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"Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie – Poltergeist Report" Being Re-priced

by Zeddon November 23, 2005
Central Park Media has announced the January release of the re-priced Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie – Poltergeist Report. DVD features will include an art gallery, character profiles, trailers, English & Japanese with English Subtitles, and a DVD-ROM. The 90-minute DVD will be available on January 31, 2006 for $9.95 SRP. [Source: Central Park Media]

Aaron McGruder Interviewed at Onion A.V. Club

by Ed Liuon November 23, 2005
The Onion A.V. Club has interviewed Aaron McGruder about his Boondocks comic strip and new animated TV show. Topics covered include the genesis of the show, what McGruder is feeling angriest about, and his opinion on the state of politics and the press.

Thanksgiving Day Parade Animation Tie-Ins

by Ed Liuon November 23, 2005
The New York Times reports on the importance many companies are placing on floats at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (registration required). Cartoon characters are a perennial favorite among the floats, and this year’s batch will include Scooby Doo, Disney’s Chicken Little, Dora the Explorer, the Pillsbury Dough Boy, Garfield, and Puffy Ami Yumi.

"Gargoyles" Season 2, Vol. 1: A Truly Epic TV Tale

by James Harveyon November 22, 2005
Nearly twelve months after releasing the first season of the popular Gargoyles series, Disney has blessed fans once again with Gargoyles: Season 2, Volume 1: We Live Again, a three-disc set collecting the first half of the second season. With a video and audio transfer that matches the quality of the previous release and well-done […]

TV-Loonland Announces Several Broadcasting Deals

by Zeddon November 22, 2005
Following a major overhaul of its sales team during the past few months, German producer/distributor TV-Loonland has signed several deals with international broadcasters. C21Media reports.

2005 BAF Awards Winners Announced

by Zeddon November 22, 2005
The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television has announced the winners of this year’s BAF Awards as part of the 12th Bradford Animation Festival, which took place on November 19, 2005, in Bradford, U.K. AWN has details.

Nelvana "Patches" U.K. Home Video Deal

by Zeddon November 22, 2005
Nelvana has signed a home entertainment distribution agreement with London-based 2 Entertain for the first twenty-six episodes of Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends. The series, recently green-lit for a second season on FIVE TV in the U.K., is produced by Nelvana and Absolute Pictures in association with Callaway Arts & Entertainment. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

MTV Acquires GameTrailers Assets

by Zeddon November 22, 2005
MTV Networks has acquired substantially all the assets of GameTrailers LLC, including the Internet site GameTrailers.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GameTrailers is a leading producer and aggregator of broadband video content covering the latest in the world of video games. [Source: PR Newswire]

Viacom Inc. Names Independent Directors To The Boards Of Post-Separation Companies

by Zeddon November 22, 2005
Viacom Inc. today announced the election of seven independent directors to the Boards of the two new publicly traded companies that will be created following the separation of Viacom. Four directors (Charles K. Gifford, Bruce S. Gordon, Ann N. Reese and Judith A. Sprieser) have been elected to the Board of CBS Corporation, joining previously […]

Warner Bros., M-Net Sign Agreement

by Zeddon November 22, 2005
M-Net, Africa’s biggest pay-television operator, has signed a first-run, pay-television deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD). The multi-year deal gives M-Net subscribers access to the TV premieres of Warner Bros.’ leading movie titles such as Batman Begins. [Source: Time Warner]