Animated Band Receives Jim Henson Award

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
“The Gorillaz” has won The Jim Henson Creativity Honor, as part of the newly established Jim Henson Honors — an annual program that acknowledges organizations, individuals, or products that reflect the core values and philosophy of Jim Henson and the company he founded in 1955. “The Gorillaz,” an animated rock group established by Damon Albarn […]

Comcast Announces Family Tier

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
Comcast Corporation today announced that it will launch a Family programming package with an average of 35 – 40 channels beginning in early 2006. The new Family Tier will include, among other channels, sixteen family friendly programming networks of primarily G-rated content. Disney Channel, Toon Disney, and Nickelodeon are among the networks that will be […]

Toby Nelson Named Senior Vice President And Treasurer For Post-Separation Viacom

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
Viacom Inc. today announced that George (Toby) Nelson has been appointed Senior Vice President and Treasurer for new Viacom. In his new position, Nelson will be responsible for domestic and international capital market activities, banking services, foreign exchange, and employee benefit plan asset management for the company. He will report to Michael J. Dolan, Executive […]

Jeff Bewkes Named President and Chief Operating Officer of Time Warner Inc.

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
Jeff Bewkes has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Time Warner Inc. Don Logan, Chairman of Time Warner’s Media & Communications Group, plans to retire at the end of 2005 and become the non-executive Chairman of Time Warner Cable’s board of directors. [Source: Time Warner]

"Otaku Unite!" Comes to DVD in March

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
The previously announced Otaku Unite! is coming to DVD on March 7, 2006. It will retail for $19.95 SRP. [Source: Central Park Media]

ADV Films Announces February 21 Releases, Including "Gantz" Boxset

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
ADV Films has announced the following four new titles set to hit store shelves on February 21, 2006: * Gantz Season 1 Box Set (SRP $69.98) is a DVD-only thin-pack release containing all 13 episodes from the first season, presented in anamorphic video with both English 5.1 sound and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. * […]

ADV Films Announces February 14 Releases

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
ADV Films has announced the following five new titles hitting stores on February 14, 2006: * Maburaho: Divine Intervention (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release including episodes 19-21, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include “Art of Maburaho,” clean opening animation, clean closing animation, and previews of upcoming ADV […]

Televisa Named Licensing Agent for "Dragon Booster" in Mexico

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
Alliance Atlantis on Thursday announced that Televisa will act as licensing agent for Dragon Booster in Mexico. In its position as licensing agent, Televisa will oversee the development and domestic launches of all merchandising products, working alongside Alliance Atlantis appointed partners. Dragon Booster launched on Televisa on Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at 7:00pm. The series […]

CPM’s Peter Tatara Doesn’t Strike Out on Anime

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
Central Park Media’s Peter Tatara has written a blog entry talking about what it was like walking five miles into work to make anime during the recent New York Metro Transit Authority strike. [Source: Central Park Media]

Behind the Scenes of "Black Jack" Anime

by Ed Liuon December 22, 2005
An article in the Daily Yomiuri Online goes behind the scenes of the Black Jack anime TV series currently airing in Japan. The series, about a brilliant but unlicensed surgeon, debuted in October 2004 and is now in its second season, while a live-action movie was released last week. The movie was directed by Macoto […]