Cartoon Network Donates Studio to Charity

by Maxie Zeuson July 13, 2005
Cartoon Network has donated a state-of-the-art animation studio to the UK’s Youth Culture Television (YCTV) educational charity, c21 Media reports. Cartoon Network will also use its contacts to get animation insiders to offer masterclasses to YCTV students.

GMTV Gets "Winx Club"

by Maxie Zeuson July 13, 2005
The UK’s GMTV will bring Winx Club to British screens in early 2006, and Contender Entertainment Group will put the series on home video, World Screen reports. The series currently airs in Britain on Nickelodeon UK.

"South Park" Artwork Gets Sneak Peek

by Maxie Zeuson July 13, 2005
DVD Toons has an advance look at cover art for the 6th season DVD release of South Park.

"He-Man" Heads to UMD

by Maxie Zeuson July 13, 2005
The classic He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will be released on the UMD format in the U.S. in August, AWN reports.

Five Selected for Cartoon Forum Competition

by Maxie Zeuson July 13, 2005
Cartoon Forum has selected five short films to compete for the The Fifteenth Cartoon d’Or Award, AWN reports. Competitors include “City Paradise,” “Falling,” “Flatlife,” ” Jo Jo in the Stars,” and “Little Things.” The award will be given on September 24, 2005.

"Fantastic 4" Goes Mobile

by Maxie Zeuson July 13, 2005
MFORMA Group has launched a suite of mobile products based on Fantastic 4, the company said today. The suit includes a mobile game, wallpapers, cell phone themes, voice tones, ring tones and ring backs based on scenes and voice clips from the movie.  [Source: MFORMA Group]

Irish Producers Want More TV Time

by Maxie Zeuson July 13, 2005
Screen Producers Ireland is lobbying broadcaster RTE to support more home grown progamming, including kids’ programming and animation, Ireland On-line reports.

"Ultramaniac Vol. 1": Authentic, Energetic Shoujo For Kids

by Karl Olsonon July 13, 2005
Magical Girls. Mahou shoujo, as they might say in Japan. The concept, at least in anime, is nearly fifty years old. As such, it’s hard to imagine that there’d be much life left in it. There have been girls with swords, batons, cards, compacts and probably almost every other object under the sun. The heroines […]

"Constantine": Hellish Fun and Heavenly Extras

by Bird Boyon July 12, 2005
Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine, who has literally been to hell and back. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists in parallel versions of contemporary Los […]

More "Gatchaman" Releases in August

by Maxie Zeuson July 12, 2005
ADV Films will release Cromartie High School: Mount Rockmore, Madlax: The In-Between and Maburaho: The Witching Hour to DVD on August 16, the company said today. August 16 will also bring three Gatchaman releases, including a three-disc collector’s box. Gatchaman 3: Icebergs & Africa will feature episodes 13-18 of the series in both English 5.1 […]