Nickelodeon Online today announced that Nick Arcade distributed more than 1.6 million game downloads during July, its first month of operation. Nick Arcade features more than 60 family friendly games, including Nick content like “SpongeBob SquarePants Obstacle Odyssey” and “Dora’s Rapido River Rafting Adventure” as well as non-branded games like “Feeding Frenzy” and “Magic Ball […]
G.I. Joe’s favorite ninja commando will get his definitive origin story in Snake Eyes: Classified from Devil’s Due. Newsarama.com has just posted a 5-page preview of issue #1, which is due in comic book stores next Wednesday.
Walt Disney will release three-disc sets of Ducktales and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers to DVD on November 8, TV Shows on DVD reports. Each set will retail for $34.99.
Bill Murray is in negotiations to return as the voice of Garfield in Garfield 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lucy Davis and Billy Connolly have already signed onto the sequel, which is scheduled for a summer 2006 release.
The Japan External Trade Organization says that anime market sales in Japan fell 10.4% to 191.2 billion yen in 2003 from a 2002 high, AWN reports. Box office revenues for anime features fell 53% between 2001 and 2003, and sales of anime DVDs fell 5.5% between 2003 and 2004.
John Canemaker, director of the animation program at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, writes in The Wall Street Journal on the closure of the last Disney studio devoted to hand-drawn animation. (via Cartoon Brew)
Navarre Corp., parent of anime-distributor FUNimation, has named Cary Deacon as president and chief operating officer, the company says. [Source: PR Newswire]
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DreamWorks Animation lost $3.7 million in the second quarter of 2005, the company said today. That compared to a profit of $146.1 million in the same quarter last year. Quarterly revenues fell to $35.4 million from $300.3 million in the same period last year. For the six months ended June 30, DreamWorks Animation had revenues […]
Walt Disney, DreamWorks Animation, and Pixar are collaborating with colleges and univesities to train the next generation of animators, USA Today reports. The studios are creating educational programs to ensure that students and animators already in their employ are trained in the CG techniques that are currently in high demand.