Man 3, let slip that Sony is planning three more Spider-Man films and that he would consider directing all of them. Spider-Man 3 is set for release on May 4, 2007.

"Madlax" Vol. 1 Tries to Confuse (and Succeeds!)

Last time on Karl Reviews Madlax, he’d received a two episode screener that left him wanting more just because he had no idea what on Earth was going on. In between that time and now, he got another screener in a great big metal ammo case that had the same two episodes, only dubbed this […]

Muppets Holding Company Names Veteran Muppets Producer Martin G. Baker as Consultant

The Muppets Holding Company, LLC, a Walt Disney Company subsidiary, has hired Martin G. Baker as a consultant for their new entertainment endeavors, the company announced today. Baker is a close colleague of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson, with more than 25 years of experience producing Muppets content in all media. His duties will […]

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