"Code Lyoko" Licensed to Rai

by Zeddon September 14, 2005
Moonscoop has licensed the first season of its 2D/3D animated series Code Lyoko to Rai, World Screen reports, following sales to broadcasters worldwide. A second series of twenty-six 30-minute episodes is currently in production.

Wyatt Named Hit North America President

by Zeddon September 14, 2005
Patricia Wyatt, former president of 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, has been named president of Hit North America, C21Media reports. Based in the company’s New York offices, Wyatt will be charged with expanding Hit’s consumer products and home entertainment businesses as the company looks to strengthen its bottom line. She will also be exploring opportunities […]

DreamWorks Announces ‘Madagascar 2’

by Zeddon September 14, 2005
DreamWorks Animation today announced they will produce a sequel to the computer-animated comedy Madagascar, which has now passed the $500-million mark at the worldwide box office, making it the company’s most successful original movie ever. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith, who starred in the original Madagascar as Alex the Lion, Marty the […]

"Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi" Comes to Nintendo DS

by Zeddon September 14, 2005
D3Publisher of America, Inc. announced yesterday that its first game for the Nintendo DS will be based on Cartoon Network Enterprises’ animated series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. The game is scheduled for release in Q1 2006. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy" Premieres on Nickelodeon

by Zeddon September 14, 2005
Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy will premiere on Nickelodeon Friday, September 16, from 8:00pm – 9:00pm (ET/PT). [Source: PR Newswire]

Susan Fleishman Upped at Warner Bros.

by Zeddon September 14, 2005
Communications and public affairs executive Susan Fleishman has been named Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Warner Bros. Entertainment, the company announced yesterday. In her new post, which she will assume on September 26, Fleishman will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all of the company’s corporate communications strategies and activities on a worldwide basis, including […]

Nick, NOGGIN Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

by Zeddon September 14, 2005
Nickelodeon and NOGGIN have announced their programming plans for Hispanic Heritage Month. Click the previous links for details.

Nickelodeon Reaches 198m, Becoming Most Widely Distributed Kids Channel Worldwide

by Zeddon September 14, 2005
Nickelodeon has now become the most widely distributed children’s TV network in Europe and the world, with 28 channels reaching 198 million TV households in 81 territories. Nickelodeon program blocks in 21 key markets such as China, Russia and Indonesia reach an additional 122 million TV households and extend Nickelodeon to a total of 169 […]

Disney’s "Little Einsteins" Arrives in UK

by Zeddon September 14, 2005
Playhouse Disney in the UK will launch its new animated interactive preschool series Little Einsteins on October 3, 2005, C21Media reports.

Hong Kong Disneyland Opening Smooth

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2005
The Los Angeles Times reports that the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park experienced a smooth opening on Monday, September 12 (free registration required). Trial runs of the park running at or near capacity resulted in reports of excessively long lines and other problems.