Dora Wins T.O.T.Y. Award

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
Dora the Explorer won her second Toy of the Year (T.O.T.Y.) Award as “Most Popular Property” of the Year by the Toy Industry Association. As the star of Nickelodeon’s preschool series Dora the Explorer, Dora also received the prestigious “Best Girl Toy” award at the TIA gala which every year celebrates the most innovative toys. […]

JAKKS Pacific To Offer TeleStory Products Based on Disney Characters

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
JAKKS Pacific, Inc., in conjunction with Disney Publishing Worldwide, will offer TeleStory products with content based on certain Disney characters. The TeleStory products will feature Disney characters such as Winnie the Pooh, as well as characters from various Disney and Disney/Pixar animated feature films and animated direct-to-video films such as Toy Story, The Lion King, […]

MTV Networks International Launches Mobile TV Channels for Kids, Youth, and Adults

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
MTV Networks International (MTVNI) today announced a major development in its digital media offering, with the launch of a diverse portfolio of brands available on mobile TV in Europe for kids, youth, and adults. In addition to the MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Comedy and Game One brands offered to mobile operators and consumers, MTVNI also announced […]

"Kizuna: Kazuma Kodaka Signature Edition" DVD Streets March 7

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
The Kizuna: Kazuma Kodaka Signature Edition DVD will be available from Central Park Media on March 7. Bonus features include an audio commentary by creator Kazuma Kodaka; a video interview with Kazuma Kodaka; video footage of Kazuma Kodaka’s attendance of the Japan Society Screening of Kizuna and Kazuma Kodaka’s autograph session at Kinokuniya NY; English […]

Teletoon Running "6TEEN" Contest

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
This March, Teletoon and Nelvana are offering fans of 6TEEN the chance to guest star in a one-hour special. One lucky fan will have his/her voice recorded and his/her likeness animated for a guest role on the new 6TEEN special airing on Teletoon in the fall of 2006. The recording session will be videotaped for […]

Craig Kyle Talks "Ultimate Avengers" DVD

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2006
Steve Fritz has spoken to Craig Kyle, Marvel Enterprises VP of Creative Development for Animation, about the upcoming Ultimate Avengers DVD. The interview contains spoilers for both The Ultimates comic book source and the direct-to-video movie.

"Bambi II" Sells 2.6 Million Units in 1 Week

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2006
Disney has issued a press release trumpeting 2.6 million unit sales for the Bambi II DVD in its first week of release. The sequel, made to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the original movie, will be placed on sales moratorium after 70 days.

Donald Duck Comes in Third in Finnish Presidential Election

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2006
In a presidential runoff election in Finland, perennial write-in candidate Aku Ankka came in third behind socialist Tarja Halonen and conservative Sauli Niinasto. Ankka is better known by his English name of Donald Duck, whose comic books are wildly popular in Finland. Halonen was the ultimate winner of the election. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat […]

"Ultimate Avengers" DVD Press Conference News

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2006’s PULSE News covers a Marvel press conference about the New X-Men comic book and the Ultimate Avengers direct-to-video animated DVD. The movie was extremely well received at its debut at Wondercon, and a sequel is already planned for a July release.

Pixar’s "Cars" at Wondercon

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2006
A report at IESB covers Pixar’s Cars previews at Wondercon this past weekend. The report describes two clips from the movie and some “behind the scenes” discussion with the Pixar staff. Other expected animation news did not seem to materialize. A summary of the comic book related news can be found at Tom Spurgeon’s Comics […]