"Galactik Football" Comes to International Jetix Channels

by Zeddon October 19, 2005
Walt Disney-owned Jetix’s European and Latin American operations have picked up the pay-TV rights to the animated action series Galactik Football from French toon house Alphanim, C21Media reports. The series is due to air on Jetix’s European channels beginning in Spring 2006, to coincide with Jetix Europe’s international kids football tournament, the Jetix Kids Cup, […]

"George of the Jungle" Swings to TVs Around the World

by Zeddon October 19, 2005
Classic Media and Studio B Productions’ animated co-production George of the Jungle has been presold to Cartoon Network US, Cartoon Network Europe, and Nickelodeon UK for a January 2007 launch, C21Media according to C21Media. The series was developed in association with Teletoon Canada, and production is underway at Studio B.

ER Acquires Animated "Barbie" Rights

by Zeddon October 19, 2005
Under an agreement with Mattel, UK independent media group Entertainment Rights (ER) has acquired the TV and home entertainment distribution rights to the next three Barbie animated features, C21Media reports.

"Legend of the Dragon" Comes to U.S. Jetix Blocks

by Zeddon October 19, 2005
The animated series Legend of the Dragon will launch next fall on the Jetix blocks in the U.S. on Toon Disney and ABC Family, under a deal with BKN International and Disney ABC Cable Networks Group, World Screen reports. The broadcast will be accompanied by a U.S. consumer products rollout in October 2006 with a […]

"Da Boom Crew" to Jetix LA and Brazil

by Zeddon October 19, 2005
BFC Berliner Film Companie Distribution has licensed Da Boom Crew to Jetix Latin America and Brazil for rollout later this year, World Screen reports.

Viacom Updates Timing of Split Completion

by Zeddon October 19, 2005
Viacom Inc. announced on Tuesday that it now expects its transaction to separate the company into two publicly traded entities to be completed by the end of 2005. The company previously indicated the transaction was likely to be completed in the first quarter of 2006. [Source: Viacom]

Nickelodeon ‘Spy Day Friday’ Marathon Airs Friday

by Zeddon October 19, 2005
Nickelodeon will air a ‘Spy Day Friday’ marathon on Friday, October 21, from 11:30am – 2:00pm (ET/PT). The marathon will feature a never-before-seen episode of Nick Jr.’s comic/action series LazyTown, entitled “Secret Agent Zero,” where Robbie Rotten tricks the LazyTowners into believing that he has won the Mayoral race. PR Newswire has the full schedule.

DVD Talk Interviews Richard Golezowski of Aardman

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2005 has conducted an e-mail interview with Richard Golezowski of Aardman Animation. Golezowski is the director of the on-going Creature Comforts series.

Charles Rocket 1949 – 2005

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2005
Actor Charles Rocket (real name Charles Claverie) has been found dead of an apparent suicide. Known for uttering a four-letter word on Saturday Night Live which cost him his job, Rocket provided voice-over work for a number of animated shows, including Batman/Superman Adventures, The Zeta Project, Men in Black, and Titan A.E.

"IGPX": Prepare for the November Revolution

by Dukeon October 18, 2005
It’s amazing how far Toonami has come. Way back in 1997, it looked like just another generic action block, starring Moltar from the then-popular Space Ghost Coast to Coast to drum up some ratings. It had old-school 80’s cartoons, old-school 70’s cartoons, and the first “reinvention” of a classic series, and some people didn’t expect […]