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Marvel Announces 3Q Financial Results

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2005
Marvel Entertainment reported a $23.4 million profit on overall revenue of $81.4 million for the third quarter of 2005. The numbers represent a 29% drop in profits from the same period a year ago, partially due to the positive impact Spider-Man 2 licensing had in 2004. Future projections for 2006 promise even bleaker financial results, […]

WizardWorld Texas "Ultimate Avengers" DTV Panel News

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2005
A report on Comicon.com’s PULSE News covers the Ultimate Avengers DTV panel at this past weekend’s WizardWorld Texas comic book convention. The panel addressed issues such as the connections between the DTV and the Ultimates comic book, the other animated projects in the works at Marvel, and rough time frames for the release of the […]

"Zixx Level Two" Episode 9: Call the Colonel, It’s a "Man-Eating Chicken"

by on November 9, 2005
Zixx is a live action show fused with CG, and through a convoluted, top secret arrangement that involves several illegal off-shore bank accounts and Sean Connery (or something), I am one of the only Americans watching it. The CG’s by Mainframe, creators of ReBoot. The show is mostly good stuff. Zixx, Flanngo, and three humans […]

Disney Animator Receives Medal of Arts

by Zeddon November 9, 2005
Legendary Disney animator Ollie Johnston will be the first animator to receive the prestigious National Medal of Arts in an Oval Office ceremony at the White House on Thursday, AWN reports. The medal, awarded each year by the President to those who have made extraordinary contributions to the creation, growth and support of the arts […]

Amberwood Acquires Two New Series

by Zeddon November 9, 2005
Canadian toon house Amberwood Entertainment has picked up two new animated preschool properties from Australian producer Mini Studios: Rob the Robot and Debra the Zebra, according to C21Media.

Nickelodeon Announces "Ha-Ha Holidays" Schedule

by Zeddon November 9, 2005
Nickelodeon has announced their slate of holiday-themed programming, entitled “Ha-Ha Holidays.” PR Newswire has details.

Nick Jr. Announces "Nick Jr.’s Frosty Fridays" Schedule

by Zeddon November 9, 2005
Nick Jr. has announced “Nick Jr.’s Frosty Fridays,” a series of marathons which will air Fridays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET/PT) on December 9, December 16, and December 23. PR Newswire has the full schedule.

Pixar Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

by Zeddon November 9, 2005
Pixar Animation Studios on Tuesday announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended October 1, 2005. For the quarter, Pixar earned $27.4 million or $0.22 per diluted share on revenues of $45.8 million. These results compare to earnings of $22.4 million or $0.19 per diluted share on revenues of $44.5 million, achieved in the […]

Character Designers Interviewed at ‘The Character Design Blogspot’

by screw on headon November 8, 2005
Launched in October of this year, The Character Design Blogspot interviews and displays art from various character designers working in Animation, Movies, Games, Illustration, and Comics. Its latest interview is conducted with Game Designer Tim McBurnie.

"Boondocks" Language Triggers Protest

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2005
The Los Angeles Times reports that several Los Angeles-area black community leaders are organizing a protest over Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks animated series, which debuted on November 6 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (free registration required). Their specific grievance is over the repeated and frequent use of “the N-word” and its many variations. Their efforts will […]