The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is holding “Tokyo Festa” — a day of free events throughout New York City — on February 7, 2006. The program is aimed at increasing awareness of Japan’s customs, culture, and cartoons. Highlights include: The En-Nichi Market A recreation of an old Edo marketplace, featuring traditional fun and games for both […]
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids – Vol. 3 is now scheduled to arrive on DVD on May 2, according to Ventura Distribution, owners of UrbanWorks, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The 265-minute release will retail for $19.99 SRP. Originally scheduled for release last year, the release has been pushed back several times.
According to a post by Billy West on his message board, four full feature length Futurama DVD movies will begin production in late July or August. (via Craig Crumpton)
ITV1’s South Bank Show arts series will be dedicated to anime on February 19 and will include interviews with leading lights of anime, such as film producer Matsuhisa Ishikawa. ITV4 will follow up the show with an airing of the 1995 animation film Ghost In The Shell on March 4. [Source: BBC]
CritterPix Studios has named John Carey to the position of senior vice president of production. As a 30-year show business veteran, Carey has established and maintained CG pipelines for several animated feature productions and companies. He was most recently the vice president of production and technology at Walt Disney Pictures where he led a team […]
King of the Hill – Season 6 will be available on DVD on May 2, 2006, according to TVShowsOnDVD. A 3-disc set is expected, and TVShowsOnDVD has the probable track listing.
Spanish brand management firm Elastic Rights has signed several broadcast and licensing deals for Cookie Jar’s animated preschool series Caillou. C21Media has details.
HIT has created the role of Director of Promotions and Sponsorship and has hired Chris Tadey to fill the position. C21Media reports.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has formed a joint venture with Arvato Mobile that will offer feature film and television content for download in Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerland using a peer-to-peer network. Business Wire has details.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment have entered into a multimillion dollar, multi-year agreement for the exclusive marketing, sales and distribution rights to HIT’s portfolio of children’s programming in the U.S. and Canada. Fox will begin distributing HIT’s full slate of home entertainment releases in fall 2006, performing all of the business functions […]