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Disney Channel Announces Executive Shifts

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Following another record-breaking year of ratings growth and an increase in programming development for multiple global platforms, Disney Channel has announced several executive shifts. Adam Bonnett — Disney Channel’s key original series programming executive — has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Original Series; Jeff Brustrom — the channel’s top development executive — has been […]

"Cartoons on the Bay" Awards Announced

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Roy Disney and DIC Entertainment will receive lifetime achievement and US studio of the year awards respectively at the forthcoming 10th annual Cartoons on the Bay animation festival in Italy, C21Media reports. For the U.S., Roy Disney has been selected to receive an international lifetime achievement award, while cartoonist Bruno Bozzetto has bagged the award […]

Toon House Klasky Builds Team

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Hollywood toon house Klasky Csupo, which provides animation for shows like Rugrats and The Simpsons, is building up their development team and has appointed Michael McGahey as senior VP of feature film development. C21Media has more.

BBC Acquires Licensing Rights to "The Secret Show"; Series Comes to Nicktoons

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
BBC Worldwide has secured rights to spy toon The Secret Show, C21Media reports. The company’s American sales team has licensed 26 episodes to the Nicktoons Network. The series is scheduled to begin airing on Nicktoons in January 2007 after it has aired on BBC’s preteen channel, CBBC. In addition, BBC Worldwide has also secured cross-media […]

"Little Robots" Increases Time on CN and Gets New Distributor

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Little Robots has been given an extended 30-minute slot on Cartoon Network’s preschool Tickle U block, according to C21Media. Separately, Little Robots distributor BBC Worldwide has appointed 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment as video/DVD distributor in the U.S. and Canada. The deal covers a seven-year period, and the first two releases are planned for the […]

BKN Signs Animated "Zorro" Deal

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
BKN has signed an exclusive license with Zorro Productions to produce and distribute an animated series as well as direct-to-DVD films based on the Zorro franchise, World Screen reports. Tentatively entitled Zorro — Generation Z, the series is scheduled for launch sometime next year.

"Monster Warriors" Comes to YTV

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Monster Warriors will premiere on YTV’s Vortex block on Saturday, March 18. The live-action/3-D animation hybrid series will air Saturdays at 10:30am and Wednesdays at 7:30pm. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

Disney Reports First Quarter Earnings

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
The Walt Disney Company on Monday reported earnings for the first quarter ended December 31, 2005. Net income came in at $734 million or $0.37 a share, compared with $686 million or $0.33 a share a year ago. Revenue climbed 2% to $8.85 billion from last year’s level of $8.67 billion. The company also reported […]

"What’s New Scooby-Doo? – Route Scary-Six" Streets June 6

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
The 9th volume in the What’s New Scooby-Doo? series, Route Scary-Six, will be available on DVD from Warner Home Video on June 6, 2006. The disc will include four (4) TV episodes, one (1) bonus episode, and an extra entitled “Scooby-Doo’s Mystery Road Trip Challenge.” The single-disc will retail for $19.96 SRP. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD]

BBC Restructures Children’s Department

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
The BBC has named Richard Deverell as the new controller of the BBC Children’s department, C21Media reports. In addition, the BBC has also created the role of creative director for the department, naming Anne Gilchrist to that post.