"Howl’s Moving Castle," "Pokemon" Top Japan Box Office in 2005

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2006
An article about the 2005 box office results in Japan reveals that Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle was the top-grossing film with 19.6 billion yen (approx. US$165.4 million). The article also states that Pocket Monster Advanced Generation is taking the number 2 spot with 4.3 billion yen (approx. US$36.3 million). The statement by the Motion […]

4Kids Entertainment Announces New Setting for "TMNT" Television Series

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. today announced a new setting for the fifth season of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series scheduled to premiere this fall on 4Kids TV. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Fast Forward catapults Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael ninety-nine (99) years into the future where they emerge from the sewers and no […]

4Kids.TV Launches New ”Healthy 4Kids” Section

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has unveiled a new “Healthy 4Kids” component to its 4Kids TV website, www.4Kids.TV. The new web platform is designed to address the importance of healthy eating and physical activity among children of all ages. The “Healthy 4Kids” section — www.4Kids.TV/healthy/ — includes various interactive features, fun food facts, a food pyramid, downloads […]

"Bambi II" Soundtrack Available February 7

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
Walt Disney Records will celebrate the return of Bambi on DVD with the release of the Bambi II soundtrack on February 7. The CD will retail for $12.98 SRP. The following is a track listing: 1. “There Is Life” – Alison Krauss 2. “First Sign of Spring” – Michelle Lewis 3. “Through Your Eyes” – […]

"Lady and the Tramp" CD Streets February 7

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
On February 7, Walt Disney Records will release the Lady and the Tramp and Friends CD — a collection of Disney classics from several Disney animated films. The CD will retail for $6.98 SRP. The following is a track listing: 1. “He’s a Tramp” – Lady and the Tramp 2. “The Siamese Cat Song” – […]

"Curious George" Game Ships to Retailers

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. on Wednesday announced that Curious George has shipped for the PlayStation2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and PC. Based on the February 10th animated feature film of the same name, Curious George allows players to jump in and control the world’s most curious chimp through an array of madcap […]

Time Warner Inc. Provides 2006 Full-Year Business Outlook

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
Time Warner Inc. has provided its 2006 full-year business outlook. The company said it expects its 2006 full-year growth rate in Adjusted Operating Income to be in the high-single digits, off a base of $10.3 billion in 2005. The company also said it expects to convert between 35% to 45% of its 2006 Adjusted Operating […]

Time Warner Inc. Reports Financial Results for 2005 Full Year and Fourth Quarter

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
Time Warner Inc. on Wednesday reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2005. For the quarter, revenues climbed 7% over the same period in 2004 to $11.9 billion, driven by increases at the Filmed Entertainment, Cable, Networks and Publishing segments. Adjusted Operating Income rose 18% to $2.9 billion, reflecting […]

Tartakovsky to Direct "Power of the Dark Crystal"

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
Award-winning animation director Genndy Tartakovsky, who created the series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory, will direct Power of the Dark Crystal — the sequel to The Jim Henson Company’s 1982 classic fantasy film. Additionally, Tartakovsky’s newest venture, Orphanage Animation Studios, has been brought on board as a producing partner to […]

MoonScoop, MYP Combine Sales and Licensing Activities

by Zeddon February 2, 2006
MoonScoop and Mike Young Productions (MYP) are consolidating their sales and licensing activities into MYP’s distribution arm, Taffy Entertainment, following MoonScoop’s acquisition of a majority stake in the U.S. production company last October. Production activity will remain under MoonScoop and MYP. Taffy, which will be based in Europe and the U.S., now jointly incorporates more […]