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Disney Channel Hires Creative Director

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
Sharon Ngoi has joined Disney Channel’s marketing team as creative director. In her new position, Ngoi is responsible for leading the on-air strategy and creative execution of the Playhouse Disney brand, overseeing on-air promotion, branding, and design. She will work closely with Playhouse Disney’s programming team to support key initiatives and with the new media […]

CPM Announces "Kakurenbo" Contest

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
Central Park Media is giving away twenty-four copies of CPM’s Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek on December 31. From 12:00am (ET) on December 31, 2005, to 12:00am (ET) on January 1, 2006, fans who visit http://centralparkmedia.com/kakurenbo/contest.html will be able to play a Find Sorincha Flash game. Every player who wins will be entered into an hourly […]

Animation "For The Heart"

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
Science Daily reports on a new technique which uses animation to help doctors diagnose certain heart conditions. (via Animated-News)

Jupitermedia Acquires Animation Factory

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
Online content provider Jupitermedia Corp. has acquired Animation Factory Inc. from VA Software Corp. for $9.35 million in cash and debt. Animation Factory Inc. includes the MediaBuilder Network of Web sites: www.animationfactory.com and www.mediabuilder.com. The company is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and offers paid online subscriptions for royalty-free 3D clip art, animated graphics, […]

"Goof Troop" DVD Episodes Revealed

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
The Goof Troop – Volume 1 DVD, streeting on February 14, 2006, will include the following episodes: “Slightly Dinghy” “Wrecks, Lies & Videotape” “Shake, Rattle & Goof” The DVD will carry a suggested retail price of $14.99. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD]

"Quack Pack" DVD Episodes Revealed

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
The three episodes available on the February 14, 2006 release of Quack Pack – Volume 1 will include “Transmission Impossible,” “Heavy Dental” and “Feats of Clay,” according to TVShowsOnDVD. The DVD will retail for $14.99 SRP.

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Cover Art Released

by Zeddon December 27, 2005
TVShowsOnDVD has cover art for Avatar: The Last Airbender – Book 1: Water, Volume 2, scheduled for release on March 28, 2006, and retailing for $16.99 SRP.

Vincent Schiavelli 1948 – 2005

by Ed Liuon December 27, 2005
Character actor Vincent Schiavelli died yesterday, December 26, of lung cancer at his home in Sicily at age 57. Schiavelli was a memorable presence in film and television, appearing in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, and the James Bond film Tomorrow Never […]

"Daily Variety" Reports Disney/Pixar Deal "Not Far Now"

by Ed Liuon December 27, 2005
A report on the Daily Variety website quotes unnamed insiders as stating that a new distribution deal between the Walt Disney Corporation and Pixar Animation Studios is on the verge of being announced. Daily Variety added that neither side was willing to comment on the record for the report. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

"Dungeons & Dragons" Toon to DVD in 2006?

by Ed Liuon December 27, 2005
TVShowsOnDVD.com is reporting a rumor that the Saturday morning cartoon Dungeons and Dragons will be released on DVD in North America some time in 2006. The rumor is lent more credibility by an entry on writer Mark Evanier’s weblog confirming it. The original series ran for 27 episodes from 1983-1985 and centered on six children […]