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"Garbage Pail Kids" Artwork Released

by Zeddon January 8, 2006
DVDToons has artwork for the upcoming release of Garbage Pail Kids: Complete Series, streeting April 4 and retailing for $27.95 SRP.

"Mario Brothers" Box Art Revealed

by Zeddon January 8, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD has box art and additional information regarding the 4-disc DVD release of The Super Mario Brothers Super Show!, streeting on March 28 and retailing for $29.98 SRP.

BKN Opens Office in Barcelona

by Zeddon January 8, 2006
BKN International has opened a subsidiary in Barcelona to handle its activities in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, and Latin America. Laura Tapias has been named MD of the new operation, BKN Kids New Media. [Source: World Screen]

Lou Rawls Dead at Age 72

by Zeddon January 8, 2006
Grammy-winning artist Lou Rawls has died at the age of 72, The New York Times (registration required) reports. Both Animated-News and The Big Cartoon Database take a look at many of the animated projects Rawls played a role in.

Virgin Group Enters Animation Business

by Zeddon January 8, 2006
Virgin Group has entered a partnership with Gotham Entertainment Group and two other parties to launch two companies, Virgin Animation in Bangalore and Virgin Comics in New York. The deal will bring Virgin into the comics and animation business for the first time. [Source: Times Online]

Animated "Mahabharat" Comes to India

by Zeddon January 8, 2006
Asia’s leading animation studio Toonz has signed with Mumbai-based production house Impact Vision to produce the Indian epic Mahabharat as a combination of animation, lyrics, and music in Hindi. The Chennai Online News Service has details.

"The Wild" Trailer Comes to Starz

by Zeddon January 8, 2006
The trailer for Walt Disney Pictures’ The Wild will premiere on Starz on January 9. The trailer will air on the following Starz Entertainment Group channels at the following times: * Starz – 7:15pm * Starz Kids & Family – 5:30pm * Starz Comedy – 10:00pm [Source: PR Newswire]

Comedy Central’s "MotherLoad" Announces "Golden Age" Animation

by Zeddon January 8, 2006
Comedy Central’s broadband network “MotherLoad” has announced its slate of programming for early 2006, including an animated series entitled Golden Age. The series features profiles of what happened to long-since-retired cartoon characters. [Source: PR Newswire]

Viacom Names James Bombassei Senior VP of Investor Relations

by Zeddon January 8, 2006
James Bombassei has been appointed Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Viacom Inc. Bombassei, reporting to Michael J. Dolan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Viacom, is responsible for all Investor Relations functions, including shareholder communications and the company’s relationships with securities analysts and money managers. Bombassei moves into his new function […]

Dwayne McDuffie Interviewed at Word Balloon

by screw on headon January 6, 2006
Wordballoon.com has a new audio interview with Justice League Unlimited’s producer/story editor Dwayne McDuffie. Discussion topics include Static Shock, Damage Control, Deathlok, and his new Fantastic Four comic book special, as well as his work on Justice League. To listen to the interview, click here.