4Kids Entertainment Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Al Kahn was inducted Wednesday night into the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) Murray Altchuler Licensing Hall of Fame. Kahn was recognized for his success in “identifying trends in popular culture and adapting them to a global audience.” [Source: Business Wire]
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products have taken on the global licensing and merchandising activities for The Backyardigans, World Screen reports. Nelvana will continue to oversee merchandising activities in Canada as well as worldwide home video and DVD distribution.
Canadian network Teletoon has announced the following programming highlights for the month of August (all times ET/PT): Sneek Peak Presentations: Carl² (Carl Squared) – August 7, 7:00pm Delilah & Julius – August 14, 7:00pm The Life & Times of Juniper Lee – August 21, 7:00pm The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy – August 28, […]
JoJo, the star of Playhouse Disney’s JoJo’s Circus, will be unveiled as a giant helium balloon this fall in the 79th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. On Thanksgiving Day, JoJo will float high above the Big Apple, “juggling” three brightly colored balls as she travels from the Upper West Side to Herald Square. The balloon […]
Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Enterprises are suing Sony Pictures and Revolution Studios to thwart the release of Zoom’s Academy. The plaintiffs allege that the film contains contents similar to X-Men and infringes on the series. They are asking the court to order Sony and Revolution to remove infringing material from their script and not […]
The Comics Reporter weblog is reporting the passing of Paul Cassidy on May 15, 2005 at the age of 94. Cassidy was an early assistant to Joe Shuster, artist and co-creator for Superman, and contributed many elements to the Man of Steel including the iconic five-cornered “S” shield.
The Nausicaa.net in the United Kingdom, running from July 7 to July 17, will show several Studio Ghibli films, including Kiki’s Delivery Service, Whisper of the Heart, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Castle in the Sky. The festival’s screening of Howl’s Moving Castle will be introduced by Diana Wynne Jones, the author of the novel […]
IDW has released solicitation information for Transformers: Infiltration #0, the first issue in its relaunched Transformers comic book line. The issue is scheduled for release in October 2005 with a $0.99 cover price with four covers shipping in equal quantities. Simon Furman will write while E.J. Su provides the artwork.
Disney will premiere Toy Story 3 at the International Licensing Show in the summer of 2008, AWN reports. The film, which is being made without the participation of Pixar, will have Buzz Lightyear recalled to Taiwan after a series of malfunctions; Woody and the rest of the toys will try to save Buzz.
ADV Films will release Area 88: Treacherous Skies to DVD on July 18, the company said yesterday. The $29.98 DVD-only release will include the first three episodes of the series in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include an interview with screenwriter Hiroshi Ohnogi and director Isamu Imakake; aircraft specs; production […]