Toon Disney Adds Kim Possible & Lilo & Stitch

Toon Disney adds two proven animated hits from Disney Channel to its schedule and premieres Get Ed, a new original animated Jetix series, it was announced today by Gary Marsh, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, Disney ABC Cable Networks Group. Since expanding the Jetix block and launching the “Toon Disney Big Movie Show” […]

Preschoolers Join the Mickey Mouse Club-house

Early next year Disney will utilize its classic characters in the brand new show Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The series will be part of the Disney Playhouse bloc aimed at preschoolers. This will be the first animated series for Mickey Mouse since House of Mouse debuted in 2001. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, […]

Disney Channel Fall 2005 Programming Info

The kid-driven, family inclusive ratings leader Disney Channel will premiere six original series for preschoolers age 2-5, plus, for kids age 6-11 and tweens age 9-14, six original series and six original movies over the next season. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, Disney ABC Cable […]

Fall 2005 Programming Information for Jetix

Jetix, the high-energy programming block built on action, adventure, daring and humor, kicks off its sophomore year on Toon Disney and ABC Family with the greenlight of a new original animated series Get Ed from Walt Disney Television Animation, and additional season pick-ups for three key original series — Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, […]

WB Greenlights "LiquidGeneration" Pilot

The WB has ordered a pilot for an animated sketch-comedy show based on LiquidGeneration.com, according to AWN, citing Variety.

NY Times Profiles Two Animation/Kid Festivals

The New York Times today carries an article on the New York International Children’s Film Festival and the BAMkids Film Festival.

"Speed Racer" Crosses DVD Finish Line on May 24

Lions Gate will release the third volume of Speed Racer: Collector’s Edition to DVD on May 24, TVShowsOnDVD reports. It will retail for $22.95.

Reuters Goes Behind the Scenes at AKOM

Reuters goes behind the scenes at AKOM, the South Korean animation studio that does animation duties on The Simpsons.

Swenson Teams with Lynch for Animated Comedy

Rugrats producer-animator Chuck Swenson is teaming with scribe Brian Lynch for an animated family comedy set up at Fox Broadcasting, Variety reports. (via Craig Crumpton)

Animated Criticism: An Orphaned Deer and a Pig in a Plane

Welcome to Animated Criticism, a column that will examine and summarize critical reactions to recent animated releases across the press and Internet world. The big American release of the week (coming out today): the Bambi Platinum Edition. The Washington Post loves the release, calling the remastered visuals “as lovely as a sunny, spring day.” If […]

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