"Daphne in the Brilliant Blue": No Real Need to "Getaway" This Time

by Chad Boninon August 19, 2005
Maia Mizuki’s the star of Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, right? If that’s true, she’s had remarkably few breakout scenes in the series, outside of the premiere and two or so spotlight episodes. Either way, I’ve been decidedly more interested in the tanned beauty Gloria, intrigued by the nerdy techie Shizuka, wowed by the martial […]

I’m Going Down To South Park, On UPN

by Chad Boninon August 19, 2005
South Park, Comedy Central’s long-running animated series, will be premiering on UPN this fall at a weekday midnight slot. [Source: UPN]

ITV to Launch Kids Channel

by Zeddon August 19, 2005
UK broadcaster ITV will launch its own free-to-air kids channel within the next six months, C21Media reports. The digital channel will appear on all digital platforms including Freeview, airing a selection of ITV’s existing slate of children’s programming: original drama, entertainment, animation, factual, and preschool programming. The name of the channel has not yet been […]

Gordon, Bill Get Asian Pickups

by Zeddon August 19, 2005
Turner Networks Asia has picked up Gordon the Garden Gnome and The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill, C21Media reports.

"InuYasha: The Movie 3" Screening at Wal-Marts

by Zeddon August 19, 2005
VIZ Media and Revolution Marketing have developed a 92-seat, state-of-the-art, mobile movie theater. To coincide with the release of InuYasha, The Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler, the theater will travel to one Wal-Mart in each of 15 cities, giving Wal-Mart the opportunity to host a theatrical premiere of a DVD title they will […]

Icahn Meets With Parsons

by Zeddon August 19, 2005
As part of Carl Icahn’s continuing efforts to lift Time Warner’s stock price, Icahn on Thursday met with Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons, World Screen reports. According to a Time Warner spokesman, Icahn and Parsons “had a frank and open exchange of views.” Parsons reportedly made clear to Icahn that “the board and management are […]

"Dora" Marathon Precedes "Diego" on Nick Jr. September 6

by Zeddon August 19, 2005
To coincide with Nick Jr.’s premiere of Go, Diego, Go! on September 6 at 8:00pm (ET/PT), the network will air a Dora the Explorer marathon that same day from 9:00am – 2:00pm (ET/PT). The marathon will include the debut of a never-before-seen episode entitled “Dora and Diego to the Rescue!” at 1:30pm, where Dora and […]

Nickelodeon Online Introduces Animated Messaging Product

by Zeddon August 19, 2005
This week, Nickelodeon Online is debuting NickMail Maker on, a new animated messaging product for kids. Composed of email, instant messenger and animation applications, NickMail Maker allows kids to communicate with one another using messaging technology that enables them to make their own animation. NickMail Maker includes a kid-friendly dictionary, offering more than 7,500 […]

"Howl’s Moving Castle" to Receive Hollywood Film Festival Award

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2005 is reporting that Howl’s Moving Castle will be receiving the Hollywood Animation of the Year Award at the Hollywood Film Festival’s Awards Gala on October 24. The same referring article at also reveals the role that My Neighbor Totoro‘s theme song “Sampo” (Stroll) played in the space shuttle Discovery‘s latest mission.

Pixar’s Joe Ranft Killed in Car Accident

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2005
News outlets are reporting that Pixar’s Joe Ranft was killed on Tuesday in a car accident. Ranft was riding in a vehicle which veered off the road and fell 130 feet before landing near the mouth of the Navarro River. In addition to working on stories and storyboards on Pixar movies, Ranft also voiced Heimlich […]