CBS Corp. will sell its Paramount Parks division to Cedar Fair, L.P. for $1.24 billion, the companies announced today. Paramount operates several Nickelodeon-themed rides at its parks. The five Paramount Parks are Toronto’s Wonderland, Cincinnati’s King’s Island, Richmond’s King’s Dominion, Charlotte’s Carowinds, and Santa Clara’s Great America. Cedar Fair owns seven amusement parks, including Knott’s […]
Garnier and Honda will be the exclusive summer sponsors for Cartoon Network’s on-demand Adult Swim Fix, TV Week reports. Branded content video from the companies will air before each episode.
Entertainment Rights will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Postman Pat with an official birthday event at Kensington Roof Gardens in early September, World Screen reports. The company will also send the character to tour eleven shopping malls.
Writer, artist, and scholar Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures) has announced the “Making Comics 50 State Tour,” in conjunction with the release of his new book Making Comics. McCloud and his entire family will be traveling through all 50 states for signings, speaking engagements, and seminars along the route, which will begin in September 2006 in […]
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that Barbara Babbitt was named “Miss Krazy Kat” of 2006. Babbitt, the widow of animator Art Babbitt, received a tiara and sash as badges of her office, along with a lifetime supply of “9 Lives” cat food. The award was given at the ASIFA-Hollywood screening on Saturday, May […]
The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA, will be celebrating the 65th anniversary of Disney’s Dumbo by screening the film for two weeks, beginning on May 25. Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree will be shown with Dumbo to commemorate its 40th anniversary and Pooh’s 80th birthday. The opening night festivities will include a […]
An article in the Los Angeles Times covers game developer Cranium, Inc.’s hiring of Nickelodeon executive Albie Hecht (free registration required). Hecht’s Worldwide Biggies, Inc. will oversee Cranium’s efforts to develop downloadable “gametoons” that will “combine mysteries and puzzles with the storytelling of animated cartoons.”
In advance of an exhibition opening at the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Times covers the MoMA web site (registration required).The article covers CalArts’ roots with Walt Disney and the achievements of its alumni list, including Tim Burton, Stephen Hillenburg, Henry Selick, and John Lasseter. “Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures” will be on […]
Over the Hedge took the number two spot at the box office during its debut weekend, the Associated Press reports. The film grossed $37.2 million at North American theaters.
FUNimation Entertainment has acquired the exclusive North American distribution rights for selected TokyoPop titles, the companies announced today. FUNimation will rework packaging, pricing and configurations. Street Fury Remixed will be the first title released under the new deal, appearing on shelves on June 27. Other titles licensed as part of the deal include Great Teacher […]